Inner Fender color



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Inner Fender color

Post by Faulkner » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:38 pm

Recently I was contacted by Steve Ovick from the Plymouth Owners Club - he had a broken front antenna mast, and asked about its removal. Since Faulkner will have dual rear antenna masts installed, I offered my front antenna to Steve, and it now replaces his. Steve also asked me this question:
Steve Ovick wrote:The inner fenders on my car are painted grey inside the engine bay; it looks very original, but I'm not sure if correct.
I recall hearing that on the assembly line, painters would frequently mix unused paint together - often resulting in grey - and spray the trunk interior with it. I'm not sure if this is apocryphal or not, but if they did so, did they ever apply to the engine compartment?

Here's a picture of Steve's beautiful Savoy (and Steve), from the 2002 Grand Rapids Plymouth Owners Club Meet.
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Re: Inner Fender color

Post by big m » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 am

True, the floors and trunk inside areas were sprayed with this, the color ranges from a light grey, to greenish or bluish grey.
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Re: Inner Fender color

Post by Faulkner » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:51 pm

Thanks John - but, do you think it was ever used on the inner fenders? Steve's are grey, and it has an original look to him.

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Re: Inner Fender color

Post by big m » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 am

Never have I seen it on the inner fender aprons. All the western built cars is was a semi gloss black. Some eastern built cars have the core support and inner fenders body color.

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