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Technical Original Model A Color

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 30-Centauri-A, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. 30-Centauri-A
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
    Posts: 5


    The 1930 Model A I bought almost a year ago is in very good shape so all I'm planning on doing is clean it up. But, the paint job on it is kind of rough. So I want to repaint it. I would like to have the original color but I don't know how to find what that might be. On some areas, mainly inside the door, the current paint is scratched off and you can see a nice looking blue. I would use that color, but I don't know if it's just another color the car was at some other time or if it's the original color.

    Is there a way to find the original options including the color for any particular car using the engine serial number?
  2. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 2,448


    Check out The Ford Barn, those guys should be able to help.
  3. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,506


    They used to say that you could have a Ford any color you like as long as its black. LOL

    I have seen As tan and Blue, but I am not sure that they actually came that way.

    OK here is an interesting read for ya.
  4. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    from Dublin, OH

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  5. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    The only thing the serial number will tell you is the build date of the engine.

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  6. 30-Centauri-A
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
    Posts: 5


    I took a good look at both links and they both look to be a good source to find an accurate color to use. The blue that is under the current black looks a lot like Washington Blue. But out of curiosity, I scratched off paint in two different spots.
    Inside the door under the current black is the Washington Blue like color then a black primer. On the inside of the a-pillar, starting with bare metal; black primer, bright yellow, dark grey-blue, the current black.
    Only the blue on the door looks anything like any Model A color. So if any of the colors I see are original, I'm thinking it must be Washington Blue.
  7. MAFCA puts out a paint and finish guide that will tell you more than you ever wanted to know, Go over to Fordbarn and post a picture of the color you found. You should add your general location to your profile, someone might have a copy of the paint and finish guide you could look at.

    Charlie Stephens

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