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    Posted: 20-June-2017 at 4:06AM
What the heck kind of paint code is this? And why can't I find it listed? Surely one of the Gurus on here has a full factory paint code chart.







This the original paint on Copperhead before the upgrade to PPG Copperhead met.


Before I ever touched it in a different light.


Edited by M Casey Stock - 20-June-2017 at 9:50AM
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I guess it was a .....J or a .....T...Looks like the tops of all the numbers and letters are faded
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Originally posted by 72GTS351CJ 72GTS351CJ wrote:

I guess it was a .....J or a .....T...Looks like the tops of all the numbers and letters are faded

5J is Ginger Glow in 1974 (according to some sources) which is a Drk Brown color (kinda Root beer colored)  and the same color in 1975 is called Dk Ginger Met.  5T is a closer color, in 1975 is shows to be Saddle Bronze Met, which is a closer match, but I really don't think the top is faded to where you couldn't see any signs of the top of the "T" at all, and then there is still the "underscore" what is that all about?
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Here is a blown up picture of the label. the top of the T could be completely gone, or maybe it just slipped down the label and now looks like an underscore LOL







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51 5395-A Ginger Bronze Met.
 
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Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

51 5395-A Ginger Bronze Met.
 


Okay, I knew it was on here somewhere, I looked and looked last night. I noticed the link was to a 74 model, mine was built in 74, but was sold as an early 75. I wonder if the codes are the same? I still can't find that page without your link.
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Originally posted by M Casey Stock M Casey Stock wrote:

Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

51 5395-A Ginger Bronze Met.
 


Okay, I knew it was on here somewhere, I looked and looked last night. I noticed the link was to a 74 model, mine was built in 74, but was sold as an early 75. I wonder if the codes are the same? I still can't find that page without your link.
 
I was thinking the same thing, but I went with the manufacturer date on the tag so I believe it to be correct. I had to Google "1974 Ford Gran Torino 51 paint code" and it took me to the GTS site... :)  
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It's 5T. That's not a 1. Look at the other "1"s on the sticker.
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Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

It's 5T. That's not a 1. Look at the other "1"s on the sticker.
 
Ya know what, I think you are right...I stand corrected.
 
 
5T 5145-A Saddle Bronze Met.
 


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Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

It's 5T. That's not a 1. Look at the other "1"s on the sticker.
 
Ya know what, I think you are right...I stand corrected.
 
 
5T 5145-A Saddle Bronze Met.
 


Any clue about the "underscore" ?

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So if I'm looking at this correctly, for it to be a "GLOW" paint option in 1974, it would have to have an * after the 5J for it to be "Ginger Glow" otherwise it is Dk Ginger Met. Correct?



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Remember we're talking 1972 technology. Probably a typewriter type printer. Easy to get blurred or incorrect letters and numbers.

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Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

Remember we're talking 1972 technology. Probably a typewriter type printer. Easy to get blurred or incorrect letters and numbers.



True, would have loved to had seen the label on unlovedford's 75 GTS he scrapped out. I got the passengers fender off it and it was an exact match.
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Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

Remember we're talking 1972 technology. Probably a typewriter type printer. Easy to get blurred or incorrect letters and numbers.



Yep....considering the entire top of the T is missing, I bet you that stamp was probably bent. So you lost the top of the T, and caught the bottom edge of the stamp plate.
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Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

Remember we're talking 1972 technology. Probably a typewriter type printer. Easy to get blurred or incorrect letters and numbers.



Yep....considering the entire top of the T is missing, I bet you that stamp was probably bent. So you lost the top of the T, and caught the bottom edge of the stamp plate.


Awesome! that would for sure explain the "underscore" Clap Thumbs Up
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Sorry I posted this in the wrong spot, I just now noticed it. BUT!! I'm so glad you guys just picked up and helped without a hiccup. It's greatly appreciated Beer
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A Marti Report would help you know for sure.
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Originally posted by GTW GTW wrote:

A Marti Report would help you know for sure.


The buck tag should also have the color code.:)
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This link/site has been very helpful for me in the past with not only paint colors, but also interior colors/sheens as well as vinyl top colors. Probably too late to join in, but hope this helps.
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