PAINT NAME

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  1. Nigel Johnson

    Nigel Johnson Bobtail Member

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    How/Where to find the specific paint name on an International truck? Instead of just saying the colour is blue, white, red etc. Can it identified by the VIN?
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    yes the paint code is in the vin
     
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  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Some trucks list the color name in the door jam sticker... Mine is Bright Burgundy
     
  5. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    My Peterbilt is Shiny Butt White.
     
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  6. Moose1958

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    Step 1
    Locate the VIN. Look for it on the left side of the windshield attached to the dash, the door frame or pillar and on the firewall. It can also be found on the vehicle title.

    Step 2
    The first character indicates the country where the truck was manufactured. The number 1 is for USA; 2 is for Canada. All Canadian vehicles were manufactured at the plant in Chatham, Ontario.

    Step 3
    The second character indicates the manufacturer of the vehicle. H is for International Harvester.

    Step 4
    The third and fourth characters indicate the type of vehicle and weight rating. Many different models were manufactured. For example, FC was used for the International Scout and FW for the DCO-405 trucks.

    Step 5
    The fifth, sixth and seventh characters are for vehicle type and body style.

    Step 6
    The eighth character is used for engine configuration information. There were many sizes and types of engines used for International truck applications. The ninth digit is used as a check digit for VIN verification and authenticity.

    Step 7
    The 10th character gives the model year information. Meanings for the tenth character are A =1980, B=1981, C=1982, D=1983, E=1984, F=1985, G=1986, H=1987, J=1988, K=1989, L=1990, M=1991, N=1992, P=1993, R=1994, S=1995, T=1996, V=1997, W=1998, X=1999. Y=2000, 1 = 2001, 2=2002, 3=2003, 4=2004, 5=2005, 6=2006, 7=2007, 8=2008, and 9=2009.

    Step 8
    The 11th digit indicates the plant location. International trucks were built at several different locations. Some of the 11th digit codes are G for Fort Wayne, Indiana; H for Springfield, Illinois; C for Chatham, Ontario; Y for San Leandro, California; and L for Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    The last six digits designate the serial number and production sequence of the vehicle.
     
  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I don't think VIN numbers have contained color codes since 1980. This information as @Cattleman84 said should be in the door jam!
     
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  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    If I understand this correctly the VIN numbers are actually pressed into the chassis at the place where the chassis is made. ALL vehicles then are run through the line based on how the vehicle will be equipped. I know when I got my last new international a printed copy of the computer line order was with the owner's manual. If this printout is still with the owner's manual IT SHOULD have the color the vehicle was when it left the assembly plant!
     
  9. Arctic_fox

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    I think thats also known as professional gamer white. Also fondly known as nerd ### white.
     
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  10. Frank Speak

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    I refer to as FUGLY. Lol
     
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