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1964 F100 Paint Code Mystery????

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Here is the mystery. I have a 1964 F100. I would like to repaint the bottom of the drivers door but I am not sure what color truck I have. The door tag says it is a "D" code paint, however, I can't find a listing for a 1964 "D" code being offered on an F100. It looks like Pagoda Green is the closest color. In another tread I read where they would sometimes use a car paint on rare occasion. Also, my tag does not have a DSO number on it and it only has 500 lbs as the G.V.W. Can anyone help me solve this riddle? I will include a photo of the plate and the car.
Thank you in advance for your help.

 
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Hello,
This is my first thread. Thank you for letting me join your forum.
Here is the mystery. I have a 1964 F100. I would like to repaint the bottom of the drivers door but I am not sure what color truck I have. The door tag says it is a "D" code paint, however, I can't find a listing for a 1964 "D" code being offered on an F100. It looks like Pagoda Green is the closest color. In another tread I read where they would sometimes use a car paint on rare occasion.

Also, my tag does not have a DSO number on it (yes it does, it's 34) and it only has 500 lbs as the G.V.W.

I had a 1964 Galaxie 500XL that was Pagoda Green. This color isn't it, this is more of a blue.

I don't know what "D" refers to, as I have no car or truck parts catalog reference for it.

Edit: D = 1963 Econoline & Falcon Ranchero: Ming Green Metallic .. You'll have to look at paint chips online to see if this is the same color for 1964.

500 = When the assembly line worker stamped the Warranty Plate, he deleted one of the zeros. Should read: 5000

3rd line of Warranty Plate:

5,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

114 net HP @ 3,600 RPM

34 = Indianapolis IN Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.
 
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Thank you Bill
 
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Thank you Bill. I didn't notice the DSO because it was over to the left.

I'm still not sure about the paint. Sometimes it looks turquoise, sometimes it looks light blue.

Scott
 
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Thank you Bill. I didn't notice the DSO because it was over to the left.

I'm still not sure about the paint. Sometimes it looks turquoise, sometimes it looks light blue.

Scott
The Pagoda Green '64 Galaxie 500XL had a tu-tone green vinyl interior with green carpeting.

I hated this color, but the car was all original with 60,000 miles, so I wasn't about to repaint it.

I bought it from the original owner in 1977, he was the A/T tech at Wray Bros. Ford in Van Nuys CA
 
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Wow 64 must of been a crazy year for the vin plates as my 64 has the D paint code also. Thanks ShelbyF100, I now know what my truck looked like originally .That is the same color coming out under the carribean green repaint on mine. Sharp truck !!
 
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So I can rule out Caribbean green??

Thanks that is what I thought it might be. Now what???


 
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Originally Posted by Shelby_f100 View Post
I can't find a listing for a 1964 "D" code being offered on an F100.
Check out post 17 and 20 https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...1964-f100.html
 
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Tropical turquoise?

So you think the D may stand for 1965 tropical turquoise?
 
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So you think the D may stand for 1965 tropical turquoise?
No. In another thread that you posted in, several members commented that D referred to Dynasty Green for 1964 Ford, Silver Turquoise for 1964 Mercury. Same color/paint formula, different names.
 
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But like I said, the Dynasty Green and Silver Turquoise looks like a metallic paint and looks nothing like mine.
 
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I just wanted to be the first one to say your warranty plate has a lot of "stampos" as opposed to "typos" lol. Welcome to FTE and that is wonderful photography. Digital equipment including my computer can play tricks on colours. Your tailgate on the inside looks a different shade of colour than the exterior. I suspect there could have been a repaint sometime in the past. My vote on the colour is also Tropical Turquiose as it appears more blue than the green Caribbean turquiose. A friend of mine had a 1964 Mercury that was tropical turquiose and I quite like it. Sorry, I do not do letters and paint codes for 1964.

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Thanks

Thank you. I should have mentioned that the tailgate was replaced and I just spray painted it with some Seaside blue Rust-Oleum.

Thank you everyone for the help I think I will get a sample of tropical turquoise to see if it matches. Of course who knows how many times my trucks been painted repainted touched up over the years and so I'm sure it won't match perfect. The driver's door just has some paint missing where it looks like someone had put a sticker on it and then just ripped it off and took the paint with it. That is the only part I want to touch up I like the patina'd look of the rest of it. Of course now that I know what the correct color maybe I will also repaint the tailgate. Thank you all for the help I've been a Ford guy for a long long time. In fact here's a photo of my Ford concept car I call the Spaceliner. That I designed and had built a couple of years ago. If you Google it you can find a lot more pictures. (Sorry about the 1959 Cadillac tail lights.)

 

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