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308 Paint Code Located Where?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by 308tr6, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. 308tr6

    308tr6 Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    On a 79 308 GTS, what number specifies the original paint code and where is it? I went to a local PPG dealer and they didn't have the charts for cars pre-1980.

    Buried in my other post I had also asked about info relating to numbers of cars painted various colors, so will ask again here. Any production numbers of various colored 308s? I had heard that something like 80% were red, but obviously interested in the non-red examples. Thanks.
     
  2. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    Check your OM -- Section 1, Sub-section "Identification Data" should show the paint label location. (Although since you're asking yours must be missing since IME they are put in an obvious location -- on my ex-'78 it was on the underside of the engine cover about in the middle.)
     
  3. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    A bad pic, but Steve is correct on it's location...
     
  4. 308tr6

    308tr6 Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Well, actually I have no reason to believe mine is missing, it is just that I am about 1200 miles from my car right now, and I was going to have my brother go to my shop and look for me, but I don't know where to tell him to look - my manual is also in the car.
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    That's the correct location, although my PO saved his in the paperwork in the owner's manual.
     
  6. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    shouldn't there be a decal inside the rear deck lid with the paint code?
     
  7. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Yes, that's the older Glidden sticker shown, like on my '77.

    Newer cars are Glassurit, IIRC. Somebody on the old site had those labels.
     

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