GP engine color

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GP engine color

Post by lariat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:50 pm

Does anyone know correct color of Ford GP engine.
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Re: GP engine color

Post by Michael Browne » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi Jim,

Ford tractor grey, this can have many shades depending on who you buy your paint from.

Sump (oil pan) is black. Seem to remember there are some more details on the jeep draw site.

Are you building your own GP, or for someone else?

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Re: GP engine color

Post by lariat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:47 am

Thanks for the input Michael. My problem seems to be that although Ford Tractor used the same color from 1939 to 1947 paint makers that make paint for those years are all a little different shade. I'm wondering if anyone knows witch one is correct or best match for the original color.
Michael I'm helping a friend with his GP. I'm still mostly a Bantam guy. I do love all the proto types. All of them are great. I'm in the process of finishing my second Bantam now. Have you any bump stops or body pads left for sale for BRC.
Best Regards
Jim

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Re: GP engine color

Post by Brad Gates » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:28 am

Jim,

I'm sure everyone has a favorite and as Michael stated there are shade variations depending on source. Try; BPS Paint Co. Wheeling, Illinois; Tractor and Implement Enamel # 5339-22. I found theirs to be suitable. You might find this paint at a local tractor supply outlet.

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Re: GP engine color

Post by lariat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Thanks Brad
Will check it out.
Jim


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Re: GP engine color

Post by Jim Gilmore » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:03 am

Just to add to this......

The original "gray" paint used on the GP motor was the same as the early 9N tractor. It is a " blueish " gray and not the "gray" gray that was used later.

Find a copy of the " 9N newsletter" and in it there are several guys that sell the early 9N gray paint.

Jim

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Re: GP engine color

Post by lariat » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:27 pm

Thanks Jim for the info on the paint.

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