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by Tim Lederman
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1947-1955 Chevrolet Advance-Design Trucks
Exterior, Interior, and Trim Colors

The table below contains information on PPG (Ditzler) and DUPONT paint codes for Advance-Design Chevrolet Trucks. There are also links to paint chips for most of these colors (click the year column-header). If you have any of the many missing PPG or DUPONT codes, please send them to me (with reference to where you found the codes). Your name and a "thank you" will be included at the bottom of this Tech Tip.

RPO
PPG
DUP
refers to Regular Production Option code for the color
refers to PPG (originally Ditzler) paint color code
refers to DUPONT paint color code

In the year column-headers, the year links to paint chips and beneath the year is a link to the GM truck specifications manual (if available)

COLOR NAME
chips
specs ›

1947
specs
1948
specs
1949
specs
1950
specs
1951
specs
1952
specs
1953
specs
1954
specs
1955
specs
Sun Beige RPO
PPG
DUP
234K
20420
93-61083
234-K
20420
93-61083
234-K
20420
 61083
234-K
20420
61083
234-K
20420
67083
234-K
20420
61083
     
Jet Black RPO
PPG
DUP
234D
91001
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
234D
9100
93-005
Mariner Blue RPO
PPG
DUP
234G
10419
93-632032
234G
10419
93-63203
2324G
10419
93-63203
234G
10419
93-63203
234G
10419
93-63203
234G
10419
93-63203
     
Mariner Blue RPO
PPG
DUP
            234G
10984
93-63203
234G
10984
93-63203
234G
10984
93-63203
Transport Blue RPO
PPG
DUP
            234P
0109833
93-72003H
234P
10983
93-72003H
234P
10983
93-72003H
Windsor Blue RPO
PPG
DUP
234H
10418
93-63225
234H
10418
93-63225
234H
10418
93-63225
234H
10418
93-63225
234H
10418
93-63225
234H
10418
93-63225
     
Autumn Brown RPO
PPG
DUP
            234S
209424
93-72006
234S
20942
93-72006
234S
20942
93-72006
Coppertone RPO
PPG
DUP
            234R
209415
93-72005
234R
20941
93-72005
234R
20941
93-72005
COLOR NAME
chips
1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Cream Medium RPO
PPG
DUP
234L
801896
95-530
234L
80189
95-530
234L
80189
95-530
234L
80189
95-530
234L
80189
95-530
234L
80189
95-530
234L
80189
93-530
234L
80189
93-530
234L
80189
93-530
Channel12 Green RPO
PPG
DUP
standard12
??
93-20952
standard12
??
93-20952
standard12
??
93-20952
           
Fathom12 Green RPO
PPG
DUP
standard12
??
93-20953
standard12
??
93-20953
standard12
??
93-20953
           
Forester Green RPO
PPG
DUP
standard
40519
62006
standard
40519
62006
standard
40519
62006
standard
40519
62006
standard
40519
62006
standard
40519
62006
     
Juniper Green RPO
PPG
DUP
            standard
41374
93-72001
standard
41374
93-72001
standard
41374
93-72001
Ocean Green RPO
PPG
DUP
            234N
413758
93-72002G
234N
41375
93-72002H
234N
41375
93-72002H
Seacrest Green RPO
PPG
DUP
234J
40522
93-62201
234J
40522
93-62201
234J
40522
93-62201
234J
40522
93-62201
234J
40522
93-62201
234J
40522
93-62201
     
Cape Maroon RPO
PPG
DUP
234F
50113
64539-M
234F
50113
64539-M
234F
50113
64539-M
234F
50113
64539-M
234F
50113
64539-M
234F
50113
64539-M
     
Burgundy Maroon RPO
PPG
DUP
            234Q
50350
93-72004M
   
COLOR NAME
chips
1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Omaha Orange RPO
PPG
DUP
234E
600019
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
234E
60001
93-082
Swift's Red RPO
PPG
DUP
234A
70073
93-1863R
234A
70073
93-1863R
234A
70073
93-1863R
234A
70073
93-1863R
234A
70073
93-1863R
234A
70073
93-1863R
     
