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Username Post: What is the color of Trunk Torsion Rods?        (Topic#361432)
carolinakid 
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06-19-20 05:03 PM - Post#2796727    

What color are the trunk torsion rods suppose to be?
Body Color or trunk Splatter paint color. Same question for the trunk Hinge Boxes (where the trunk hinges slide in and out of)Thanks



 


bajones238 
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06-20-20 07:15 AM - Post#2796767    
    In response to carolinakid

On my '65 (Doraville car, unrestored) both were spatter paint.

1953 3104 1/2 Ton Truck
1965 Impala SS 327/M20
1965 Chevelle SS 327/M20
VCCA #47487
AACA #446449
ALPCA #12906


 
BillM89 
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06-20-20 03:36 PM - Post#2796794    
    In response to bajones238

Hello, I also have an unrestored 65 Doraville SS. Both the trunk torsion rods and housings are trunk spatter.



 
Oshawa65SS 
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06-20-20 06:33 PM - Post#2796806    
    In response to BillM89

Did they hit the rubber anti rattle sleeves too, or did they go on after paint?

Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
steve65 
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06-20-20 06:52 PM - Post#2796811    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

As mentioned here before, on the Canadian built cars the firewall and trunk were body color.
Steve

Steve Duncan
66 Impala 2dr Coupe
Not sure of color yet
work in progress



 
Oshawa65SS 
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06-20-20 09:54 PM - Post#2796819    
    In response to steve65

I got that Steve, but still wondering if the rubber anti-rattle sleeves went on before or after paint be it spatter or body color.
I guess I should say colour since body paint there is Canada only.

Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
jktucker92 
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06-21-20 06:00 PM - Post#2796873    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

The rubber on my '66 did not have any paint on it.



 
bajones238 
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06-22-20 11:31 AM - Post#2796919    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

Ryan:

Taking a closer look in the trunk of my '65, it appears that the torsion rods first had the rubber sleeve installed, then were painted body color (with some overspray on the rubber sleeve), then were spatter-painted at the ends near the hinges.


1953 3104 1/2 Ton Truck
1965 Impala SS 327/M20
1965 Chevelle SS 327/M20
VCCA #47487
AACA #446449
ALPCA #12906


 
Oshawa65SS 
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06-23-20 12:25 AM - Post#2796966    
    In response to bajones238

Since there's a difference here between two original cars, I should have asked if the rod underneath the rubber is unpainted, that would cinch whether they go on before or after paint.


Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
jktucker92 
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06-23-20 09:00 AM - Post#2796996    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

I can't be certain of anything because my car was re-painted in the 80's when I was 16, and then I repainted it again 3 years ago. I do know that the rubber sleeve had a little overspray, but it was definitely the bright white of the 80's repaint, not the original Ermine white. As I recall, there wasn't much paint on the torsion rods, and I thought they looked like they weren't purposely painted either body color or trunk spatter. I did repaint them black, being careful not to paint the rubber part, which meant I painted the one with the rubber sleeve one half at a time. My car is a convertible, so the painting pattern may not have caused as much overspray on them. I don't believe you could remove the rubber sleeve on my car. The rubber isn't flexible enough to go around the bend. If I had to guess, the torsion rod and rubber were likely installed prior to painting, and overspray of both the trunk spatter and body color was common on both components. Below is a link with a few pictures of a '59 GM car being painted.
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=175986




 


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