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Old 12-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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What is the original color of the engine compartment. I think its black but I'm not sure. help please
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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The inner fenders are a flat black or a semi gloss black. The firewall is body color.
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there are different parts that may be considered the engine compartment,generally speaking the cowl will be body color,the underside of hood black,inner fenders black,radiator bracket etc. black.do a search on this site and you should be able to find the "exact" black paint used on the different underhood parts... that's if you are going for a 100% stock going to be judged resto....
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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Well should i paint it all body color? My only concern with doing that is that if i am working on it the body color will show everything. Like grease and such
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here is a picture of a 57 i had. it's all original. ................ don't worry about dirt or anything getting on it. i'm sure you will wipe it down like i do.
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Thanks for the help!
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Carl you keep a clean engine compartment. Whats your secret.... lol

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What is the original color of the engine compartment. I think its black but I'm not sure. help please
My original body color was black lacquer. Most of the underhood areas were a semi gloss black. Everything I've read pointed me to SG Black on the firewall, inner fenders etc. The cowl on my car will by body color black. I have Eastwood underhood sg black on the front end sheet metal parts that are done. Looks very good. Hope this help.
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The inner fenders are a flat black or a semi gloss black. The firewall is body color.
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