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 on: October 20, 2021, 08:10:41 PM 
Started by texmorton - Last post by ardiesse
The trim code for Fall Red/Parchment Ivory is 568.  A couple of suggestions:  Casbah Red is an HD Premier interior red paint colour (warning: contains lead); Goya Red is an HK interior paint colour.


 on: October 20, 2021, 01:45:19 PM 
Started by texmorton - Last post by mcl1959
Fall red is the colour of the material not the paint.
Decide what colour red you want and then have it mixed up. A number of paint shops are able to mix modern paints in the original colours

 on: October 20, 2021, 01:43:28 PM 
Started by texmorton - Last post by mcl1959
I have quite a bit of info on batching as they went down the line. Possibly a dozen or so all the same colour and same trim, but not fixed in concrete.
Cars were assembled and trimmed to the firewall and then either sent to another production line for completion in the same plant, or sent interstate or to NZ for completion.
Bodies were painted without any hang ons. The doors etc were all painted separately and were added at the very end of the line.
How you paint is up to the painter. They certainly were not done as one unit in the factory.

 on: October 20, 2021, 10:42:09 AM 
Started by texmorton - Last post by texmorton
G'day everyone,

I have done a search on this but cant come up with a paint code for the red interior paint for FE with Fall Red / Parchment Ivory interior combination. Anyone help me out here? My car was originally Cobweb grey / Parchment Ivory but am going red instead so nothing to match it with. Thanks, Al

 on: October 20, 2021, 09:47:54 AM 
Started by texmorton - Last post by texmorton

While trawling through info on the net researching various things for my FE restoration I came across an FE that was for sale on Grays Online a few months ago, build number 2241M, mine is 2236M. Both are exactly the same colour and interior trim combinations which leads me to the question of how cars were produced on the line back in the day. Did they batch build cars in the same colours to make life easier in the paint shop? And a related question regarding order of assembly, I assume the bodies were painted as as one unit with guards, doors, bonnet and boot fitted to the car? Currently contemplating this as I start bolting things onto my car; is it better to paint each panel off the car and bolt on or have everything on the car (with door jams, interiors etc already painted) and paint in one shot as I assume they did in the factory.


 on: October 19, 2021, 11:38:08 PM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Errol62
I donít have a sedan anymore Jeff. Iíve got two spare ute rear windows, two spare front screens, two spare sets of door glass, a box of 1/4 windows but no spare rear window for my van. Lucky they are flat glass.

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 on: October 19, 2021, 10:35:04 PM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Stewy
Front windscreens for FE/FC, FB/EK are available. They do not produce the sedan rear back window. They do the ute rear screens and the flat van/wagon tailgate glass. They do not do the wagon curved rear cargo side glass.
Clay hang on to your rear screens.

Cheers Stewy  Cool

 on: October 19, 2021, 09:07:35 PM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Errol62
I used all original glass in my ute billy. Was talking to another member at our run to birdwood the other week. His first run in restored Wedgewood blue ek ute. He got all new glass except the doors, which he said he couldnít get. But then others have got the doors custom made, due to being flat. New glass is surprisingly affordable and available, but I guess I like the authenticity of the date coded watermarks, and my ute is not a show car.

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 on: October 19, 2021, 07:31:06 PM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Billy Blackarrow
I doubt anybody would use a second hand screen now, especially with scratches / marks.
I suppose that would be true for FB/EK screens as well I must have 3 fronts & backs

 on: October 19, 2021, 08:44:54 AM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Laszlo
Thanks Ken !

An other trip to the dump.....

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