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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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2600 Spider Underhood and Trunk Lid finishes

What is the consensus on the original Underhood and Trunk Lid finishes for a 2600 Spider? My research seems to indicate both were a satin black. However, the underside of the Trunk Lid may have had a "pebble grain" grain texture. I am sure of the Underhood Pad in silver, so it is only the paint finishes in question. I do not think they were body color. Any photos of original cars would be very helpful.
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Hi. Under hood as I believe would be satin black and as you mention gray/silver insulation Matt. As for the trunk I'm not 100% sure but I think it was originally some type of black stone chip. The inside of the door shuts where the door hinges was also satin black. If I am wrong I'm sure I will be corrected soon, but that is how I did mine.
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Riggs: thank you for the reply. I agree with your thoughts on the hood and trunk. My study of old photos shows the cars as you describe. However, I believe the inside of the door jambs were body color, but I may have misinterpreted what you said.
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Not a great pic, but the best I can find right now. I believe this to be correct from when I looked into it.
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Hi. Under hood as I believe would be satin black and as you mention gray/silver insulation Matt. As for the trunk I'm not 100% sure but I think it was originally some type of black stone chip. The inside of the door shuts where the door hinges was also satin black. If I am wrong I'm sure I will be corrected soon, but that is how I did mine.
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Riggs: thank you for the reply. I agree with your thoughts on the hood and trunk. My study of old photos shows the cars as you describe. However, I believe the inside of the door jambs were body color, but I may have misinterpreted what you said.
I agree with riggs on hood, trunk and door jambs. I have a hunch (but found no proof yet) that, based on my scraping the paint off floors, engine compartment, wheel wells, and studying the trunk area, interior with upholstery and carpeting and felt removed, and the area under the dashboard on a S1 Spider, the whole bodies were painted superficially in chassis black when they were built -- which would include the door jambs. By using the term "superficially", I mean not much care was taken to get paint into every recess, nook or cranny. I found several hidden areas and areas difficult to reach that stayed bare metal.

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