1959 tank badges

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jd222
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1959 tank badges

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Post by jd222 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:11 pm

I am in the process of tearing down my 59 Panhead for work and am going to get it back to original color skyline blue/birch white. My question is, I have 2 sets of original badges; one set appears to have been stripped and buffed and are plain chrome, and the other set has remnants of red around the arrow, but the letters are black. I have seen them in many photos as having red everywhere, including the lettering. Which is correct? Did it matter what the overall bike color was, or was there only one color scheme for the year?
And does anyone have a color code or insight into the red to be used?

Thanks for any help you can lend.

Joel



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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by panhead » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:10 pm


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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by jd222 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:16 pm

thanks for that page of info...still not sure from that whether the letters werre black or red (have seen them both way), although it appears clear that the ball around the arrow was red.

Any suggestions as to the color of that red though? Was it the same as the tin paint?

Thanks for the quick response.

Best regards,
Joel

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by panhead » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:39 pm

According to Greg Field the letters and background were both red, but I have no paintnumber.

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by daves59pan » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:15 pm

::)i also have a 59 pan (i purchased it from my twin brothers estate/he owned this bike for 30 years)ok how do you identify the 59 tank badges /from being original or re-pop

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:56 pm

The harley badges have the word "ACME" on the backside, in raised lettering. They also have a harley part number which I can't remember, but it ends in -59. They're also heavier.
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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by daves59pan » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:27 am

:) THANKS VPHD for telling me how to identify 59/60 tank badges THANKS AGAIN

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by Billy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:33 am

HD part # 61775-59T Set name plates '59-'60

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Post by VPH-D » Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:07 pm

The -59T badges are not original, but are the Eagle Iron variety.
I think the Eagle Iron line of parts came out in 95, and that's where H-D started offering their own line of re-pop parts.
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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by Billy » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:22 am

Thanks VPHD-

I found them in my nos parts book.....(ooops!!) :-[

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by Goat » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:01 am

61774-59 and acme-1 I have the original set from my 59 panhead and these are the part numbers and "real deal" numbers from the back side of the emblem

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by piferck2010 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:13 pm

Mine are original. Right tank acme-61774-59
Left tank 61773-59 acme-2. I can help with paint codes also. If you still need
Chris

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Re: 1959 tank badges

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Post by piferck2010 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:14 pm

I forgot right tank says acme-1

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