Proper color for front fender apron for '68 Ranchero
Does anyone know the proper color of the front bumper (metal) apron which bolts to the underside of the grille and fits in front of the bumper for a '68 Ranchero 500? Should it be the body color or is black correct?
I am restoring this vehicle and have the front and rear bumpers off for rechroming. I pulled the apron off the front and the underside was speckled with surface rust which I removed and passivated into black primer; the top (visible) surface was painted the body color, but is this how the car came from the factory (the vehicle has been repainted at least once)? I would like the car to look as original as is reasonably possible.
Mark, I believe it is body color, it was on my 1 owner '68 Ranchero. Check out this Yahoo group. These guys eat and sleep '68-'69 Fairlane's, Torino's and Ranchero's. John Huntley has references you wouldn't believe. They're a great bunch, give them a try. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/fairlaneregistry/
Last edited by ncranchero; 11-05-2007 at 06:06 PM.