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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently started researching my 1968 GT j-code coupe. I ran into an interesting problem. The paint code on my car is also J which there is no listing for the color. I know in 64-65 J paint code was for Rangoon Red.
I searched the car all over including pulling some panels off but had no luck finding the color. Also the marti report I got did not give a color.

Has anyone had this issue with the paint code, or know what color it might be?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What color was it? I don't mean officially, but was it green, orange etc?

Look under the package tray for overspray through the rear window.
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There was no overspray. When I bought the car it was only in primer seems the body at some point was completely stripped to bare metal.
I did find after looking into all colors and codes ford used in 1968, there was a J paint code called midnight aqua, but it was only listed for thunderbirds and Lincoln's. I'm going try and see if my car may have been custom ordered with that color.
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Just to add some into this ford trucks it would be rangoon red. 1968 Color Codes - Ford Truck Paint Cross-Reference
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There was no overspray. When I bought the car it was only in primer seems the body at some point was completely stripped to bare metal.
Very unusual. That is usually reserved for serious restorations. Get a Marti Report.
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Very unusual. That is usually reserved for serious restorations. Get a Marti Report.
Poster said "marti report gave no color"


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Old 11-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Could be a special-order paint car... In 1968, Ford code "J" was T-bird Midnight Aqua Metallic - Continental Mediterranean Metallic.. Which is a really striking/beautiful color, more subdued and "luxurious" looking than Gulfstream. I'd say you're a lucky-dog if that's what it turns out you've got... Don't paint it red!!

Call back to Marti and see if they've got the original factory invoice for it, he bought them all from Lois Eminger before she passed away...
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Rick, you also should read the OP again!!
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You can get the emminger reports on years 69 on I beleive. And not from all plants.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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welcome aboard VMF Wally.

sounds like youre on the right track with your research.

if it wasent a Spec order paint code it could just very well be a mis stamp.

if youre a brave sole post the vin and maybe someone out there had the car or knows something.

also do an email blast of all the stang clubs you can find online.

i had a club memeber get lucky about 10 yrs ago and found a PO that way that supplied him with a lot of lost goodies. belive it or not theyre still in touch and became pen pals so to speak.

you can also try for a Ford 999 report. They used to be free but now i think it may cost a few pennies.
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Special order paints were reflected by no paint code on the data "plate" and a 6-digit DSO code consisting of the 2-digit DSO code and a 4 digit order number. Do you have a buck tag? Could be screwed to the right side of the front of the radiator support area. Do you have a pix of the data "plate"?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just make sure column 15 is a J. DSO most likely will be a 71,72 or 73 if a rainbow of color car. I think color code is left black on these also but not sure
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Oh, yeah. Very unusual for anything but high-end restoration to be totally stripped.
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Problem is that Marti got info from ford databases. He had to figure out what codes meant by using books of code provided. The code is at top of report with 80 digits to put data. Digit 15 is the color code so it should be J. Not all codes are included in books that were provided by books. Only hope was eminger report (now ran by marti after her passing)) but she did not have data from 1968 I think. WHat has happend was that someone probably wanted a "special" color that was not special but available on another for ford line. I would write to Marti and ask why no color. Maybe he has some info(probably not). My guess is that it was the Red and was stamped J at factory because that used to be code for that. That all being said, pick a color you like. Then if someone says anything you can state that there is no way to know what color your car was. Good Luck.
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