Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by hugger, Dec 23, 2018.
What markings would a 70 X auto non ac car have on the firewall?
"D" behind the booster/master cylinder, paint code behind the voltage regulator.
Is the consensus that the paint code was in fact on the black and not under the black, or is that still up in the air?? What about the cowl markings I've seen several cars with OK and random 3 digits on the "saddlebags" as some guys call them. Any "OK's" on the firewall??
Here's a cowl pic of the X we restored showing "Q". But this car has AC. Hope this helps some.
It was always over the black paint. Q Q on a yellow and 10 10 on white. Behind Booster 70 GSX is D in yellow crayon. If a 4 spd DC. There is much debate on crayon color for paint codes. Is it white or engine faded yellow. I have seen quite a few and I say white. My guess it was put on by different guy at different place because paint code would be put on after black paint but before body color so done by Fisher. Yellow D would be put on later because they did not want overspray to obscure it. All Flint built cars from GSX to lowly 4 door cars I have seen were done this way. Just my theories. I copied my GSX the best I could.
That guy was a Rembrandt.
This one owner Flint Built GS 455 has the original marks. 50 B I believe. Its Bamboo Cream. Not 100 percent sure on the 0.
Original D mark. About only thing changed on this car is the obvious replacement Booster.
My car also when I did a engine compartment freshin up found a 50 behind the voltage regulator
This mark was on my steering shaft
Also marks on disc brake spindles
70 GS 455 bamboo cream car
The Green on the back of the Spindle means it was a disc brake spindle, drum brake spindles were a different color. I believe the Orange at the top meant heavy duty. I have only seen that on disc spindles.
You will also often see "inspection marks" on various parts of the suspension/drivetrain. These are basically paint dabs the inspectors put on the parts to "document" they were either torqued or installed correctly.
Now factories use colored paint pens for inspection marks. They are all over the place on my Challenger Hellcat. Less messy than a paint brush for sure.
Joe, have you figured out that 179 mark over your heater box?
Possibly the trim code.
Yes sir the interior color
That’s cool. I have not seen those at all on cars Buick’s? The 50B car above didn’t have it? Burnished saddle notch back bench seat.
Yeah different plants did different things, and some of it changed during the model years as well. My 69 Oshawa built car does not have any markings behind the power booster.
All the Framingham cars in local yards have nothing too but Flint cars do.
Should I put 10-10 or just 10 for the paint code, is "188" anywhere, seems like I've seen the interior code on the saddle bags before
Is it a Flint Car? If so I would put 10 10 no dash if in fact upper and lower is white? No vinyl top right? I am not saying no cars had the interior code but I have never seen one except for car posted here. The numbers on the saddle bags I have not figured out? Production line number maybe?