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1950 Ford paint code

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by ibuild4u2, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. ibuild4u2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2013
    Posts: 1


    Im restoring a 1950 2 dr sedan. Problem is, the car is dissasembled when i got it. No visible color, all blasted away. So my question is, can anyone get a color cofe from the numbers stamped in the cowl? My numbers are RH D70 8 43 23L2146 any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    A possibility may be an established local auto paint supplier.

    Happy Roddin' 4TTRUK
  3. xwing01
    Joined: Jun 26, 2013
    Posts: 428


    take the numbers to a paint store... only thing google gives me is this listing in a search
  4. mr50s
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 59


    Hey ibuild4u2,

    Here's my decoding of the 1950 Ford Cowl Code you've given, based on Ford factory information which I have:

    RH - Richmond, California assembly plant
    D70 - DeLuxe Tudor model
    8 - if a true "8", Palisade Green paint; if a true "B", Black paint
    43 - DeLuxe Mohair interior
    23 - Wednesday, November 23, 1949 assembly date
    L - November
    2146 - Possibly a code indicating this car was made to a particular dealer's order

    We're preparing to post a complete "1949 - 1953 Shoebox-Era Ford Identifier" over on the website, to help you and others decode the factory stampings on your cars and light trucks from this era. Shoebox-Central is a GREAT place for parts and service. Hope to see you posting over there soon as well as here on the HAMB, and good luck on your ride!!


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