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Stock Paint 73 mach 1
#1
I'll be painting my 73 mach 1 in a few months.  Right now I'm leaning toward 6D Yellow (is this a stock color for 73?).  My other choice would be 6E Mid Bright Yellow.  
thanks
Bob
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#2
Scroll down on the page below. The stock 73 colors are listed.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/misc.php?page=1973

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#3
rjpohl, the yellow used on the 72-73 Mustang is  6E Medium Bright Yellow. 6D is a lighter yellow that was used on the full size Ford and T-Birds and is close to the Springtime Yellow used on the 65-67 Mustangs.
The 6E Medium Bright Yellow is in between the brighter 71 Grabber Yellow and the lighter 6D Ford/T-Bird Yellow. I'm sure whatever color you choose will look good as yellow is another one of those colors that looks great on our cars.  
I know there are many variables when attempting to transmit/print  color chips but the illustration should give you a close ideal of the difference between the two colors.


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Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#4
My bad just had a Mummy look and found my colour code Haha

Shane

Adelaide

73 Mach 1
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#5
thanks for the help guys, I think I'll go with the 6E
Bob
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#6
Could my 73 Grandé have a special order color?
The car has definitely been painted a different yellow than original 6B Light Yellow Gold [Image: 5b3148cb0530147aa7384ef6de5caa04.jpg]

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#7
A special order color would usually have a 6 digit DSO, I believe David (Carolina Mountain) has a black car with a 6 digit DSO due to black not being a stock color in 73. Maybe the tables on the site are missing this color?

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#8
6B is Medium Goldenrod, not shown in the '73 options book. Might have been a special order or an early availability only color. Do you have a Marti report for your car?


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#9
mjseakan, Hemikiller's response is closer to what actually happened.  6B (Light Yellow Gold) is a RPO (regular production option) that was offered from the start of 73 production until it was replaced in 1/73 by 6C Medium Yellow Gold. Although it was also offered on Maverick, Pinto and Thunderbird, it does not show on most printed matter that you can find now.
As Jason stated, if it had been a DSO special order there would have been four digits after the 12, which is the ordering district, Buffalo. The section on your door label where the paint code is listed would also be blank.
   Adding to the confusion is that most of these colors went by two names. There is the Vehicle Division promotional name which named the color when originally designed. Then when the paint is released for service, the Ford Parts Division gets to put their own name on the paint. So 6B Light Yellow Gold becomes Light Goldenrod and 6C Medium Yellow Gold becomes  Medium Goldenrod. And of course Lincoln/Mercury Division got to use the fancy names so as not to be confused with the commoners who drive Fords !    Big Grin

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Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#10
(11-21-2018, 09:52 PM)secluff Wrote: mjseakan, Hemikiller's response is closer to what actually happened.  6B (Light Yellow Gold) is a RPO (regular production option) that was offered from the start of 73 production until it was replaced in 1/73 by 6C Medium Yellow Gold. Although it was also offered on Maverick, Pinto and Thunderbird, it does not show on most printed matter that you can find now.
As Jason stated, if it had been a DSO special order there would have been four digits after the 12, which is the ordering district, Buffalo. The section on your door label where the paint code is listed would also be blank.
   Adding to the confusion is that most of these colors went by two names. There is the Vehicle Division promotional name which named the color when originally designed. Then when the paint is released for service, the Ford Parts Division gets to put their own name on the paint. So 6B Light Yellow Gold becomes Light Goldenrod and 6C Medium Yellow Gold becomes  Medium Goldenrod. And of course Lincoln/Mercury Division got to use the fancy names so as not to be confused with the commoners who drive Fords !    Big Grin

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Steve...that 6B Light Yellow Gold sure looks a lot like my 6F Gold Glow?


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Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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