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everything I've ever read is wrong
#1264233 Tue May 01 2018 02:53 AM
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Skooter Offline OP
'Bolter
Had always read cab pinstripe should be centered/intersect the wiper bezels. Judging by this 1951(?) panel from the 1952 movie Kansas City Confidential, that's incorrect. Will hurry up and post these pics and go watch the rest of the movie. Cool AD truck stuff in the first five minutes! thumbs_up

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2 Chronicles 7:14

1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
Dalton Highway survivor
www.truckwithaheart.com [flickr.com]
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264247 Tue May 01 2018 05:29 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
I'm gonna say that is a custom stripe, based on the lettering on the back.

These photos are of an original paint '50 2-ton that I looked at a while back. Not as wide a stripe as on your photos, but still below the wiper bezels.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264250 Tue May 01 2018 10:59 AM
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Bubba
Over many years, people have posted info and photos of body stripes of various widths, in various locations in the body "belt/ribbon".
Similar information/speculations/postings gave been made regarding wheel striping.

Jim Carter sold/sells instructions for location/width of the belt striping.

Body/belt pinstriping was done by human hands - free hand.
Jim Carter has posted that the wheels were done by machine.
Other people have posted that the wheels were spun as the painter touched the brush to the wheel.

Variances in thicknesses and locations should be expected - some variances might have been done at the whims of and at the level of sobriety of the striping painters?

Readers: please post/attach photos of striping you have found on your truck bodies and truck wheels.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264282 Tue May 01 2018 02:18 PM
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Shop Shark
Here's one of the original wheels off of my '48 1/2 ton.
I'm going to keep this classic one for my spare, since the other
4 have been blasted and painted.

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Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264286 Tue May 01 2018 02:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
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Bubba
Beautiful, Jeler

Thanks for posting the photo.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264299 Tue May 01 2018 04:35 PM
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'Bolter
The pinstripe specialist at Dad's body shop back in the early 1950's was an old boozer who needed about three drinks in him just to function on a daily basis. He was so shaky he needed both hands to light a cigarette. Give him a 2" bristle camel's hair stripe brush, and he got steady as a rock, however.

"Uncle Joe takes a drink every now and then, just to steady himself- - - - -sometimes he gets so steady he can't move!"

LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264318 Tue May 01 2018 06:51 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Jerry,
You always manage to come up with something that makes my day. thumbs_up

I have a couple of photos of commercial Omaha Orange pickups that had no body stripe at all (one attached). This was even though the GM heritage truck brochure said the stripe was supposed to be black. Of course these were fleet trucks for the Alaska Road Commission and were probably low bid and Chevy cut costs wherever they could.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Skooter #1264326 Tue May 01 2018 07:48 PM
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Posts: 164
J
Shop Shark
Klhansen

Is that by chance Jerry's "Uncle Joe" leaning out the door?

Interesting "clearance/warning light" on roof!

Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
Jeler #1264332 Tue May 01 2018 08:17 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Jeler
Is that by chance Jerry's "Uncle Joe" leaning out the door?
Could be ohwell

Originally Posted by Jeler
Interesting "clearance/warning light" on roof!

Yeah, those are a bit weird. ARC put turn signal kits to be able to use them as 4 way warning flashers. My pickup has the mickey mouse ear style warning lights toward the rear of the cab for that purpose. These were highway construction rigs, so they wanted the warning flashers.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: everything I've ever read is wrong
klhansen #1264366 Tue May 01 2018 11:28 PM
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Skooter Offline OP
'Bolter
Originally Posted by klhansen
I'm gonna say that is a custom stripe, based on the lettering on the back.

These photos are of an original paint '50 2-ton that I looked at a while back. Not as wide a stripe as on your photos, but still below the wiper bezels.

Excellent pics Kevin, nice accurate reference. Keep in mind what I've posted are photographs of a TV screen and the stripes don't seem to be as wide when viewed "in person" in my living room. What's great about yours is how the naturally painted lines have faded in areas where less paint was applied.

Dunno about anyone else but I'm sure diggin' that door alignment. grin

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2 Chronicles 7:14

1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
Dalton Highway survivor
www.truckwithaheart.com [flickr.com]
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