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Paint Codes
« on: April 16, 2002 - 05:47:07 AM »
In my search for a list of paint codes, I've come across several lists, but find this to be the most complete.  Ross maybe we can get this info in the "Option Codes" section ??

1970 Color Chart
CODE      COLOR       DODGE NAME                  PLYMOUTH NAME            
A1      Silver            Platinum Irid            
B3      Blue            Light Blue Metallic            Ice Blue Irid            
B5      Blue            Bright Blue Metallic            Blue Fire Irid            
B7      Blue            Dark Blue Metallic            Jamaica Blue Irid            
C7      Purple            Plum Crazy Metallic            In-Violet Irid            
E5      Red            Bright Red                  Rally Red            
F4      Green            Light Green Metallic            Lime Green Irid            
F8      Green            Dark Green Metallic            Ivy Green Irid            
J5      Green            Sublime                  Limelight            
K2*      Orange            Go-Mango                  Vit C Orange            
K3      Orange            Burnt Orange Irid            
K5      Orange            Dark Burnt Orange Met      Deep Burnt Orange Irid            
L1      Beige            Beige                        Sand Pebble Beige            
P6      Blue            Frosted Teal Irid            
R6      Red            Scorch Red            
T3      Tan            Sahara Tan Irid            
T6      Tan            Dark Tan Metallic            Burnt Tan Irid            
T8      Brown            Walnut Irid            
V2*      Red            Hemi Orange                  Tor-Red Irid            
W1      White            White                        Alpine White            
X9      Black            Black                        Black Velvet            
Y1      Yellow            Banana                        Lemon Twist            
Y2      Yellow            Sun Fire Yellow            
Y3      Yellow            Cream                        Yellow Gold            
Y4      Yellow            Light Gold Metallic            Citron Mist Irid            
Y6*                  Gold                        Citron Gold Irid            
*            Spring 1969 Color also                  
** see chart below for spring of 1970 ONLY colors
1971 Color Chart
CODE      COLOR       DODGE NAME                  PLYMOUTH NAME            
A4      Gray            Winchester Gray Irid            
A8      Gray            Slate Gray Irid            
B2      Blue            Glacial Blue Irid            
B5      Blue            True Blue Irid            
B7      Blue            Evening Blue Irid            
C7      Purple            In-Violet Irid            
C8       Blue            Mood Indigo Irid            
E5      Red            Rally Red            
E7      Red            Burnished Red Irid            
F3      Green            Amber Sherwood Irid            
F7      Green            Sherwood Green Irid            
J4      Green            April Green Irid            
J6*      Green            Green Go                  Sassy-Grass Green            
K6      Brown            Autumn Bronze Irid            
L1      Beige            Sandalwood Beige            
L5       Yellow            Bahama Yellow            
M3**      Red            Panther Pink                  Moulin Rouge            
Q5      Blue            Coral Turquoise Irid            
T2      Tan            Tunisian Tan Irid            
T8      Brown            Tabitian Walnut Irid            
V2      Red            Tor-Red Irid            
W1      White            Spinnaker White            
W3      White            Snow White            
X9      Black            Formal Black            
Y3      Yellow            Curious Yellow            
Y8       Yellow            Gold Leaf Irid            
Y9      Gold            Tawny Gold Irid            
*            Spring 1970 color                   
**            Spring 1970 color ONLY                   
1972 Color Chart
CODE      COLOR       DODGE NAME                  PLYMOUTH NAME      
A4      Gray            Light Gunmetal Met            Winchester Gray Irid            
A9      Gray            Charcoal Irid                  Charcoal Met.      
B1      Blue            Blue Sky                  Blue Sky      
B3      Blue            Basin Street Blue            Basin Street Blue            
B5      Blue            Bright Blue Met.            True Blue Irid            
B7      Blue            Evening Blue Irid            Evening Blue Met.      
E5      Red            Bright Red                  Rallye Red            
E7      Dk. Red                              Burnished Red Met.      
F3      Green            Med. Green Met.            Amber Sherwood Irid            
F7      Green            Dark Green Met.            Sherwood Green Irid            
L4      Beige            Sahara Beige                  Sahara Beige      
Q5      Blue            Coral Turquoise Irid            Coral Turquoise Met.      
T6      Tan            Tan                        Mojave Tan Irid            
T8      Brown            Dark Tan Met.                  Tabitian Walnut Irid            
V2      Red            Hemi-Orange                  Tor-Red Irid            
W1      White            White                        Spinnaker White            
X9      Black            Black                        Formal Black      
Y1      Yellow            Top Banana                  Lemon Twist            
Y2      Yellow            Sun Fire Yellow                  Sunfire Yellow      
Y4      Gold            Gold                        Honeydew      
Y8       Yellow            Gold Met.                  Gold Leaf Irid                  
Y9      Gold            Dark Gold Met.            Tawny Gold Irid            
1973 Color Chart
CODE      COLOR       DODGE NAME                  PLYMOUTH NAME                  
A5      Silver            Dark Silver                  Silver Frost Irid            
B1      Blue            Light Blue                  Blue Sky             
B3      Blue            Super Blue                  Basin Street Blue            
B5      Blue            Bright Blue                  True Blue Irid            
B9      Blue            Regal Blue Irid            
C7      Purple            In-Violet Irid            
E5      Red            Bright Red                  Rally Red            
F1      Green            Pale Green                  Mist Green             
F3      Green            Light Green                  Amber Sherwood Irid            
F8      Green            Dark Green                  Forest Green Irid            
J3*      Green            Meadow Green            
K6      Brown            Autumn Bronze            Autumn Bronze Irid            
L4      Beige            Parchment                  Sahara Beige            
Q5      Blue            Coral Turquoise Irid            
T6      Tan            Mojave Tan Irid            
T8      Brown            Chestnut Irid            
T9      Brown            Dark Chestnut Irid            
W1      White            Eggshell                  Spinnaker White            
X9      Black            Black                         Formal Black            
Y1      Yellow            Top Banana                  Lemon Twist            
Y2      Yellow            Sun Fire Yellow            
Y3      Gold            Honey Gold                  Honey Gold            
Y6      Gold            Golden Haze                  Golden Haze Irid            
Y9      Gold            Dark Gold                  Tahitian Gold Irid            
*      Sping      1972 1/2 color only                  


