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Offline ruppstang

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Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:46:24 AM »
I am working on a 68 coupe built in Dearborn 7-25-68. The car was blasted and no pictures were taken. I am looking for under carriage pictures for this time frame.
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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 05:37:03 PM »
The 68 CJ fastback I'm restoring was built at Dearborn, it had a weird blue/gray color underneath.  Looks weird, but that's what it was.  Build date 6/27/68



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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:43:33 PM »
My April car has the red oxide undercarriage, probably too early of an example, but I thought I'd post.

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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 09:26:52 PM »
My April car has the red oxide undercarriage, probably too early of an example, but I thought I'd post.

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Danny was your car built on the 17th or the 25th? Comparing your comment to a spreadsheet

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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:35:19 PM »
From what I have collected in the spring of 68 into summer Dearborn bounced back and forth between batch and a dark red oxide finish for the firewall rearward on the Mustangs and Cougars. Focusing on your specific date (7-25-68 as reported assuming its the real date from a Marti report) the closest match I have is from a car finished the day before which is reported to have been painted with the dark gray batch color like we've discussed on the site a number of times.

Of course the floor color was applied during the first half of the build do that car could have been painted on the same day as yours or a day or two before but as close as I can get at the moment

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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 11:05:01 PM »
It look like it will be grey. Thank everyone for your help.
I hate to finish a car that some one has started on and then figure out the details to make it correct.

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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 12:04:40 AM »
My June 2nd Dearborn-built coupe has the metallic gray color.  I have found that it is an exact match to the color of styled steel wheels.  If you need photos, let me know.


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Re: Undercarriage pics needed - July 68 Dearborn
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 01:18:50 AM »
The 68 CJ fastback I'm restoring was built at Dearborn, it had a weird blue/gray color underneath.  Looks weird, but that's what it was.  Build date 6/27/68
Not weird for Dearborn. That looks like one of the more common seen batch shades (relatively speaking) that I have seen on 69 Dearborn cars.
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