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Old 09-01-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Colors offered on 1935-1936 Ford pickups

I have a Ditzler color chart hidden somewhere in my mounds of paper, but alas I can't find it.

What colors were offered on the 35-36 Ford pickups?

I am particularly interested in the grey-green color. Any ideas, names, color chart numbers?


Also , were the running boards always body color? I know I have seen some in black, but I think that was probably done by the owners.

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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Lawson can probably help you with the colors...far as I know all of the runningboards were black from the factory...you do see some body color.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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The colors for 1935 are;
Vermilion Red
Dearborn Blue
Black
Cordoba Gray
Vineyard Green
Light Gun Metal
The colors for 1936;
Cordoba Tan
Gun Metal Grey
Washington Blue
Vermilion Red
Black
Grey Vineyard Green
The running boards are always black. You will notice that the colors are similar for the two years, but the red and black are the only ones that are the same.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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I found this mentioned on this site and was able to look at the colors Jerry was so kind to list but the numbers did my paint supplier no good so it is what it is.....

http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:49 AM   #5
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You should also know the fenders were body color... except for Black. For some reason if you ordered a "Medium Lustre Black" body the fenders were "Black Japan".

Now if you wanted to pay extra, well..... they would do just about any color you wanted. They would even do lettering, art work and "decalcomania application"!

Extra charges:

Frame, front and rear axles, springs and spring brackets....$4.50 set
Rear Fenders (painted other than Ford colors).....$2.00
Front Fenders only (painted other than Ford colors)....$3.00
Truck Wheels (per wheel)....... $1.00
Complete Chassis, frame, front and rear axles, springs, front and rear fenders, running boards and wheels............ $12.50
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I learned something today. I love this place.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #7
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Hey Steel. I sent PPG an email to the main auto paint plant and they converted the Moselle Maroon number to a custom mix bc/cc for me. They wouldn't give me the mix ratio numbers but they sent it to my local PPG store, then they gave it to me....
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:08 AM   #8
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my truck came yellow with washington blur fenders and grill. the yellow
is under the dash and under the cab and bed also!
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #9
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my truck came yellow with washington blur fenders and grill. the yellow
is under the dash and under the cab and bed also!
More than likely a state truck bought as a fleet order. Most State trucks in that time period were yellow. The blue fenders and grill may have been a later change. JMO
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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You should also know the fenders were body color... except for Black. For some reason if you ordered a "Medium Lustre Black" body the fenders were "Black Japan".

Now if you wanted to pay extra, well..... they would do just about any color you wanted. They would even do lettering, art work and "decalcomania application"!

Extra charges:

Frame, front and rear axles, springs and spring brackets....$4.50 set
Rear Fenders (painted other than Ford colors).....$2.00
Front Fenders only (painted other than Ford colors)....$3.00
Truck Wheels (per wheel)....... $1.00
Complete Chassis, frame, front and rear axles, springs, front and rear fenders, running boards and wheels............ $12.50
The difference with body color and fenders is that the body was sprayed with enamel and baked on and the fenders were dipped.
The frame etc painting mostly refers to 1 1/2 ton big trucks and not to commercial cars(pickups& panels etc).
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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This my 35,green with black fenders and a red strip around the belt line.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:33 PM   #12
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I am painting my 35 Cordoba gray with black fenders. Sure looks nice. Hopefully I will have it on the road in a few more days. It is still not all in one pile yet. lol
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:37 PM   #13
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my truck came yellow with Washington blur fenders and grill. the yellow
is under the dash and under the cab and bed also!

I had the chance to meet Lorin Sorensen he said that my truck could
have been a dealer promotion truck because it was painted two tone
he said that they used to that to attract people in to the dealership
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I had the chance to meet Lorin Sorensen he said that my truck could
have been a dealer promotion truck because it was painted two tone
he said that they used to that to attract people in to the dealership
What you say is true, but if a dealer decided to take a pickup out of stock and do some promotional paint on it he would not have gone to the trouble of painting under the bed and inside the cab and take out the door panels to paint. The factory had some promotional paint on trucks, both 1 1/2 ton , pickups and panels, but they were white with a blue sweep down the side from the front.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #15
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I had the chance to meet Lorin Sorensen he said that my truck could
have been a dealer promotion truck because it was painted two tone
he said that they used to that to attract people in to the dealership

i don't know how true the story was but i think it is a good one!
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:47 PM   #16
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Hey Brendan, The current discussion on colors may have answered a question I had on a color, "Demonstrator Yellow", that I have seen on several Ford paint chip charts. I could never figure out why they called it "Demonstrator". Perhaps it was to gain attention at the dealership. Please see attached photos. And Brendan, if you want a copy of the sheet send me your mailing address. Next time I'm in town I'll have a copy made for you. Dennis/Arkansas
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #17
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I think they used Yellow and red on the "demonstrators". Ford was trying to become the big player it wasn't in the big truck line in those days. They used "demonstrators" to convince company owners their trucks could out perform the trucks currently in their fleets. They would let them use a truck for a period of time in regular service and compare maintanence and opperating costs. I guess some of them came back from "demonstrator" service, got repainted and sold as new/used. I'll try to find the article I saw that in and post it.
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http://www.vicariauction.com/104
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #19
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I found this site the other day. It can take a little while to load. Gives Ford, PPG, dupont, (sherwin williams... huh?) code numbers. Wish the sample colors were bigger.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...r=1936&rows=50
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The site also has larger paint chip samples, but start with 1941 for ford.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/chipdisp...f=Ford&smodel=
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