Hello

There is a very large class of people that own 65/66 Mustangs that, as far as I can tell, anyway, have been, for the most part, ignored entirely. They don't really want that 100 pt. show car that is so nice and was soooo expensive that they're afraid to drive it, they also don't want to make their car capable of achieving warp factor three. They just want this car that they dearly love to be able to cruise around smoothly and reliably, without having it dump them out on the side of the road or have it start making weird noises or belching out big clouds of funky-smelling smoke. And I think, truth be told, that this is by far the largest class of Mustang owners. They take their car to some technician when what they actually need is a mechanic, and this, frequently, does not work out very well at all for the owner. They don't want to re-engineer the entire car, they just want someone to fix what broke. These are the people that I am trying help out with this blog. Some problems require a little bit of back and forth, as in, "Try this." "I tried that and it didn't change anything."
" Oh. well, you probably need to try that." " I tried that and it helped, but it still isn't quite right." "Now you need to try this...." If you go to http://www.allfordmustangs.com/ and then go to the classics forums, you will be able to do that with a pretty hefty gathering of some very knowledgeable people that also happen to be very friendly. None of that ridiculous one-upmanship, no flaming or abuse, none of that stuff. Just good, solid advice from people that know what they are talking about.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Paint codes for 1965 qnd 1966 Mustang

These are the PPG paint codes for the colors Ford used on the 1965 Mustangs.
A
Raven Black
9000,9300

C
Honey Gold
22581

D
Dynasty Green
12853

F
Arcadian Blue
12854

H
Caspian Blue
12547

I
Champagne Beige
22436

J
Rangoon Red
71243

K
Silversmoke Gray
32377

M
Wimbledon White
8378

O
Tropical Turquoise
12852

P
Prairie Bronze
22438

R
Ivy Green
43337

X
Vintage Burgundy
50657

Y
Skylight Blue (64 1/2 only)
12164

3
Poppy Red
60449

5
Twilight Turquoise
12893
7
Phoenician Yellow
81444
discontinued 2/65

8
Springtime Yellow
81510
new color 2/65


And, here are the PPG paint codes Ford used on the 1966 Mustangs.

A
Raven Black
9000,9300

F
Arcadian Blue
12854

H
Sahara Beige
22528

K
Nightmist Blue
13076

M
Wimbledon White
8378

P
Antique Bronze
22603

R
Ivy Green
43408

T
Candyapple Red
71528

U
Tahoe Turquoise
12745

V
Emberglo
22610

X
Vintage Burgundy
50669

Y
Silver Blue
13045

Z
Sauterne Gold
43433

4
Silver Frost
32520

5
Signal Flare Red
71529

8
Springtime Yellow
81510

G
Sapphire Blue
13075

When the time comes to paint your car and you want to go back to the original color, simply give the PPG guy this number and he can mix up the paint for you. Or, if you prefer some other brand, that guy will be able to cross this number over to their brand and give you the right color.

4 comments:

Jeff Hurren said...

Hi, Thank you so much for the very helpful info. I have a quick question about this: I have recently purchased a 65, but the door tag very clearly says color code "T". Have you heard of these colors crossing over years to some degree?

Veronica said...

It is possible that your car came from the factory painted that color if it was built in mid to late July, but, a simpler explanation would be that your door tag has been replaced and the person that ordered the tag told them that the car was red when it was originally something else.

Jeff Hurren said...

It does say 27U, which seems to correlate to July 1965. The block is non-original, as well as the left fender, so difficult to corroborate it.
Thanks again for the help!

Veronica said...

I suppose it all comes down to how committed you are to finding out what color your car really was originally. Ford painted the car before they sprayed the black in the engine bay, put the front fenders on, and before they sprayed the undercoating in the wheel wells. Underneath the black paint that is below the cowl is the original color of your car. It will also be underneath the undercoating in the upper areas of the front wheel wells.