Commercial Red RPO
PPG
DUP
               234A
7043010
93-1863R
234A
70430
93-1863H
234A
70430
93-1863H
(Pure) White RPO
PPG
DUP
234C
8080
93-21667
234C
8080
93-21667
234C
8080
93-21667
234C
8080
93-21667
234C
8080
93-21667
234C
8080
93-21667
234T
8080
93-21667
234T
8080
93-21667
234T
8080
93-21667
Shell White RPO
PPG
DUP
             
90379
93-72007

90379
93-72007
Bombay Ivory RPO
PPG
DUP
              438/439
80756?
 93-72961
438/439
80756?
 93-72961
Armour Yellow RPO
PPG
DUP
234B
80089
93-3421
234B
80089
93-3421
234B
80089
93-3421
234B
80089
93-3421
234B
80089
93-3421
234B
80089
93-3421
     
Yukon Yellow RPO
PPG
DUP
            234M
80028
93-6578
234M
80028
93-6578
234M
80028
93-6578

The colors below are mostly for interior cap/cab, and interior and exterior trim
COLOR NAME
chips
1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Thistle Gray
radiator grill inner-bars & hub caps
PPG
DUP
          3087311
93-70397
3087311
93-70397
3087311
93-70397
 
Onyx Black
radiator grill inner-bars
PPG
DUP
                ??
93-005
Pure White
radiator grill inner bars on Pure White body color and chrome grills
PPG
DUP
    ??
93-21667
        8080
93-21667
 
Aluminum
radiator grill inner-bars for Commercial Red
PPG
DUP
              33731
181-23994
 
Waldorf White
Chevrolet on grill header bar and instrument panel
PPG
DUP
    ??
93-7105
        ??
93-7105
 
Waldorf White
radiator grill inner bar
PPG
DUP
    ??
93-7105
           
Gray
mast jacket, gear shift on Panel and Suburban
PPG
DUP
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
31089
93-70811
   
Black
mast jacket, gear shift all models 54/55
PPG
DUP
              9100
93-005
9100
93-005
Anvil Gray
painted-bumper facing
PPG
DUP
        32983
93-55322
32983
93-55322
32983
93-55322
32933
93-55322
 
Engine Gray (235) PPG
DUP
              34560
??
34560
??
COLOR NAME
chips
1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Medium Tan Metalli-Chrome
instrument panel on all but Suburban
and Panel (also GMC)
PPG
DUP

260-55257


260-55257

260-55257

260-55257

260-55257

260-55257
     

Dark Tan Metalli-Chrome
instrument panel on all but Suburban
and panel (also GMC)

PPG
DUP

260-55265

260-55265

260-55265

260-55265

260-55265

260-55265
     
Sheen Gray Poly - PPG
Sheen Gray Metallic - Dupont

instrument panel on all but Suburban
(also GMC)
PPG
DUP
            3110413
202-81407
   
Pecan Brown
(Suburban & GMC) instrument panel, trim panels, and end gate
PPG
DUP
    20930
793-0552
20930
793-0552
20930
793-0552
20930
793-0552
20930
793-0552
   
Wicker Brown
(Suburban & GMC) garnish and panel mouldings, seat frames, and caps
PPG
DUP
    20947
93-55045
20947
93-55045
20947
93-55045
20947
93-55045 
20947
93-55045
   
Pearl Beige
standard interior cap (cab)
PPG
DUP
                     21122
93-72389
21122
93-72389
Pearl Beige
standard panel, and load compartment panel, canopy express, and suburban
PPG
DUP
                21122
93-72389
Pulsar Gray
deluxe interior cap (cab) and Suburban
PPG
DUP
              ??
93-72130
??
93-72130
Maroon
(Suburban only) garnish mouldings, side-trim
and seat frames
PPG
DUP
              ??
93-72128H
??
93-72128H
Brown
garnish mouldings - standard cabs
PPG
DUP
              ??
93-72129
??
93-72129

