Strata Blue Deuce Pics?

crazyplowboy

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My 53' was origionally a strata blue Air Force truck under the 5 layers of OD and CARC. I have been trying to decide what color scheme to repaint it recently. I have been leaning towards the 3 color CARC for ease of touch-ups down the road. I have started to repaint alot of the small parts as well as the troop seats I just rebuilt in 383 green in preperation for a full truck repaint next spring.
When I got this truck I spent some time talking to Lance about what his plans were going to be if he had kept this truck and he said he wanted to paint it back to strata blue. At the time I wasn't too keen on the idea and had my mind set on just repainting it in the 3 color CARC that it has now. However the other day I started pressure washing the underside of the truck before heading off to a car show and the OD and CARC came off with the mud leaving about half of the underside strata blue. It is really growing on me and I'm reconsidering the paint color.
I have spent every night for the last week trying to find a picture of a Deuce in strata blue complete with all the markings for a reference, but have turned up nothingaua Can anyone help with some pics, or a place they believe might have some?
Thank you guys,
Cordell
 

Lifer

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I, for one, would love to see you redo it in Strata blue with AF markings. I used to see them like that all the time back in the '60s and early to mid '70s. The first deuce I ever drove was blue with yellow markings. Pretty truck! :) And yes, even though the trucks were blue, all canvas was still OD. I'm assuming your truck has (or had) a hard top? Most AF trucks did.
 

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I think a blue truck would be great, camo is cool but very common. I like my tan truck because it's somewhat different. Blue would be unique an It would be a nice addition at shows.
 

papabear

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Picture 12K SS members chanting in unison:

PAINT....IT....BLUE....PAINT... IT.... BLUE etc,.

Any questions?:-D
 

crazyplowboy

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Well guys thanks for the responses so far. I'm 99.9% sure it will be returning to it's original Strata Blue get up, but I still haven't been able to find any pics of a blue Deuce with markings and correct top.

We need a "pulling your hair" out smilie for occasions like this.
 

donkdonk

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I had a gasser M35 that was originally Strata Blue, but had been repainted OD, then a few red coats by forestry. I looked around for any pics of a deuce with blue paint but couldn't find a good example. Would love to see some though. I have an international wrecker that is Strata. Rapco carries the paint.
 

clinto

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A couple of years ago there was a nice Strata Blue M35 (gasser) on eBay-does anyone have pics of it? I thought I'd saved them but I can't find them now.
 
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