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#774396 - Tue Aug 23 2011 05:15 PM 1956 chevy 3200 - factory paint color.
michael1970 Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 22 2011 08:33 PM
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Loc: florida,usa
Can anyone assist me in locating the original paint color for a 1956 chevy 3200 pickup?There is no data plate or placard located on the firewall.

Thanks in advance.
#774405 - Tue Aug 23 2011 05:39 PM Re: 1956 chevy 3200 - factory paint color. [Re: michael1970]
Woogeroo Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 02 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: Cybertron

vintage chevrolet club of america

Sales literature... reprints or originals.

There are also old paint charts that list the colors.

Some of the folks floating around here have them.


#774468 - Tue Aug 23 2011 08:27 PM Re: 1956 chevy 3200 - factory paint color. [Re: Woogeroo]
LONGBOX55 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 08 2006 12:00 PM
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You won't find a data plate or trim plate on a '56, I beleive that started a few years later. One thin i can tell you to look for, though, is any writing on the underside of the hood. This is usually done in white grease paint. That will be the factory color.
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#774742 - Wed Aug 24 2011 05:52 PM Re: 1956 chevy 3200 - factory paint color. [Re: LONGBOX55]
tclederman Online
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

As stated above, there was no trim/color information on the ID plate. If you are looking for color chips to match up your paint with a color name (and color code), here is some information:

1956 truck color names (and combinations) in the specifications manual.
The AutoColorLibrary at TCP Global has the 1955 color chips that were carried over into 1956.
Here is a list of 1956 truck paints with color chips for new 1956 colors (2 pages).

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