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Old 12-20-2017, 03:25 PM   #176
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Re: Rarest Paint Color?

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Maybe you guys can help me figure out my original colors for my truck. And what does manual throttle mean?
I know this post is ancient but I can tell you what a manual throttle was valuable for. My uncle showed me how to stack hay bales from the fields into the truck all alone (gee, thanks?). Drive to the hayfield, put truck in granny gear, roll the window down, step out of the moving truck and walk beside the truck and throw the bales into the bed as you reach in the window to steer the truck to the next bale. The manual throttle was used to fine tune the truck speed to your throwing pace.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #177
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Not sure why the colors look different in the picture. Josjunk may be right, but I thought it was because of the two buildings I was in front of, I see the reflection/ shadow on the box of one building and on the front fender of the other building. I thought I remember someone mentioning this awhile back and saying that the beds were painted on another paint assembly line. I haw the slightest clue. Next time up to see the truck I will pull it out into the daylight and look again.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:56 PM   #178
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Re: Rarest Paint Color?

A picture from that day of pictures showing how the buildings perfectly aligned with the box yet proves nothing. I am not the original owner, I was only maybe 2 in 69 lol so I do not know all the history of it.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:47 PM   #179
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Not sure why the colors look different in the picture. Josjunk may be right, but I thought it was because of the two buildings I was in front of, I see the reflection/ shadow on the box of one building and on the front fender of the other building. I thought I remember someone mentioning this awhile back and saying that the beds were painted on another paint assembly line. I haw the slightest clue. Next time up to see the truck I will pull it out into the daylight and look again.
Here is my original paint K/20, my doors are lighter also. This is my best guess as to why they are like this. I have seen it quite a bit.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:15 PM   #180
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Re: Rarest Paint Color?

Back in the '60s, cars could have what appeared to be different shades when comparing the front sheet metal with the rest of the body. Everything but that front sheet metal was primed a different color. The primer colors were red and black (don't recall which way it went), and colors that don't hide the primer well, like yellow and silver, were the most obvious. It is possible that the paint on these trucks has been polished enough to make a difference visible. I'm only offering up a possibility. I don't know how the factory primed these trucks.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:59 AM   #181
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This truck was just posted on Kijiji in Calgary Alta. Saysthe original owner is selling it. I can't figure out what the dark color is on the truck. Is it black, dark gray or ???

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...equestSource=b
Found out this one from post 169 was originally orange and white and I'm awaiting a pic of the spid.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:31 AM   #182
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1970 Chevrolet was this factory purple. Unfortunately, the exterior has a terrible repaint but, I will be restoring it back to stock. Apparently, this color was only found in Saskatchewan.
Hi. I'm normally over in 60-66 section, so I'm totally just crashing this discussion. I thought I saw something once this weird purple colour was something to do with the RCMP (the mounties). Not sure if I saw that on this board, or if was in a local (Saskatchewan) for sale ad at some time.
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