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Old 09-06-2014, 02:23 AM   #151
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

Looking for pics of original seats for 65 suburban



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Old 09-06-2014, 05:39 AM   #152
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #153
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oem4me's factory original '65 Sub:

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Old 09-06-2014, 01:45 PM   #154
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BEAUTIFUL!!! Are any of the correct materials available today or just some close matches?
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:49 PM   #155
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Re: The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Factory Correct Restoration Thread

earlier in the thread there is a post on order of paint and the order its laid down. Not sure if its different for suburbans but it looks to me that the interior is painted first, then the lower body color then the white goes last.




In the door jams and the lift gate jams you can see the green over spray on top the fawn paint. I will get a few more pics in the future when I go to check on the mfg of the newer fogging windshield
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:48 PM   #156
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BEAUTIFUL!!! Are any of the correct materials available today or just some close matches?
As far as I've heard, this is where folks are going for the most original looking materials:
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:26 AM   #157
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Should I paint these or leave them alone, or paint a spare set just in case.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:19 PM   #158
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I painted mine to match the new dash paint. I think it looks great.
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ok guys, I have been searching through all these posts to try and find the original blue/green engine paint used on my 66 with a 283. I can find formulas, etc, but is there anyone out there that makes it in a rattle can? I can have it mixed locally easy enough, but sure would be easier if there was something out there I could just buy. ?

any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #160
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I could be wrong but I was under the impression that 283s were gray and the 327s were the blue/green.
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I finally got my door paired close to the lighter fawn beige using Krylon Champaigen color that I found on this great thread! Cheers!
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:03 AM   #162
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Sorry I'm not sure why my photos come out upside down
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:26 PM   #163
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I could be wrong but I was under the impression that 283s were gray and the 327s were the blue/green.
you are correct, but the 283s in particular were done in more than one color depending on a variety of things, my truck is an original survivor, and has the blue/green paint...

anyone have any ideas on what is a close match?
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:58 PM   #164
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in the 66 owners manual it says that 283 was gray , but also says the 327 was gray also? i guess anything goes back then
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:02 PM   #165
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but the 283s in particular were done in more than one color depending on a variety of things,
This is new news to a lot of us here, please go into depth about the "variety of things" , including a photo of this so called original survivor 283!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:37 PM   #166
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This is new news to a lot of us here, please go into depth about the "variety of things" , including a photo of this so called original survivor 283!
The primary reference article is in this thread:
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it reads that different factories used different colors/tints, and the color of the engine depends on the trim/option level of the truck. it also reads that engine colors were especially variable on the 283..

My truck belonged to my grandfather who bought it new in 1966. I do not have a good shot of the engine color, but I assure you it is blue/green.
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ok guys, I have been searching through all these posts to try and find the original blue/green engine paint used on my 66 with a 283. I can find formulas, etc, but is there anyone out there that makes it in a rattle can? I can have it mixed locally easy enough, but sure would be easier if there was something out there I could just buy. ?

any help would be appreciated
Duplicolor 'Alpine Green' engine paint from Orielly's is a very close match. used it myself a couple of times and it looks good.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:10 PM   #168
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different factories used different colors/tints, and the color of the engine depends on the trim/option level of the truck. it also reads that engine colors were especially variable on the 283..
Back then all of the small block Chevy motors came from the Flint, Michigan engine plant on Bristol Road. They made them for cars and trucks and painted them numerous different colors- orange, gray, green, maybe others. So it's possible that truck SBC engines came in colors other than gray or green. However the engines were painted long before anyone knew which truck it was destined for and the vehicle assembly plants did not re-paint them for specific trim/option level trucks.
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Back then all of the small block Chevy motors came from the Flint, Michigan engine plant on Bristol Road. They made them for cars and trucks and painted them numerous different colors- orange, gray, green, maybe others. So it's possible that truck SBC engines came in colors other than gray or green. However the engines were painted long before anyone knew which truck it was destined for and the vehicle assembly plants did not re-paint them for specific trim/option level trucks.
thanks for the info, but your info is opposite of my info...frustrating, but not a big deal, thanks for the reply, but still leaves me scratching my head...lol I did some further investigation and sanded on one of the valve covers, discovered that it has been over sprayed blue. the original color underneath appears to possibly be the alpine green? almost a turquoise color?? I think I'm just going alpine green...?
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try and find the original blue/green engine paint used on my 66 with a 283.
Its sounds to me you must have a 327 in that '66. Here is a good thread on the subject http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...870&highlight= Be sure to check out 327 in post #106
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I love that truck! Here's some shots of a repainted grill shell and fenders with the correct pattern. I've been told that the black shouldn't be gloss though.







