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    Default 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure





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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    So my interior would be sandalwood/green?




    Where did I get the term "covert" from when I decoded my trim tag?
    John
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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Advertising and sales materals ( like order forms) called trim 984, code J sandalwood.
    in 71 its a beige tone. 72 and 73 its a very light green tone with darker green accents - which doesn't show on the compatibility/coordination charts.

    Fisher number is 684 and in71 fisher name is sandalwood, 72 fisher name is covert, 73 fisher called it neutral.

    Most shops will give the 71 color when ordering sandalwood and many cars have been recovered in the wrong color because of this.

    here's a picture of a sample from SMS of the 73 color which they insist is code 984 (based on 73 color and trim book) compared to a 73 riviera code 984 seat. its bestwhen ordering material send a sample of what you have to be matched, rather than going by the codes.

    I've been promised pictures of a 71,72,73 trim 984 cars all taken at the same time in the same place with the same camera as soon as the weather clears and the three of them can get together.

    Picture 131.jpg

    72 fisher chart
    72 color coordination / compatibility charts
    72 PPG interior colors

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Anyway of scanning this into a pdf and e-mailing it to me? I can't read this very well. Thanks, Richie

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by robs71redriv View Post
    Advertising and sales materals ( like order forms) called trim 984, code J sandalwood.
    in 71 its a beige tone. 72 and 73 its a very light green tone with darker green accents - which doesn't show on the compatibility/coordination charts.

    Fisher number is 684 and in71 fisher name is sandalwood, 72 fisher name is covert, 73 fisher called it neutral.

    Most shops will give the 71 color when ordering sandalwood and many cars have been recovered in the wrong color because of this.

    here's a picture of a sample from SMS of the 73 color which they insist is code 984 (based on 73 color and trim book) compared to a 73 riviera code 984 seat. its bestwhen ordering material send a sample of what you have to be matched, rather than going by the codes.

    I've been promised pictures of a 71,72,73 trim 984 cars all taken at the same time in the same place with the same camera as soon as the weather clears and the three of them can get together.

    Picture 131.jpg

    72 fisher chart
    72 color coordination / compatibility charts
    72 PPG interior colors

    aaahhhhhh...thanx!
    John
    1972 LeSabre base 4-door sedan SOLD 14 Jun 2011 :(

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure


    Thanks!

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    Anyway of scanning this into a pdf and e-mailing it to me? I can't read this very well. Thanks, Richie
    I'm actualy working on a restoration tip for boattail-riviera-by-buick.com
    Just waiting for the weather to get a bit better so we can some pictures of a 71,72,73 Sandalwood /covert/neutral trim 684 Rivs together for some pictures of the them, same place, same lighting, same camera for comparison.
    I'll post when its up.

    rob

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by robs71redriv View Post
    I'm actualy working on a restoration tip for boattail-riviera-by-buick.com
    Just waiting for the weather to get a bit better so we can some pictures of a 71,72,73 Sandalwood /covert/neutral trim 684 Rivs together for some pictures of the them, same place, same lighting, same camera for comparison.
    I'll post when its up.

    rob
    Done for now still want to add full interior pictures
    you find it at
    http://boattail-riviera-by-buick.com.../documents.php


    for a super zoom of the full fisher charts interior color chips
    http://boattail-riviera-by-buick.com...ZhZWE2YzYxMjRh

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Wow! Rob, you have done really excellent work documenting the differences in Sandalwood/Covert trim.
    Hopefully, this effort will save some from expensive mistakes.

    Good job!

    David
    1972 Buick. Something to believe in.

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    Default Re: 1972 Buick Exterior Colors brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by wixom61 View Post
    Wow! Rob, you have done really excellent work documenting the differences in Sandalwood/Covert trim.
    Hopefully, this effort will save some from expensive mistakes.

    Good job!

    David
    Thanks David
    Its a great example of why I started the registry. That info got but together by one person asking a question and three others sending in the bits of info and pictures experiences they had.
    Working a boatttail decode book now - getting close to done, just a few small bit to figure out and some drawing to do, could be a while - one of the things is to get my rear axle cleaned so i photograph the codes. Of course that means it will be warm enough to start working on my riv again - less time to research write.
    - After that we are going to tackle Documenting Assembly Markings -
    Anybody got a riv - please send your info and pictures in.

    Have a good day and a better day tomorrow
    Come see the Boattail Registry

 

 

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