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Old 03-09-2018, 09:03 AM
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Engine compartment paint

getting to the point were Iím almost ready to start the paint scheme on the engine compartment. What colors are you guys using for the inner fender walls? Please post pics!
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:10 AM
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Mine are black which is also what they were originally.

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Old 03-09-2018, 09:31 AM
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....I also like the original style, with the firewall painted same as the cab and the inner fenders black...
 
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That looks fantastic! The plumbing for your A/C looks super sano.

One trick when assembling freshly painted panels that someone showed me years ago is to make a few cardboard squares - maybe about 1" square - the type of cardboard like on the back of a pad of paper, not corrugated. Punch a round hole in the middle of each square about 3/8" diameter or as needed. Then pass things like fender bolts thru the cardboard before installing them. The cardboard gives a smooth surface to slide back and forth as you make adjustments and doesn't interfere with tightening down enough to keep the panel from moving. Once everything is set then back out each bolt/screw one at a time at least enough to pull the piece of cardboard (you can tear the cardboard using needle nose pliers, for example) and then torque them to final setting. Keeps the serrated washers from scratching, for example.

Here's pics of the inner fenders for my 1966 F250 4x4, which are different than the 2x4. I still need to get my 2x4 ones done.

Maybe a little too shiny...





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Old 03-09-2018, 10:04 AM
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....thanks Chad. I gave the a/c layout a lot of thought and laid it out more than once!
 
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Hey! What is your truck's exterior paint color. I love it.
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:41 PM
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...thanks...Marlin Blue and Wimbledon White...
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:05 AM
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....I also like the original style, with the firewall painted same as the cab and the inner fenders black...
Great look job!! Where did you get the air filter?
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:30 AM
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Its just a stock 10” Edelbrock air cleaner. It was black, so I blasted it, painted it engine blue and added a “390” sticker....mustang source, I think.
 
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....I also like the original style, with the firewall painted same as the cab and the inner fenders black...


What is the color you put on the hood hinges and latch?
Is that the OEM color or ?

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Those are all yellow zinc dichromate plated. I had them done here in the San Fernando Valley. Also replated all the original fasteners which I used with the exception of those I replaced, if I could get them in the same finish.
 
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Those are all yellow zinc dichromate plated. I had them done here in the San Fernando Valley. Also replated all the original fasteners which I used with the exception of those I replaced, if I could get them in the same finish.
So do you know if those parts were yellow zinc dichromate plated when they rolled out of the assembly plant back in '66?
I'm thinking not........

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....I seriously doubt it...although some parts may have been. I chose my finishes based upon durability and uniformity of appearance. The other dozens of variations I’ve made from original, make the point moot.
 
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So do you know if those parts were yellow zinc dichromate plated when they rolled out of the assembly plant back in '66?
I'm thinking not........

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Hinges, hood latch, hood safety catch and many of the exterior bolts and other hardware were originally coated with what is called "Manganese Phosphate". It can range from sort of a dark gray to almost black.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosph...ersion_coating

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...and although that was meant to be a rust-preventive coating, long before we got them, they became a new color called...rust.
 
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