Post by 58hemifury on Jul 12, 2013 19:17:54 GMT -5
On my Mendocino County '75 Gran Fury the color on the firewall and radiator support is a darker green and much less metallic (if at all) than the rest of the car including the door jambs. This car is 100% original paint, it's faded but not in the jambs or under the trunk. Did Mopar being as cheap as they were use under hood colors like the modern Japanese junk? I know I worked in a shop restoring a 1948 Chrysler and it seemed back then Chrysler liked to use an olive drab on things like under the floors that couldn't be seen, I assume it was left over Military paint from WWII. This firewall/rad. support thing is bugging me, any ideas? Adam
It's also possible that they saved at painting costs with not using the "clear" there.
These cars were painted with single stage enamel, and the firewall, rad support, and underside of the hood are shiny, just darker than the rest of the car. My friend (who is a Ford expert and car collector), my paint rep and I have a theory that possibly the underhood area was jambed in the wrong green while the car was on the assembly line, possibly confusion due to the 999 paint code. The color is just a darker and richer green, not too far off but obviously a different color than any other part of the car.