1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet Paint Code
Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:19 PM
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:55 AM
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No color chips are provided until 1935 for chevrolet. The site provides generic color chips for pre mid 1930 colors which are none auto manufacture specific, so I am not sure where to go to get a good match to a color with no chip for the 1931 Chevrolet.
Once you have the color names, the 1931 Chevrolet VCCA Technical Advisor may be able to help with modern codes to match the color names you may want. The VCCA also has an advisor specifically for "1925 - 1975 Paint" and he could be a good source for modern codes also.
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Edited by Vila, 06 March 2011 - 05:37 PM.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:27 PM
Unless there's some original paint left on the car to match, you'd just have to look at the colors which were available and choose for a repaint.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:39 PM
Trimacar could be correct in that the color combination code was not on a plate on 1931 Chevrolet, but they did have standard numbered color combinations as indicated on the color library and another website listed below.
One issue, the following website shows a sample of an original 1931 Chevrolet Cowl Tag:
The info on the tag includes:
Job Number: 31= Year, 571 = Body Style
Body No = 1749
Trim No. 15
Paint No 82
That tag is very similar to the one on the firewall of my 1933 chevrolet. My 1933 has the combination 132 stamped in the plate for an all black car with black or red wire wheels.
Like I said, I am not a 1931 expert and am only going by what I have seen. If you don't have the tag and know some of the original colors on the car you may be able to figure out the original combination code and the following website has a lot of detailed info including specific colors of all items on the car along with modern paint codes that are a good match to orignal chevrolet colors.
1931 Chevrolet Paint & Colors
Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:44 PM
Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:17 AM
I do have an original paint chip card showing the wheel colors for that year, there were 6 or 7 different wheel colors available.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:03 PM
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:27 PM
I would contact the VCCA 1931 Chevrolet Technical Advisor and he could answer all your questions at the level of detail I believe you may be looking for.
I'm not sure who the 1931 advisor is, but his name and email address should be published in the front of the VCCA monthly magazine Generator and Distributor.
I have asked the 1933 advisor several questions over the years and he was very helpful.
I'm on lunch break at work and don't have a copy available at the moment.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:41 PM
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