Yeah I got a quote to line it as well but just not sure I want a black bed at this point. Part of me thinks it takes away from the vintage factor of the truck. I agree I don't think it will match but its better than rust I guess. And I think Ray uses or used a spray can to touch up his truck IIRC. And in regards to the color I never did figure it out but a local paint place said they could match it as best as they could using a camera. And its not so much the bottom of the bed as it is the wheel well and the top of the tailgate.
Its funny because I bought a bunch of wood and the stuff that was laying on top of the tail gate and touching the front of the bed came out with blue pain on them.
Could I just clear the bare stuff and leave it as-is? I mean that maybe easier than trying to paint match it.