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Old 06-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here (piecing together a 41' business coupe) and came across this 40' Ford and was wondering what color it is? Is it possibly a custom color or from a different make?

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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I can't really see the color on here but they made an Easter special color as they did in some years. In 41 it was Hawaiian Bronze. I only ever saw 1 which was bought new in 41. Could have been in 46 but I think it was 41. Really a pretty color. G.M.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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I cannot see that as a "spring color" more like a fall pumpkin color. Never saw a forty with that color.
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I can't really see the color on here but they made an Easter special color as they did in some years. In 41 it was Hawaiian Bronze. I only ever saw 1 which was bought new in 41. Could have been in 46 but I think it was 41. Really a pretty color. G.M.
My first car at age 15 was a real nice 41 Ford Coupe Hawaiian Bronze, cost me $50.oo for the car. that was in 1955
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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Likes the color, need to be lowered...
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Here's another photo of Hawaiian Bronze Ford. For more info. click on this link.
http://www.motorcarportfolio.com/product.php?id=4649




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Old 06-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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"Hawaiian Bronze" I like that! Thanks for sharing. Did Ford carry over colors from previous years? The paint chips I've come across don't seem to list everything. Any other custom or limited edition colors out there?

The mystery 40' Ford pictured may have been a custom mix?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #8
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You know I have to confess "old timers" must be setting in. The 41 Easter colored 2 door was Navaho Brown. This was a friend of mines mothers car. He painted his 32 fenderless roaster Hawaiian Bronze. If you think Hawiian Bronze is nice take a look at Navaho Brown. All this was 65 years ago so give me a little break guys. G.M.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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That's quite alright. Thanks for sharing. Would it have been "Seminole Brown" ?

http://www.vaitx.com/1941ford/
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here is a link to a paint color selector:
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...r=1941&rows=50
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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Could be but I thought it was Navaho but could have been Seminole. It was an orangish color. I haven't seen that color for years. My grandaughter works for DuPont and used to be the one that made the formulas for the new paints to match the old car colors. She sent me a CD of all the old colors. I'll have to see if it's on the CD. If not I'm going to get her to find it.G.M.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #12
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I just Googled "ford easter colors" and found a site with them listed and Seminole Brown was the 41 color. I would like to see a GOOD chip of it. My 36 roadster was was an easter color, Bambalina Blue. Everyone loves that color. There was a question whether Choach Maroon started as an easter color and went on as a production color? G.M.
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Thanks for the link pretty kool
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #14
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That "Bambalina Blue" is beautiful. This article explains some of the "Easter" colors.. and also the lack of documentation from the factory:

http://clubs.hemmings.com/nirg-early...pr/April06.htm

I wonder how many colors carried over from Lincoln? The Continentals probably had custom ordered colors.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #15
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Here are a couple old Ditzler 41' Ford & Lincoln paint chips to compare. WHo knows how these have aged or how the sheets were scanned into the computer. A lot of variables. All of the Concours Lincolns I've seen (on line) are a lot brighter than these colors.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
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I know this is off track a bit from the Ford discussion. Links to an example of two restored cars the same color (Paradise Green) that both seem brighter than the paint sample above. (and both different from each other) Maybe the lighting/ photography had something to do with that. (or the day the paint chemist mixed the formula)

http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails...0040&Currency=

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...ln=703&aid=443
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40' Ford: the mystery continues...
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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You don't want to take one of these old chips and try to have a paint store match it. You need to get the paint manufacture to get the formula for the type of paint you are going to use. You can't take a DuPont formula to a PPG dealer they need a PPG formula. I tried the paint chip match job a few times and it was no where near what I expected. G.M.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #19
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That's a good point. I appreciate that.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #20
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This 55-56 Ford/ Mercury color Sun Glaze looks close:

http://www.schmitt.com/viewimage.asp?ID=4802
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