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Paint Codes
« on: April 16, 2002 - 05:47:07 AM »



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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2002 - 04:48:59 PM »
Nice addition!!!  Its to bad they didnt offer all these colors in one year!!!

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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2002 - 05:55:01 AM »
That list sure looks pretty complete, just a curiousity ?, the paint code for my '70 Charger is FY1 Top Banana. Was that used just for that year's production and the others were coded Y1? Also a side odity was that Dodge called it top banana and Plymouth using the same paint and code called it lemon twist. Other paints were used on both and were called by the same name? I guess it was just one of those pecularities from MOM MOPAR, she had a rough day and just sorta repeated herself.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2002 - 05:57:40 AM »
That list sure looks pretty complete, just a curiousity ?, the paint code for my '70 Charger is FY1 Top Banana. Was that used just for that year's production and the others were coded Y1? Also a side odity was that Dodge called it top banana and Plymouth using the same paint and code called it lemon twist. Other paints were used on both and were called by the same name? I guess it was just one of those pecularities from MOM MOPAR, she had a rough day and just sorta repeated herself.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D There are others that follow that schme of two names too, but I did't realize there were that many.
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2002 - 08:13:41 AM »
I was always under the impression that paint colors were the same for Dodge & Plymouth and they just gave them different names from the maufacturer. Eg. Plum Crazy (Dodge) and In-Violet (Plymouth). I think that Top Banana and Lemon Twist would fall under the same category. I definitely wouldn't ask a 'Cuda owner if his car was Plum Crazy!
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2002 - 08:36:38 AM »
Hey WMiller!  Welcome aboard and hope you stick around and keep posting.  I think you are right about the colors being the same, just different names.  Good point about the Plum Crazy comment!  Never thought of
it before.
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2002 - 09:55:29 PM »
excellent, ive been looking online for a color chart of all the colors..
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2002 - 06:42:29 AM »
The only "Plun Crazy" people are those who drive chebbies and forbes instead of MOPARS!  WELCOME wmiller to the forum, this is one great site, hope you become a regular!

My comment / question about paint codes was (using as an example) is the code FY1 or Top Banana the same as Y1 Banana and/or FY1 and Y1 Lemon Twist. Is this not the same paint, so to speak out of the same can? I understand the Dodge/ Plymouth choice of name differences, but why FY1 vs Y1, was this just a 1970 year thing or what?  I know, your thinking, "What a dumb question".  At any rate, it's a beautiful color for a true muscle car of any MOPAR  breed!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2002 - 08:15:21 AM »
My Dad told me many years ago that there was "no such thing as a dumb question--only dumb answers". I have found that to be true (for the most part). Could it be that the prefix of "F" was used by one manufacturer just to distinguish it from the other manufacturer?
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2002 - 03:18:58 PM »
This is only my second post!  So here goes:  

I own a 1970 Cuda I bought from the original owner 10 years ago and now after completing all the body work, interior, motor, suspension, getting married, three kids and a degree...I am at the point where the only thing my car needs is a paint job.  Luckily my uncle owns a shop and he is an incredible painter.    

The Cuda was built 4/70 and is Sassy Grass Green.  According to the paint supply shops and the first post, that color didn't exist for 1970.  

Everytime I ask for the color they keep trying to give me Sublime....is this considered a good thing?  

I did notice the spring only color asterick for 1970...any thoughts?
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2002 - 06:42:09 PM »
Hi SassyGreen, welcome to the board!  Stick around and keep posting.  Lots of good people here.  I've looked around at a few more lists on the web and have found at the site below a mention of code J6 for Plymouth for SassyGrass Green...same as Green Go for Dodge.  We might need to keep updating this list...

http://www.geocities.com/musclemopars/moparpaintcodes.htm
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2002 - 05:54:15 AM »
??? ??? ??? These paint codes are indeed interesting, actually, puzzling. according to what rev-it-up posted the FY1 that is on my '70 Charger fender tag is a 1971 Dodge color (lemon twist) but on the '70 listing it is Y1
Top Banana. Before everything I saw said Top Banana was a Dodge paint and Lemon Twist was a Plymouth paint. I give up, it's not important, no more questions, no more comments about FY1 !!!  :P :P :P



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1970 Charger 500
1971 Dart Swinger
1972 R/R 440+6 (wanabe)
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2002 - 01:22:15 PM »
WhiteSatin, you're right, this is confusing.  But I think it just depends on the chart you happen to be looking at.  For instance, in the link below, it shows FY1 as Top Banana in 1970 - 1974.  It also shows FC7 as Plum Crazy and in the first list in this post, it shows C7 as Plum Crazy.  I don't think there is any difference in FY1 and Y1 or the colors themselves.  It sure would be nice to have a definative chart though!!  

http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/roadwarriorsden/paintcodes.html
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Re: Paint Codes
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2002 - 05:53:23 AM »
:D Thank you Rev It Up for the link to angelfire and the high impact paint chart, that lays it out pretty simplistic. That will go into my data folder.
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Re: Paint Codes
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