Author Topic: Rear bumper bracket color  (Read 157 times)

Offline Kingchief

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Rear bumper bracket color
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:29:04 AM »
Hi,

Can anyone please advise me what color of black the mounting bracket should be for a late '65 San Jose k-code Mustang?  Flat black or glossy???  My original ones are primed and ready for paint.

Thanks again, Steve

Offline caspian65

  • Charles Turner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5339
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 12:33:13 PM »
Semi-gloss black, maybe a little to the satin side. 
Charles Turner - MCA/SAAC Judge
Concours Mustang Forum Admin

Offline Hipo giddyup

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »
Just so I understand, which mounting bracket??

Sorry, see it!! never mind
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 12:51:08 PM by Hipo giddyup »
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Mar 16th 66'

Offline caspian65

  • Charles Turner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5339
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 12:49:08 PM »
Bumper guard brackets behind the rear valence on non-GT 65-66 cars.
Charles Turner - MCA/SAAC Judge
Concours Mustang Forum Admin

Offline Hipo giddyup

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 463
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 12:53:54 PM »
I'm thinking of the brackets that mount inside the rear bumper...

I thought the bumper guard brackets are eventually coated body color during the painting process because they were mounted before body color was applied?? If that is the case would there be black on the back sides?? if you were looking from under the car aftwards??
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Mar 16th 66'

Offline caspian65

  • Charles Turner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5339
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
I didn't think about the brackets in the bumper.  They would also be semi-gloss black with cad/zinc plated nut inserts.

The brackets behind the rear valence for the bumper guards may have had some body color over-spray speckling, but wouldn't necessarily be covered in paint.
Charles Turner - MCA/SAAC Judge
Concours Mustang Forum Admin

Offline Kingchief

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »
Thanks all.  Yes, the brackets that mount to the chrome bumper.  So, semi-gloss black with cad/zinc plated nut inserts.  The ones I am repainting were actually pulled off a k-code with the bumper in 1965.  The dude had bought the car in Colorado to race in '65 so yes, the nut inserts were not painted.  Also, there is some sort of gasket or some material that goes between this bumper bracket and the body.  What should I use???

You all have been VERY helpful and thank you.  No insults like on another site I monitor.

Cheers, Steve

Offline caspian65

  • Charles Turner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5339
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
The sealant was strip caulk.
Charles Turner - MCA/SAAC Judge
Concours Mustang Forum Admin

Offline Kingchief

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 02:44:04 PM »
Thanks Charles.  I do have some of that strip caulk so that will be done.

Thanks again for the quick feedback.  Greatly appreciated.

Steve

Offline NEFaurora

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 715
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 03:21:58 PM »

That's funny, I just did this entire project on my '65 last week...lol... Apparently, I did it right!...lol..

:o)

Tony K.

Tony Kovar (NEFaurora@aol.com)
1965 Mustang Convertible 200 cid 3spd manual
1966 Mustang Convertible Sprint 200 C4 Auto
2007 Mustang Convertible V6 Auto with "Pony Package".
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
MCA#70001

Offline J_Speegle

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12789
Re: Rear bumper bracket color
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 08:28:12 PM »
I didn't think about the brackets in the bumper.  They would also be semi-gloss black with cad/zinc plated nut inserts.

The brackets behind the rear valence for the bumper guards may have had some body color over-spray speckling, but wouldn't necessarily be covered in paint.

+1  Unless the painter leaned way over and shot back towards them selves (extra effort requires) there normally isn't any noticable paint on the brackets. Do take notice (66 San Jose example below) that even if the hole in the bracket is not used for a mounting bolt the J clip was still installed .  Because these were installed (along with the rear valance) prior to painting the exposed, in the trunk, head and sealant were painted body color

Jeff Speegle

Anything worth doing is worth doing concours ;)