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Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 09:19AM

I have searched the FAQ page to try to identify the name of the interior color of my 'vert. The seats and top boot are the Off White noted in the screen shot.

I have a '63 Chev Color chart that includes interior colors. It notes an "Ivory" but also that is it a 'vette only color. (Noted as Ditzler 8259)

Car was this color when I bought it 13 years ago. Just trying to avoid having to buy a bunch of custom mixed colors to come close to what I have. Am wanting to tu-tone my steering when when I repaint the dash.


Any help appreciated. tia!

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 09:38AM

Do not really know EMs, but I have never seen that color (beige / ivory?) on an EM interior. Also, believe that on interiors; dash color and interior "match".

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 10:01AM

Also, isn't the original interior color on the Fisher Body Tag?

According to FAQs, LOS cars did not have interior paint codes.

From FAQs: Interior colors: Blue, Aqua, Fawn, Red, Black, Saddle, White/Red

I cannot all your interior White - could be camera...



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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 10:31AM

Trim tag.

Car was this color set when I bought it in 09. First saw it in 08. I think it was redone in 06 or 07. PO didn't recall who/where it was done.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 11:03AM

Believe 727 = white interior and 1 = white top.

But, I cannot call your interior white, so I assume the color is custom.

More feeble memory: I do not recall the backs of Corvair seats being embossed.

You need someone more familiar with EMs than I am.

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 11:50AM

If you post better pictures of the seats - straight on / complete / front and rear, there should be an EM person that can tell if the embossing in the seats (and door panels for that matter) is stock.

Upholstery looks great - I just have questions about it being stock.



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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 12:11PM

Do you have someone with a stock EM near you?

You state repainting the dash: Generally, the interior paint is "flat" and your dash looks a little shiny to me.

Exterior color (948) is Palomar Red and the dash color may be that color?

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 12:15PM

Robert, am 99+% sure the seats and door panels are correct for 2 reasons. We, our family had one from new and digging thru Clark's cat their dwgs/pics match what I have.

One VCCA member says the 727 code is ivory. Am guessing the Clark's vinyl is called off-white.

Guessing when the car was redone 15 or 16 years ago they decided to match the door metal to the Ivory, rather than red like the dash.

Though I will they had repainted the dash whilst they were doing the car! winking smiley

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 26, 2022 12:39PM

According to verified GM information, trim code:
1 = white top
727 = white upholstery
Paint:
948 = Palomar Red

-Mark

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 01:08PM

Thanks Mark. Am betting when this was redone they decided off white would not show dirt as easily as "white". Glad they did. The 63 we had growing up had a black interior and dang it was hot in the sun with the top down.

Still gotta figure out the paint color, but it isn't a big deal till after Peachtree City...

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 01:16PM

Found this in Clark's online catalog:

[ssl.corvair.com]

Your upholstery looks closer to 64 Fawn...

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 01:33PM

I ordered several years ago from Clarks a vinyl bag for the top in Ivory. Matches the boot and seats perfectly. It's not fawn.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: May 26, 2022 01:48PM

TexasAg77 Wrote:
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> I ordered several years ago from Clarks a vinyl bag for the top in Ivory. Matches the boot and seats perfectly. It's not fawn.

There is currently no Ivory in Clark's catalog - White, Off White and Fawn.

Years ago when researching paint (codes), I noticed for the same paint color (code) that GM used a more "upscale" paint color name on their more upscale cars... One name for a Corvair; different name for a different (more expensive) GM car.

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 01:56PM

Sorry, ordered Off White. Had Ivory on my mind from another person I have been visiting with today....

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 27, 2022 08:35AM

OK, not going crazy on this. Was digging in the cabinets in my shop and found this '63 Training booklet I got several years ago. Printed in July '62.

Pg 6 list int and exterior paint options for all Chevy cars and trucks. It notes the finish and mfg paint numbers for the interior paints.

There is an Ivory listed for the 'vair in Gloss which would match what I am seeing in my car. Also, the vinyl patterns match what is shown as well.

Guess now if I can find a paint store that can go back that far and find a formula!

Hope these pages help others down the road with any 63 questions.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 27, 2022 09:04AM

If you do find a match for the color could you post the can mix formula.

I am redoing a wagon and I want to use the "HE" off white for the interior vinyl. I haven't yet got to the stage of finding the proper interior paint color.

Thanks
Tom

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Re: Off-white Interior color confused smiley
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: May 27, 2022 09:54AM

Will do. Probably be later in June as we are out of town all next week. Will try to get to the paint store with my ref book after we get back.


toms73novass Wrote:
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> If you do find a match for the color could you post the can mix formula.
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> I am redoing a wagon and I want to use the "HE" off white for the interior vinyl. I haven't yet got to the stage of finding the proper interior paint color.
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> Thanks
> Tom

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