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Old 01-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #51
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I am pretty sure this is a restored example, but it is very clean and as far as I can tell, alot of attention to factory correct detail.

at some point it was sold and the aluminium grille was replaced with a aftermarket chrome one, not sure if that was before or after these pics.
I am not a purist by any means... but a fawn colored firewall on a black truck....... firewalls were painted the trucks exterior color, right?
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #52
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Body color on all that I've seen. I had read somewhere that there were deviations on detail stuff like that, depending on the assembly plant.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:30 PM   #53
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Restored-but sharp
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #54
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I am not a purist by any means... but a fawn colored firewall on a black truck....... firewalls were painted the trucks exterior color, right?
JQ72 (Josh) owned this truck for a good while. He hangs out on the 67-72 side. I sure he can give more history on this truck. This is the cleanest example of an original truck of this year that I have seen in person.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:34 AM   #55
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The red truck DPowers posted also has the fawn colored firewall?
I like the look!

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #56
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I am not a purist by any means... but a fawn colored firewall on a black truck....... firewalls were painted the trucks exterior color, right?
here is my 63, original paint...
I think it depended on the plant, I have seen them both ways...
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:29 PM   #57
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All of them very cool, I bet they all still have that unique smell inside, something that goes away after a restoration. These trucks were mostly bought for work, which is why they all got beat up and rusted out.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #58
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Restored and original are not the same thing....
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #59
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Restored and original are not the same thing....
Exactly. You can restore a car or truck a hundred times, but it's only original ONCE!
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #60
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My 64 GMC has a fawn fire wall also.
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Once again I learned something new today. I've never seen one of these trucks in real life with a fawn colored firewall. It makes sense though considering how this might have streamlined production.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:54 AM   #62
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I remember reading about the fawn colored firewall in another thread here not long ago. I believe it was just one of the assembly plants that was doing this. I don't remember which one it was though.
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All of them very cool, I bet they all still have that unique smell inside, something that goes away after a restoration. ...clip...
That smell is not something I want to go away on my 66.
Growing up, my Grandpa's 65 Chevy 4x4 had that smell.
It also had the whine of the SM465, with the rattle of 4-speed gearshift knob.
Of all the work I plan on doing to my 66, those are three things I will do my best to leave in my truck; it makes me think of Grandpa.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:25 PM   #64
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I got this 1961 GMC from a guy who says it has been in a barn for 15 years. It has factory power steering and only 45,000 miles on it...with a 305 big block V6 and 3 speed on the tree. All the rust you see is surface rust and thats about it! Yep the picture makes it look ruff and does it no justice......but its all there. I can't wait to get started on this old GMC.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #66
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Re: most original 60-66 truck in existence?

I seen another member use clr and a scotch pad clean all the rust off.
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hmmm....didn't think about that...thanks for the advice ..... going to try to start out with scotchbrite pads and clr....hoping that I dont have to take it all the way down to the metal....Name:  dwdw.jpg
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Restored and original are not the same thing....
IMO, to restore something BACK to original is 100 times more difficult than just restoring it with aftermarket items.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #69
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IMO, to restore something BACK to original is 100 times more difficult than just restoring it with aftermarket items.
X2 the original stuff didn't have Taiwan or China stamped on the back of it! JMHO...Vernski
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I got this 1961 GMC from a guy who says it has been in a barn for 15 years. It has factory power steering and only 45,000 miles on it...with a 305 big block V6 and 3 speed on the tree. All the rust you see is surface rust and thats about it! Yep the picture makes it look ruff and does it no justice......but its all there. I can't wait to get started on this old GMC.
Spray the whole thing down with phosphoric acid.
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Then Clear Coat.
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wont that eat up all the window rubber???.....show me a picture of what that would look like...I like the clear coat idea. Thanks
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:54 PM   #72
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #74
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yes it was in an earlier thread about the fawn colored firewalls.most(not all)east coast built trucks had the fawn firewall's.in my personal experience of the trucks i have owned and others i have looked at is the firewall is fawn on all east coast built trucks except the 1966 trucks which were a solid color and they had the firewall painted to match the exterior of the truck.the 1966 tutone trucks also had the fawn firewall built in the east.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:15 AM   #75
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interesting discussion about the fawn firewalls. other than jonzcustomshop's post which certainly looks original - the ONLY trucks I've ever seen with fawn firewalls were the high-dollar no-stone-left-unturned restorations. Here's a few more, one in green and one in red (red one is different than the restored one above, this one has an orange engine). Final pic is of an unrestored white 62, it had a black firewall (not original engine). I can't keep track! Which brings up anOTHER quesiton - I thought the 66 327's (i.e. comparing this red truck with the one posted earlier) were normally painted gray or blue!! Maybe they were - just not on this one though. Learn somethin new every day.
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