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Old 08-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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Rootbeer paint?

Hey all. I am the owner of a 1965 Ford F 100 from AZ. She is a beauty with a 352/4 spd 8' box and a/c. I bought the truck thinking it was a stock color but its supposed to be tan according to the tag. My little brother used to have a 1966 camper special which I thought this truck was of the same color. Anybody ever seen this color before?

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Beautiful truck. You should have taken pictures with the truck in the sun, from a couple of different angles. I like "Rootbeer" for a color. Just need to see it all in the sun.
 
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Ill get another up after this. just learning how this system works
 
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and this one...
 
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looks kinda like Royal Maroon which is a ford color from the early mustangs.
 
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Nice '66. You got power steering for those front tires...!?
 
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looks kinda like Royal Maroon which is a ford color from the early mustangs.
Thanks I will check that one
 
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Nice '66. You got power steering for those front tires...!?
1965... I picked up a ps gear, a pump and a steering column from a 1978. Im lacking the 352 power steering bracket to put it all together. Not to sure about how the column is going to work yet.
 

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The pump you bought was introduced in 1978 and so...has a plastic reservoir. This pump is smaller in diameter than the 1965/77 pumps which have a steel reservoir.

This means that no FE mounting bracket from a car/truck will bolt to this pump, as the last year for FE's in cars was 1971, 1976 for trucks, and...

The P/S hoses used with this pump are also different than the types used 1965/77.

I agree with what FTE member jowilker sez, buy a 1973/76 F100 FE, 1975/76 F150 FE donor and take all the parts from it, including the disc brakes.

btw: There is no such color as "Royal Maroon" used on any year FoMoCo vehicle. Early Mustang reds were Poppy, Torch and Candy Apple. Candy Apple is a slightly lighter shade than the paint on your truck.

I looked at my 'official' FoMoCo paint chip charts (used at the parts counter), couldn't find anything from the 1960's that matched.

Only Rangoon Red (1961/66) and Poppy Red (1965/66) were available for these trucks. Rangoon Red doesn't match your truck's color.
 
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There was a Maroon metalic code X cataloged for Ford cars under the name Vintage Burgundy for 1965 and I have seen this color on 65-66 ford trucks too over the years. So maybe a special order? And it's listed as Royal Maroon for 65 Lincoln.
 
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1968 mustang color chart list's Royal Maroon as a ford color, and it does not look the same as Vintage Burgundy.

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Ford paint chip chart sez: AE60-3059-A ~ Maroon = 1968/69 Passenger Cars, 1970 Bronco.

Doesn't refer to it as 'Royal' Maroon.
 
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Ford paint chip chart sez: AE60-3059-A ~ Maroon = 1968/69 Passenger Cars, 1970 Bronco.

Doesn't refer to it as 'Royal' Maroon.
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Note the part number (AE60-1632-A) and note it's the same as Vintage Burgundy.

Now compare part numbers. AE60-3059-A = 1968/69 Maroon is not the same.

Actual FoMoCo parts counter paint chip charts (not a page from parts catalog) refers to AE60-1632-A as (depending on the vehicle): Vintage Burgundy, Maroon & Maroon Metallic.

There's no mention of Royal Maroon or Burgundy in these charts or in my 1965/72 Passenger Car Parts Catalog.
 
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Note the part number (AE60-1632-A) and note it's the same as Vintage Burgundy.

Now compare part numbers. AE60-3059-A = 1968/69 Maroon is not the same.

Actual FoMoCo parts counter paint chip charts (not a page from parts catalog) refers to AE60-1632-A as (depending on the vehicle): Vintage Burgundy, Maroon & Maroon Metallic.There's no mention of Royal Maroon or Burgundy in these charts or in my 1965/72 Passenger Car Parts Catalog.
I guess Ford figured they had three or four different names for the same color and realized how stupid and confusing that was and dropped the Lincoln's "royal maroon" after 65. The truck in question is a 65. That's what I had some info on. My 65 catalog had the same info as your paint chip book. Just trying to help.
 

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