1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks
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You can probably find scans of the color chips online, but from the ones I've seen it's hard to get an accurate picture that way. Finding Google images of trucks of the various optional factory colors is another way, but in most cases there's no way to do an exact color match since the old paint formulas are no longer applicable to modern paint products. Another way is to watch eBay for old paint company color chips. Then there are the salesman's handbooks that each have a page with the various color options. If you are wanting to match the original color of your truck you'll no doubt find it hidden under the dash or somewhere protected. Also if you have an idea of what color you want we can probably post pictures for you of restored examples. Stu
interriors, is there a "guide" to how they looked?
meaning, if you had a red truck, you got a "????" interrior color, dash color, seat color, etc.
Right now, I'm "supposed to have" a Vermillion Red truck.
But it's primer gray with black dash, celing, doors, (brown seat, brown door panels and elbow wrests) along with the argent glove box and argent heater with red stripe.
Somehow that just dont seem to go together. Dad swears they did come like that or could have, he remembers seeing red ext/ black interrior and brown seats before.
And, i've googled the pics but I guess i'm wanting to know how Ford put em out first, I'm curious how the factory color combo looked and we'd decide to go from there I guess.
I was suprised too, Dad even mentioned painting it Grey with yellow flames coming off the front end, he thought that would be cool!
At 82 he's still COOL!
(I think the dual exhaust sound of this truck really made his day when i pulled in the drive with it, it put a grin on him for sure).
I'll keep diggin around.
PS: as far as painting, my fellow "THING" brothers had this link that has a few other links to Hotrod about a Krylon do it yourself paint job. Sounds like a home project, cheap price but lot's of elbow work.
If you can stand reading about VW THING's, check it out, the Hot rod article does a 62 Falcon I think in white, with krylon and a roller no doubt!
The interior paint color is the same as exterior color, aside from the argent accent on the dash and glove box door. Here's the diagram from the salesman's handbook of the "5 Star Extra" gray/reddish interior.
There are similar home roller paint jobs using Rustoleum. I'd love to try it. Stu
doublecannister-Click on my avatar, then click on "Show all Albums" on the right.There I have put 2 pictures of the '56 interior. They are from the Sales Brochure for that year, and it looks like there either were no rules or Ford designers were colorblind.
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Here's a link to a restored '51 truck. There may be some question to the accuracy of his claim that it's restored 100% correct ( I can find several 'over-restored' flaws) but the interior looks pretty much like it should. Hope this helps.
And here's a pic of the deluxe interior showing the truck in Meadow Green with the grey/maroon two tone all the deluxe interiors had, no matter what exterior color. Not so sure it goes that well with the green, but that's my 2c.
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