Is that the factory light Blue? Code 507? My 65 Suburban was that color and is going back to it. I also think the gloss black looks great. Easier to clean than flat
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Correct pattern for 1966 Deluxe seat covers, this is an original cover.



Correct pattern for 1965-1966 Deluxe seat covers (the tan vinyl is not the correct color, should be silvery-gold, but the cloth is correct).




Not the best pic but here's how the factory masked off the white stripe on the cab corners for models with side trim.




The radiator shrouds had metal staples to hold the seals in place.





Seat tracks should be silver zinc/cadium plated, seat frame is low gloss black (not flat), the hinge bolt is a silver plated finish, back rest adjustment screw should be silver plated. Not sure what the seat track to floor bolts were so I painted them a contrasting black. Silver colored plating was probably correct on those.



Underside of the hood was painted black from the factory. I used low gloss but I don't think they had that much sheen originally. Satin would be more correct.






Fleetside models had filler panels under the bumpers. Not sure of the correct finish of the bolts so I used polished stainless. These may have been painted body color?







Original grease pencil marking on the steering column plate, interior side.
I had the underside of my hood done in gloss black bedliner. It's the leftovers from spray jobs, called Slurry. A friend of mine here used to have a bedliner business and he did my hood, and the gas tank on an old 65 Chevy II I used to have.
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it reads that different factories used different colors/tints, and the color of the engine depends on the trim/option level of the truck. it also reads that engine colors were especially variable on the 283..

My truck belonged to my grandfather who bought it new in 1966. I do not have a good shot of the engine color, but I assure you it is blue/green.
Cool truck! Is that original paint?

Here's a second vote for a pic of that turquoise 283! Unfortunately, some of those threads about engine color that you refer to contain a lot of dubious information from long ago (2009!) when less was known about some of these originality details. What a lot of folks assumed (or still assume) was original really wasn't... like decals on both valve covers, etc. I'll defer to 60-66 and factorystock on this topic but I sure haven't ever seen an original-paint 283 in these trucks that was anything but gray.

Speaking of turquoise 327s, for some reason unknown to me I've only ever seen a handful of original-paint turquoise 327s in survivor trucks. Not sure why that is. I've seen significantly more gray 283s for some reason. Don't know if they just didn't make many 327s or they just didn't survive well. I'd love to see some more original paint hi-torque 327s!
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Cool truck! Is that original paint?

Here's a second vote for a pic of that turquoise 283! Unfortunately, some of those threads about engine color that you refer to contain a lot of dubious information from long ago (2009!) when less was known about some of these originality details. What a lot of folks assumed (or still assume) was original really wasn't... like decals on both valve covers, etc. I'll defer to 60-66 and factorystock on this topic but I sure haven't ever seen an original-paint 283 in these trucks that was anything but gray.

Speaking of turquoise 327s, for some reason unknown to me I've only ever seen a handful of original-paint turquoise 327s in survivor trucks. Not sure why that is. I've seen significantly more gray 283s for some reason. Don't know if they just didn't make many 327s or they just didn't survive well. I'd love to see some more original paint hi-torque 327s!
thanks, no it is not original paint, it is a bad overspray job done back in 1991, it was an attempt at a match, but its not really even close, there are plenty of spots on the truck that show the original paint, it was the 2 tone turquoise poly with the white roof. it will be properly restored hopefully next year, in the mean time, I just want to "freshen it up" and drive it.

I will try and post some engine pics soon.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:29 AM   #175
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"Speaking of turquoise 327s, for some reason unknown to me I've only ever seen a handful of original-paint turquoise 327s in survivor trucks."

here is my hi-torque 327 in my 66 c/60, very dirty, but you can see a little green in there!
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