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Old 10-25-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default 1958 F100 Paint Code

I have a 1958 F100 pickup with a paint code of "S" on my vin tag. I can't find an S on any paint charts. Any idea what the S code was??? The truck was restored in Red but I have no history on who built the truck. Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1958 F100 Paint Code

If I remember correctly, the "S" stands for "Special ?" and could be any paint color Ford had for that year. I don't know if, by that definition, it would also include Mercury and Lincoln colors.


I have a friend with a 56 Tbird, "S" for paint code, and uses a color that is not a standard color for a 56 Bird. The color was another FOMOCO color
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:51 PM   #3
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If I remember correctly, the "S" stands for "Special ?" and could be any paint color Ford had for that year. I don't know if, by that definition, it would also include Mercury and Lincoln colors.

I have a friend with a 56 Tbird, "S" for paint code, and uses a color that is not a standard color for a 56 Bird. The color was another FOMOCO color
Yes, "S" is the color code letter for Special or Special Order, any other Ford color for that year. Might also be limited to the colors available at the assembly facility where it was built??? The actual color would likely have been noted on the Build Sheet / Invoice.
There was also a color code P, for primer, for painting after delivery.

The original build sheet / invoice records for '58 light trucks likely don't exist so picking an out-of-the-way spot to sand it down to the original paint may be an option, if you really want to know.

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Old 10-26-2020, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks, I suspect it may have been a fleet color for a customer.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:59 AM   #5
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A search of the cab and bed both show that my truck was originally a green that best matches 1958 Mercury color Emerald. So, being that my truck is a plain base model I wonder why it was built with the S code special paint. Probably never answer that but at least I know how it started life.
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