On my 1915 WWI military vehicle creation, I'm painting most everything OD lusterless green. All body, dash, headlights, etc. The engine is not, with the block and accessorites being paintee the correct colors.
The steering column that I took out of my speedster donor car was bright yellow from the wheel down to the mounting flange and then left or painted black where it was inside the engine compartment. I don't know if that was intentional, or if the previous owner didn't want to mask off and paint bright yellow in the engine compartment.
Would it be correct to paint the colum ODE green up to the flange and the lower assembly a matte black? Most fo the photos I see are black and white and most of the cars were black inside and out anyway, so it doesn't provide me with any quideance.
What 'cha think?
It seems to me, and I am no expert, I would assume if these were military use vehicles, I.e. rolling chassis with hoods/dashes, that they would have been delivered black.
That being said, assuming the army green was painted on after, I would assume no to little masking would be involved, and thus everything outside would be green, and everything under the hood would retain the factory black minus some over spray from the green.
Again, I am assuming alot, but it makes sense to me.
Hmmmm... now you've really got me thinking. Yes, it dowes make sense that only the areas visable from the outside would be OD green. Therefor, not only the steering column under the hood, but the wood firewall underneath the hood former, areas of the frame under the radiator, fender irons, etc.