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Cool How Original is my bike?

As I said in my intro thread, my bike was sitting in a garage for twenty years, and it's 38 years old. I'm guessing somewhere between 1984 and 2022, something other than the paint (and the stuff I just changed) has been changed.
I love the look of the lowered bobbers, so that's the direction I want to go with it, but I don't know where I'm starting.
I think the struts and the fork are stock length. The rear struts are 12.5 inches from center to center with it sitting on it's kickstand. The fork tubes are 35mm diameter and there is a 6-3/8 inch space between the lower tree and the rubber seal.
Does anyone else have a similar model year that they know is stock that is willing to take a couple measurements for a reference point?

Thanks in advance,
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OK. Thanks for the reply.
Seems like I posted the question in the wrong section.
I was looking here thinking others have probably shortened their forks and may have the measurements from their projects.
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