- Jun 28, 2010
I bought that 850 side cover off eBay and it's fire flake blue is just about a perfect match with the original paint on my 1971 Roadster. The tank was painted over in the early '70's and I was able to remove the covering paint recently. It revealed some brand new looking fire flake that matches the 850 side cover. (it also revealed the reason the tank was painted). I don't know what year the 850 side cover was from, but it does show that the paint shade used in 1971 was apparently still in use in 1973 and maybe later years. I can post pictures tomorrow if anyone is interested.Dave.
There is an original blue 850 right side cover on eBay now.
Good to hear the tank is good. Looking forwards to seeing the finished product - as I'm sure you areThe painter contacted me after removing the bondo and told me he would have no problem saving the tank. He is one of the most meticulous guys I know, so if he says it will work, I trust his judgement.