Author Topic: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's  (Read 1326 times)

TooManyReels

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 251
    • View Profile
Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« on: January 20, 2012, 01:59:36 AM »
What  color did the front inside of the lower valance panel on a 69 Z/28 rally sport come painted...Did it match the body color of the car, or was it paint with a primer or black...

TMR
Eddie
Eddie
63 Chevy II SS 570hp 560tq.
69 Z28 X33 Cross Ram JL8

tmodel66

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 02:24:37 AM »
Body color.
Daniel  
'69 SS 350/4 speed  Fathom Green--POP

MyRed67

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 775
  • SZZLN 67
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 03:16:41 AM »
Was that the same for 67?
1967 Camaro  LOS  11A
Original Engine   Z - Tribute
Mike C.    NW - Illinois

169INDY

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 03:43:21 AM »
I think so for all three years.

I recently went to the Chi town MCACN show and saw the LOW mile 1698 SSRS 350 Red car.
Specifily to take some pics of the RS door sill black out treatment  masking lines, sheen etc. While browsing the car I noticed a LOT of Red paint on the back side of the lower from valance, very good coverage and shiney red (Body color).

Took pic but used a very inexpensive pocket Digi- they did not come out very well. :(

One other off topic notable was the door striker bolts in the jams were PLATED with NO PAINT!

THis is the low mile car formerly owned by Mr. Original.  A Very nice young man now owes the car.

Jim
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS

JohnZ

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4262
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 05:04:13 PM »
What  color did the front inside of the lower valance panel on a 69 Z/28 rally sport come painted...Did it match the body color of the car, or was it paint with a primer or black...

TMR
Eddie

On an original car, the back side of the valance panel would show full coverage of black primer (the front sheet metal was primer flow-coated on all sides and surfaces), with color-coat coverage that varied from full coverage to heavy overspray; the hood, fenders, extensions, header, and valance panel were mounted in car position on a buck during painting that spaced the parts several inches apart so the mating flanges got color coverage, but the back side of the valance panel (and header panel) didn't get direct spray of color; neither did the back side of the hood, fenders, and extensions.
'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG

TooManyReels

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 251
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 10:47:20 PM »
Thanks John..I was told this past weekend that they came painted black but I was not sure...

My car has been restored for about two years now and the inside of the valance panel was painted to match the body color - like quite of few cars are done when painting a restored car.  I show my car in Super Chevy events and they always look at this area since the inside valance panel since it was not buffed to the finish and shine as the car is painted.
I'm going to remove the valance panel and redo it, but this now gives me a delima to ponder..Paint it the correct way,  or paint it match the high gloss finish of the car....

TMR
Eddie
Eddie
63 Chevy II SS 570hp 560tq.
69 Z28 X33 Cross Ram JL8

69Z28-RS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2978
  • owner since 4-Apr-1976
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 06:26:30 AM »
that choice is one of 1) Restored, vs 2) Over-restored....   you choice....
In some judging organizations, you would lose points for 'over restoring'....
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

tmodel66

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Re: Front Lower Valance Panel Camaro's
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 02:43:37 PM »
I remember reading a thread somewhere that said this piece is the only one on the front clip that got painted body color on the inside. I guess I read too much into and thought it meant full cover with body color.
Daniel  
'69 SS 350/4 speed  Fathom Green--POP