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    I have a 1958 W300M. I want to get the stock wheels powder coated and need to know what the original color would have been, also the original color of the split ring.
    Also what would the original color be of a combat wheel?
    thanks,
    Geo

  • #2
    Original truck wheels were black with bare cadmium plated lock
    Rings and lug nuts.

    Some Special order trucks fire etc. were body color.

    I opted to paint mine body color myself.

    Here is a Color Guide Todd put together years ago.

    http://www.t137.com/ToddSomers/colorguide.htm

    Thanks to Todd Somers and Phil Street for hosting,

    http://www.t137.com/index.htm

    Lot of Vary useful information there.

    Tom
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    • #3
      Thank you!
      Geo

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      • #4
        What color would you say cadmium is, silver?
        Geo

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        • #5
          Silver powdercoat or paint is a reasonable match to cadmium
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          • #6
            Thanks
            Geo

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            • #7
              Cadmium

              Cadmium is a duller shade of zinc plating.

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              • #8
                I would use paint so that it is easier to touch up.

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                • #9
                  george05 How did your wheels turn out?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tom Petroff View Post
                    Original truck wheels were black with bare cadmium plated lock
                    Rings and lug nuts.

                    Some Special order trucks fire etc. were body color.

                    I opted to paint mine body color myself.

                    Here is a Color Guide Todd put together years ago.

                    http://www.t137.com/ToddSomers/colorguide.htm

                    Thanks to Todd Somers and Phil Street for hosting,

                    http://www.t137.com/index.htm

                    Lot of Vary useful information there.

                    Tom
                    Nice info thank you
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sudsf16 View Post
                      george05 How did your wheels turn out?
                      They came out great! Black with silver rings. Look brand new. I mounted some new Michelin XL 9.00x16 tires on them.
                      I need to get another split rim though for a spare. I took the spare off and turned it around and it was a combat wheel.

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                      • #12
                        That's great you're pleased with them. I just bought my first WM300 yesterday and up next is new tires and brakes. I want to have the wheels powder coated silver and black and wondering what that may cost. As for brakes, I'll be trouble shooting to find out why the pedal goes to the floor with no effect. Parking brake works though.

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