1957 Chevy BelAir 2 Dr Hrdtp
Was all 57 third members red oxide primer from factory or were they painted black. Especially the "P" case units?
Perhaps I spoke too soon.My spare is possibly an original rim, and it is Onyx Black.
Mikey,GM issued a bulletin that stated that all diffs would be painted black after mid April of 57. Most posi units with the P cast in them were made after that. You need to look at the casting date to be 100% certain.
This is one that was cast in Feb of 57, and is redoxide. Note it has the "thin P"
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Thanks for the info. Would it have been satin frame black or gloss??
Yes both changes appeared about the same time. The silver wheels was ONLY on the B/A models. This was done because so many dealers were complaining about new owners not wanting to pay forI wasn’t looking to steel the thread. I was just curious if these changes in paint for these parts where issued the same time?