What color is this?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: What color is this?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 09:36 pm:

Ok, so I know its blue...



I was searching the web for pics of a '26 touring and came across this beauty. I cant stop thinking about how good the blue looks on it. Any chance this car belongs to a member here? Even more of a long shot would you please share the paint code with me? I think I read somewhere that the '26 touring did come in blue but really doubt that is the original color. Still very new to all things T but loving the hobby so far!



Thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:04 pm:

Justin....Just looking at your profile photo. I think your garage/shop is too clean to expect a reply from any of this gang.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:10 pm:

Very eye-catching, but you're right. It's not a stock color.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:11 pm:

Lol and the '65 fastback beside your touring gives away why you like the blue! =)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:21 pm:

Notice the not too common 30X3 1/2 wheels. I've seen a lot worse colors on T's than that!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:29 pm:

Justin, this is what a garage should look like!Garage


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:51 pm:

Yea, I wish there was that much brass in my shop.:-)
When I built my 30x40, I thought I would never run out of space. Boy did I get a shock.
never enough space. never.
As for the blue, yes that is very sharp on that car. I just recently built a small enclosed trailer and I painted it close to that color and it is a Royal blue from valspar.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:07 pm:

Yea everyone would give me crap because I would mop the garage more often than the kitchen. All that has changed now that I have a T. Now there is dirt and grease on the floor and parts all over the garage and in the house. I Bet I will be single again before this car is done......





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:28 pm:

There's a lotta things worse then being single.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By allanwick on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:48 am:

Mulsanne Blue. 1972 Chevrolet color.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:40 am:

The blue on your nice Mustang looks pretty close to me. Good to see you're indoctrinating your garage. Mine's a mess, and the barn is well on it's way too.
I know what you mean, Mack, my 24x50 sure seemed big enough at the time, couldn't go wider due to zoning regs, wish it were at least 30 wide. One more car (like that'll ever happen) and I'll have to keep one up on the lift and one under it all the time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael R Beary on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:46 am:

I wish I had a lift!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:46 am:

Justin -- If you're going to go with a non-stock color, why not use the same one that's on your 'Stang? That way you'll have a matched set. :-)

I can't tell whether that paint is metallic, but if it is, please have the paint store leave that out for your T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:14 am:

Thanks Allan I will check that out. Yea I guess I really like blue, ha-ha! The '66 is close but has a small bit of metallic in it which will not work on a T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:46 am:

Just tell the paint store to leave out the metallic particles when mixing the paint.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:13 am:

All Automotive paint stores have color books as well as paint charts by brand of automobile by year. They go way back so you can even get colors from the 20's and 30's.

Our Speedster is painted a blue much like that one in your posted photo. Ours is painted with Sherwin Williams G.M Fleet Blue and the serial number is 12165. The paint book had about ten pages of blue chip samples and had a bunch for each basic color. The book was over two inches thick. They will let you take the samples outside so you can see them in direct sun light. When viewing samples inside with florescent lights those lights will tend to green up colors. Different lights will react differently. Some stores have a booth with a true imitation sun lamp in it for better viewing.




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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 11:24 pm:

Mike and frank thanks for the advice. I will look into it. Thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 10:22 am:

Frank!

At least it is GM blue and not C***y blue.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 11:05 am:

Justin,

Here is a link to the MTFCA page on colors.

http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm#paint1

You can pick an original color, or go for what you like.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Woolf on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 12:07 pm:

Val,

Is that an Autocar and a Pierce Arrow in your garage?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By justin cox on Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 12:08 am:

Thanks John, that is a great tool!


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