Just stripping the interior out of my 1941 1 1/2 ton fire truck to begin its full restoration. The metal back panel, door panels and dash seems to be a muddy greyish colour, but I will give them a good clean to make sure. The back side of the door panels show some semi gloss black. Can someone enlighten me on what the interior colour options were for 1941, and perhaps a colour chart or photo so I can match up this muddy grey colour? My fire truck is a Canadian made truck in case that makes a difference.
If the color described in your first post is a match for the 1/2 Ton models and I presume the larger ones as well, Rustoleum Antique Bronze in a hammer tone texture is really close to the originals color. I had areas of sheet metal covered by overlapping sheet metal pieces in my ‘46 project. I compared that color with the Rustoleum product and at least to my eye it looked to be at least a 95% match. I used the product sold in quart cans, thinned it as directed and sprayed it myself. For the clutch head screws etc, I used their rattle can product in the same color. Color match to the sheet metal I painted appears to be near perfect.
Excellent Sparky; that appears to be the same colour as my interior. I’m assuming the 8 million slot head screws they hold the sheet metal interior on had their heads painted to match, or were they bare metal?
They were painted to match the interior color. I used the same paint color but in the rattle can. I learned the hard way to NOT use the rattle can version to “touch up” blemishes in previously painted sheet metal. The paint chemistry was different, apparently. The result was bubbled paint and more work. I neglected to mention previously that I also used a Rustoleum primer before painting the sheet metal.