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Paint codes

Post by thebear54 » 14 Aug 2012 12:08 pm

Hi All....

Paint codes ??

Does anyone have a list of paint colors?
I am looking for 1978 343 Silver
Also 1982 343 Wheat

Cheers,
John
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Re: Paint codes

Post by macplaxton » 14 Aug 2012 02:08 pm

Start with looking at the chassis plate... :wink:

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DSCF2035 by macplaxton, on Flickr

Right-hand side:

First number = Market Code 15 - UK - (and Ireland too oddly enough as the Diesel has a 15 stamped there too)
Second number = Paint code 042-5
Third number = Trim code 6272

If Bob's is light wheat, then it should be 145 something.

I can't be bothered to take a picture of the BB chassis plate, the paint code is bottom right in the "service" box as mine has 019-5 there and that's Black.

The rest you can find with Google... :roll:
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

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Re: Paint codes

Post by theo2468 » 14 Aug 2012 06:02 pm

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A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
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Re: Paint codes

Post by MCHUDD » 15 Aug 2012 02:02 pm

Hi John. My bannana has paint called Volvo light wheat.
I will get you the correct code.
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Re: Paint codes

Post by MCHUDD » 15 Aug 2012 02:33 pm

Hi John.
The Volvo light wheat paint code is
145-6
Hope this helps.
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Re: Paint codes

Post by volvomania » 16 Aug 2012 08:15 am

thebear54 wrote:Hi All....

Paint codes ??

Does anyone have a list of paint colors?
I am looking for 1978 343 Silver
Also 1982 343 Wheat

Cheers,
John
I researched them a few years back for a publication of the Belgian Volvo club.
Especially the early ones, '76-'78, proved difficult to find out.
1978 343 Silver is code 130
1982 343 Wheat is code 145

The number after the dash indicates the paint manufacturer.
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Re: Paint codes

Post by thebear54 » 17 Aug 2012 10:08 am

Cheers Guys....

The info is much appreciated.
I don't know when "EFY" (wheat) will get a new coat but I will need the Silver for "MARILYN" sooner. :wink: :wink:

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Re: Paint codes

Post by mac » 17 Aug 2012 10:32 am

Try this link, should give you what you need.

http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/paint_colour_codes.shtml

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Re: Paint codes

Post by thebear54 » 15 Sep 2012 12:26 am

@ MAC....

Thank you so much for the Volvo color code book you presented to the DCA Museum Archive Library.
It certainly will come in handy when we re-spray EFY and MARILYN. :D :D

John
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