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Pepper Red Paint

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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:06 am

Posts: 43
Location: Plymouth,Ma. USA
I recently bought a 1957 FLH. I am going to paint it the correct Pepper Red. I'm trying to get paint at the local auto body supply store but they all want a chip to scan. I don't have a chip. Does anyone have a part # they can give me besides Harleys #?
Thank You

Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:09 am

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
You can order it from Antique Cycle Supply. They have just about any Harley color made from '04 through '76.
http://www.antiquecyclesupply.com/paint.htm

Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:54 pm

Posts: 43
Antique Cycle provided the Pepper Red paint for my wife's 57 FLH. Initially, I didn't care much for the new " Hugger Orange"
and black paint job, but it has grown on me. It looks great in the sun.
VPH-D

Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:04 pm

Posts: 377
Location: madison wisconsin usa
i used the dupont paint code supplied in palmer's book and gave it to the paint supply store.

after viewing original bikes i believe it is a perfect match. mine is the one in the foreground.

john
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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:09 pm

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
here is an original paint example of a pepper red '55 like mine. faded a bit of course.

john
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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:40 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
That look like one of the pair of pepper red bikes that has been touring the country. They were refugee's from a junk yard, in Iran if I remember correctly. They had consecutive serial numbers.
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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:51 pm

Posts: 377
Location: madison wisconsin usa
yes you are correct chris.

they were both offered for sale at davenport this year. i overheard at least one of them sold.

john


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