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Old 11-15-2012, 11:09 AM
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hey everyone, im new here i am working on a 1960 tbird its about ready for the final coat of primmer then wetsand and paint. my question is since there was soo much undercoating everywhere on the car im having a hard time trying to figure out the paint of the frame rails i have seen some are body color some black what is correct i want this car to be 100% correct so whatever it takes to get this car correct i would greatly appreciate the help if you need more information please let me know. i will post pictures very shortly just need to upload from phone.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:02 PM
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Every Squarebird that I've had has been undercoated black and I've had a lot of them so I believe that was standard practice before they left the factory. Being unibody it would make sense that the under body including rails would be the same as the body color before that was done.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:53 PM
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My Dad bought my car new. It's never been wrecked although it was resprayed on the outside in the '70's with the same color. Maybe you can determine some of the undercoating stop points from these pics when I had the suspension off replacing the bushings. Looks like the factory used some sort of square blocking panel to keep the undercoating spray from entering the engine compartment. (no undercoating seen when looking in from the top)
On the frame rails it seems my undercoating stops about where the rail passes the firewall on the top but were undercoated most of the way to the front on the bottom and outside (as evidenced by the tire rub).
OK - that's 50+ years of road grime so don't laugh......

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The proportioning valve for my front disc conversion is not original but you can see the white frame rail exiting out from under the firewall.


Both the front and center cross members are body color on my car. Notice there is no undercoating overspray coming through the suspension opening and only paint on the top suspension mount inside the engine compartment.


Pretty bad pics but I was taking them for other reasons (showing my A/C addition on this one). I'm sure someone will have some better ones.

Hope it helps though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:32 PM
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hey everyone alrght here is another update i think we should move this to the members ride section if a moderator would do so kindly.

but here you go its all painted all buffed and we started assembley on the car. i just placed a $10,000 order :-) we are still waiting on the first $4,000 order parts like all the fuel lines brake lines some wiring and 2 BUSHING!!!! we cant put the rear end in without the front rear leaf spring bushings they will be here monday, FINALLY!

so we have the wheels on the front they look amazing.

here ya go enough with the talk here are the pics.


base the entire car wetsanded put it all together and then based it a final time, then clear coated!




Right after clear


buffed out




ill get better pictures right now our shop is very full.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:46 PM
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I don't see any holes for the quarter panel hash marks or the door scripts. Are you going to leave it that way.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:12 PM
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Nice job!!! Love the color!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:50 PM
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alright here is the Bird we put it on a rotissararie today wont see this very often. body is all dont will be painting the bottom friday.





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Old 11-22-2012, 12:53 AM
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Lookin good - you've come a long way!!!

At this point I always get anxious and get in a hurry and its the worst time to do so! Take your time and I can't wait to see more pictures!
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I have just come through that process. Yours is looking real good. More fun to come trying to remember where everything bolts back up. Good luck. Stu
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:06 PM
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Brandon thanks very much for the pixs especially with the 60 in this position. You are correct we don't often see our birds in this stage other than at a restoration shop and even then only by the owner and the staff at the shop Good stuff and keep the pixs coming when she is done.
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