CJ2A Paint Chips

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Pasture Green
S-W Part No. 32861
Parts Gauge Reading
39 White (31001) 39
37 Lt. Chrome Green (31117) 76
14 1/2 Carbon Black (31253) 90 1/2
9 1/2 Chrome Yellow (31002) 100

Harvest Tan
S-W Part No. 32862
Parts Gauge Reading
61 White (31001) 61
16 1/2 Indian Red (31245) 77 1/2
15 P.T. Yellow (31163) 92 1/2
7 1/2 Carbon Black (31253) 100

Harvard Red
S-W Part No. 32873-R
Parts Gauge Reading
97 Toluidine Red (31238) 97
2 White (31001) 99
1 Carbon Black (31253) 100

Michigan Yellow
S-W Part No. 32874
Parts Gauge Reading
56 White (31001) 56
33 Perm. Lt. Yellow (31256) 89
10 P.T. Yellow (31163) 99
T Carbon Black (31253) 99

Normandy Blue
S-W Part No. 32872
Parts Gauge Reading
54 Prussian Blue (31044) 54
18 Carbon Black (31253) 72
15 1/2 P.T. Green (31243) 87 1/2
12 White (31001) 99 1/2

Picket Gray
S-W Part No. 32953
Parts Gauge Reading
56 White (31001) 59
28 Carbon Black (31253) 87
7 1/2 P.T. Yellow (31163) 94 1/2
4 1/2 P.T. Green (31243) 99

Luzon Red
S-W Part No. 32954-R
Parts Gauge Reading
48 Lt. Maroon (31258) 48
34 Deep Maroon (31225) 82
12 White (31001) 94
5 Carbon Black (31253) 99

Princeton Black
S-W Part No. 31233
No formula provided.

The colours above were obtained from Sherwin-Williams Jeep Colors, 1946 and 1947-1948, published in 1950.*  The formula for Normandy Blue is different on the two colour chip sheets.  The formula for 1946 is shown in the chart.  The 1947-1948 formula, in order listed for Normandy Blue in the chart is: Parts: 65, 13, 10 1/2, 11 1/2 and Gauge Reading: 65, 78, 100, 89 1/2.  Jeep Illustrated Buyer's Guide by Jim Allen lists Luzon Red, Princeton Black, Picket Grey and Olive Drab as colour options in 1946; however these colours do not appear on the 1946 Sherwin-Williams colour chip page (O-103-N-46 7-50 780) obtained by this author from which this page was created.  Similarly, Mr. Allen's book mentions that Harvest Tan, Pasture Green and Harvard Red were used from about mid-1946 until the end of CJ2A production in 1949; yet those colours do not appear on the Sherwin-Williams colour chip page (O-103-N-47-48 7-50 780).  This does not necessarily mean that the colours were not available, just that they do not appear on the colour samples this author possesses.

IMPORTANT:  Due to variations in colour between different monitors and printers, and alterations due to scanning, the chips on this page must me considered approximations.  The only way to accurately match the colours is to obtain paint chips and have them mixed by an automotive paint professional (see "Modern Paint Update", below).

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MODERN PAIN UPDATE 21-06-2002 -- Wheel colors and modern paint
Jim Watson has posted a chart showing the wheel/body colour combinations and modern color codes.
Click here to go to his page.

It was intended that modern analogs to the original colours would be posted on this page, along with the formulas required to mix them.  Unfortunately, Sherwin-Williams sent this reply to the author's inquiry:

"We no longer have formulas on the Willys colors you are looking for.  You might try  going to a Sherwin Williams automotive store near you.  They can try to match something close with the color eye if you have a sample color, or try to chip match a color in a later year."
The paint chips are too small for the "Color Eye" system Sherwin-Williams uses, and the store owner said that it's not very accurate in any case.  He said the only way to accurately match the colour would be to mix up small batches of paint manually and gauge the correctness of the colour with the human eye.  The cost for this service is currently US$40.00 plus the paint.  As this is a free website, having all of the chips matched is beyond the author's present means.  If the reader needs a specific colour or colours matched, the author may have the chip matched at the requestor's expense.  As of today's date, all paints used will be legal under California's strict emissions laws.  Call Sherwin-Willams for California-legal paint availability in other parts of the country or world.

*Paint chips are from Sherwin-Williams documents O-103-N-46 7-50 780 and O-103-N-47-48 7-50 780 published in 1950.  Chips on this page were created using Ulead Photoimpact and were matched by the author to the original documents.  Use the original numbers and formulas for an authentic match, but bear in mind that the original paint numbers are obsolete.

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