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Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1174098 Sat Jul 16 2016 01:24 AM
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tclederman Offline
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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1182953 Sat Sep 17 2016 02:24 AM
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JNewberg Offline
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Hi all-

I’m a newbie here, but I have read through enough to know that this topic bangs around the discussion boards. Sorry to repeat it here, but I have been through other sites, a few major parts catalogs and also GM’s research and media people & not gotten great answers. I know I’m not the first.

I am frame-off restoring a late 1951 3100 to really-great-but-not-pristine condition. I am stuck on interior colors and could use some guidance; sincerely thank you very much in advance.

- I believe there were two main colors inside the cab, one for the overall dash/doors/columns and then one for the steering column/steering wheel (I already have the Hammerite for the heater box). Were there more main colors?

- I think the modern colors I’d need mixed are:
o Steering column/wheel: prefer PPG #s, but can match off DuPont 8540
o Everything else: PPG 27467 (or DuPont 260-55257)

- I have seen Tim’s Tech Tip on paint codes and am confused by the *medium* tan metalli-chrome vs. *dark* tan metalli-chrome. Is one considered more ‘usual’ for 1951? Was the dash a darker color than the rest of the interior?

- For the steering column/wheel, is there an entry on Tim’s Tech Tip page for that color? Pecan?

- I bought some pre-mixed interior paint from a name catalog and it went on as dark olive. Ugh. If I decide to try someone's premixed colors again, does anyone have experience with the two interior paint colors at Jim Carter or the two at Chev’s of the 40’s? You can message me privately if that’s more appropriate.

Sorry for the repetition & the long-windedness, but thank you for the input. If I can lick this problem, it is off to assembling this beauty!

Thanks & kindest regards.

-Jay

Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1183164 Mon Sep 19 2016 01:24 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Can anyone help Jay with the name and/or code for the steering wheel color on a 1951 Chevrolet truck?



Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1183724 Thu Sep 22 2016 05:00 PM
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JNewberg Offline
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For someone in the future, my digging leads me to believe that Jim Carter has the right colors for the mast/wheel & the rest of the interior on the '47-'53 series (and different/correct interior colors on other series, too). I'm going with it.

Thanks.

-Jay

Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1184767 Thu Sep 29 2016 06:35 PM
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Buds53 Offline
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Does anyone have the interior color codes/charts for 1953 3/4 ton trucks? I am trying to confirm the blue color used in 3600..Thanks

Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1184802 Thu Sep 29 2016 10:48 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Buds53,

There was no standard/optional blue interior color on 1953 USA Chevrolet trucks. 1953 DUPONT Chevrolet Truck Color Bulletin/Sheets

There has been lively discussion on modern paints/codes that match the original colors.

1954 was the first year for interior two-tone optional colors.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1184911 Fri Sep 30 2016 06:01 PM
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Buds53 Offline
New Guy
have you heard of anyone using "turquoise metallic" for restoring the blue color interior on old chevy truck?

Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1184915 Fri Sep 30 2016 07:53 PM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
A previous owner(s) might have used any interior color that they liked (or, that they had on hand) to paint the interior of any year truck.

As posted above, in 1953 there was no blue interior color from the factory, so you might want to post links to pictures of your interior. People might have opinions on what might match the color that you have.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Paint factory colors [Re: tclederman] #1184935 Fri Sep 30 2016 09:46 PM
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Buds53 Offline
New Guy
Thanks - paint shop sent me a chip and it seems to be a good match.

Re: Paint factory colors [Re: dave kelly] #1186132 Mon Oct 10 2016 12:08 AM
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clyde55 Offline
New Guy
I need some help here. I have a 55 GMC first series and am trying to pin point the exterior color. In the paint charts are they calling it a 55 or 54? I am bolter 13667 Clyde55. The interior cab color would be a plus.

Thanks for your help.
An email will work also.
spectrum@whidbey.com

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