maybe this will get you started. orginial forrester green fron factory, yes from factory. grill as from factory, front bumper from factory but repainted. factory pinstripe also. steel gray hubcaps replaced with stainless steel due to missing one painted gray. of course mirrors where added but probably 50+ years ago. more pics to follow as i locate them.
Truck was ordered from Cullman Motor Company in Cullman, Al. It was delivered along with another 5 window black truck. I personally talked with the orginial owner of the black truck when he was in his 80's and he stated his 5 window cost an additional $35. He also said both trucks came with no rear bumper, only a wooden 2x4 attached. Rear bumpers may have been a dealer option or perhaps Korean War shortages. I purchased this truck in 1996 from the orginal owners son. Prior to that it has been stored in an enclosed barn under cover for 17+ years. As stated, factory paint, interior as delivered except for seat coverings and radio. Under the hood is nearly unchanged and to my knowlege motor untouched. It had 96k mles when purchased and currently 113k miles. One other note, it has as a spare tire what may be an orginial from the factory, Gum Coated Firestone.
If you are looking for original in 54 the grill was the same color as the body. Juniper. The inner grill inner bars are Thistle Gray. The bumpers in 1954 were painted Anvil Gray. No other options for grill inner bars and painted bumper.
I have the grill of my 54 3100 painted white and I see that a lot but I don't think white was a factory option until 55.1.
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Just some randoms throughout the years. one in front of house is from 1996 after hand rubbing compound, 2 times and wax, two coats. Dispite yearly waxing and parked in enclosed garage the paint finish is gradually fading. Age and physical conditions now making waxing vey difficult, but i persist. Still able to drive on close uns though. Thanks for all the comments. I have worked hard over the past 25 years to maintain it. Good story on the radio if interested.
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