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R2GTHAWK
09-25-2006, 06:30 PM
I would like to detail the chassis of my R2 Hawk as a winter project but I don't know what to paint and what colors to use. My brother has a Boss 302 that has multi-colored stripes, x's, and OK's on various parts and my Hawk is black undercoat on the underside of the body and satin black paint on the frame, brake and fuel lines, control arms and most everything else. Any information on what to paint and what colors to use would be greatly appreciated.

JDP
09-25-2006, 07:01 PM
Eastwood tools Chassis black is a good choice and a yellow stripe down the side of the coil springs should do it.

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N8N
09-25-2006, 08:00 PM
I thought the yellow stripe was only the HD springs?

DAMMIT, now you reminded me of something my car should have and doesn't.

nate

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Roscomacaw
09-25-2006, 08:52 PM
Poor Nate [V]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JDP
09-25-2006, 09:03 PM
You should use the HD springs on a R2, lots of extra weight on the nose.

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65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

N8N
09-25-2006, 09:08 PM
I have the HD springs, I just didn't have any yellow paint when I did the front end. so now that I've been reminded of it, I will feel obligated to crawl under there.

so now that someone has started this... should it be a hand painted line, or a line of spray paint?

nate

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JDP
09-25-2006, 09:28 PM
Sprayed, and we have the yellow.

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Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

william
09-26-2006, 01:43 PM
If you really want your Hawk to stand out the undercarriage should be
spotless with out undercoating. Sure the factory did the slop on undercoating but they were trying to prevent rust. If that is what you are trying to do, leave the undercoating, but if you are intent on having really stand out and "above the rest" kind of Hawk (and you must if you really have and R2) go the extra distance. A smooth semi-gloss black looks great is easy to take care of. Detailing the undercarrige is the way to go.
Good luck which ever you decide!!