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FTE Pre61 - paint questions?
SV: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?
Re: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?
Re: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?
FTE Pre61 - Re: Speaking of Radials

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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 14:02:19 +0000
From: "Eric Kulig" scican.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?

Hey fellow trucksters,

(I am posting this on a couple of lists since my truck and engine
span the cutoff dates. Sorry for the duplication to those folks
who have seen it already) But I thought I'd ask for some other
input from the knowledgeable folks here on the FTE.

I've really been going to town in terms of tearing my truck apart -
it's turning into a frame-off - something that I didn't anticipate
when I first started 'sprucing it up' a few months back. But I'm in
there now, so I figure what the heck! ('61 F100 Unibody)

Anyhow, I'm getting near the point that I need to start determining
my paint scheme. And I thought I'd get some of your input and
suggestions.

This is NOT a show restoration and the truck will be my daily
driver, but I want it cool, none the less. The truck's exterior will
be close to original - a seafoam greenish or 'mint' color. (It has
grown on me to the point I actually like it!!!) Coordinating color
will be the offwhite (I think it's called wimbleton? by Ford). I am
pretty firm in these colors, as well as that I plan on painting the
frame, undercab, and inner fenders with POR-15 semi-gloss black,
after sandblasting. (This is based upon other folks good results and
reports).

What I would like to ask is what color should I paint the firewall?
It is currently the mint color, but I'll need to strip it due to all
the surface rust. I thought that the POR-15 semi-black would be
cool and durable, but I thought the Y-block engine would look good in
semi-black, too. Is a total underhood blacked-out on a mint
outter-painted truck gonna look ok? I'm having trouble visualizing
it at this point.

Also, I was thinking on painting the engine accessories a
complimentary color..... like the Ford red/orange. This would be
used for the valve covers, air filter cover, generator, starter, &
tranny. Any suggestions?

Didn't mean for this to be so long winded, but like I said, I
need to start making these decisions now so I can get my ride
ready for this summer! As always, thank for your help and thoughts.

Eric 'Stitch'
****************************************
*** "Happy Days" ***
* 1961 F100 Unibody w/ '59 292 Y-block *
****************************************
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 21:47:41 +0100
From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
Subject: SV: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?

Hi Eric,

A black firewall is OK on most cars from the 60's up.=20
On a truck like the F-1 or for example a street rod the firewall catches =
the eye a lot more than on the regular door slammer.
It will look a lot better with the fire wall the same color as the car.=20
I have painted cars, restored and painted houses both on the outside and =
the inside, aswell as making logotypes for companys, t-shirts for Harley =
events and so on. All i want to say is that I have experience with forms =
and colors.
On the other hand I really want people to do their own thing regerdless =
of "expert" opinions. I mean, it's your truck and you have to like it.

Regards,
Tom the Terrible

- -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Fr=E5n: Eric Kulig scican.net>
Till: pre61-list ford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>; =
61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Datum: den 22 januari 2000 19:45
=C4mne: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?=20


Hey fellow trucksters,

(I am posting this on a couple of lists since my truck and engine=20
span the cutoff dates. Sorry for the duplication to those folks=20
who have seen it already) But I thought I'd ask for some other=20
input from the knowledgeable folks here on the FTE. =20

I've really been going to town in terms of tearing my truck apart -=20
it's turning into a frame-off - something that I didn't anticipate=20
when I first started 'sprucing it up' a few months back. But I'm in=20
there now, so I figure what the heck! ('61 F100 Unibody)=20

Anyhow, I'm getting near the point that I need to start determining=20
my paint scheme. And I thought I'd get some of your input and=20
suggestions.=20

This is NOT a show restoration and the truck will be my daily=20
driver, but I want it cool, none the less. The truck's exterior will=20
be close to original - a seafoam greenish or 'mint' color. (It has=20
grown on me to the point I actually like it!!!) Coordinating color=20
will be the offwhite (I think it's called wimbleton? by Ford). I am=20
pretty firm in these colors, as well as that I plan on painting the=20
frame, undercab, and inner fenders with POR-15 semi-gloss black,=20
after sandblasting. (This is based upon other folks good results and=20
reports). =20

What I would like to ask is what color should I paint the firewall? =20
It is currently the mint color, but I'll need to strip it due to all=20
the surface rust. I thought that the POR-15 semi-black would be=20
cool and durable, but I thought the Y-block engine would look good in=20
semi-black, too. Is a total underhood blacked-out on a mint=20
outter-painted truck gonna look ok? I'm having trouble visualizing=20
it at this point. =20

Also, I was thinking on painting the engine accessories a=20
complimentary color..... like the Ford red/orange. This would be=20
used for the valve covers, air filter cover, generator, starter, &=20
tranny. Any suggestions? =20

Didn't mean for this to be so long winded, but like I said, I=20
need to start making these decisions now so I can get my ride=20
ready for this summer! As always, thank for your help and thoughts.

Eric 'Stitch'
****************************************
*** "Happy Days" ***
* 1961 F100 Unibody w/ '59 292 Y-block *
****************************************
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 13:07:53 -0000
From: "Tim Mortimore" evergo.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?

yeah, i agree with tom

it sounds like you're putting quite a bit of effort into it anyway, you may
as well clean up the firewall real good and put the color on it.

that way, all the goodies you put on it will stand out and look nice.

another trick i've heard of is to vary the gloss on the things you do paint
black.... some flat, some semi-gloss, and some gloss. otherwise it looks
like you just set off a spray can and closed the hood.

tim in seattle
58 panel
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas & Carina swipnet.se>
To: ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2000 8:47 PM
Subject: SV: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?


