Once I get done with my 1926 Roadster in my wife's garage, I need to start work on a non running 1926-1927? no title Touring. The touring is painted blue and black. Any suggestions on factory colors schemes for me to paint this one once I get out my English wheel and smooth out the fenders?
Improved Open cars were Black in the beginning Aug 1925. Then later colors were offered, so you could still get black if you wished. So early model year 1926 to about Oct 1926 should be black.
OCT 27, 1926 Letter from the Chicago branch
"For your information, we are listing below the new colors which will be furnished on all types of cars and trucks, as well as the change in the standard equipment of the Fordor, all of which are effective immediately:
OPEN CARS: Phoenix Brown (M604), or Gun Metal Blue (M601), both with Orange Stripe (M641).
CLOSED CARS: Highland Green (M603), or Fawn Gray (M605), both with Cream Stripe (M643), or Royal Maroon (M606) with Vermilion Stripe (M646).
RUNABOUT WITH PICK-UP BODY: Commercial Green (M608) with Cream Stripe (M643).
PICK-UP BODY AND ROADSTER DECK (Sold through service): Black Pyroxylin, no stripe.
ALL TRUCK BODY EQUIPMENT: Commercial Green (M608).
COMMERCIAL CHASSIS: Black enamel hood and shell.
TT CHASSIS: Commercial green hood, black enamel shell.
FORDORS: Wire wheels standard equipment."