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1959 Duo-Glide colors

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1959 Duo-Glide colors

Post #1 by giorgio » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:51 pm

Author: giorgio
help needed
i need urgently help on 1959 duo glide paint colours and scheme
can somebody help me where to get it.

Post by Panhead on Nov 11, 2003, 12:37am

Try Bruce Palmer's ' How to restore your Harley-Davidson' and Greg Field's 'The original Harley-Davidson Panhead'. You can find them in the Books & Manual section of this site.
Or here:

Post by DuoDave on Nov 11, 2003, 1:11am

Bongiorno Giorgio, welcome to another '59 owner, the finest looking Panheads of them all. (that should provoke a response!). Also check out Greg Fields "Harley Davidson Panheads". Good colour photos and a jolly good read. Standard colours for '59 were sky blue, red or black. Optional colours were Hi-Fi red and Hi-Fi turquoise (a type of metallic finish). All these had white tank panels. The police models came in solid silver or white. Any of the standard colours could be requested without the white tank panel. There is a couple of '59 Pans with stock paintjobs in the photo gallery section on this site.

Post by Big Bill on Mar 9, 2004, 11:05pm

:)Try this:

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Re: 1959 Duo-Glide colors

Post #2 by Goat » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:11 am

Im another 59 owner Ive been riding it for 36 years,and I agree they are beautiful I have it in the "harley data book" that I bought from the dealership about ten years ago. I have a number you can call and they willhook you up with the correct color...this is the factory info line414-343-4056it may take a few min but they will tell you the info straight.

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Re: 1959 Duo-Glide colors

Post #3 by hjans » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:41 pm

Would it be to much to ask if someone would/could take the effort to scan/post a couple of pages from the books mentioned earlier ?
I also want to paint the '59 the original way, and a couple of definite ok-pics would help enormeous.

Thanks !!

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Re: 1959 Duo-Glide colors

Post #4 by DaveSwanson » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:26 pm

I was going to recommend Greg Field's "Original Harley-Davidson Panhead" because it has 16 great pictures of a 59 FLH restored by Scott Lange, but it is now out of print and the cheapest one on Amazon is almost $350!! But worth it :shock: ... ition=used

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Re: 1959 Duo-Glide colors

Post #5 by panhead » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:20 pm

Not a picture, but maybe useful, Skyline Blue:
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