GM code WE5108 - orange
This orange automotive paint color is most commonly known as Omaha Orange. Other common color promotional names include Orange and Fork Lift Orange. The color formulation has been used between 1930 and 1990, primarily by GMC; but also by Chevrolet, GM, Studebaker, Ford, Reo, Diamond T, Chrysler, Dr Pepper, Toyota, HomeDepot, and Pontiac. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Chevy Truck, Studebaker Truck, Ford Special Order / Fleet, Reo Truck, Chrysler Special Order / Fleet, Chevrolet Special Order / Fleet, and Diamond T Truck. See the full detailed list below.

GM paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently; and beginning in the 1960's a longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "WA" or "WE". Sometimes called "Fisher Paint codes"; codes beginning with WA are production paints, WE are commercial or special order paints with codes typically starting with '5' (i.e. WE5xxx). Early use of Fisher Paint codes included extra digits between the "W" and "A" to indicate the type and sometimes location of the paint. For example: WOA or W0A for a flat or suede trim paint, W25A for semi gloss trim colors, and W30A for standard gloss colors. For paint codes in the 5000-5999 range, either the WA or WE can be used; i.e. WA5108 is the same as WE5108.

Variations of the exterior paint code WE5108, which may appear on body data tags include: 5108, U5108, and L5108 (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate (Service Parts Identification tag) varies depending on the year and model of the vehicle common places are on the top or near the top of the back engine compartment shroud panel just behind the steering wheel, hinge pillar of the driver's side door, trunk or rear hatch, side of door, glove compartment, or behind the driver's seat. Check for either the short year/make/model paint code or the longer manufacturing (Fisher) paint code.


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Usage list of GM paint code WE5108 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
FleetDr PepperOrangeorange crush
FleetHomeDepotOrange
1930ChevroletChevroletOmaha Orange
1931ChevroletChevroletOmaha Orange
1933ChevroletChevroletOmaha Orange
1951GMCGMCOmaha Orange
1952GMCGMCOmaha Orange
1953GMCGMCOmaha Orange
1954GMCGMCOmaha Orange
1955GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1956GM7Omaha Orange
1956GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1957GM7Omaha Orange
1957GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1958GM7Omaha Orange
1958GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1958ReoTruckOmaha Orange1953-63
1959ChevroletChevy Truck716Omaha Orange
1959GM716Omaha Orange
1959GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1959StudebakerTruck58Omaha Orange
1960ChevroletChevy Truck716Omaha Orange
1960GM716Omaha Orange
1960GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1960StudebakerTruckBCWOmaha Orange
1961ChevroletChevy Truck716Omaha Orange
1961GM716Omaha Orange
1961GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1961StudebakerTruck1073,BCWOmaha Orange
1962ChevroletChevy Truck716Omaha Orange
1962GM716Omaha Orange
1962GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1962StudebakerTruckOmaha Orange1073-BCW
1963ChevroletChevy Truck516Omaha Orangealso 546(L)
1963GM516Omaha Orangealso 546(L)
1963GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1963StudebakerTruckOmaha Orange1073-BCW
1964ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1964FordFleetMX706229OrangeDupont form A-33538-20M-12-63
1964FordFleetMX706235OrangeDupont form A-33538-20M-12-63
1964FordFleetMX70650OrangeDupont form A-33538-20M-12-63
1964GM516Orange
1964GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1964StudebakerTruck58,68Omaha Orange
1965ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1965GM516Orange
1965GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1966ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1966GM516Orange
1966GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1967ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1967GM516Orange
1967GMCGMC7Omaha Orange
1967PontiacPontiacOmaha Orangespecial order
1968ChevroletChevy Truck516,546Orange
1968GM516,546Orange
1968GMCGMC516Orange
1969ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1969FleetOrangeDupont Fleet Book
1969FleetOrangeDupont Fleet Book, also Ford MX706235
1969GM516Orange
1969GMCGMC516Orange
1970ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1970GM516Orange
1970GMCGMC516Orange
1971ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1971FordFleetWT5351OrangeDitzler PPG Form7163
1971GM516Orange
1971GMCGMC516Orange
1972ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange
1972ChevroletFleetWE5108OrangeDitzler PPG Form7257
1972GM516Orange
1972GMCGMC516Orange
1973GM516Orange
1973GMCGMC516Orange
1974Diamond TTruckRMS-45-901Omaha OrangeDupont Cross Ref guide
1974ReoTruckRMS-45-901Omaha OrangeDupont Cross Ref guide
1983ChryslerFleetDT5068OrangeDitzler PPG Form 8302
1990ToyotaFork Lift Orange

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : WT5351
GM(Fisher code) : WA5108, WE5108
Chrysler/Dodge : DT5068
Make/Year Code : 516, 546, 7, 68, MX706229, RMS-45-901, MX70650, WT5351, 88, MX706235, BCW, 1073, DT5068, 58, 716, WE5108
PPG/Ditzler : 60156
Dupont : 31L, 70106, 93-082H, 246-6276, 93-083, 93-70106, 1096, 93-77671, 246-34175, 378-082, 31LH, 31A, 31DH, 93-082, 31, 31AH
Acme/Rogers : 1023, 1674
Martin Senour : 116
Sherwin Williams : 3953, 7436, 8900
RM/BASF : 1597
Glasurit : GM-5108

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