Petrol tank

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Petrol tank

Postby mikeydpippin » Tue May 12, 2020 7:36 pm

i,m looking to respray my 1954 G9 petrol tank, I understand that it should be chrome all over with aldwych red panels as shown in attached diagram.
Are or can these red panels be a decal?
If not,
Any idea who can paint the panels or do the rechrome and paint the panels?
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Re: Petrol tank

Postby ajscomboman » Tue May 12, 2020 7:45 pm

Had my tanks done by GD Design, Glenn advertises in the back of the mag.

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Re: Petrol tank

Postby clive » Tue May 12, 2020 7:51 pm

Glenn David advertises in the Jampot. Not used him myself yet but have heard good reports from others. If I remember correctly the picture in the advert is a tank done for club member.

oops the very member has beaten me to it!
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Re: Petrol tank

Postby mikeydpippin » Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 pm

Many Thanks will get in touch with him, are the red panels decals?
Looking at different you tube bikes I prefer the black tanks to the red and chrome...
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Re: Petrol tank

Postby alanengineer » Wed May 13, 2020 8:46 am

I thought they were painted black. Chrome for export models. Chrome is an expensive luxury

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Re: Petrol tank

Postby bitza » Wed May 13, 2020 3:18 pm

52/53 era tanks were mainly black, the Korean War was on and chrome was in short supply, also wheel rims were argenised, a silver grey paint finish, the red / chrome tanks were special or export order.
For chrome there's a company in Yate, also one at Banwell near Weston s mare did some stuff for me.

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Re: Petrol tank

Postby Reynard24 » Thu May 14, 2020 10:36 am

The '54 spares list and sales brochure show a chromed and panelled tank. The sales brochure also shows the wheels to have red-lined rims too.
'53 literature shows black painted tanks and unlined wheels as Bitza said.
Interestingly the '53 onward sales brochures also show the timing cover monogram badge painted red for all road models but our '55 G80S did not have the timing cover badge painted from new. Restorer beware!

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