Optimus 8R Chrome

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8R' started by Saguache, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Saguache

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    Just received this 8R and I'm wondering if the chrome tank/cap is original? Could it have been special ordered on this model/year?



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  2. Saguache

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    I just found another post of model/yr box with a chrome tank so I'd guess that they were available.
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Saguache,

    I have an earlier Optimus 8, and it, too, have a chromed fuel tank. So, it's quite possible that Optimus had left-over chromed tanks from the 8, and used them in the 8R until the supply was exhausted. Just a guess, though, but hopefully, someone else can shine a bit more light on this topic. Nice 8R, by the way! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Not just the fuel tank sometimes - chrome 8R case

    Fine shape yours is in, looks like.
     
  5. hikerduane

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    I think my aluminum case is as close as I'll come to a nickel/chrome case.
    Duane
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  6. hikin_jim

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    An aluminum case 8R, @hikerduane ? Now I hadn't seen one of those before. Just the 99.

    Beautiful chrome, @Saguache

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  7. afoton

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    Its an 8. I have one of the same, but my aluminium case 8 have chrome tank.
     
  8. hikerduane

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    You're right, just a 8. I had a list in the house, should have consulted it. It is in the SRG.
    Duane
     
  9. Gavin Mulholland

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    Is the case the only difference?
     
  10. hikerduane

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    I have at least one 8 that has an 8R burner, no sign of a 8R sticker indicating when they changed over to the 8R models. I also have one with the 8R sticker over the embossed 8 still.
    Duane
     
  11. Saguache

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    Did some cleaning to it....

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  12. Saguache

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    Also read the post about this being an 8RF.