Author Topic: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells  (Read 1820 times)

exracer29

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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2016, 12:41:23 AM »
I found this while digging around for some info on flaring camaro fenders.
This is from Ron Fournier's site. Pictures are kinda small but can see a little bit of the fenderwell area
http://www.fournierenterprises.com/custom/In_The_Shop2.htm




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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2016, 03:20:37 AM »
Is that an aluminum subframe, or is it painted silver for a reason?
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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2016, 04:07:52 AM »
The subframe is painted gray in that photo. The shiny silver object is a fabricated aluminum brake duct.
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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2016, 04:42:33 AM »
What was the reason for painting the subframe grey? Seems like extra unnecessary work, right? (if it didn't make you go faster, why waste your time)
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

ss jim

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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2016, 12:45:18 PM »
Probably painted the sub-frame grey so as to spot any cracks immediately. Bill Jenkins did the same thing on his race cars for that purpose.

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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2016, 01:01:36 PM »
The color is Battleship grey and it is normally used so you can spot oil leaks fast.

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Re: '69 Penske Camaro Holes in Fenders/Doors/Wheel Wells
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2016, 01:18:18 PM »
What was the reason for painting the subframe grey? Seems like extra unnecessary work, right? (if it didn't make you go faster, why waste your time)

Many.. if not most... race cars get painted with that light gray color.. even the interior in many cases.
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