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Old 01-13-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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Original paint or not?

Seller claims paint and interior are original. See any tell tale signs of a repaint?

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: Original paint or not?

half the pics wont load as i scroll .

but it has had some lip stick . . . emissions sticker has been tapped and corners are not perfect even see a razor blade line in the lower left .

also the under hood stuff like a/c comp area have black over spray in some areas .

not saying non original paint . but these are ether some touch ups and if all original WHY ? its not anymore that someone did that covering its wear and tear up .
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Original paint or not?

I could see all the pics....Hard to say without seeing it up close....but not a stretch either...not sure about the "RARE" part though
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:36 PM   #4
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Re: Original paint or not?

Appears some repaint, I noticed there are no drip rails over any of the doors,were these a option, don't think so, so if these were removed,then some body did a fantastic job of hiding the holes without paint.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: Original paint or not?

Tailgate area gives the impression of being "original", but rest looks way to clean. Some of the stuff mntioned above makes me think below the wood grain has been touched/redone.
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Appears some repaint, I noticed there are no drip rails over any of the doors,were these a option, don't think so, so if these were removed,then some body did a fantastic job of hiding the holes without paint.
Also noticed some wrong trim screws, especially below right tail light,also love th sort off undercoat spray with mud still under the body. Not knocking the truck, but please don't describe a vehicle as a Original paint when there definitely has been some work done to it, just my 4 cents
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Also noticed some wrong trim screws, especially below right tail light,also love th sort off undercoat spray with mud still under the body. Not knocking the truck, but please don't describe a vehicle as a Original paint when there definitely has been some work done to it, just my 4 cents
Just googled some pics of 1973 Suburbans, some have drip rails some don't,I did not know that was a option,having said that I still think there is some repaint on this,probally from the top trim upwards
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:08 PM   #8
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Re: Original paint or not?

IIRC, '73 was not sold with drip rails. Some may have been added later. They were optional for '74 and a few years after, and then became standard for the rest of the series run.
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Re: Original paint or not?

i see a lot of what looks to be original paint but it has had some repaint door jambs and top looks too good see pic where the hood has overspray and some of the weather stripping has over spray. but its a nice old sub it has new carpet except for the rear .
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:29 PM   #10
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Re: Original paint or not?

Won’t matter if the paint is original or not if that spliced in non original fuel filter springs a leak!
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Re: Original paint or not?

Well, it sold for $16,000.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #12
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Re: Original paint or not?

To some people "original" means "painted in the factory paint scheme" rather that "this is the paint applied at the factory".

Just like to some people "survivor" means "this vehicle still exists".

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Re: Original paint or not?

I looked through all the pictures the other day and determined it was a repaint with new wood veneer and a bunch of gussied up trim. There's lots of clues that the truck was used as intended at points over the years and a lot of time spent outdoors too. We all know that paint is the first thing to get damaged and the original woodgrain had a habit of badly fading.

With that said, it's a very nice Burb. I wish I was the one that was able to purchase it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:05 PM   #14
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Not sure on the paint but that thing is a beauty!
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:33 PM   #15
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I looked through all the pictures the other day and determined it was a repaint with new wood veneer and a bunch of gussied up trim. There's lots of clues that the truck was used as intended at points over the years and a lot of time spent outdoors too. We all know that paint is the first thing to get damaged and the original woodgrain had a habit of badly fading.

With that said, it's a very nice Burb. I wish I was the one that was able to purchase it.
Andy, just curious as I would like to sharpen my eye as I evaluate these trucks -- what is the indicator for you that the truck has spent a lot of time outdoors?

The seller indicated in the ad that the woodgrain has been replaced.
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Andy, just curious as I would like to sharpen my eye as I evaluate these trucks -- what is the indicator for you that the truck has spent a lot of time outdoors?

The seller indicated in the ad that the woodgrain has been replaced.
Mostly the undercarriage pictures. Besides the frame that was cleaned and painted for resale, there's all the crust and rust that is typical to a truck that has not been garage kept. A few of the bodyside mouldings were screwed to the body in places they shouldn't be, in areas that would normally be fastened down with double sticky tape. The sticky tape deteriorates and let's go when exposed to the elements. Then the fading/staining in the rear carpet, a common thing to see on a Burb that gets used to haul stuff. You often have to load/unload stuff when it's raining. The front carpet has been replaced. If it was a garage queen, the original front carpet shouldn't have been any worse off than the rear carpet. But it must have been, because it's new.

But again, I hate to talk it down because it's such a nice truck. It's what I would call an honest, genuine truck. This is just a situation where the seller's pitch ruins it for me.
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Mostly the undercarriage pictures. Besides the frame that was cleaned and painted for resale, there's all the crust and rust that is typical to a truck that has not been garage kept. A few of the bodyside mouldings were screwed to the body in places they shouldn't be, in areas that would normally be fastened down with double sticky tape. The sticky tape deteriorates and let's go when exposed to the elements. Then the fading/staining in the rear carpet, a common thing to see on a Burb that gets used to haul stuff. You often have to load/unload stuff when it's raining. The front carpet has been replaced. If it was a garage queen, the original front carpet shouldn't have been any worse off than the rear carpet. But it must have been, because it's new.

But again, I hate to talk it down because it's such a nice truck. It's what I would call an honest, genuine truck. This is just a situation where the seller's pitch ruins it for me.
Good info. Being a Portland, Oregon truck since '73, I would have thought spending much time outdoors and not in the garage would have resulted in a lot more corrosion on the body.
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Good info. Being a Portland, Oregon truck since '73, I would have thought spending much time outdoors and not in the garage would have resulted in a lot more corrosion on the body.
That's the thing, if the paint is in fact fresh, then it's hard to say what might be hidden under it. But it's still far nicer than anything that can be found in Ohio. Clean, original 70's Burbs are just plain gone and have been for a long time now.
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Re: Original paint or not?

Original or not it's one cool looking rig!
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