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    Question Original Paint Color / Schemes

    Hi All -

    I emailed Clyde and he was able to tell me that our specific 1950 Pacer was painted in "Sacramento Green" with a "Tuscan Cream" strip down the side. I'm just gathering facts about our airplane for now, but may enter into a restoration effort down the road.

    Does anyone know if there was a standard paint scheme that would use these two colors? I found this example of the green (apparently): http://www.eatonaviation.com/pa22.html -- but Clyde said ours was "all Sacramento Green" with the strip down the side.

    Anyway, just researching and collecting info. Any help appreciated!

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    Default Re: Original Paint Color / Schemes

    Piper has a Service Letter 303A that details the paint codes and colors by year of manufacture. The standard 50 125 pacer was Tuscon cream with a Sacramento green stripe. The optional colors were Miami Blue, Sacramento Green, Boston Maroon with a Tuscon Cream stripe. The 115 PA20 was Lock Haven Yellow with a Boston Maroon stripe.
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    Found an old Randolph Paint card from when they were in New Jersey. Sacramento Green was changed to Montego Green. New paint cards only show Montego Green, of course this is dope only. Just for gee whizz.

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    Found an old Randolph Paint card from when they were in New Jersey. Sacramento Green was changed to Montego Green.
    Now this is interesting. I have the new color cards and was disappointed to not see "Sacramento Green", but now I see the "Montego Green". Looks right. Thanks for that tip!

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    Randolph lost the color formulas. Just guess at the 50 most popular colors and the names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabondblues View Post
    Piper has a Service Letter 303A that details the paint codes and colors by year of manufacture. The standard 50 125 pacer was Tuscon cream with a Sacramento green stripe. The optional colors were Miami Blue, Sacramento Green, Boston Maroon with a Tuscon Cream stripe. The 115 PA20 was Lock Haven Yellow with a Boston Maroon stripe.
    cool. mine was only a few numbers off from the first plane. originally N7317k if anybody has any photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbaad View Post
    cool. mine was only a few numbers off from the first plane. originally N7317k if anybody has any photos
    If you send Clyde Smith "The Cub Doctor" $10 (I think) he will send you a copy of the build report on your aircraft. In that report will be the color of your aircraft when build, how it was equipped, major part S/Ns and what it weighed.
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    Just spoke to Clyde and found out more about my funny nosed ShortWing. Was hoping for possibility on some prints or other details.
    Bottom line , great resource for PA-22s and other fabric Pipers.... Too bad no details on N1953A.

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    I am getting e-mail failures when I e-mail Clyde.
    Worked okay last week though...
    I have been sending to clyde@cubdoctor.com

    Is this correct?
    TonyN

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnowak View Post
    I am getting e-mail failures when I e-mail Clyde.
    Worked okay last week though...
    I have been sending to clyde@cubdoctor.com

    Is this correct?
    TonyN
    It might just be a
    Microsoft moment as in dualing mail servers.
    Check out their contact info http://www.cubdoctor.com/contact/

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