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Offline 59califun

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Missing ID plate?
« on: January 16, 2010, 11:48:29 AM »
Should all '59s have ID plates? Mine doesn't have one and there's no marking to indicate one was removed. I checked the whole engine room, no plate.
How can I find out the correct paint code, upholstery, etc?
Thanks.
Topi Hynynen, North Hollywood, California
WANTED: 1959 Cpe

Offline 59califun

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Topi Hynynen, North Hollywood, California
WANTED: 1959 Cpe

Offline Otto Skorzeny

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  • 1956 Coupe de Ville aka Bismarck
Re: Missing ID plate?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 09:36:52 AM »
Your paint code is 40 - 12.

That means it's a two tone car: 40 = Gotham Gold  12 = Dover White

From the photos it looks like the body is still the original color with nice original paint in the trunk to match later on. Someone painted over the roof at some time. I think the white would really look good with the gold.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010, 09:40:16 AM by Otto Skorzeny »
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Offline 59califun

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Re: Missing ID plate?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 12:39:19 PM »
Thanks!
 - Any place to get info about "Trim 45" code? What does it mean?
Topi Hynynen, North Hollywood, California
WANTED: 1959 Cpe

Offline Otto Skorzeny

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Re: Missing ID plate?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 02:18:30 PM »
Trim is the interior design scheme.

Someone with a '59 chart will have to give you the trim information.
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Re: Missing ID plate?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 06:05:04 PM »
Trim color "45" is a color called Fawn -- for the leather / cloth interior.

I don't have a color chip so I have no idea what that is.  Somebody with
a Color & Upholstery book could tell you.

Or -- just call Jenkins Interiors and ask them for a sample!!

http://www.411web.com/J/JENKINSRESTOR/

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