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Red Fender Wells and Oldsmobile
Posted by 454chevelle on Friday, September 16, 2005 10:15 PM
1) What years ( I know it was several) did the Olds 442 "W" cars run "RED" paint on the exterior of the fender wells.

2) Did the 69 Hurst/Olds 442 W-30 have red fender wells.

3) What was the name of this factory color.

4) Did any other General Motors cars have red fender wells.
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Posted by truracer20 on Friday, September 16, 2005 11:00 PM
67-71, it was only done on the w-30's never w-31.
yes the 69 w-30 would have red inner fenders.
not sure of the color, they were'nt painted they were molded in color plastic ( for weight savings) they would be about the color of the topic bars in this forum.
as far as i know no other gm product used anything but black plastic.
heres a pretty good reference site http://www.442.com/oldsfaq/ofwmc.htm#WM%20W-30
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Posted by 454chevelle on Saturday, September 17, 2005 9:31 AM
Thanks fort he feedback. I`ll go red paint shoppng today.Smile
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Posted by davezinn on Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:19 PM
you may have good luck painting them with flat red first. it tends to cover way better than a gloss red and you should only need a coat or two. then try overcoating the flat red with the Testors Metalizer sealer as it dries to a nice satin finish over flat colors. the Floquil Caboose red is a nice shade if you can find it. as mentioned above the fenderwells were color molded plastic and from what i remember have a kinda satin finish to them. check out a real Olds like the one you are building and take a few pics of the inner fenders to use as reference for when you paint them on your model. the metal or black plastic ones are the same as the red ones
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Posted by 454chevelle on Saturday, September 17, 2005 9:08 PM
Davezinn I`ll check my local hobby for Floquil Caboose red..they have a train scetion and carry a lot of Floquil colors. Thanks for the tip.

Truracer20 I finally had a chance to check that link you posted..man that a GREAT Olds "W" car reference. Thanks again.
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Posted by davezinn on Sunday, September 18, 2005 11:37 AM
when i was alot younger i saw these fenderwells on an Olds at a car show that i went to with my dad and i wanted to get some of them for my Chevelle. my dad thought i had lost my mind, but i always thought it would be a cool custom touch on a nice street machine. to be honest i dont even know that they would actually fit, although the cars have the same body designation. Pontiac used them as well i'm pretty sure in '67 on GTO's.
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Posted by davezinn on Sunday, September 18, 2005 11:39 AM
i forgot to mention that the red fenderwells were that color on the inside and the outside. since they were color molded plastic the complete liner was all the same color.
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Posted by 454chevelle on Sunday, September 18, 2005 9:55 PM
davezinn:
I`m Sooooooo glad you remember to mention that the red fender wells were that color on the inside and the outside. And I never knew that they were red molded plastic to boot. Thanks.

And if you think of any thing else or come acrosss some good reference pixsof the `69 Olds 442 hardtop 400 cid or the `69 Olds 442 "Hurst" hardtop let me know.

Now on to the new topic what was this comment about Pontiac using red molded plastic fender wells on GTO's. I would like to learn more about it.

Finally, besides the Old "W" 30 cars were there any other (Genreal Motors/Ford/AMC/Mopar etc) that had colored molded plastic fender wells.
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Posted by 454chevelle on Sunday, September 18, 2005 10:06 PM
Ohhh..I forgot to ask.
Would the underside of the "Red" molded plastic fender wells have the typical "body color over spray" on them from the assembly line spray painting of the body.
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Posted by truracer20 on Monday, September 19, 2005 1:38 AM
nope no over spray. they would be installed after paint was done.

davezinn, they would fit any gm car of that body style.

454chevelle, do a google search of the type of car you're looking for info on, it will turn up tons of info for you!
also any hurst olds would have a 455 big block olds in it, but the kit supplied 400 works since in 1/1 the big olds is only 1 inch wider and 1 inch taller than the small block, and they look identical. the lindburg olds kit is great if you want to detail your 69, it has alternotor mounts on the fan belt/ pulley setup.
also to do a correct factory build, the olds ralley wheels need to be painted body color, except for the beauty rings and center caps they should be chrome. the center of the center cap where the olds emblem is should be gloss black with the raised emblem chrome, when you paint them, wipe the paint from the emblem and the outer edge.
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Posted by davezinn on Monday, September 19, 2005 5:45 PM
i'm not 100% sure but i think that Pontiac used them in '66 or '67 on the GTO's as well. a friend of the family was at a car show with my dad and i once and he was looking at one that he said was just like the one he had when he was younger and he mentioned the red fenderwells as being on his car. he had a '67 GTO. all of my books are unfortunately packed up for my move in a few weeks, i know the info is in one of them.
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Posted by truracer20 on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:06 AM
i've never seen that davezinn, but it is a good posibility since those inner fenders would fit the gto also. if you find out one way or the other then let us know.
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Posted by Ghost Rider on Friday, September 20, 2019 12:54 PM

Yes 1969 W 30's had red fenderwells.

 They were not painted, but solid red "plastic"

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