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Offline austr6

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Power Steering Ram Finish
« on: February 05, 2017, 04:04:18 PM »
Hello, I am after the CORRECT finish for my 66 SJ GT Power Assist Hydraulic ram...... is it just raw metal or was it a painted finish.
Kind regards,
Richard.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 06:33:47 PM by J_Speegle »
May 20 1966
GT Fastback
A code,
Auto ,Air conditioning, Power Steering
Standard Interior
6R09A202931

Offline jwc66k

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Re: Power Steering Ram Finish
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 04:48:11 PM »
As this is an exposed item and under the car, I believe semi-gloss black would be the color, at least that's what has past MCA judging for me. If so, I would be more inclined to use more a glossy black.
Jim
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Re: Power Steering Ram Finish
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 05:23:48 PM »
Hello, I am after the CORRECT finish for my 66 SJ GT Power Assist Hydraulic ram...... is it just raw metal or was it a painted finish.
Kind regards,
Richard.

Bare like in other years for the ram part of the PS assembly. Early original example below. Believe I included how to finish (at least how I've done it successfully) is shown in a number of threads but basically strip it , get the metals back to looking new, soften them with gun blueing (I redo the dark heat bands over the welds and tube metal near by)  then work them back with steel wool, then oil/protect

 







This thread shows on in the box as part of a kit

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=5699.msg32653#msg32653



Related threads that may help your efforts in refinishing

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=13.0




« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 06:33:56 PM by J_Speegle »
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Offline austr6

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Re: Power Steering Ram Finish
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 07:31:04 PM »
Thanks Jeff,  as always a wealth of knowledge.
May 20 1966
GT Fastback
A code,
Auto ,Air conditioning, Power Steering
Standard Interior
6R09A202931