Hi Eric,

A black firewall is OK on most cars from the 60's up.
On a truck like the F-1 or for example a street rod the firewall catches the
eye a lot more than on the regular door slammer.
It will look a lot better with the fire wall the same color as the car.
I have painted cars, restored and painted houses both on the outside and the
inside, aswell as making logotypes for companys, t-shirts for Harley events
and so on. All i want to say is that I have experience with forms and
colors.
On the other hand I really want people to do their own thing regerdless of
"expert" opinions. I mean, it's your truck and you have to like it.

Regards,
Tom the Terrible

- -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Eric Kulig scican.net>
Till: pre61-list ford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>;
61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Datum: den 22 januari 2000 19:45
Ämne: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?


Hey fellow trucksters,

(I am posting this on a couple of lists since my truck and engine
span the cutoff dates. Sorry for the duplication to those folks
who have seen it already) But I thought I'd ask for some other
input from the knowledgeable folks here on the FTE.

I've really been going to town in terms of tearing my truck apart -
it's turning into a frame-off - something that I didn't anticipate
when I first started 'sprucing it up' a few months back. But I'm in
there now, so I figure what the heck! ('61 F100 Unibody)

Anyhow, I'm getting near the point that I need to start determining
my paint scheme. And I thought I'd get some of your input and
suggestions.

This is NOT a show restoration and the truck will be my daily
driver, but I want it cool, none the less. The truck's exterior will
be close to original - a seafoam greenish or 'mint' color. (It has
grown on me to the point I actually like it!!!) Coordinating color
will be the offwhite (I think it's called wimbleton? by Ford). I am
pretty firm in these colors, as well as that I plan on painting the
frame, undercab, and inner fenders with POR-15 semi-gloss black,
after sandblasting. (This is based upon other folks good results and
reports).

What I would like to ask is what color should I paint the firewall?
It is currently the mint color, but I'll need to strip it due to all
the surface rust. I thought that the POR-15 semi-black would be
cool and durable, but I thought the Y-block engine would look good in
semi-black, too. Is a total underhood blacked-out on a mint
outter-painted truck gonna look ok? I'm having trouble visualizing
it at this point.

Also, I was thinking on painting the engine accessories a
complimentary color..... like the Ford red/orange. This would be
used for the valve covers, air filter cover, generator, starter, &
tranny. Any suggestions?

Didn't mean for this to be so long winded, but like I said, I
need to start making these decisions now so I can get my ride
ready for this summer! As always, thank for your help and thoughts.

Eric 'Stitch'
****************************************
*** "Happy Days" ***
* 1961 F100 Unibody w/ '59 292 Y-block *
****************************************
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 16:11:58 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?

Eric,
I think that the firewall looks best the color of the body. The
inner fenders are gloss black.

Just an opinion.

Howard
- -----Original Message-----
From: Eric Kulig scican.net>
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>;
61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000 6:52 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - paint questions?


Hey fellow trucksters,

(I am posting this on a couple of lists since my truck and engine
span the cutoff dates. Sorry for the duplication to those folks
who have seen it already) But I thought I'd ask for some other
input from the knowledgeable folks here on the FTE.

I've really been going to town in terms of tearing my truck apart -
it's turning into a frame-off - something that I didn't anticipate
when I first started 'sprucing it up' a few months back. But I'm in
there now, so I figure what the heck! ('61 F100 Unibody)

Anyhow, I'm getting near the point that I need to start determining
my paint scheme. And I thought I'd get some of your input and
suggestions.

This is NOT a show restoration and the truck will be my daily
driver, but I want it cool, none the less. The truck's exterior will
be close to original - a seafoam greenish or 'mint' color. (It has
grown on me to the point I actually like it!!!) Coordinating color
will be the offwhite (I think it's called wimbleton? by Ford). I am
pretty firm in these colors, as well as that I plan on painting the
frame, undercab, and inner fenders with POR-15 semi-gloss black,
after sandblasting. (This is based upon other folks good results and
reports).

What I would like to ask is what color should I paint the firewall?
It is currently the mint color, but I'll need to strip it due to all
the surface rust. I thought that the POR-15 semi-black would be
cool and durable, but I thought the Y-block engine would look good in
semi-black, too. Is a total underhood blacked-out on a mint
outter-painted truck gonna look ok? I'm having trouble visualizing
it at this point.

Also, I was thinking on painting the engine accessories a
complimentary color..... like the Ford red/orange. This would be
used for the valve covers, air filter cover, generator, starter, &
tranny. Any suggestions?

Didn't mean for this to be so long winded, but like I said, I
need to start making these decisions now so I can get my ride
ready for this summer! As always, thank for your help and thoughts.

Eric 'Stitch'
****************************************
*** "Happy Days" ***
* 1961 F100 Unibody w/ '59 292 Y-block *
****************************************
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 20:58:01 -0800
From: Carver ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Speaking of Radials

Just a suggestion on how to approach this challenge.
Tires are the hardest to find, at least when you have
a specific look you want. Find them first. Of course
make sure they will fit you fender, steering stuff, etc.

After you find the tire, then check for rims. You may
have to go with a company like Stockton wheel to have
a set made for you (steel), to be able to install the
original hubcaps and beauty rings.

Check Coker or Stockton Wheel's website for assistance
on what info they need to size tires or rims.

stocktonwheel.com coker.com

Facing this same dilema for my '64. Eventually I'll
go with Stockton, they can make a rim for $65 each,
that has the right bead for a radial and center section
for my stock hubcaps.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab 292

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