60FLH Oil tank decals

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60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by Robert Luland » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:57 pm

Here is an enlightening question! On my 60FLH Palmer says the FLH decal was on each side of the oil tank. He also goes on to say the patent decal is in the center behind the seat post but in all the original paint bike pics I have, I haven't found it or can't see it. Can someone here shed some light on this. Thanks, Bob L



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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by Cotten » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:24 am

Bob!

My Palmer's isn't handy,
But I do know the patent decal was directly behind the seatpost on '49s.
I have yet to encounter it there on other models, for what that is worth.

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:32 am

According to Palmer...
37-38 two decals, one on each side
39 no decal on tank
40-55 left side of oil tank
56-60 center, behind seat post
61-65 no decals

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:38 am

Robert Luland wrote: or can't see it.
Bob, the center mounted ones are hard to see, even if you tilt your head just right, and even harder to take a picture of when everything is assembled.

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by 4pans1man » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:03 pm

Hello Robert,

I was out in the barn this morning and snapped this photo for you. It's posted in "misc." subjects. Pat. decal from my 60' FLH. It also has the "H" decals on both sides of the oil tank.

......Tony

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks Tony,
They're even harder to see when most (or all) of the decal is missing. That's probably what happened to most of the original paint examples, the decal flaked off, one little piece at a time, over the years.

Yours almost looks like "pirate" language; HAR..... :lol:

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by Robert Luland » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:30 pm

4pans1man wrote:Hello Robert,

I was out in the barn this morning and snapped this photo for you. It's posted in "misc." subjects. Pat. decal from my 60' FLH. It also has the "H" decals on both sides of the oil tank.

......Tony
Where is "misc"?

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by hydra74 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:39 pm

go to the gallery -> Technical/Factory/Vintage -> there's misc

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:10 pm

Thank you gentlemen, I'm off to the decaling thing! Bob L

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Re: 61FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by 61 pan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:15 pm

1950Panhead wrote:According to Palmer...
37-38 two decals, one on each side
39 no decal on tank
40-55 left side of oil tank
56-60 center, behind seat post
61-65 no decals

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by andyinlz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:41 pm

My '59 has the patent decal center behind the post and practically obscured by it.

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by Hog54 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:54 am

Thats why the only time you see the patent decal is when the tank is out of the bike.I never seen one on the bike unless you really look for it. :D

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Re: 60FLH Oil tank decals

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Post by joe » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Anyone have an idea of why HD went to the trouble of putting a decal where no one could see it?

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