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Old 01-08-2017, 12:16 AM
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'49 F1 Original Color

Hello,

This is my first post here. Seems like a great source of info. Hope I will be able to contribute as I learn more about these trucks.

I have a '49 F1 with build code 3 2B 229 stamped into the firewall.

Would 3 be the paint code? Black possibly?

The assembly branch is stamped ATL. I'm not sure if the same paint codes were used at all assembly plants.

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I found this on the interwebs, do you see any codes like these?

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:36 PM
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Thanks. I haven't found those type of codes anywhere on the truck.

From reading here and elsewhere, I think the firewall stamping contains a code for the original color, build date, and some plant specific numbering. 3 2B 229 is what I have. The 3 in my stamp seems to be the color code. The 2B means February 2 build date. B for February and 2 for the day.

If this is correct, I would like to know the color represented by the number 3.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:56 PM
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Thank you, Tim. I admire your dedication to these trucks and the work you've put into deciphering Ford's numbering system.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:10 PM
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I should make clear for anyone else interested that we concluded the 3 stamped into my firewall means the truck was originally painted Black.
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You're welcome - we're happy to share what we've learned over the years. The records were burned by Ford so it's been a long process.

I saw you asked about paint codes in general - yes almost all plants used the same codes, but they changed several times. '50 was a new series and it changed at some plants again in 51/52 from numbers to letters, etc. Makes it interesting!

Someday I'll try to put all the codes together that I have and post it here....
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:54 PM
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'49 F1 Original Color

That is interesting. Do you know why Ford burned the records?

During my search I did find a list posted by 52Merc matching letters to colors for '51 models. Didn't help with my '49 though.

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According to the tag decode section of the Ford Chassis Parts manual, your color choices for 1951 were;

Black, code A
Sheridan Blue, code B
Alpine Blue, code D
Sea Island Green, code G
Silvertone Grey, code H
Meadow Green, code M
Vermillion (red), code N
Prime, code P
Special Paint, code SS

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:18 PM
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