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Original interior color options?

Discussion in 'Interior' started by thecantaloupeman, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. thecantaloupeman

    thecantaloupeman Full Access Member

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    So I wanted to possibly restore my dashpad but I don't even know what color it was supposed to be originally. I have the yellow buckskin and white exterior color and same on inside with the cloth tan seat and door panels. Was the dash originally a darker brown? It almost looks like a redish color now. Anyone maybe have access to the original interior options for the silverado? Or pictures of an interior in better condition than mine? Thanks.
     
  2. Keith Seymore

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    The dash pad would have been roughly the same color as the door panels, maybe a little darker.
     
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    After looking around online at 77's and 78's, the dash pads tend to be darker than I remembered. I was thinking they were lighter like in the brochure picture. There probably is no "right" shade of tan or brown as there were likely a lot of variances even when new. Add in the age and exposure to the sun and it makes it even harder to tell what is right.

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    Here is a pic of my 78 silverado trim. My doors are pretty faded, and the ick panels for some reason look almost a pink...
    My truck is cordova brown and buckskin
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    Your truck has the same seat as mine (and the same sun damage issue except mines worse) The doors look the same but my dash looks less orangey. Btw do you know if its possible to sew those little things back together on the seat and reseal them?
     
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    My 87 is the same(ish) colors. The door panels and trim are a much lighter tan than the dash pad. The pad is more of a brown.
    I'm deciding what colors to go with now, and I'm thinking darker all over with the stock woodland green exterior.
    I'm finding that it's really hard to get a good idea on colors from pics online.
     

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