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1940 Cowl Tag decode

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I have a 1940 Pontiac model 2511 and am trying to get the correct paint for this car.

The cowl tag denotes a paint code of 90 - D and a trim code of 91 - K.

Can anyone help me to decode these numbers so I can get the correct paint color for this car.

Thank you

Mark

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Mark,

The 90D paint code is a two-tone job, Renfrew Gray Metallic upper and Glacier Blue Metallic lower. The wheels should be Glacier Blue Metallic with a white stripe. The trim code 91 for a series 25 car calls for Tan Plush (Mohair) upholstery.

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Pete,

Thanks so much for this info. This is what I suspected. The car had been repainted so I was not sure about the 2-Tone. The wheels (under the current blue paint) do have 3 stripes - 2 thin and a thick in the middle.

Now all I need to do is find a paint supplier that can mix this paint.

Another question: Can you provide information on the steering column color?

Thanks again.

Mark

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Mark,

The steering column and gearshift lever should be Sandalwood Beige, the Dupont color number in 1940 was 202-52874. The instument panel radio delete plate, or radio control finish plate, plus the clock medallion and clock are paint number 246-6018. I don't have a color name for this paint.

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You guys are awesome. Thanks very much for the info. I am really looking forward to getting my car back to as original as I can. It is/was far from perfect but I am making good progress.

Thanks again

Mark

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