From:Dave Ciccalone e-mail:3701cortlandst@gmail.com
Subject:RE: RE*4: More Black Wheels - and More Spanky Date:Tue Apr 21 13:38:52 2015
Response to:5679
One more picture for reference. This picture was taken with the gas tank removed from my father's 1926 Deluxe. This Deluxe sat unused in the basement of Ellsworth "Shorty" Schaber's shop from 1929 - 1983 after the original owner was killed in the sidecar of a friends machine in '29.

While portions of the bike patina'd / deteriorated, the frame rails beneath the gas tank and tool box were perfectly preserved. My father and AMCA paint expert John Pierce used this bike to develop the Henderson blue that quite a few bikes have used for restorations since.

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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.