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Offline bsarider

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Tank Colour
« on: 20.07. 2009 13:44 »
Hi all,
       Stripping the paint off my newly aquired A7 Plunger 1949 which was black and chrome I found a small amount of Dark green paint under the black which could have been the original colour.Any ideas what colour that original paint could have been?(I know its green)and a colour code.
   What should I be paying to have the tank re-chromed and then painted in either black or the new found green. thanks for  all the answers.
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #1 on: 20.07. 2009 13:59 »
Citing Bacon's"BSA Twin Restoration" (which got me in a little trouble in a previous topic), there was no green in 49 A7's. It appears that a green tank with chrome sides was used on '53-'54 Star Twin.

Richard L.
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #2 on: 20.07. 2009 16:08 »
and no chrome so i was told
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #3 on: 20.07. 2009 19:25 »
For rechrome and re paint about £250.
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #4 on: 20.07. 2009 21:45 »
 I thought the no chrome only happened in 51? Some type of nickle shortage or something, cant remember were I got that from so I could be way off the mark here...

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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #5 on: 21.07. 2009 12:00 »
1) Do you really think that the tank on the bike now is the same one that it left the factory with ? very few are.
2) No chrome was always an option particularly for large contract purchases ( police despatch riders etc,)
3) It is your bike paint or plat it whatever colour combination gets your juices flowing.
4) the best way to get a bad job done is to tell the finishers what they should be charging you for a job.
Do you want the tank to make you proud to have it on your bike or the tank that allows you to bragg about how cheaply you got it done ?
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #6 on: 21.07. 2009 12:32 »
The parts book lists chrome with black and gold lining.

All depends if you want to go original or not.
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #7 on: 22.07. 2009 10:28 »
Note the prices quoted on the "mot" thread only today for a beautiful tank job.
More than double what you were suggesting.
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #8 on: 23.07. 2009 19:42 »
i always say the tank is the crown and glory so
if you want your bike to stand out get it plated and painted
i always think a crome tank looks the best
you can always use it to come your hair if you carnt find a mirror *smile*
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #9 on: 24.07. 2009 01:14 »
What hair?
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Re: Tank Colour
« Reply #10 on: 24.07. 2009 10:15 »
It looks like going to the chrome platers when I start the renovation unless its better to buy one of the ready chromed tanks  on flee bay.
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