From:Dave Ciccalone e-mail:3701cortlandst@gmail.com
Subject:RE: RE*4: More Black Wheels - and More Spanky Date:Tue Apr 21 13:30:18 2015
Response to:5679
Dave, the 1939 or later Packard Blues do look dark enough to be Henderson blue.

Personally, I wonder if Spiker hadn't identified "Balboa blue" due to his memory of the bright blue '28 - '31 color option. I believe there is a collector in New York who has an original paint "bright blue" KJ, a picture of that bike would be helpful.

Attached is a picture of Jay Leno's 1931 "Special" (i.e, KL). This has to be one of the most perfect original paint late KJ/KL examples on the planet painted in Henderson blue with a cream tank panel.

Note the cream wheels!

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Dennis,

Otis Spiker said: "The nearest color to the original factory Blue, is Duponts Balboa Blue #4I9I"

Take a look at this scan of paint chips for 1961 Chevrolet Trucks:
https://www.corvair.org/chapters/corvanatics/files/resources/Duco61.pdf

Others have mentioned "Packard Blue". Take a look here:
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?color=Packard%20Blue&con=1&page=1&rows=50&size=large

Look at the 1939 and later Packard Blues. These seem most like the color David Ciccalone described.





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Thanks Dave for digging up the great picture. Looking at the bike, it definitely has the 1931 John Brown headlight on it. The horn looks to be 1929 or 1930. I researched this when I painted my '31 and decided to paint my wheels cream mostly because I liked the look better than the black. I didn't get a chance to respond to the many posts about the blue paint color however I'd like to hear a response from Richard Schultz on this. He gave me a paint code when I was painting my '31 that he got from what he thought was an original paint. It's not the real dark blue.

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OK, here is a Police KJ with cream wheels.

It's in the section called "Period Photographs", which can be found off our home page -or-

http://www.hendersonkj.com/pictures/index.html





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I don't have a dog in this fight, but "Spanky", sitting on the headlight, was born in 1928 and joined the Our Gang cast in 1932. He looks to be 4 or 5 in that picture, making it circa 1932 or 1933.