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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Decoding/Numbers => Topic started by: 3Zs on November 03, 2005, 02:45:30 AM

Title: 1001HA paint code
Post by: 3Zs on November 03, 2005, 02:45:30 AM
Would this paint code on my '68 Z/28 trim tag indicate stripe delete?
Title: Re: 1001HA paint code
Post by: KurtS on November 03, 2005, 06:09:15 AM
I take it that code is actually on some documentation and not on the trim tag.
It means special instruction paint, which could be stripe delete or special color.
Was there a cost listed for 1001HA?
Title: Re: 1001HA paint code
Post by: 3Zs on November 03, 2005, 01:01:27 PM
You're right, my mind was wandering when I was posting the question last night.  The trim tag has - - in place of the paint code.  The "1001HA" is on a GM of Canada certificate I obtained with the car, so no price quoted.  The car was painted black in the mid 1990's with white stripes, which would not have been available by the time the car was built - 4th week of March, 1968.  Tuxedo Black was dropped in January of 1968, right?
Title: Re: 1001HA paint code
Post by: Rich on November 03, 2005, 10:13:48 PM
Yes - black was dropped as standard color at end of calendar year 67.
Title: Re: 1001HA paint code
Post by: Z71 on November 03, 2005, 10:37:47 PM

The "1001HA" is the pricing code for the special paint. The charges for a solid color special paint would vary from no charge (1001AA) to $125.00 (1001HA).

The paint color code would be something like this )example only)   926-99568
The "926" denotes that the color is a non-metallic and the "99568" is the mixing formula
Paint Code Prefix’s
766   DuPont Non-metallic Wheel Enamel   
767   DuPont metallic Wheel Enamel
926    Non-metallic body color

The pricing for "Special Paint" was based on if the color was a current production color on another Chevy model, the number of vehicles ordered and if the account was a "Fleet Account". We would also have the ability to, at our discretion change the paint pricing on an order, if we felt that it was justified.

As for the paint, Dupont would send an ample amount to both the Fisher Body facility and to the corresponding Chevrolet plant. All of this paint was "factory package" direct from Dupont, so color matching wouldn't be a problem.

Also, on all special paint orders, a quart of paint would be shipped in the glove box of the car, so that the dealer could do any touch-up, if needed. A note would accompany this quart of paint, recommending that the owner write down the paint number inside their owner’s manual for future reference.

Jim Mattison