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odday13
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posted 03-18-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for odday13   Click Here to Email odday13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am about to get my '65 coupe painted and I was looking for some advice. It is currently ivy green and I will either keep it or switch to a red. I was wondering how I can make sure the painter gets the original paint color, either the same green or poppy red. Do they still sell this paint and if so where can I get the codes to these colors. Thanks.

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kcode
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posted 03-18-2002 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your driver door data plate is still intact, the original color code will be listed on the plate. Take that code to your painter or paint shop and they will match it up to the manufacturers chart for a reasonably close match. Most of the time.

Mike

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-19-2002 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Odday,
Which color of Ivy Green are you asking about? There are two different colors of Ivy offered in 1965. The first is Medium Ivy Gold Metallic which is a paint code of "C" or there is Dark Ivy Green Metallic whick is a paint code of "R". Hope this helps.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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maxo
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posted 03-19-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxo   Click Here to Email maxo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you might be open for an alternative green I would highly recomend 2000 Ford Woodland green, just had my 65 done, it is an awesome color. You can see it on Ford trucks. It looks very close to the Dark Ivy Green but with a twist...

maxo

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65 coupe 289 - thinks it's a cobra

www.angelfire.com/retro/green65mustang/

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odday13
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posted 03-19-2002 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for odday13   Click Here to Email odday13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies. I have the K coded ivy green, will paint stores have this or do I need to get a paint chip to try and match this color.

Thanks for the tip on the truck green, do you have any better pictures than on your website?? I think I want to keep it orginal though but I will see. I have decided to stick with the green instead of changing the color.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-19-2002 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
odday, just give the paint guy your paint code and he'll mix your color for you. Hopefully they still have '65 in the computer. Last summer when I had some mixed, the PPG dealer said his program only went back to '70. Don't worry, though, a good guy can get you any color you want.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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mellowyellow
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posted 03-19-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, they can. The Du Pont dealer has a machine that breaks down the code and issues a formula. It' similar to the paint deal at Home Depot

I gotta agree with Maxo about the 2000/1 green. It's sharp! and it's not that far from orig. I think it's sharper.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-19-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odday13:
...I have the K coded ivy green...

So do I!!! It should be more of a metalic silver/grey with some green hue, pretty far off of Ivy Green, which is far deeper green. I've heard it called 'Silversmoke Grey', I like the sound of that. Mine is getting painted as I post, as a matter of fact.

Now I can say I've got a 'K' code '65

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odday13
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posted 03-19-2002 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for odday13   Click Here to Email odday13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is exciting. Please post pictures as to help me make my mind on which green, are you getting clear coat?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-20-2002 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, definately clearcoated. I just took it in on Tuesday, they'll have it probably until this time next week so I'll shoot some pics when she comes home.

That color is beautiful, really. '65 and '66 Fords are the only years I've ever seen the color on, so it's got a 'unique' quality as well

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-20-2002 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Odday,
Go to the members photos section here on M&M and take a look at "Dave & Terri Gibson's" '65 Fastback. It is the "R" code Dark Ivy Green Metallic. It's awesome.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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project69
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posted 03-20-2002 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a site that has factory paint chips and color codes for Mustangs. It will give you general idea of the color.

http://www.metromustang.com/FordExterior/Paint.html

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