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  • Swifster
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    I like the green. It's different. Looking at painting it Silver Green Metallic. It's a GM color that is similar to Horizon Green. I also finally order the order slip for the car. it should have the trim code with it.
    Last edited by Swifster; 02-27-2013, 08:01 PM.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    The pictures in post #10 above show what my Daytona hardtop came with, except that mine has buckets and a console. I replaced the vinyl/cloth combo with all vinyl because that was what I could find at Newman & Altman.

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  • Swifster
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    Being in Florida, I would love a cloth bench seat. Not sure if this car will have A/C or not...

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  • stude dude
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    I have a N.O.S. set of Daytona seat covers in green vinyl going cheap if anyone is interested.

    Chris.

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  • Swifster
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    I like the green wheel. And I will admit that it might not be 'factory'. I was able to document that it has over 200,000 miles on it. If the original cracked and fell apart, another South Bend wheel may have been installed.

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  • bezhawk
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    Maybe the fact the EPA didn't exist till 1970?

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  • TomB
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    Here's from an older Bob Palma posting...


    BobPalma05-13-2010, 01:37 PM
    We're all familiar with the easiest way to tell a South Bend-built 1964 "Lark" from a Hamilton-built unit; the Hamilton ones have solid white steering wheels, unlike the colored (or two-tone) ones from South Bend. Fair enough.

    So the June 2010 Cars & Parts arrives today and I am drawn to the Driver Report of a 1959 Edsel Corsair 4-door, a reportedly 24,800-mile original car and one of only 394 Corsair 4-door sedans manufactured in the Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant.

    This one is even more unusual in that it has the 361 engine with a manual three-speed transmission on the column, a combination not offered in The United States. (Perhaps Ford didn't want to go to all the trouble of having that combination EPA-certified when so few would be ordered?)

    Anyway, the text notes the car's all-white steering wheel and steering column and states, "All Canadian Edsels came with a white steering wheel and column, regardless of interior color."

    Did the Canadian government underwrite the cost of developing a white resin and there was subsequently a secret facility somewhere to use up all the material by manufacturing white steering wheels exclusively?[:0]

    (And, yes, I am seeing if anyone notes an error of fact in this post.) [8D]BP

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  • Swifster
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    I can't answer your question, but I will say my Commander is also Canadian built and has a solid green steering wheel. Like yours, it's white with a green interior.

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  • TomB
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    Coincidentally my name is also Tom and I own a '64 Commander with a green interior and a white exterior. I noticed the white steering wheel in the photos of the interior-that would indicate a Canadian-built car as I recall which mine is also.

    Question-a previous owner had painted the dashboard grey and it is coming off in spots. What's the best way to remove this very old paint from the dash and reveal the original green?

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  • Swifster
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    Now that looks nice...

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  • 62champ
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    Here are some shots of a car that is FS in Minnesota.



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  • Swifster
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    I might try to get a better match on the seats vs the trim panels. With it being a Commander, it's all vinyl.

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  • StudeRich
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    That IS true. Just about ALL years had only one Interior Shade available in each Color, but I was trying to say that none of the pieces actually MATCH dead on.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    According to the 64 Paint andd Upholstery book, there was really only one color of green upholstery for 1964. The Hawk and Cruiser could be ordered with all vinyl or a combination of vinyl with "metallic weave" (green nylon thread with contrasting silver threads) inserts. And the Cruiser (only) was also available with all broadcloth. The broadcloth is a little lighter shade, but they're all kinda a medium green. The carpets are a much darker green, and the door panels were a combination of medium and dark green.

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  • StudeRich
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    If it looks like the pattern you see on all the other SDC Show Cars it is probably original. All of the '64 Interiors had several shades of Blue, Red, Green, Black or Brown.
    The Steering Wheel is one shade, the Column is another, the dash, the seats and 2 sections of the Door Panels all seem to not quite Match, then there is the various shades of carpet.

    They all blend fine and do not seem offensive at all, it's just the way they are from different vendors Tom.

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