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Old 07-29-2014, 10:20 AM
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Limestone Green Metallic 73-79's

Hey all, I'm new to the forum and have done a lot of searching but can't come up with much. My '73 F-250 project was originally "Limestone Green Metallic" from the factory. The only original paint left is inside the cab. I'd like to see some good pictures of a restored or very nice truck with this paint code. I have found a few small pictures here and there but nothing great. It seems the pics I've found are really faded original paint or the picture is bad/small and you can't really get a feel for how it really looks.

It seems that most folks repaint and get away from the '70's disco era paint colors, lol. I was originally intending to repaint my truck a dark metallic green or Deep Impact Blue, but I may go to the original color just because it is different from what is common out there.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:36 AM
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One of these was limestone green but I can't remember which one.
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One of these was limestone green but I can't remember which one.
The top one!

Hey 50tbrd88 – I’m new here too, and about a month ago Ipicked-up a pretty rough ’74 F100 which is Limestone green. As you said it’s faded badly (original paint) – but I’ve hit several panels with a buffer and compound, and it’s bringing it back nicely. The color is definitely growing on me! Bring on the bell-bottoms, Bee Gees, and Limestone Green!

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One of these was limestone green but I can't remember which one.
Cool thanks. At this point if I do the Limestone green the body will be green with chrome molding in the dent and a Wimbledon white roof.

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Hey 50tbrd88 Ė Iím new here too, and about a month ago Ipicked-up a pretty rough í74 F100 which is Limestone green. As you said itís faded badly (original paint) Ė but Iíve hit several panels with a buffer and compound, and itís bringing it back nicely. The color is definitely growing on me! Bring on the bell-bottoms, Bee Gees, and Limestone Green!
It is definitely different! I've seen some early body style Bronco's online that are that color and it looks pretty decent. What I like about it is that its something different from red or blue or black, etc.
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Anyone else have pics?
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Mine is Jade Metallic Green, but here is a picture for reference.

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^ That's a nice truck! I'm digging the sunvisor and old school bug deflector. Period correct awesomeness. There were so many good "green" colors back in the day.
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Here's my 78 dark jade green f150 ranger explorer. Not as nice as Tonkatoy's highboy. But it will be someday after I can restore her to her former glory. It'll be complete with the two tone green and yellow stripes.
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I snapped these pics of a '76 F-250 in the junkyard.





Awesome color.

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My old truck when it was 2wd:
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Thanks for sharing guys....I think its an interesting color I just cant decide if I want to stay original or not. I had my heart set on Deep Impact Blue (found on newer Fords).


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That Deep Impact Blue is a nice color. That's what my wife when she bought her '13 Taraus. And certainly is one of my favorite colors on the newer Fords.
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Well, I'm biased towards green, so I say keep it original
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This is a sales brochure from '73.
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