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Atomic Blue

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Post by Attila » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:46 pm

Looking for a picture of an original paint '55-56 in Atomic Blue, after not turning up one in reference books, Google, or the 87 pages of pictures here. Thanks.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by john HD » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:49 pm

attila,

i think i have pics of two different ones from davenport this year. lemme do a couple of things and i'll post some pics....


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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by john HD » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:03 am

ok.

does this help any?

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by Attila » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:39 am

Thank you John, yes.

Was there a blue offered around that time that was more saturated and royal? I now realize that Atomic Blue is lighter than I recall - which is probably why my search has been lacking.

On a side note, did you see that Crocker engine @ Davenport? A friend in Ohio purchased one last year and had it delivered there.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:04 am

Attila wrote:Looking for a picture of an original paint '55-56 in Atomic Blue, after not turning up one in reference books, Google, or the 87 pages of pictures here. Thanks.

Wonderful site, btw!
Check here: http://www.freewebs.com/colorwrite/gall ... 955flh.jpg

AND THAT, came from here: http://www.freewebs.com/harlo_8/main.html
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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:07 am

John and Attila

Here are a couple scans of the Factory General Engineering Standard (GES) color specifications, these were published new for each year, these scans are from the 1965 edition but the 2 sheets cover most of the pan years. If we don't have these in the knowledge base maybe John could copy them over there?, they're pretty handy.

Atomic Blue was a 2 year only color and apparently the only blue that was offered for the 55 & 56 models. It relpaced Glacier Blue and was, in turn, replaced by Skyline Blue.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:19 am

here's a link to the paint chips from Antique Cycle Supply, there is a link from the link (is that redundant?), Lonnie also has the original recipes

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:24 am

OK, I know its not a pan, but it is a Harley and it is painted Atomic Blue
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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by Attila » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:30 am

Thank you for taking the time. That color chip link is most helpful!

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by awander » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:31 am

Anybody got a link to 1952 Marine Blue? All the online stuff I find looks grey or black to me.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:49 am

This is the Crocker that was on Display at Davenport this year. I wish I had taken a photo of the complete story board. It says that they would refund your purchase price if you were ever beaten by a Harley or Indian, no refund was ever requested........
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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:56 am

....if you were ever beaten by a Harley or Indian..."

You think he really meant, ..."ever"...?

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by Attila » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:36 am

The guarantee was for stock Harleys and Indians, correct.

My friend purchased little more than a Crocker engine on his way to a second complete bike. That black one is sharp - haven't seen it before. If it is indeed a '37, it has later heads. Very cool regardless.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:46 am

Good question Jim, the story may be another Urban Myth. My experience with display boards leaning against the front wheels of show bikes is that they are usually good for a laugh. You know the deal; "it must be true, I read it on the internet", or I saw it on a display board.......

I have heard the story about the guarantee before but I can't remember the source. I think Attila is correct, it only covered stock Harleys or Indians.

All kidding aside, the Crockers were legendary speedwagons in their day. My understanding is that they were big on speed but not much for endurance, they stayed ahead of the competition as long as they held together.

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Re: Atomic Blue

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Post by panhead » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:16 am

Anybody got a link to 1952 Marine Blue?
In the Knowledge Base is an article with paint codes and years they were used (although no Marine Blue):

http://www.hydra-glide.com/colors.php

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