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1-Ton Power Wagon Dodge called it the General Purpose Power Wagon; 1946-1968 WDX-WM300, the civilian truck with the military look. Also has come to be known as the flat fender Power Wagon, abbreviated FFPW

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Old 03-25-2017, 07:01 PM   #1
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Wheel colors

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?
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:10 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-26-2017, 09:01 AM   #3
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Thank you!
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:35 PM   #4
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What color would you say cadmium is, silver?
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:20 PM   #5
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Silver powdercoat or paint is a reasonable match to cadmium
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Cadmium

Cadmium is a duller shade of zinc plating.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:29 AM   #8
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I would use paint so that it is easier to touch up.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:04 AM   #9
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george05 How did your wheels turn out?
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:32 AM   #10
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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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Old 07-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #11
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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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Old 07-14-2017, 08:10 PM   #12
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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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