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Offline terry mortimer

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1949 douglas mk3 wheels and petrol tank.
« on: 29 Aug 2015 at 18:31 »
Hello as a new member and the now owner of a 1949 Mk3 which will in the near future be under renovation I have a question relating to the wheel finish. I am led to believe there were two options (1) Chrome (2) Silver painted with the raised section being painted Douglas Royal Blue with a white separation line. Is the second option correct? Also was he tank Black and Douglas Royal Blue only or were there Chrome Strips on the tank? Many Thanks

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Re: 1949 douglas mk3 wheels and petrol tank.
« Reply #1 on: 31 Aug 2015 at 12:27 »
Hello,
I'm working on the restoration of my 1949 Mk3 Standard. The bike is in Argentina as many other Mk3's. The image shows the tank as exactly it looked when I stripped the paint under 2 or 3 coats of black over 50 years.
As far as I know there a discussion about what colour was the stripes on wheels and tank. Some say it was white and others say it was a mixed option.
I hope this will help you.
All the best
Gabriel
Ps: You also can visit our group on Facebook "Douglas (Registro Argentina)"
Dear all,
I am from Argentina and a long time owner of 3 different Mk3 in Buenos Aires city.
I started 5 years ago to work on searching how many post war Mk3s survivors are still in the whole country.
I've got more than 120 bikes and still counting

Offline douglas1947

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Re: 1949 douglas mk3 wheels and petrol tank.
« Reply #2 on: 01 Sep 2015 at 05:29 »
Gabriel,

do you have a (modern) coulor code for the blue?

Michael