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Offline Chas

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  • Name: Chas Sergewick
1956 under hood paint
« on: April 04, 2015, 10:53:42 PM »
Been looking at a number of 1956 Coupes. Some are described as "restored". A number of them have what I would call semi gloss black paint on the inner fender panels and firewall. Others have these parts painted the same color as the exterior of the car. Question is, what is "factory"?
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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  • Name: larry mandell
Re: 1956 under hood paint
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 11:08:14 PM »
I've been wondering the same thing on my "54".
Larry M

1954 series 62 coupe
1974 Harley Davidson FLH

My caddy is my never ending work in progress.

Offline 55 cadi

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Re: 1956 under hood paint
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 02:00:11 AM »
From all the pictures and 54-56 I have looked at personally had the same color as the outside body.

With exception of a couple "restored" that had black. Maybe depending on the outside color they may do certain colors to match and others they did black, because they thought it was better than the color of the body.

Just my input of what I have seen, I'm sure someone will chime in, there is a book that the CLC sells that probably says in it.

My azure blue body was done on the engine compartment also.

Jason
1955 Cadillac sedan series 62
1966 mustang convertible w/pony PAC, now in Sweden
2005 Cadillac deville

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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  • Name: Roger Zimmermann
Re: 1956 under hood paint
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 03:26:28 AM »
Firewall and inner fenders are painted with the same color as the exterior of the car.
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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  • Name: larry mandell
Re: 1956 under hood paint
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 08:02:00 AM »
Once again thanks for sharing the knowledge guys.
Larry M

1954 series 62 coupe
1974 Harley Davidson FLH

My caddy is my never ending work in progress.

Offline dplotkin

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Re: 1956 under hood paint
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 09:24:00 PM »
Firewall and inner fenders are painted with the same color as the exterior of the car.


Just restored a 56.

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