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Thread: Acceptable color for '47 FL?

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    Default Acceptable color for '47 FL?

    I have a friend that is asking if "olive grren" is acceptable for a domestic '47 FL.
    Palmer's "How to Restore Your HD" and Connor's "Data Book" list olive green as an original color for his '47; however, Connor lists it with the added identifier "(export)" after it.
    Anybody out there have any knowledgeable input as to whether olive green is a legit original color for his '47 (is it "correct")?
    Probably never will get judged but he wants it correct.

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    An olive green "export" model 74-inch Knucklehead? Why not?

    It wouldn't be the first old Harley to show up that had "fallen off the wagon" on the way to the seaport; got diverted. Could have been for a thousand different reasons, ends up, it just never left the dock. Historical interest, if only built as a replica of an Export bike. Maybe some dealer or distributor shenanigans to help it along the way? And a Hunnert Point restoration of what THAT would have the potential to be?

    Nah. Nobody'd be interested in that, I yam shore...

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    Thank you, Jerry
    Not my "cup of tea" either...….

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    There are other differences on the export model other than the paint.
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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