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'01 Sport exterior trim

jabert

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I just picked up an '01 Sport in great shape, mechanically, but the exterior could use some touch-up. Does anyone know the paint code for the gray exterior trim? - running boards, etc. It's not on the door panel, and even the dealership couldn't offer any help.
 


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ScottRT

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I don't thinks is a painted finish. It looks like grey plastic to me... solid molded color.

Scott T.
 




jabert

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Thanks for the reply, Scott. The trim and bumper are molded plastic, but the running boards/step bars are painted metal. I'm looking for the color code for that. I should have been more clear.
JA
 




joe doe

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i got mine at autozone ,its a rustoleum product.matches the gray plastic parts to the tee on my 2000 sport.
i used a few cans to redo my step bumpers .
on that note the rust did start showing thru again a few months later .
i grinded off all the rust i could ,used 3 coats of gray primer first then 2 top coats of paint .looked great for awhile .
 




jabert

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Thanks! I used that same paint on my '99 Sport and it was a perfect match, but the color of the trim changed on the 2001 model. It's a lighter gray.
JA
 




joe doe

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ah ok i thought it be the same .lighter you say>?if anything i thought the later years be a little darker on the trim .

well good luck .
 




jabert

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Yeah, the new trim color was lighter in 2001. The 2-door Sport was phased out and the Sport Trac was introduced. Same drive train, but two rear doors and a pick-up bed were added.
 




joe doe

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the 2 door sport was available up until 2003 which was the last year .i would love to get a mint 03 but the overhead cam engine just scares me .
really wish they would have put a small v-8 in the sport .
 




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I never quite understood why the Trac became the preferred vehicle and production of the 2-door model stopped (in '03, as you said). For my purposes, the enclosed area behind the rear seat is more useful than a pick-up bed. I have a truck for that!
 




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agreed!!

and it just never looked quite right to me .oh well they ruined a good thing ,what else is new .:mad:
 




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I suppose, if you were looking for one vehicle that fit all needs, the Sport Trac was it. It was a small SUV combined with a small truck. Just wasn't enough of one or the other, for me . . . and I agree it just didn't look right. Somewhat like a dragonfly . . . all the body and important parts on the front, with this weird appendage stuck on the rear!

And that short bed, even with all the available covers and tie-downs and the rest, was useless to me.
JA
 




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