The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Model Specific Forum > 1977-1979 Ford and Mercury
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - What was stock undercarriage color
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

What was stock undercarriage color

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Lizer View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 04-January-2020
Location: SW Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 54
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lizer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What was stock undercarriage color
    Posted: 05-September-2020 at 3:53AM
I have a 78 LTDII sports touring package. What was the original undercarriage color on these cars? Mine looks like it *might* have been body color? Too rusty to tell now, but the entire firewall is body color and I don't see anywhere it transitions to a black.
78 LTD II sports touring package (blue), father original owner
67 Mustang (5.0)
69 Mach 1 428 SCJ Drag Pack
Back to Top
72FordGTS View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
GTS.org Admin

Joined: 06-September-2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 4142
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2020 at 10:10AM
On my '72, the frame was black and the firewall and floor boards are body colour (although mine was undercoated when new, so it all looks black but if you scrape off the undercoat it's red).  Firewall can be black or body colour.  It depends on where it was made.
Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin
Back to Top
72 RS 351 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04-September-2014
Location: Knoxville TN
Status: Offline
Points: 899
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2020 at 2:08PM
I like the body color being used for the unseen areas. But OEM didn't spray much on those parts like underneath etc, later models didn't get clear on them or very very little.

I learned reconstructing my 99 Explorer that it looks very good with a satin finish on those. I made it glossy on the radiator support and along the engine bay perimeter. But underneath it ended up satin(too cold the night after painting). More paint is better, so don't make it too thin like OEM. Give it a good coat whether you make it gloss, satin, or a flat finish.
Don
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V 3.70 gears, to build a keeper
73 Ranchero Sport "72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 351-3V &4R70W
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE, OBDII 347/4R70W
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.