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Where is the paint code stamped on an FJ40?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Flash1034, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Flash1034

    Flash1034

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    Ive got a 72 thats dark green and appears to be original. How do I tell what color code of green it's painted?

    Thanks,

    Flash
     
  2. Pighead

    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ SILVER Star

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    Where is the paint code stamped?
    It's not.
     
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    Passenger Side Firewall ID Plate

    Passenger Side Firewall ID Plate. i.e. 464 = Beige

    Cruiser Color Codes
     
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    trim tag. 532 = mustard yellow
     
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    Australian-market forties got the colour code on the firewall-mounted VIN plate:

    VIN.jpg

    My colour is "Sky Blue" which has the Toyota paint code "854".
    VIN.jpg
     
  6. Pighead

    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ SILVER Star

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    My 1974 tag doesn't have any of that information. So I'm thinking '72 wouldn't have it either....
     
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    A '70 sure doesn't have it, though I wish it did.
     
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    My 72 doesn't either
    Just door strike and displacement and vin
    nothing on sill plate either
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    Color codes weren't stamped on the VIN tag until the later years. Not sure exactly when it started.
     
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    At least 78 (mine is late 78)+ had the paint code on the VIN plate. 82 also had color and trim
     
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    My '78 has it on the firewall vin plate. Code 309, Freeborn Red. On '76-77 it would appear on the inside of the passenger fender under the hood of course.
     
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    You know, this is a blessing in disguise, folks. You can repaint the rig any factory color for that particular year that you prefer, and there's no paint code to remind you it's not the original paint!
     
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    Unless you still have the widow sticker from new :)
     
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    An inconvenient truth easily hidden from prying eyes:poof:
     
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