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Old 08-07-2018, 12:23 PM   #41
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Here's Blue Rock Green as well as the rest of the '32 colors, except the late Emperor brown light and dark.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:33 PM   #42
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I wonder if this paint scheme is original. It is a 32 model b produced in late 33 in Europe.
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Old 06-05-2020, 06:53 AM   #44
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Unless my eyesight is failing that appears to be dark blue over maroon, both of which were paint colors normally offered by Ford in the '30s, but to my knowledge never together on the same car. It is an unusual color combination.
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:24 PM   #45
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A note for Jim1932 comment above. Color chips on a white background always look "way too dark"". Especially a small chip like those used in the color charts. In fact at first glance most of the colors look nearly the same, practically black. However when you spray out a large sample and it is not surrounded by a white border, the color appears to be a much lighter value ( aka shade). In the large photos shown earlier in this post, the Washington blue roadster looks like a beautiful blue happy color, which it really is. However on the small chip in the chart, it looks damn near black. I went through this for my Washington blue for my roadster. So Jim, your color chart is probably accurate!
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:29 PM   #46
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If one had an original Ford paint chip brochure, would a modern automotive paint camera give an accurate break down of one of the Ford chip colors?
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Old 06-08-2020, 06:49 PM   #47
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Floyd,

I agree completely about the misleading shading of all paint chips, especially against a white background, and the smaller they are, the worse the deception.


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Not likely given the size of the samples in a typical paint color brochure page of the period. But, there are some larger samples of period color about four or five times larger than the typical 1" x 3" or so size and perhaps your idea might work in those cases. Of course the trick is to find the larger size examples. Not long ago there were about fifty excellent examples for sale on ebay covering what appeared to be Ford's 1930-34 color offerings. They appeared to be in mint condition and the colors seemed faithful to the original despite their age. Many of them went unsold so perhaps they will show up again.
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Old 06-09-2020, 11:58 AM   #49
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I wonder if this paint scheme is original. It is a 32 model b produced in late 33 in Europe.

Was that car also produced WITH that top chop like that? Beautiful looking car. I believe that paint scheme could kind'a grow on me. DD


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Old 06-09-2020, 12:55 PM   #50
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Consistent with the source of the photo, It appears to be a European tudor saloon (body by Briggs) with its flatter roof line and hence tighter radius upper corners of the windshield frame. Note also the Model A-like raised panel for the louvers on the hood side. Not obvious in the photo, but its doors are hinged at the rear.
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Does anyone have a colour chip book showing the unique 1932 Canadian built Ford colours?
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:16 PM   #52
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The 1932 Ford of Canada colors were the same as those offered in the U.S. with one exception. The Winterleaf browns were not offered, but rather the carryover Model A color, Thorne brown (with black moldings) was offered instead. Sorry, but I do not have a Thorne brown color chip. The photo below is from the MAFCA website depicting the Thorne brown color. (The wheel and stripe color for the Canadian '32 cars in that color was Tacoma cream.)
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I wonder if this paint scheme is original. It is a 32 model b produced in late 33 in Europe.

I could only find this Model 'Y' painted in similar fashion. DD


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Old 06-10-2020, 07:56 AM   #54
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There were '32 two-tone color schemes offered in both the U.S. (other than the normal entire body/moldings only versions for all colors other than black) and Europe that can be documented in Ford's archives, but none of them involved different colors for the hood tops and hood sides.

In the U.S. the one-two tone combination was offered only in Brewster green light and medium and only on the sedans, Victoria, convertible sedan, standard coupe and sport coupe as the molding configuration on those bodies lent itself to a natural separation of the two colors. The upper body and all of the moldings were painted Brewster green medium and the lower body, hood, and the reveals around the windows were painted Brewster green light. Several examples are shown in the archives photos and sales brochure illustration below.

In Europe, the two-tone combination was limited to the two saloons (sedans). As with the U.S. examples, the color separation follows the molding pattern and only the moldings on the hood tops are painted the contrasting color. While likely limited as to color availability as in the U.S., which specific colors were offered remains to be documented. European examples are shown in the archives photos below.
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There were '32 two-tone color schemes offered in both the U.S. (other than the normal entire body/moldings only versions for all colors other than black) and Europe that can be documented in Ford's archives, but none of them involved different colors for the hood tops and hood sides.

In the U.S. the one-two tone combination was offered only in Brewster green light and medium and only on the sedans, Victoria, convertible sedan, standard coupe and sport coupe as the molding configuration on those bodies lent itself to a natural separation of the two colors. The upper body and all of the moldings were painted Brewster green medium and the lower body, hood, and the reveals around the windows were painted Brewster green light. Several examples are shown in the archives photos and sales brochure illustration below.
In Europe, the two-tone combination was limited to the two saloons (sedans). As with the U.S. examples, the color separation follows the molding pattern and only the moldings on the hood tops are painted the contrasting color. While likely limited as to color availability as in the U.S., which specific colors were offered remains to be documented. European examples are shown in the archives photos below.
Is this an example of what you're speaking of David????
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:56 AM   #56
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Yes, but the main body color isn't a very good match for Brewster green-light and given the lighting, the dark color appears to be black and not Brewster green-medium.

For my tastes the end result is kind of busy looking because of the lighter window reveals. I don't think it was a particularly popular choice back in the day as two-tone survivors are extremely rare.

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Old 03-10-2021, 10:03 PM   #57
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This is beautiful!
So, what is this color? Old Chester Grey? I can’t see the samples light enough to tell.
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:20 PM   #58
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Looks more like Tunis gray; too dark for Old Chester gray.
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Old 03-11-2021, 07:25 AM   #59
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I like all of them
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any 32 would be a welcome prize in my garage, even "rust on rust"
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