You should be able to go to your local paint (automotive) store and look at
a very close match. Most of these paints have a number that can be
referenced to a paint chip that they should have in their book. My Dad was
able to reference a color from a 55 Cadillac and got the paint mixed (we
painted an International Scout). It was a fairly involved process, but it
worked well. Good luck.
Kevin Lake 56 napco/burb GMC
> From: Brad Newman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Thomas E. Farrow <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] forester green
> Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 10:14 PM
> Thomas E. Farrow wrote:
> > Does any one know where there is a picture of a AD in forester green
> > online?
> > I understand that in 1950 that was the regular color. Mine was mariner
> > blue
> > or windsor blue (first, then yellow house paint, then black rustoleum,
> > now
> > two tone brown) and I'm trying to decide what color to paint it. The
> > available colors in 50 (rpo) were forester green, swift red, armour
> > yellow,
> > whit, jet black, omaha orange,cape maroon, mariner blue, windsor blue,
> > seacrest green, sun beige, and cream medium. Also, is there a color
> > chart
> > anywhere to see what these colors really look like?.........Tom
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and
> > 1959
> I am going through the same thing now with my 49 3100. I have called
> everyone that I can think of (Heavy Chevy, Jim Carter, Chevy Duty,
> American Classic, Golden State, Etc.), and not one of them offers paint
> chips, or even a good printed sheet with all of the colors displayed.
> I was able to find out that Chevy Duty has an original set of books that
> displays paint chips for all of the colors that Chevy and GMC had from
> the mid 30's through about 1960. Unfortunately, these books do not leave
> their shop, but customers are welcome to view them if you happen to be
> in the area (Arkansas).
> Here is a question for the list:
> If someone were able to accurately reproduce these, would they be
> something that you would purchase?
> The reason that I ask is that I may have found another original set of
> color chips, but haven't seen them yet so I am unsure. If they are the
> real thing (and reproducible), I have a buddy with a very large print
> shop, so there is a chance that I will be able to reproduce them and get
> them in the parts houses so other guys in our situation won't have to go
> through this.
> Let me know what you think.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959