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Username Post: Firewall colors        (Topic#358846)
A White Sport Coupe 
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A White Sport Coupe
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11-17-19 02:15 PM - Post#2780370    

I've heard it discussed a while ago but can't remember what year Chevy started painting firewalls black. Thought it was '65 but a friend says his dads '65 had a blue body color firewall. Also what about the underside of hoods. Were they always black? Getting ready to redo mine and I'm pretty sure all '66 full-size had a satin black firewall and hood underside.

Bob


Edited by A White Sport Coupe on 11-17-19 02:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Oshawa65SS 
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Loc: Burnaby BC Canada
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11-17-19 07:28 PM - Post#2780400    
    In response to A White Sport Coupe

Oshawa B bodies in 65 had body color firewalls, underside of hood and inside of trunk.
I assume that when Oshawa and Sainte-Thérèse were both building them in 66 it was the same situation.
US 65/66 builds had black firewalls and underside of hood, but the inside of the trunk was spatter painted.


Ryan

65 Impala SS convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
jduffett 
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11-17-19 07:33 PM - Post#2780401    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

Interesting! Now, my car has been painted, so who knows... But mine is an Oshawa-built 66, and has black firewall, speckled trunk, and the underside of the hood is white.

John
66 Impala SS


 
Oshawa65SS 
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11-17-19 07:41 PM - Post#2780403    
    In response to jduffett

So much can happen over all these years.
My 65 also has a speckled trunk thanks to a copy cat resto without consideration of plant specific differences.

Ryan

65 Impala SS convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 


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