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  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
1969 ford chassis
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, March 26, 2016 5:36 PM

Hi

I am currently building the Amt '69 Ford XL (Galaxie).

I think that the chassis must be painted red oxyde primer with body colour overspray on the sides (Wimbledon white in this case). But must the peripheric frame be painted black, or not ?

 

Thank you very much.

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:11 AM

Most cars back in those days were loaded up with under coating from the dealer pretty sure it was a standard thing at least in ny it was thats why all of mine are black . But in your case id try to find a pic on line if you really want to be specific

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:07 PM

Thank you very much Montelsc.

It was probably as you wrote in the states where winters are harsh to protect undercarriage against salt.

But in the southern states like California, I am not sure that it was like that. It is quite hard to find good pics of frames online.

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Sunday, March 27, 2016 3:36 PM

I would go with a slightly darkened steel. Out on the east coast here we had lots of undercoating because of salt and mother natures winters. But on the west just the opposite. The slightly darkened steel woud give it the having ridden through puddles look with out going over board.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Sunday, March 27, 2016 4:36 PM

Thank you too American185.

That seems a good idea too Yes

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Monday, March 28, 2016 10:05 AM

A quick heads up to you about that kit as well. The axles provided are small for that kit and when used cause the tires and wheel covers to sit too far in the wells, especially in the front. It looked silly to me, so I used spare parts and different wheel backings to make them sit correctly without a gap

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:18 AM

Thank you very much for the tip American185.

I was about to install the axles this afternoon, your post comes at the right time !

By the way, I won't use the kit-supplied wheelcovers. I have bought resin chromed mag style wheelcovers, often seen on those cars :

 

I will keep preciously the stock ones for my resin R&R '68 Ford Galaxie.

 

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