Paint color

Queries about model and year identification, engine and vehicle numbers, etc.
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Jgeer127
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Paint color

Post by Jgeer127 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi. I just purchased a 46 custom super clipper that needs everything. Where can I find the paint color tag? Or is there one.

Thanks, john

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Re: Paint color

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Welcome!

Paint code didn't begin to appear on the vehicle number plate until late 1948, and build slips or other factory documentation that would have that information is for the most part nonexistent for vehicles prior to 22nd series. Your best bet is to carefully examine the car for traces of the original paint that were not overpainted in any subsequent paint work.

Jgeer127
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Re: Paint color

Post by Jgeer127 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:51 pm

Thank you. I can see a lot of the original black paint now.

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