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Offline BigG

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Paint dabs
« on: May 23, 2010, 12:32:19 PM »
Hello, I am in the last stages of restoration of my 69 B2 . Were talking Paint dabs on front and rear springs etc. I forgot to add that its a April 23 69 Dearborn car. Pictures if possible

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 02:58:57 PM »
Hey BigG;

Do you have the original build sheet for your car?  If so, it will have the color of the paint marks that you are looking for.  As for where to put them, I do not have photos of any other cars, but I know that there are a few people on this forum who do.  I am sure they will chime in soon.  Also, looks like you have an early production 69 B302.  I would be interested in talking to you, as I own an April 30 build 69 B302, and I am trying to gather information regarding the early cars.  You can PM me, or mustangmann@charter.net  Thanks!

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 04:18:28 PM »
I do not have the build sheet.The car was mostly disassembled when i bought it. However i did find a OC sheet.I can't read what it says but its something to do with paint.

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 02:55:15 AM »
First - Welcome


Like Ken I also have a pretty early Boss 302 (April 24th build for mine) #188388


Front springs were marked with 2 Gold and 1 violet stripes

Rear springs were marked with   I green and 2 brown stripes on the long leaf just in front of the rear shackle


This according on buildsheets and documented on original cars from your car's period

Will post a couple of pictures to help tomorrow- getting late ;)
 
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Offline BigG

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 12:29:43 PM »
Hello Jeff,
       Pictures would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 12:21:53 AM »
Sorry been busy with the holiday and trying to get a new epoxy coat on the garage floor

Not the correct colors for you car but an example of method and application






Example of an original rear spring from your application (front of the car is to the right side of the picture)

« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 11:28:42 PM by J_Speegle »
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Offline BigG

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 12:14:36 AM »
Thahks Jeff for the pictures.Are the coils upside down?

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 12:20:18 AM »
Thahks Jeff for the pictures.Are the coils upside down?

The coils in the picture are orientated as they would be installed in the car - they were marked laying down or upside down as to how they would be installed so the runs can look as if they run up once the spring is installed
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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 11:41:32 AM »
So in other words with the springs mounted on the car passanger side left to right is Blue ,Green and driver side,left to right is Green ,Blue

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Re: Paint dabs
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 11:26:47 PM »
So in other words with the springs mounted on the car passanger side left to right is Blue ,Green and driver side,left to right is Green ,Blue

No - but good eye

The photo shown above is not typical. Normally the order of the colors is the same for all springs

I replaced the picture so that it does not mislead others.  ;)
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