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chassis paint reference

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  • Member since
    April 2010
chassis paint reference
Posted by Flo4Vws on Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:51 PM

I am looking for chassis paint reference for a 1978 Vw Rabbit. I understand the floor pan under the body will be of body color...but there is a part of the chassis that extends past the firewall into the engine bay where the engine/transmission is mounted. It is this part I am not sure what color should be. Body color or some metallic shade. I have not been able to find, in regards to my knowledge of where to look, any pictures or other reference material for the color of this part of the chassis. Thanks for any help


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  • Member since
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, July 8, 2018 6:47 PM

I worked in a VW dealer body shop in the early eighties and as I recall all the Rabbits, Sciroccos, etc. were glossy body color in the entire underhood area including the hood underside. The images I have seen on Google seem to confirm this. Hope this helps. 


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Posted by Flo4Vws on Sunday, July 8, 2018 7:20 PM

It does help...confirms what I suspected...thanks Chucky :)

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