I've been following a lot of posts and looking up info about these old trucks, and I have seen some stuff about factory pinstripes that doesn't jive with what is on my truck, which I believe to be original. This info comes off of reliable sites - much of it originates from GM documents and manuals - but I get the idea that GM's documents doesn't necessarily agree with what came from the factory.
Regarding pinstripes, according to GM my '53 3100 in Ocean Green should have been delivered with a single wide cream-colored stripe around the cab, but I have instead two narrow, occasionally converging black stripes, they look to be very nicely applied by hand. Some details can be seen here: http://www.nelsonorgel.se/en/om/truck.html
I am thinking, of course the factory production included a lot of variety. But for the dudes out there doing pedantic restorations it might be interesting to know just how much variation there was. So my question is: you all who have trucks with original paint, what kind of pinstripes do you have? It might be best to list both the color of the paint and the color and number of pinstripes. And how about wheels, do you all have old pinstripes around the rims?