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Old 06-29-2009, 06:04 PM
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Paint code

Does anybody know where I can find the code to mix paint for my 1950 M-68 it is Yosemite Green I want to get my rims painted.
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Here's a FTE discussion about paint:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/39...int-codes.html

With a paint chart, Yosemite Green isn't listed but there are other greens:

http://www.clubfte.com/users/earl/Re...aterial_2.html
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:42 PM
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Thanks Bob as far as i can see it would be a Meadow Green on the ford color I can't remember where I got Yosemite Green other than it is code 22 on the firewall so I must of found that was the Mercury # I can go ahead and paint my rims I found.One day I'll get the body done I will just do it Meadow Green also Thanks again Glenn
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Hi Glenn,

Let me give you a couple more links to look at as well. I have found is a very few instances that if a customer requested a paint color on his truck that was one of the Ford CAR colors instead of the truck colors, sometimes they used th epaint code for th ecar color rather than the "SS" that signified a special order paint color.

Try taking a look at these, they show th eford car colors as well. Hope it helps:

http://www.lovefords.com/tech/Vin/paint/default.htm

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/

PS I didn't see a "Yosemite Green" anywhere on the Ford codes, but in doing a Google search I found that "#257 Yosemite Green Metallic," was a 1939 Che#*0$@1 Color. The DuPont Paint Code Number is 20232503.

Here's the link. Please don't tell anyone where you got it:

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com.../paint3548.htm

The closest Ford got to Yosemite was with "Yosemite Yellow" in 1960.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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Hi Glenn. I hope I'm not to late to get in on this " yosemite green " conversation. My Merc is Yosemite green also and one of these days I'll need to paint it. I contacted a fellow on ebay that had a Mercury up for bid ( June of '06 ) He said he got his green through " Sharpley's Garage in Cambellford, Ont.( 705-653-3773 )
He also thought Mac Auto Parts in NY sold it too. Not sure if this is helpfull to you or not. I'm planning to colour match the green on the ashtray cover from my truck but haven't got arround to it.
Got my truck in '06 ? Were has the time gone !! I better go and get back to work on it.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:12 AM
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It's interesting that I can find things online that refere to the Yosemite Green like this link to a diecast truck in that color:

http://www.everstoystore.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=8811

That helped me find another source that lists Yosemite Green as a 1940 Ford Truck Color. It has a DITZCO paint code of QDE-1512 and IM-2208.

The chip is not too clear, but here is the link to the page and website I found it on:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.asp...Truck-pg01.jpg

and the actual chip is on this page:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.asp...Truck-pg03.jpg

And I typed it into their order form
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Selection Summary
FordTruck - 1940 Exact Color : Yosemite Green
Chip Formula #: QDE-1512
Mfg Paint Code: IM-2208

Item No Description Your Price Qty Uom
RSP AE-B-GL AE-ACRYLIC ENAMEL "B" COLOR RESTORATION SHOP PAINT $104.95 GL
RSP AE-B-QT AE-ACRYLIC ENAMEL "B" COLOR RESTORATION SHOP PAINT $34.95 QT

I'll let you take a look seems like these guys can mix it for you. Odd it didn't come up the last time I searched!
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
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Wow, Thanks Julie. I knew yosemite green was the right colour. The Canadian Ford factory must' ve been a few years behind the US. I thought it was left over paint from the war. Lots of green trucks up here. Must have been popular with the farmers. Thanks again.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:53 AM
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Yeah but I've found that most of the documentation you will find has to do with US trucks. There are a few really good dedicated Canadian/Merc sites (like the one with the VIN breakdown) but in general, I've found finding info such as paint codes, especially engine paint colors to be next to impossible to nail down. I wish we had a member that had a set of Canadian equivelants to out Body Parts catalogue and Chassis Parts catalogue and especially a Canadian version of the Salesmans Handbook.

One day you can search for something and nothing comes up, the next day order the words differently or put one in quotes and it pops right up. I'm going to be very interested in this "Smart" search engine I'm seeing advertising for on TV.
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Yes you're right Julie, it is hard to find information for the Mercury trucks. I have managed to collect a few sale brochures for " The new 1948 Mercury trucks, the smartest truck line everbuilt ! " but information for the questions I'm trying to answer are not in these. I've been cleaning everything that I take off of my latest Merc because it hasn't been messed with ( much ). I've found original paint on some clips but the real question I have won't be answered by this truck as it has a replacement engine.
We had a good source at the Canadian Ford historical dept.but she retired. I haven't tried her replacement as I got most of my questions answered with my first Merc.
I have a " 1948 Mercury truck Chassis Parts Catalogue " that has provided some help ( Nine colour choices for 1948 ) And some information on the grill, fender lights and other mercury trim .
I still remember a guy in his 80's telling me my Merc was a fake because they never made a merc truck and that was up here two hours away from where they were built !! I'll keep looking for answers and pass on any help that I can. Well enough whining. Back to the garage I go . Thanks again for the yosemite green information. Added to my collection of notes.
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Thanks everyone for the help trying to find the paint code to mix Yosemite Green i will keep trying i'm sure I will find it . The colour was on the list of options when my father bought the truck new from universal Ford in Calgary Alberta Canada
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Thanks everyone for the help trying to find the paint code to mix Yosemite Green i will keep trying i'm sure I will find it . The colour was on the list of options when my father bought the truck new from universal Ford in Calgary Alberta Canada
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HI Glenn,

I'm not sure what you might have missed here. Read post #6 above. It doesn't get any better than that my friend. We found the paint and the year. I mean I filled out the online order form for you. If you want some then call or walk into your local paint place and tell them you need a quart or gallon of 1940 Ford Yosemite Green and they will know the codes to mix it.
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Hi Glenn, joining in the colour conversation as I wish to paint my 49 Canadian built F47 Ford,looking for a green and a correct colour for the engine. I have a truck-chassis-parts catalogue by Ford Motor Co of Canada for all models 1948 to 1951.Colours are( with years available)vermillion red(48,49,50,51)medium lustre black(48,49,50,51)rotunda gray(48) barcelona blue(48) monsoon maroon(48) sea mist green(48,49,50) birch gray(48,49,50) sheridan blue(48,49,50,51)palisade green(50) dover gray(50) sheffield green(51) mission gray(51) aluminum(51).All except aluminum were baked enamel when new and stocked as air dry enamel for repainting.Hope this is of some use.(got the book at a swapmeet about 30yrs ago)
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Um Hugh. This was being discussed back in July 2009. Might want to start a new one for 2012.
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