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Username Post: Factory appearance        (Topic#369087)
Rusty ken 
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Reg: 07-31-22
07-31-22 04:07 PM - Post#2845249    

Hello I'm looking for info to restore my 64 back to factory condition. Is there any reference info that explains the proper finish, color, shade, or if painted or not any overspray etc. Trying to make Concourse as possible.


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07-31-22 04:34 PM - Post#2845252    
    In response to Rusty ken

This is a good place to ask that question.

Keep in mind that any final finish today if you use a urethane clear coat will be much more glossy than any acrylic lacquer used back in the day.

Those paint codes are readily available, but the base materials have changed.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.

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08-01-22 10:58 AM - Post#2845281    
    In response to Rusty ken

This is from Tom's Comprehensive Reference, but it's for 65/66:
You should be able to get help in the 61-64 forum because there is more of an authenticity mindset there.
Don't do a generic copycat resto of a high level car without considering which plant built it.
Practices differed between plants, and over the course of the production year.
It's difficult for sure due to the number of plants involved.
I'm on the forum for 69/70 and it's so much easier with only the San Jose, Dearborn and Metuchen plants to consider.
Many survivors cars from each have been thoroughly documented, so the info is there to do plant specific restorations if one is so inclined.


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


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