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Unread 01-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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What Color would you call this?

This is a picture of a 1978 CJ. What color would you assume that this is???

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Unread 01-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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looks like the autom red to me

http://cjoffroad.com/writeup.asp?WU_ID=30&noAdd=1
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Unread 01-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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thats what I thought but I saw another jeep somewhere else and it was called autumn red, and it was very very burgandy...
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Unread 01-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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thats what I thought but I saw another jeep somewhere else and it was called autumn red, and it was very very burgandy...
That could be because of a certain batch/lot. Light also affects the color of a vehicle, sun, florescent and incandescent all show different aspects of the pigment.
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Unread 01-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #5
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I don't have the chip set for 1978 but looking at the 1979 paint chip set I'd say it's Russett Metallic.
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Unread 01-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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http://www.cjoffroad.com/writeup.asp?WU_ID=30&noAdd=1

Yea, it looks like the Red Autum 78.
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Unread 01-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #7
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I have a 78 with the original Autumn Red Metallic paint. The paint color is closer to a brown or maroon than red. The picture in question is closer to a bright red than Autumn Red Metallic. In fact when I have painted a couple of parts with a Duplicolor red primer, it is very close to the original paint color. I do not believe the color of Jeep in the picture is Autumn Red Metallic. There is a picture of my 78 CJ7 in my profile. I do not have enough post to include a picture.
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Unread 01-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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Was a Red an original color for a Golden Eagle? Would decoding the VIN number help determine the color, if it is the original color that is?
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Unread 01-19-2009, 06:18 AM   #9
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I think that's "Firecracker Red" but computers don't always display colors as they really are.

Changed my mind and agree with sgtbookie - looks like Autumn Red Metallic.

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