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Username Post: Factory paint marks on underbody        (Topic#361949)
junky 
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07-29-20 03:43 PM - Post#2799867    

Is there any guide that tells exactly what color paint and how it was applied at the factory, so one could get a better undercarriage markings? I have seen some on "restored" to factory original cars, but is there some documents that will tell if they are correctly administered to the actual part?

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wagonman100 
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08-01-20 08:51 AM - Post#2800074    
    In response to junky

I don’t know if there are any actual guidelines as to the color and manner of markings to reproduce them. Most people will take pictures of any still visible markings to replicate them later. I would say as far as color goes, each plant inspector probably had whatever marker was supplied to them from a local distributor, so colors could vary from plant to plant or even day to day from that plant as far as I am concerned. And the manner in how the part was marked was probably as varied as the number of inspectors themselves. There were probably no official rules as to how the part was to be marked. But I don’t do 100 point restorations, so I have no idea.

Jay
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Verne_Frantz 
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08-01-20 10:46 AM - Post#2800079    
    In response to junky

No document that I know of. I have some photos of some of the markings I found when I disassembled my '62 chassis.
I think it would a coincidence if each plant used the same colors for the same things. I don't think the color was important; I think they were just to indicate something was torqued, etc.
Now, some parts were color marked prior to assembly to help the line worker pick the right piece. Shocks, drive shafts and resonator tailpipes come to mind.

Verne



 
64ss409 
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08-02-20 02:46 PM - Post#2800155    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

The underside of my 64 hood was marked with yellow marker "409 SS" With the hood open, it was upside down, like it was marked while hanging from the hinge end. My firewall had some markings in white by the heater. I forgot what they said.
For Verne: The suspension springs on this car had blue tape or sealed paper on each spring, looked like part numbers in black. They were about 1/2 wide, went around 1 coil and stuck to themselves. They were on past 100,000 miles but gone now. Just wondering if you had seen this back in the day. I didn't take photos. The front numbers matched each other, rears matched each other. I have a 64 parts book but never looked up the numbers.
Ron

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana
1962 SS convertible, 327/250 4 spd
1956 IH pickup, 327


 
Verne_Frantz 
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08-02-20 07:51 PM - Post#2800182    
    In response to 64ss409

Thanks. Yes, I'm used to seeing the paper tape on the coil springs. Some red and some green with 2 letters in black. Those two letters are found on the build sheets to identify the correct springs to be installed.
The springs were also identified by two paint stripes, one over 3 coils and one the full length.

Verne

Too bad you didn't take photos!



Edited by Verne_Frantz on 08-02-20 07:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
64ss409 
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08-03-20 08:42 AM - Post#2800198    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

I have photos of the hood markings, but not the springs.
Ron

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana
1962 SS convertible, 327/250 4 spd
1956 IH pickup, 327


 




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