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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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1966 2dr HT cowl tag decode

I wanted to know what the trim code TR 811-A means.

I also have the code W 2ZR below that. I understand the W = tinted window.
I am not sure what 2zr means though.

The car is a 1966 impala 2 dr hard top. MM paint code and still Aztec Bronze. It is a factory BB 396 Turbo 400 car with a 12 bolt rear end. Any help is apreciated.

I am planning on repainting it Aztec Bronze. The side cowl area under the fenders is untouched by the sun and will provide me with an excellent thick original color sample for my paint supplier to match. There seems to be a lot of debate about the current paint codes for this color. It truely is amzing when I have rolled it out of the garage into full sunlight.

Thanks for any help,

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 04:40 PM
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Welcome to the Team Joe!

The paint code (found on the trim tag) should be the same when it dries on your well prepped car body as what was laid down by the factory. The only difference is in the materials (no more lacquer) and the technique of base color coat and clear coat over a metallic prep if needed results in the same color hue and saturation mixed to the same factory formulation; it just lasts a lot longer now and costs a bunch more.

Trim Tag decode shows an 811 as a block cloth vinyl bench seat.

Group One Trim Code W is for a front tinted windshield.
The two in 2ZR indicates the group two trim codes (there are five group code groups)
A 2Z indicates Convertible rear speaker
The 2R indicates a rear seat speaker. This is puzzling since there is usually only one rear speaker because Stereo was new in 1966 and practically no one was broadcasting in stereo so one speaker was all you needed. I would look to see if there is a second speaker in the back and if you have a rare for that ear Stereo radio or eight track tape player.

The MM paint decodes as Aztec Bronze which should be the same as PPG paint number 71525, or code number 3025 from Sherwin Williams, or Dupont number 4707LM. Martin Senour also sells it but I can not find the code.

Here is an article of someone painting a car Aztec Bronze with Martin Senour paint.



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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave

Wonderful article on the Aztec Bronze Nova paint project, THANKS.

I thought I had found online a few years ago that the 2ZR code referred to the TH400 transmission option?

Thanks for the response I am very glad I joined.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:25 AM
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2Z is TH400 so you're car had the 396/325 engine originally.
2R is rear seat speaker.

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