I'm a relatively new member here, only having posted in the 'new member' area several months ago. I hope I'm putting this in the correct area. I saw a non-petroliana thread area, but I think this subject fits ok here. If not, I'll gladly move it!
Anyway, I had mentioned this project in my introductory post, and I see today that folks may be curious about the story... so here goes!
I'm building a clone of my grandpa's service station truck. My family (four generations) ran a Sinclair service station from the late 1930's into the 1960's. The pick-up used at the station was a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 (half-ton). It was painted Sinclair green and white, and was emblazoned with Sinclair logos and the family name. Here is a link to the build thread on a "classic Chevy pick-up truck" related message board:http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=16144
I hope you folks find it interesting. It's really a lot of fun to work on. I hope to be able to find some help here regarding the correct colors for the truck. I plan on painting the truck green and white, with red accents. Right now, I'm preparing to finish assembling the engine so it can be painted. That will be Chevrolet gray from the period. The door and hood lettering will be the same colors as the Sinclair logos on the doors. I plan on having masking material cut, then airbrushing the logos and lettering on. I prefer not to use decals for the doors and lettering, and just color match the paint to the decals.
I've already put out a couple PMs here to some members who may be able to help. Thanks in advance if anyone can steer me in the right direction.
Thanks for hosting a great site! I've learned a lot just from surfing around. I may try to attend the August petroliana gathering in Iowa since it's not too far from home.