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Mike S

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Radius rod color
« on: July 12, 2012, 02:13:20 AM »
 I searched the CRG archives and didn't find the answer. What is the color of the 67 square radius rod?
The MacNeish Book specs state 30-60% black but I have seen real Chevy NOS ones that look gray and even the CRF article shows gray examples as well.
I painted mine black in the 80's and don't remember seeing any colors then as it had surface rust.
Looking at my 67 L35 with the round bar, that appears to have some traces of black paint still.

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Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: Radius rod color
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 01:04:27 AM »
No takers? Surely someone out there must have seen an original square radius rod finish or own one possibly?

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Mike
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Re: Radius rod color
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 03:44:16 AM »
The picture in Jerry's book (Definitive 67-68 Z's) on page 81 looks un-restored and black. Here is another I found on the internet.


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Re: Radius rod color
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 03:58:53 PM »
Hi MO,

 That picture looks like a square radius bar on a round radius bar bracket.  ???
But, I'm inclined to say black too. When I restored my car in the 80's I was anal (still am  :D ) about maintaining the correct finish so the bar was painted black. My other survivor '67 with the round rod has signs of black paint too so I guess the same manufacturer made that (square and round) and so used the same color.

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Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: Radius rod color
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 02:31:05 AM »
Hi Mike,

I agree, square bar without the snubber bracket or extra hole for it. I haven't found any pictures of unrestored round bars yet so I can't say for sure they were all black, but I would think they would be. I'll post if I run across some. Good luck!