Darvi Mk5 Prep

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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby suebmick » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 pm

Try Auto Paint Direct
Sebring Red was a Ford colour from '72-75 (guess who worked for Ford!)
Amazing what old bits of paper come out of the cupboard....Sebring Red Code E03F38 224-63-56
Not sure about the blue.

Although strangely, this particular Darvi never had those colours! Dick built it for the sponsor of the period, who did a disappearing act & the car was "lost" for some years. Then Peter Sleight found it & painted it light blue & white!

Glad the bodywork seems to fit (ish). Have fun fettling! I still can't quite believe it all went in the camper!! Looking forward to seeing you soon
Sue & Mick
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby Martin Kemp » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:58 pm

I have been out in the rain and there are no bits of the Darvi left. My records confirm Sebring Red and Tahiti blue but no further information on codes I am afraid.

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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby Steve Boother » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:03 pm

Thanks Sue, that is great.

Thanks for going out in the rain Martin, I appreciate it.
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby suebmick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:13 pm

Message from Andy Parker(Bill Rutter's "spanners") from his ICI days...
Tahiti Blue was AF45 & Sebring Red was 9069. These codes would have been preceeded by another code that indicated what type of paint was being supplied e.g. P030 was cellulose & P376 was synthetic unless it was metallic
Hope that helps!
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby pbove » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 pm

Never let it be said that we don't share sensitive car data on the forum!
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby Steve Boother » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:54 am

The spirit in the 750 Formula has always impressed me. Thank you all for the help and advice.
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby DaveHodkin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am

I've just had a look in the big heap of "bits I don't use any more" round the back of the house, and I have what are probably the pair of side pods in Martin's photo from the Mk6, still in the blue colour.

I don't know if these are any use to you, but you are welcome to them if you want a trip to the frozen north (Manchester).

Cheers

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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby Steve Boother » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:04 am

Hi Dave

Thank you for letting me know. As you are a long way from me I will try my luck with the paint codes that have kindly been provided but if I do find myself in a position where a colour match would work then I will take you up on the offer, Thanks again.

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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby MikeWood » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:51 am

Tahiti Blue is a late 1970s/early 1980s British Leyland colour, code BLVC65 (not to be confused with the later Rover colour of the same name but darker than BLVC65 and with a different code number that was used on the last Rover Minis and Rover 600 in the 2000s).

My brother's 1979 Mini van had it, it was on Triumph Dolomites (and probably on Morris Marinas and Austin Metros). Also late on MGBs (rubber bumper): https://www.mg-cars.org.uk/MGB/mgbpaint.html

Try Rimmer Brothers (Triumph Spares), Moss Europe (MG Spares) as well as specialist paint suppliers. You can even get it in coach enamel if you want to brush paint it rather than spray: http://test.paintman.co.uk/shop/tahiti-blue-blvc65/

Cheers
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Re: Darvi Mk5 Prep

Postby Steve Boother » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:44 pm

Cheers Mike, Rimmer Bros have been the source of the Tahiti and I went with a close match on the Sebring.

Getting there with the paint, seems never ending.

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