Author Topic: Golden Flash Tank finish and knee pads  (Read 4000 times)

Chanaka Jinasena

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Golden Flash Tank finish and knee pads
« on: 22.04. 2006 12:17 »
I am restoring a 1951 Golden Flash Plunger.

I am a bit confused about what my fuel tank should look like when finished.
The various photos found on the web dont help either.

Should my tank be finished in the "mostly painted with oval chrome sides" or "mosly chromed with the 3 painted patches" style ??

Which style of knee pads should I use ? --- the older more triangular shaped ones or the more roundy ones ?

Where can I get new tank badges from ?

Thanks
CJ
 

Offline Beezageezauk

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Re: Golden Flash Tank finish and knee pads
« Reply #1 on: 25.04. 2006 19:53 »
Hi CJ,     
The 1951 Golden Flash fuel tank should be mostly chromed with the centre strip and two side panels painted.  However during the latter part of 1951 and into 1952 there was a nickel shortage which restricted much of the chrome plating.  During this time the chromed area of the fuel tank was painted in Matt Silver.
The knee pads were the older triangular ones.
I don't know where you live but two companies that will be able to supply parts for this model are C & D Autos and Kidderminster Motorcycles, both in England.
Beezageezauk