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1953 FL Panhead Glacier Blue 1953 FL Panhead Before and After. Bike restored by Cass Kuzba General Manager Wisconsin Harley-Davidson. Painted Glacier Blue. This bike appeared in Thunder Roads Magazine.
1951 FL Panhead Persian Red 1951 FL Panhead The question I get asked the most often is how do I find the old Harley I want? The answer is, its not easy, especially a particular year. The next is how much is it worth, or what should I expect to pay? Antique bike swap meets are a good place to find the answer to both questions, but do some homework before you go, and find out as much as you can about the bike you want and the bike you want to build. Things like model year frame and engine differences, date codes and line bore numbers, all determine what its worth and what it will cost to restore.
This is a 1951 FL I bought a few years back. It was repainted, but otherwise untouched.
This is just the beginning; you will need to inspect every nut and bolt to see not only if it is the correct one, but also to determine the correct finish, as well as all other major parts. Some will need to be parkerized and some cad plated, some parts painted the base color and some painted black. All of this applies to the whole bike. Take your time and document everything. If you are not sure, ask someone who might know, and then ask someone else. If you get the same answer more than once, it's most likely right. Find period pictures of your year bike. They are a good source and can lead you in the right direction.
Find someone that can rebuild your motor and transmission back to factory finish and specs. Have your frame checked for true. Almost all of them are tweaked a little, and now is the time to make it right.
1933 Servicar Olive Green Bruce always tackles the rare machines 1933 was a very low production year for Harley Davidson because of the great depression. There were probably less than 80 of these ever made. Bruce found this on the computer and had it done for the Oley meet in 2008. Larry Medwig applied single stage Olive Green and Brilliant Green/Verdant Green on the body panels. As usual, very nice job. When I saw the servi-car, I didn't see Bruce, when I saw Bruce, I didn't see the Servi-car.
1969 FLH Sparkeling Blue Pictures of a restored Electraglide/Generator Shovelhead, Harley Davidson. A few libertys were taken with polishing the cam cover and adding a kicker arm. We also added a CV Carb. Some confusion exists about the name Sparkeling Blue as applied to th e late Sixties. I have found a can of N.O.S. Hi-Fi Sparkeling Blue wich is the same as Hi-Fi Blue, wich goes over a sivler base and an N.O.S. can labeled Sparkeling Blue wich does Not go over silver base. This motorcycle does Not have the silver base.
John Pierce Colorwrite - Paint for and how to paint antique and vintage motorcycle restorations. Original Factory colors, modern quality. DuPont single stage and base/clear paints. Every known Harley color before 1970. Questions, current pricing,