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Hot Rods Help me narrow it down, I am looking for a factory color

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Roothawg
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    My nephew is trying to pick out a color for his pickup we are building. You can see the build thread here.
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-okie-apache-thread-a-boy-and-his-truck.1109227/

    Anyway, he gives me examples of colors he likes, but it's always crap like a garbage truck or a Miller welder etc. I need a code.

    I am looking for a solid, non-metallic, medium blue. I am hoping to find a factory color. I showed him the new Toyota TRD blue, but that was too light. The 1965 Chevy C10 color is too light.

    Anyone know of a good color I can use for a reference to show him. I need to buy paint and really don't wanna hafta haul my welder to town to color match.

    Thanks
     
  2. AngleDrive
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    1954 GM commercial Overland Blue
     
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  3. Moriarity
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    take your nephew to the paint store and look at the chips in the fleet colors book....
     
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  5. Roothawg
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    I have a stack of mid 90's color chips. He has gone through them and the only thing we ended up with was a speciality chart by Dupont from the 90's called "hot licks". I doubt they have a crossable number.

    That's probably where will end up though Mark.
     
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  6. squirrel
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    take a panel off the welder, go to the paint shop, let them take a picture of it, then see what the computer matches it to
     
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  7. Mr48chev
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    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Voodoo Blue is probably as close as you can get to what it seems you are looking for. voodoo blue 07 FJ (2).jpg
     
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  8. Roothawg
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    Nice! HE says that's it. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
    Color code is 8T6 for future reference. I love the HAMB!
     
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  10. low budget
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    Looks close to a Grabber blue
     
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  11. DIYGUY
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    9C65B831-8344-4EA0-8CB0-1EF850F309C3.jpeg This? Pageant blue 77 mg midget
     
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  12. A Boner
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    image.png Mustang Grabber Blue.
     
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  13. cabriolethiboy
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    1974 14141718_10208446447813387_1231549209871956632_n.jpg Opal signal blue
     
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  14. cabriolethiboy
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    Another one I looked at was Mazda Impulse Blue from the 70's.
     
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  15. texasred
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    Harley Electric Blue
     
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