emblem color

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emblem color

Postby doughicks » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:18 pm

What color is the emblem blue or red. I have found 2 pics with 2 different colors?
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Re: emblem color

Postby JohnV » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm

I would bet a certain amount of money it's blue. I've never seen a red-painted boot emblem on any Minor.
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: emblem color

Postby jagnut66 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:58 pm

What shade of blue is a match for the original though?
I seem to recall a post mentioning a Humbrol paint number but I have no idea if that still exists??................
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Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: emblem color

Postby RobThomas » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:56 pm

Bottom pic is correct. Top pic is an Indian pot-metal repro that is best avoided. I ended up with French Blue Humbrol but it was an old tin. Not sure if it is still available


https://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/14-french ... paint.html
Cardiff, UK

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Re: emblem color

Postby doughicks » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:16 pm

Thanks for the color . I have Humbrol 14 in the basement.

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Re: emblem color

Postby philthehill » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 am

Oxford Blue which is really appropriate as Oxford is the home of Morris.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Humbrol-Enam ... Swt5hdgMyO


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Re: emblem color

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Oxford Blue which is really appropriate as Oxford is the home of Morris.
Thanks for the link, Oxford blue looks like a match and seems more likely given the origins of Morris, plus at that price you can't argue, so I've just bought a tin.
However, being an unrepentant tight git I'm hoping it lasts ages..................... :wink: :lol:
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Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: emblem color

Postby geoberni » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am

Just to chuck something into the works... Basil may not have the original boot lid or badge after all these years, but although the bonnet badge is indeed coloured in blue, the boot badge is without any.
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Basil the 1955 series II

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Re: emblem color

Postby myoldjalopy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:06 pm

Probably worn away after all these years - mine is similar, but a little blue still left on it.................


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