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1940 1/2 ton Pickup interior colors
#1377851 Mon Sep 21 2020 02:52 AM
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Rabaut Offline OP
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I’m getting ready to choose the paint color for the interior of my truck.

The outside is some shade of Brewster Green

Is the entire cab painted the same color... inside and out?
The outside color is used for the jams, floor, seat pan, inside firewall etc... underneath the trim panels?

Are the inside trim pieces, door panels, back wall panels, dashboard all painted the same color?
What is the most common color?

How about the headboard? Was that painted the interior color?
What would the color be? If not painted, what does it look like?

The instrument gauges are painted a tan color (or decal color).
What color is the surrounding plate?

Should that be the same as the other painted trim panels and dashboard?



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1940 Chevy Business Coupe
Re: 1940 1/2 ton Pickup interior colors
Rabaut #1377855 Mon Sep 21 2020 03:58 AM
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Here's' some info on interior color.
1940 1/2 ton paint scheme
Everything inside would be painted the same color. On AD (47-54) trucks the demarcation between interior and exterior would be at the door weatherstripping. I'm assuming it would be the same for the earlier trucks. As a point of interest, I was just looking at my original gas tank, and apparently it was installed prior to interior paint because it was painted interior color.

Last edited by klhansen; Mon Sep 21 2020 03:59 AM.

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Re: 1940 1/2 ton Pickup interior colors
Rabaut #1377873 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:52 PM
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Another way to state where the paint-color "demarcation point" is on a truck/cab that has no weather seal/stripping installed:

The outer color ends where the outer skin (sheet metal) ends (over the inner sheet metal).

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