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262jp

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vin plate color
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:08:33 AM »
 I am ready to repaint the dash on a car with a red interior. Can someone tell me if the vin plate was left unpainted or painted black on all dashes or was it painted the color of the dash? thanks

DONCZ28

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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 03:25:13 AM »
I believe in 69 they were painted the dash color. (check the AIM)

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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 03:46:21 AM »
I have seen both black vin tags and painted ones that match the body color even on dashes that have non black interiors. Maybe someone can chime in with something a little more definitive but I believe this was not an exact science.
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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 05:03:13 PM »
Design intent was that they were to be painted the same color as the upper instrument panel.
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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 09:56:49 PM »
Was the upper instrument panel always satin black?
I'd imagine that another color's reflection on the windscreen to be a real pita.
In fact, I thought there may have been a design rule/law mandating it after a particular date during the era.
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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 01:59:45 PM »
Was the upper instrument panel always satin black?
I'd imagine that another color's reflection on the windscreen to be a real pita.
In fact, I thought there may have been a design rule/law mandating it after a particular date during the era.

The upper steel instrument panel was painted interior trim color, with a low gloss and "suede" texture to minimize reflections.
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Re: vin plate color
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 08:11:46 AM »
Design intent was that they were to be painted the same color as the upper instrument panel.
That was the intent, but there are often exceptions like a black tag in a colored dash.
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