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OK,,I cannot believe this but I can't locate a supplier of the original color tan used on the top bows of my 41 Continental. Supposedly it is the same color Ford used but everyone must be keeping the supplier a secret. Anyone have an idea?

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Tom

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Tom, Ditzler paint used to put out a booklet for early Ford colors, trim and body, hard to believe that was 30+ years ago, and of course in those days they were acrylic enamels and lacquers. As the paints have changed so radically since then it is doubtful they have re-formulated the old colors, and we all may be in the same boat as colorite, but there is always color matching, especially if you have a sample, and some times the hi-tech color analysers come up with something close, you have to have a flat sample for them to scan though, good luck, keep us updated to your solutions, a very common problem-

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If the pre war cars were the same as the post war, then the color of the top bows is a "putty" color. I was able to sand down the Ford tan that was on my top bows and discovered a different shade of tan-gray-green. I found a VW color from a 1964 called Anamite The VW code is L568 and DuPont Centari code is 97712A. The rear window inside frame is painted Ford Tan. Hope this helps.

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Thanks all for the assistance. I sent an e-mail to Lebaron Bonney yesterday and Elizabeth responded. She gave me the name of a guy in Michigan along with a phone number for a possible source, I'll let you know if he in fact has it. I bought my leather from Hirsch and never gave him a thought, I'll try there also.

I don't think there is much paint left on the back bow for a possible color match. It is all in the rafters still and I will pull it down in 10 days after I return from a trip to the sunny south for a break from this snow. This is going to be a vacation/ car trip. I'll spent some time with John Murphy in Ocala who has a very nice collection, then going to meet a new member here in Cocoa that recently bought a 41 Continental Convertible to restore.

Tom

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