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1973-1979 Ford Truck Exterior Paint Codes

 
Exterior Paints - U.S. Usage
Code Year Name

1

'79 Maroon Metallic
2 '73 Royal Maroon
'74 Pastel Lime
'77-'79 Medium Copper
3 '74 Village Green
'75 Coral
'76-'77 Tan
4 '73 Bright Lime (Explorer)
'74 Samoa Lime
'76-'77 Tan Metallic
(Medium Ginger Glow)
'79 Light Medium Pine
5 '74 Bold Orange
'76-'77 Bright Yellow (1)
'79 Dark Blue Metallic
6 '73 Bright Medium Blue
(Bahama Blue)
'74-'75 Bright Red (Viking Red)
'76-'77 Dark Brown
'78-'79 Bright Yellow (6) (7)
7 '73 Harbor Blue
'74-'75 Bright Yellow Gold Metallic
(Gold Glow)
'76-'77 White
'78 Light Chamois (Tan)
'79 Desert Gold Metallic
(Walnut Glow)
8 '73 Tampico Yellow
'74 Dark Yellow
'75-'76 Dark Yellow Green Metallic
(Hatteras Green Metallic)
'77-'78 Light Blue
'79 Medium Blue Metallic
9 '79 Prime
(Available on all vehicles)
A '73-'79 Raven Black
B '73-'75 Light Blue (Wind Blue)
'76-'79 Dark Jade Metallic
C '73-'74 Pure White
D '74 Fiesta Tan
'75 Ginger Bronze Metallic
(Medium Ginger Glow)
'76-'77 Blue Metallic
'78 Bright Blue Metallic
'79 Medium Vaquero Metallic
Code Year Name
E '73-'75 Medium Blue Metallic
(Brook Blue Metallic)
'76 Jade Metallic
'77 Cream
'79 Maroon (5)
F '74 Mill Valley Green
'75-'76 Dark Ginger Metallic
(Ginger Glow)
'77-'79 Dark Brown Metallic (6)
G '73-'78 Chrome Yellow
H '73 Seapine Green Metallic
'76 Medium Copper
'77-'79 Dark Brown Metallic
I '75-'79 Bright Medium Blue
(Bahama Blue)
J '76-'79 Silver Metallic (6)
K '73-'74 Boxwood Green
'75 Buff (Tan)
(Autumn Tan)
'76-'78 Bright Red
(Castillo Red)
'79 Light Medium Blue
L '76-'77 Chartreuse
'78 Midnite Jade
M '73-'79 Whimbleton White
N '73 Diamond Blue
'74 Ivy Glow
'76-'77 Coral
(Brook Blue Metallic)
'78 Maroon
O '75-'77 Dark Green
'79 Silver Metallic
P '73-'74 Medium Green Metallic
(Scandia Green Metallic)
'75 Vineyard Gold
'76 Light Blue (Bali Blue)
'77-'78 Dark Nectarine Metallic (8)
'79 Coral
Q '73 Light Yellow Green
(Winter Green)
'75 Parrot Orange
'78 Tangerine (4)
Code Year Name
R '73-'76 Medium Ginger Metallic
(Sequoia Brown Metallic)
'77-'79 Light Jade
S '73-'79 Dark Blue Metallic
(Midnight Blue Metallic)
T '73-'79 Candyapple Red
U '73-'74 Medium Lime Metallic
(Limestone Green Metallic)
'75-'76 Light Green (Glen Green)
'78-'79 Cream
(Pastel Sand) (Light Sand)
V '73 Dark Green (Mallard Green)
'74 Indio Beige
'75 Dark Jade Metallic
'76-'78 Silver Metallic
'79 Medium Chestnut Metallic
(Medium Copper Metallic)
W '73 Medium Ginger Bronze Metallic
(Saddle Tan)
'74 Saddle Tan
'75-'76 Medium Ivy Bronze Metallic (2)
X '73 Durango Tan
'74 Grabber Blue (Explorer)
'76-'78 Indio Tan
'79 Chamois
Y '73-'74 Burnt Orange
'75 Medium Green Gold
(Baytree Green)
'76 Yellow Orange (Mecca Gold)
'77-'78 Jade Metallic (Jade Glow)
'79 Medium Golden Sand Metallic
(9)
Z '75-'77 Copper Metallic
(Hot Ginger Mettalic)
'79 Medium Tan Metallic

(NOTE: Alternate names italicized)

SOURCES:
- 1973-1979 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog - Oct. 1979
- Ford's 'Truck Exterior Color Selections' or 'Light Truck Colors' brochures for each individual year
(1) Ford's 1976 'Truck Exterior Color Selections' brochure shows this code as 'Harness Tan'.
(2) Ford's 1976 'Truck Exterior Color Selections' brochure shows this code as 'Medium Glow Green'.
(4) San Jose plant only
(5) Oakville plant only
(6) Ford's 1978 'Light Truck Colors' brochure shows this code as 'San Jose plant only'.
(7) Ford's 1979 'Light Truck Colors' brochure shows this code as 'Lorain plant only'.
(8) Ford's 1978 'Light Truck Colors' brochure shows this code as 'Cinnamon Glow'.
(9) Ford's 1978 'Light Truck Colors' brochure shows this code as 'Jade Glow'.

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