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Question color ?? need Your recommendation ??

Hallo to the community,

i would appreciate to read what would be Your favorite color for Rear axle, cardan shaft ect.

I started with reconstruction my rear axle and all running gear equipment ect, on my 61 bullet nose. The car is ivory white with red leather interior.
After reconstruction all parts should be painted nice and shiny.Now all is matte black. Maybe oxide red, or argent, or redred would be nice?? I am not sure and once it is done it will be hard to change it.
Please assist me with Your ideas.

a happy New Year
from Germany
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:46 PM
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Hey Wolfgang,
I myself would go with gloss black. Easy to keep clean!
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:49 PM
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Wolfgang I would agree with Richard that gloss black would be a good pick. Not only because it is easier to keep clean but would not dominate the exterior colour of your classic.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:12 PM
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Thanks Dan,
I totally agree. I hate to see a nice old car with a red rear end slapped under her. It totally takes away from the beauty of the car!!!
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Thanks Dan,
I totally agree. I hate to see a nice old car with a red rear end slapped under her. It totally takes away from the beauty of the car!!!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:33 PM
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Hey Tom,
Thanks! That's the best laugh I've had all day The only problem I had to think about it for a minute!!!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:40 PM
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There is no other way to go. "GLOSS BLACK" is my choice as well.

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[quote=whpaul;40391]Hallo to the community,

i would appreciate to read what would be Your favorite color for Rear axle, cardan shaft ect.

I started with reconstruction my rear axle and all running gear equipment ect, on my 61 bullet nose. The car is ivory white with red leather interior.
After reconstruction all parts should be painted nice and shiny.Now all is matte black. Maybe oxide red, or argent, or redred would be nice?? I am not sure and once it is done it will be hard to change it.
Please assist me with Your ideas.

a happy New Year
from Germany
whpaul[/quote}

Removable portion of differential that driveshaft attaches to was originally red oxide, while driveshaft was natural metal. You can take the driveshaft out, sand it down to bare metal and clear-coat it to preserve its appearance, but be on the lookout for original painted markings like a stenciled part number starting C1SS- or a yellow stripe on one end. You may also find grease pencil/chalk marks on the differenetial casting, but if it's already been painted that's probably long gone.

I highly recommend you get a copy of Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.'s 1961-1963 Original Factory Specifications (OFS) book at www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org if you plan on restoring back to original condition. The OFS has a wealth of information that will help you with your restoration and help you to understand what you have.
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I guess I'm not one of those that is fond of having glossy black suspension parts. I like satin semi gloss black.

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I vote with 'nutcase - Satin Black!!

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