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    Default 1955 Front fender badge location

    Does anyone out there have an original 1955 FL or FLH? I need the location of the front fender badge. Either the measurement from the front edge of the fender to the lower point of the badge or from the upper edge of the stainless to the lower point of the badge. Thanks for any help. Dave

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    Dave, I don't have the bike anymore, but maybe these pictures could help you, it was an original fender repaint.
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    Bruce, thanks for the pictures. Gives me some idea about where it should go. Is that Pepper Red?
    Dave

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    Dave, yes, Pepper Red. I had a paint swatch card from Antique Cycle Supply in Michigan, (no longer in business), and I had my painter match it the best he could.
    Bruce Keith
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    Bruce, I use to get those samples from Antique Cycle Supply, too. I got lucky this time and found an unopened can of Pepper Red. Going to spray a sample for my paint store to match to.

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    Memory tells me those holes in the fender were slots, not round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Memory tells me those holes in the fender were slots, not round.
    Yup,your memory is still pretty good, slots with rounded ends. I guess I would call them elongated holes.

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    Chris & John, I know the holes for the stainless fender tip were elongated because the studs on the back of the tip were at an angle. Were the holes for the badge elongated also?
    Dave

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    Dave on my original 55 the badge is 1 inch even from the back of the stainless tip to the forward tip of the badge and 3 7/8" from the front edge of the fender to the tip of the badge. An unmolested 55 Pan.

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    Bill, that's just the information I was looking for. Thank you very much.
    Dave

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