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  • Engine Bay colors. . for brackets and supports

    I am currently painting inside the engine bay. . .I know that the side walls and firewall are the same color as the car. . .please look at the radiator area. . .this isnt my car. . .but how far do I take the color of the car. . .are the brackets on the left and right of the picture that are black suppose to be exterior color. .and or, is the place where the bracket attaches suppose to be exterior color. .

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    If this is confusing. . .it is to me also. . .getting ready for St Louis. .
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    You can pretty much do it as you want unless your shooting for a 400 points car. From what I can see in the photo it looks as if your lower valance panel under the bumper is painted car color. It should be black from the outer edge in towards the rad.support. Only the front edge and the underside should be car color. The brackets I'am not sure about as mine came with out AC. Also check the hood behind the grille at the bottom where you can see it though the grille. This should be flat black not car color. It's what most do as it's easier but looks tacky.

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    • #3
      This Car appears to have a wrong Radiator Baffle Rubber Seal to the hood. The correct one is flat, this looks like a round tube.
      It will probably work fine but is very obviously wrong, if the owner cares at all.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I think it's your eyes Rich, it's flat, but folded slightly to the rear.
        Also there should be a dryer on the condenser that the bottom hose hooks to. not directly to the condenser bottom port.
        Also the latch plate should be natural metal, not black
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        • #5
          Thanks guys. . .the photo is not my car. . .but, your observations help me all the same. . .I found a factory photo that has been very helpful. Oh and I am not shooting for a 400 pointer. . .far from it. . .but I love driving my car. . .and if you know it. . .I have customized the interior and the trunk. . .with just a bit of Alabama flair. . .

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          She was a survivor of the tornado outbreak a few years ago. . .and that is when we decided to customize her a bit. . .

          God bless all my friends on the Forum. . .
          Last edited by erniebrown; 05-15-2015, 02:50 PM. Reason: added pictures and corrected spelling
          REPUTATION CHANGES--CHARACTER GROWS--INTEGRITY LEADS

          THINK right--TALK right--WALK right--Its that SIMPLE!

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          The church at the Christian Center, Arab, Alabama
          www.thechristiancenter.us
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