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    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

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    Jeff Ismail

Color code for 1609 Tamarack Bronze

Tomas Ohman

New member
Hi there,

We have just finished replacing rusted areas throughout the car and are ready to repaint it. But we can't find any information on the original 1609 Tamarack Bronze metallic paint other than this: https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/colour_swatch_international_1978, which unfortunately didn't help.

Does anyone have information on a manufacturer and color code of available colors which match the original or are as close as possible to the original Tamarack Bronze color?

The car is a 1977 Scout II, with original interior and exterior configuration, ordered by Swedish importer AM-Car. I enclose some images below.

/Tomas Ohman
owner since 2015



Administrator & Owner
Staff member
You already have the paint code. Any paint supplier should be able to mix you up some based on the code.

Tomas Ohman

New member
You already have the paint code. Any paint supplier should be able to mix you up some based on the code.
Hi Jeff,
Yes, I found the color mix for the BASF colors, but unfortunately they don't operate here in Sweden. A specialist came over with a scanner and could mix the color based on that. Working on the body now, it will be painted next week!

best regards