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  1. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 6,214

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Candy Brandywine, over gold.
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  2. Paint
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 309


    3.jpg Ford code 2L used on trucks in the late 70's and early eighties.
  3. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Model A Gomez

    1940 Ford Mandarin Maroon is right for my flathead powered Sport Coupe but it wouldn't look right with a metallic maroon.

  4. Yep Mandrian Maroom 4 the win 2024 40 Ford cpe lo front.jpg
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,778

    from IDAHO

    Coach Maroon..... 20645242_1880875415570064_8056511158144830969_o.jpg
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  6. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 5,068

    rusty rocket

    I think we are going with 1930’s Indian motorcycle Indian red. 0A73AEC0-3294-49DA-87C1-2C49B8E0F13F.jpeg F0721AF9-1E56-4954-9C2E-413AABFCB93E.jpeg
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  7. I was food shopping and some lady pulls in with an OT 2020 Mustang, maroon in color. She said it was a stock color, man did it look rich. I have not seen another one before or since.
  8. I just came across this one in an unrelated thread post (link below). It looks like a very nice dark maroon, but colors can look very different in different lighting. There's an antique Indian Motocycle maroon that looks similar to me, and I believe it's also similar to an Advance Design (AD) Chevy truck color.


    TOTAL Number of HAMB Build Projects
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  9. That doesn't look maroon to me. I believe there's a very nice Indian maroon, as I mentioned in #38. If I recall correctly, I haven't seen it on many of their models/years.
  10. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 5,068

    rusty rocket

    This is from an old Indian paint code book so I’m pretty sure it’s Indian red.
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  12. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,292


    This is member @Baron car he has a build thread

    Maybe he will pop in and give the color.
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  13. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 9,369


    upload_2024-2-27_2-57-9.png Chevy custom truck... So Cal


    Here is an old Chevy truck getting some work done from a photo I took several years ago. As I was driving to a specific shop before the pandemic, I saw this flash of color in an alley of an industrial area. As I backed up, it was a cool looking low slung Chevy truck. I had enough time to quickly take a photo with my digital camera and had to continue on with the flow of traffic.

    Back a zillion years ago, a similar in color Chevy truck was my first hot rod truck to photograph. I saw it in a parking lot in Long Beach, as I was driving by. I happened to stop for some food close by and afterwards, drove back over and it was still parked in the same spot.

    It was pristine and a very clean, early hot rod build. The owner saw me looking at his truck and came out to talk to me. He was finished shopping and gave me some details from his build. It was his first try at building a hot rod truck. 283, 4 speed, Chevy 4:11 rear Positraction and some great looking chromed reversed rims on black walls. It had the custom look of a hot rod truck, but still had the attitude of a drag race car if needed.

    So, we drove over to a vast empty area and he said he would gladly allow me to take some photos in return for presenting my story+ photos to the local So Cal hot rod-custom car magazines. I was amazed.


    So, we spent almost an hour + and I told him I would send finished photos and color slides to him when it was ready. For the next week, I spent my time writing a nice story about a first time build truck with a v8 Chevy driveline and power. I had taken notes from our conversation as he was very proud of his first attempt of a hot rod truck. When it was finished, the photo prints made and color slides back from the Kodak, I sent him his copy and said I would go to the magazines for a presentation of his immaculate build.


    When I got to the editor’s desk, there was a conversation as part of the presentation. The first question asked was color slides? Yes… then we proceeded to go over the whole presentation. Upon hearing the color mentioned, maroon, I opted to interrupt and mention that the owner said Candy Colored Tahitian Red was his color paint. (specified in the notes and story)

    That may have been my mistake. After a 30 minute conversation, outlining how it was going to be set up for an article, we said our goodbyes. So, after several weeks of no notification about when the photo story was going to come out in the publication, I called and talked to the editor. He then proceeded to tell me that the Chevy truck was not going to be published as presented. The emphasis at the time were roadsters and fenderless ones at that. No (or very little) custom truck presentations were being accepted, unless they were “show cars” like the R&C Truck or the Ala Kart.

    Note 2:

    For all of the conversations I had, this took the cake… as the saying goes. But, it was their magazine and I wanted to be one of the first custom truck showcased pages in publications that showed street daily driver version hot rods. Not, show cars only.

    But, the emphasis for a long while were roadsters and coupes, not ordinary looking trucks driven daily. So, it never got published… booooo! The Maroon Color could have been a Candy Apple Tahitian Red color as specified. The editor did not like it that I had corrected him and mentioned the owner’s choice. He had already made his choice… YRMV
  14. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
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  15. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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  16. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    1940 Buick Maroon.. factory color..... John used it on his 35 Kustom.... so beautiful.

    CCC-John-St_Germain-1935-ford-10.jpg CCC-John-St_Germain-1935-ford-12.jpg CCC-John-St_Germain-1935-ford-13.jpg JohnSaintGermain35FordF03-vi.jpg
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  17. I painted this with a model paint maroon but I was going for Mandarin Maroon, a very traditional color. IMG_5054 (1).jpg
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  18. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
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  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 30,732


    I've got a full gallon of Honduras Maroon that I'd be happy to sell to fund my '32 rail purchase. Just don't know what the shelf life is on an unopened can. Bob
  20. Untouched Dynamic Maroon……and new… IMG_0348.jpeg IMG_2566.jpeg
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  21. 1995 ford deep iris metallic
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    Last edited: Feb 27, 2024
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  22. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,324


    What kind of paint ?
  23. Toms Dogs
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 372

    Toms Dogs
    from NJ

  24. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,110


    Man that would make a fantastic removable top ?????
  25. 05snopro440
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,576


    Red Hot Metallic. Not quite maroon but definitely a deep red.
  26. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,703


    Damn those wheels look good!
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  27. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,110


    Good color. Is that a Ford color ?
  29. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 729

    from Missouri

    My vote for Dark Carmine.
    my 32 tudor sedan.jpg
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  30. 05snopro440
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
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