Notes:
1 Now PPG 9100 ( and maybe 9000)
2 DUPONT does not show two codes for the different Advance-Design Mariner Blue colors (but the colors should be different)
3 Now DUPONT 13903
4 Now PPG 24735
5 Supposedly, a PPG code is no longer available
6 Earlier codes were PPG 82142 and PPG 82167
7 An earlier code was PPG 43845
8 Now PPG 44621
9 An earler code was PPG 60156
10 Supposedly, a PPG code is no longer available
11 Now PPG 32669
12 Standard Colors (two-tone) on Carryall Suburban; Fathom Green - Upper, and Channel Green - Lower
13 Now PPG 27467; some 1953 cabs might have been painted with the 47-52 interior color
14 CHEVROLET SERVICE NEWS, August, 1951 (vol 23; number 8), page 4: " The interior trim enamel used on the truck instrument panel and garnish moldings is Forbes No. 4466 Monotone Hi-Sheen Enamel. This enamel is made by tthe Forbes Finishes Division of Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Cleveland, Ohio, and may be obtained from your nearest dealer." It is not clear what year(s) besides 1951, if any others, this refers.

If you have any of the many missing PPG or DUPONT codes, please send them to me (with reference to where you found the codes).
Your name and a "thank you" will be included at the bottom of this Tech Tip.

 


 

Body Stripe (one stripe in the beltline) & Wheel Stripe (2 or 3 stripes) Colors

Stripe Color Exterior Color Year   Paint Code for
Stripe Color
Cream Medium Fathom Green
Forester Green
Mariner Blue
Windsor Blue
Seacrest Green
Juniper Green
Transport Blue
47-49
47-52
47-54
47-52
47-52
53-54
53-54
PPG
DUP
80189
93-530
Argent Silver Swift's Red
Commercial Red
Jet Black
47-52
53-55
47-55
PPG
DUP
??
165-5642
Black
Jet Black
Amour Yellow
Omaha Orange
Cream Medium
Yukon Yellow
Ocean Green
Pure White
47-52
47-55
47-54
53-55
53-54
55
PPG
DUP
9100
93-005
Emerald Green White 47-52 PPG
DUP
??
93-2537
Stripe Color Exterior Color Year   Paint Code for
Stripe Color
Gold Bronze Cape Maroon 47-52 PPG
DUP
??
SM-1530AA
Totem Scarlet Sun Beige 47-52 PPG
DUP
??
93-2767
Shell White Coppertone
Autumn Brown
53-54
53-54
PPG
DUP
90379
93-72007
Gold Bronze Burgundy Maroon 53 PPG
DUP
??
SM-61A
Juniper Green Pure White 53-55 PPG
DUP
41374
93-72001
Bombay Ivory Juniper Green
Mariner Blue
Ocean Green
Transport Blue
Coppertone
Autumn Brown
55 PPG
DUP
80756?
 93-72961

1954 exterior colors and stripes together (colors are distorted by html and aged chips)

If you have any of the many missing PPG or DUPONT codes, please send them to me (with reference to where you found the codes).
Your name and a "thank you" will be included at the bottom of this Tech Tip.

 


 

PPG has an excellent Color Library that most PPG jobbers do not know about (PPG Automotive Refinish, Customer Support Center, CSC). The color library can tell you if the original color is still available or, if it is not, they will usually have an "offset" number for a matching color.   DUPONT does not provide this service .

The PPG Color Library can usually provide matches if you have Year, Model, Name of Color (sometimes they can tell you the colors that were available); but, it helps to have the PPG/Ditzler color code/number (in the table above). They do not have a way of showing you the colors.

440-572-6100 PPG Color Library - had all the paint codes that I needed for a 1954 restoration (new number Apr '07: 1-800-647-6050).
440-572-6111 PPG Tech Services Refinish (gave me the phone number for the Color Library).
440-572-6871 FAX number for the PPG Color Library (they will fax you modern color off-sets and formulas).  Maybe they are now able to send this information via email?

 


Copyright © 2006-8, Tim Lederman
lederman@siena.edu
www.1954Advance-Design.com

 

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v. August 2006


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