M38A1 Nekaf paint color

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M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by Jimmyjack68 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Hello,

I am located in the US. Recently got a Dutch M38A1 (still waiting for it to arrive). It’s mechanically solid, but in desperate need of a paint job. My question: what is the proper paint color code for a 55-56 Dutch Nekaf M38A1 and where do you suggest purchasing from?. I’d like to restore it to its original Dutch color and military markings. Also, does anyone have info about proper markings for the Jeep? Lots of photos online, but I’d like them correct (size/font).

Any help would be great!

Thanks

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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by 70th Division » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:40 pm

Hello Jimmy,

Congratulations on your new Jeep !!
You chose...wisely !
They Dutch ones are awesome, and look great !
Parts are available in abundance from Dutch dealers, including Dutch markings and insignia they had on them.
I remember seeing them still in service in the 1990's.
They did have a circled " S " on the hoods and an NL over black on the sides of the jeep. ( For Netherlands)

The Dutch parts dealer has them available.

These guys have the goods !!

https://www.m38a1.nl/

The jeeps I saw looked to have a normal WW2 looking olive drab color.

Here are some pics of a nice Nekaf M38A1 that was found online.
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Best Regards,

Ray

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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by 70th Division » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:52 pm

Here is a close up of the Dutch S :
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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by Jimmyjack68 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:17 pm

Thanks for the quick reply and great pictures. The link is helpful too! I’ve wanted an M38A1 for a long time. It will make a great addition to my MUTT.

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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by 70th Division » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:16 pm

Hello,

You can't go wrong with an M38A1 !
They are great jeeps, and your jeep has a nice European and NATO connection !!


Please post pics once you get it here in the USA !

Ray


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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by KiwiMB » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Hiya,
according to my friend and Nekaf guru in The Netherlands the standard colour for the Dutch Military in RAL6014 Matt. Welcome to Nekaf ownership :D
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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by Jimmyjack68 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:18 am

Perfect. Is this paint semi-gloss, flat, or satin gloss?

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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by KiwiMB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:14 pm

That's "matt" eg flat.
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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by Jimmyjack68 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 pm

Does anyone know the US equivalent of RAL 6014 color code? I’m curious how similar it is to the semi-gloss 24087 used on US jeeps of that era.

Thanks again!

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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by muttguru » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 am

Jimmyjack68 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Does anyone know the US equivalent of RAL 6014 color code? I’m curious how similar it is to the semi-gloss 24087 used on US jeeps of that era. Thanks again!
Have a look at this page...... I'm sure you can sort it out from here.
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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by NEKAF4EVER » Sun May 12, 2019 4:19 am

Hi Jimmy,

I do not know if you already know the history of your jeep, but if you send me your frame number I will have a look in my archive.
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Re: M38A1 Nekaf paint color

Post by NEKAF4EVER » Sun May 12, 2019 5:22 am

Jimmy,

Please have a look at the photos posted above by Ray. The proper markings like 25 LBS and 24 V are in the right place. The correct font/size is Stencil 3/4". The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) used US made machines for these markings (the well known Diagraph Bradley 3/4")
Another 24 V marking should be painted under the 24V trailer socket (under the flag).

The proper decals (black 'schoolbord' column marking decal with abbreviation NL of Netherlands), the "S" Suppressed-decal, are also in the right place.
The Dutch flag decal should be attached to the left front fender (driver's side, so that one is OK) and in the middle of the right corner on the back of your car (passenger's side).
The red, white and blue shield on the right fender is a decal of our former 1st Army Corps ('eerste legerkorps'). The type of decal and its location are right but its size is not. This large size decal was used on trucks, tanks etc. The same smaller decal should be attached to the left corner on the back of your car, left from the civil orange flasher/indicator.
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