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Truck colors -- For Nigel
« on: September 06, 2009, 07:51:17 pm »
here is a paint chip chart for 1973 ford trucks:

The 2 identical trucks I'm remembering were the "Scandia Green Poly", If I'm not mistaken.

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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 08:28:35 pm »
You are wonderful! Thank you!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 08:30:36 pm »
Most of these colors I have NEVER seen... are these for the F-series? It says "Bronco".

edit: I get it now, this chart is for the vans and Broncos. There's obviously overlap but there's no way to tell from this chart which of these colors the F-series came in. Was there a chip chart for the F-series only where you found this?
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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 08:40:46 pm »
Most of these colors I have NEVER seen... are these for the F-series? It says "Bronco".

edit: I get it now, this chart is for the vans and Broncos. There's obviously overlap but there's no way to tell from this chart which of these colors the F-series came in. Was there a chip chart for the F-series only where you found this?
Bah.  looks like I got the wrong color chart.  give me a bit.  I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 08:46:35 pm »
Cool! Thanks! :) If you find one I'll be happy memorizing it and fap, fap fapping for HOURS.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 09:36:38 pm »
From the dupont paint chip library:
http://pc.dupont.com/hcl/data/Data/Trucks%20Assorted%20Vehicles/Trucks/Trucks%201971-1974/Trucks%201973/013368.jpg

and

http://pc.dupont.com/hcl/data/Data/Trucks%20Assorted%20Vehicles/Trucks/Trucks%201971-1974/Trucks%201973/013369.jpg

Those are kinda large pics, so i did links instead of images.  Those are from the dupont color chip historical library, and appear to match the Ditzler chart.  It is apparently for ALL ford trucks.  I haven't found any charts that separate out only the Ford F150 colors for that year; therefore they list some colors that the F150 wasn't available in.  I haven't yet found a list of which of those were available for the F150.

If you are interested in researching the Dupont Color Chip Historical Library, here is a good starting point:
http://pc.dupont.com/hcl/?locale=en_US


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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 09:45:07 pm »
Very cool... yoinked and saved!

I like how the avocado is inexplicably called "Limestone green".  :?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 09:53:00 pm »
Very cool... yoinked and saved!

I like how the avocado is inexplicably called "Limestone green".  :?
I'm sure it made sense to whatever stupid automotive engineer that picked the names for the colors back in the early 1970's.  His wife or girlfriend probably saw his name choice and said "Say what???? That's Avocado!".

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Re: Truck colors -- For Nigel
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 10:05:11 pm »
I just figured out the legend on that ditzler chart.  Bronco Colors are marked with a small black square and Econolines with a small black triangle, and the asterisks are Ford Courier colors, so I think that means the ones that are left are the truck colors.

I'm assuming those would be used in some kinda combination on the Two-tone trucks.  I've seen a lot of old ford trucks that are two-tone with one of those reds and one of those whites, for example.

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 01:32:35 am »
Yeah the red and white was super-popular; also any of the greens (except "Limestone") and white seem to have been really popular.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”