Correct Steering Shaft Color

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Brett Slater, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Is it bare metal (with subsequent rust spots) or a sheen of black?

    I've seen conflicting opinions on this and I'm going to tackle my empty engine bay the next few days.

    Inquiring minds....
  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dave Johnson sent me this, which came out of the GSX he got from Herb when he replaced it with a tilt.

  3. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Brett, You always have the best questions. :):)
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  4. OHC JOE


    Here is what mine looked like before I tore everything apart also after I degreased it.
    Hopefully of ya zoom in on the engine pic may help 21169.jpeg 21175.jpeg 21171.jpeg 21174.jpeg
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  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Here is another I just pulled from mothballs. Doing a spring cleaning because I have plenty of time. 98800D3B-F14D-4E95-8B66-A8C2B13ED2CE.jpeg It’s a tilt judging by the C at the end. Again no black paint just gray. There are black and blue ID spots however.
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  6. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Natural steel originally.
  7. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    I tried to tell you that.... (rolleyes).. LOL
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I don’t think it’s natural. It has a gray coating. Probably phosphate. Look towards the C on the tilt I posted. That is natural at that end.
  9. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Not to disagree but I think usually phosphate coating has a very slight texture not slick smooth. I know the phosphate coated hinges and other parts that I have are???
  10. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Might have to do with the characteristics of the steel you start with or maybe it’s just a different gray coating?

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