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    What should the color of the paint be on the letters, "F O R D", on the stainless steel emblem on the 1931 radiator shell?
    Thanks, Phil

  • #2
    black as far as I know.....
    not sure i ever saw it any different


    • #3
      Thanks Tbird, I think you're right. I've had suggestions of red, blue or....................!


      • #4
        I'd want Jim Mason to chime in here


        • #5
          My 31 Slant Town Sedan is black, and it's an original car.


          • #6
            Thanks Guys. Black it is.


            • #7
              Page 15-9 RG & JS

              Read carefully, some of the early 31's used blue paint

              """With the introduction of the 1931 design shell the
              emblem was changed to a stainless steel stamping with
              black paint in the Ford script and oval recesses.
              The 1930
              design shell as well as commercial shells continued to use
              the vitreous enamel emblem. Some stamped emblems used
              in late 1930 through March 1931 had blue paint instead of
              black in the Ford script and oval recesses.""
              3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
              Henry Ford said,
              "It's all nuts and bolts"
              "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

              Mitch's Auto Service ctr


              • Fixitphil
                Fixitphil commented
                Editing a comment
                I see Mitch. I've already painted it black and it was not easy to do with a slightly shaky hand.
                Maybe blue later when I have more time. I'm trying to get Baby roadworthy for a St Patty's Day Parade scheduled by the club that I'm the 2018 pres. of.
                Thanks anyway for the info.

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