Paint & Striping

Contents – Body-in-White; Paint Colors

Body-in-White

The build-up of a body ready for paint is known as the “body-in-white”. All of the parts making up the “body-in-white” were painted body color as follows:

82-A Closed Cab Body-in-White

  • Body panels, sills, floor pan, seat riser assembly with wood cross brace, pillars, braces, dispatch boxes, doors, roof frame assembly (top wood)
  • Cowl assembly with a single strip of welting installed over the gas tank and between the cowl panels and hinge pillars
  • Door lock assemblies (i.e. latches) – with nickel plated, interior door lock operator masked off
  • Door lock striker assemblies and female dove tails installed on lock pillar

82-B Closed Cab Body-in-White

  • Body panels, sills, floor pan, seat riser assembly with wood cross brace, pillars, braces, doors, roof frame assembly (top wood)
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Open Cargo Body-in-White

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Paint Colors

Cabs

  • Body in white – assembled, primed, painted body color, and finished
  • Windshield assembly (including masked off glass and rubber seal) – painted separately cab color *1
  • Windshield hinge (female) – painted separately body color *1
  • Hinge Pillar finish strips – painted separately body color *1
  • Front belt rail finish strip – painted separately body color
  • Hood assembly – painted separately body color
  • Door finish strips, door garnish moldings, back window frame – dipped in black enamel *2
  • Fenders, aprons, running boards, radiator shell, hood shelves, and hood clips – dipped in black enamel

*1 – for restoration it is recommended that the windshield assembly and windshield hinge be installed and fit to the body-in-white (including swing arms). It should then be removed for separate painting with the glass and rubber seal masked off. The windshield hinge should be painted separately so that it can be installed onto the finished body-in-white without the windshield. Note that the pillar finish strips must be installed before the windshield hinge. So, if the windshield hinge is going to be left attached to the body-in-white for painting, then the pillar strips must also be installed (without the nickel finished screws).

*2 – found that these parts were painted body color on early cab with Ford script above back window.

Both the outside and inside of the cab was painted in one operation. Fleet owners could get a polished finish for an extra charge.

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Contents – Body-in-White; Paint Colors