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Old 05-28-2019, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Original Firewall Color

Good Morning everyone. I was wondering if exterior firewalls were always painted the same color as the rest of the body or if instead some were painted black regardless. If necessarily always the same as balance of the body and one were looking to find original body color, the spot under an original body data plate or body number plate would tell a lot. I have a '30 Standard Murray Fordor of later year production.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:53 AM   #2
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All were lower body color with the exception that fleet orders of cars and trucks could be custom painted.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:31 AM   #3
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Very well Bob and thanks. So we should note that for anyone searching for original color, under the firewall tags and other hidden areas of such are great places to look. I actually found mine which was black under the cowl band near the bottom with paint in perfect protected condition.

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Old 05-28-2019, 12:48 PM   #4
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What color is the body today?
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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All were lower body color with the exception that fleet orders of cars and trucks could be custom painted.




The whole body could be custom color but even then the firewall likely would be lower body color, whatever that might be.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:23 AM   #6
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One also needs to remember that the cowl paint was not "rubbed" or polished out like the exterior body was. (JS Area 14: Paint & Stripping - page 14-1, Paint Quality)


A good example of this effect is shown in the picture at the top of Page 1-9 in Area 1 - Engine Compartment
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