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    I saw an Arvoe add that said they had that color....I just don't like Arvoe paint.... I e-mailed Mark at Rapco and he asked for my phone number so he could call me and he never did.... If I could find something GI that was that color I would take it to my auto paint store and have it color matched.

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    Mark will call you if you remind him enough Joe. Actually, Mark is real close to Shepard AFB and just might have a few old USAF trucks in his collection.
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    My brother and I have an old 1972 USAF Dodge deicing bucket truck that looks to be an exact match for the 34102 color. It was originally "flight line" yellow, then OD, now it looks to be a CARC color very close to 34102. I've got a picture on my album link below.... BTW if anybody out there knows how to tell where these trucks may have been stationed I sure would like to know the history on this old truck... thanks!

    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/album.php?u=6183
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    1972 USAF Dodge T80 Deicing Bucket Truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattieleather View Post
    Does anyone have a USAF M880 serries truck in original paint? Can you post a pic for me?

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    You may have solved this already.... I have a 1985 USAF Dodge crew cab with OEM paint. I am restoring it now and researching the correct color. If it's any help the body tag on my truck shows the following.

    APA (standard paint code) 7884 (supposed to be the color) Q99 ( secondary color)

    None of this has helped me at all. 7884 does not show as a Dodge paint color anywhere I have searched.

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    That would be Strata Blue used by th USAF since 1950 on vehicles that wer'nt Tactical.

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    I wish it was that easy.... my truck came from Dodge and is still, and always was green.

    U.S.A.F. clearly visible on the doors, and a runway light signal guide on the dash.

    Hence my difficulty finding the OEM Green paint color. I have the truck completely tore apart doing a frame up restoration, nothing was ever Blue.


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    Waaaaaaay late to the posting I know, but any luck on the project? Im finally trying to get around to working on my 72 d200 USAF truck out of Arizona. I will try starting a thread later and post some pics of the truck and tags/plates in the truck maybe something can help if you still need it.

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    Guys your making it much too hard. Airforce bought two types of trucks Tactical purchased thru the Army contracts ( these were frequently drawn from delivered Army stocks), Tactical purchased thru Air Force alone Bottom line is the Army alone were delivered in Army paint colors We just reconfigured door paint to say USAF , Those purchased Air Force alone came with Air Force defined colors , YES we had the whole line of Cucv , yes some were painted ARMY , yes SOME were painted AIR FORCE scheme, remember they were secondary to aircraft, our primary focus , Our tactical trucks if in an Army environment were painted ARMY scheme to blend in , if they were not used in conjunction with the Army they were in the Air Force Scheme GLCM trucks are a prime example Army didn't have GLICM , hence no scheme , although the trucks were basicly the same . We used different paint depending on our locations, Over seas in Europe most were European 1 paints , MOST AMERICAN PAINTS WERENT ALLOWED TO BE SPRAYED IN GERMANY, so we used Dutch or German paints, In England WHEN THE EUROPEAN UNION TOOK OVER WE HAD TO CHANGE PAINT TYPES AGAIN TO MEET THE EU/GERMAN PAINT RULES/. motorpools mostly had there own paint booths, but some bases used the aircraft paint shops as well and yet others had them painted down town !!! SO TO BE HONEST THE COLORS ARE CALLED OUT IN THE TRUCK TM/TO BUT THERE WAS TONS OF VARIBILITY REALITY IS THEY WERE SELDOM THE SAME SHADES FROM TRUCK TO TRUCK FROM BASE TO BASE, in the states Strata Blue was the bible for years. yo add comfusion , most nontactical trucks are now WHITE and marked for GSA , not even USAF i
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    Just to add a data point here,

    The Chevrolet Strata Blue paint code was 39U (PRIMARY COLOR, EXTERIOR, DK ADRIATIC BLUE MET (94)) in 2001 as found on the RPO code label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitter636 View Post
    Waaaaaaay late to the posting I know, but any luck on the project? I’m finally trying to get around to working on my 72 d200 USAF truck out of Arizona. I will try starting a thread later and post some pics of the truck and tags/plates in the truck maybe something can help if you still need it.
    Well, the project is still very stalled and a long way from being close to complete or even in paint. I decided I'm not going to do USAF OD on the truck but 3 color Nato Camo. As time has gone on my ideas for the project have changed or morphed. Thanks.

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