Rearend and chassis colors?

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Golden Oldie 65, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. stall1972

    stall1972 Well-Known Member

    HELLO; I worked at Buick for 30 yrs. and worked at factory 31 were they made the rear ends, I never seen the tubes painted.
     
  2. Buiyak

    Buiyak Well-Known Member

    Where is factory 31 ?
     
  3. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Flint. Different buildings, as part of the entire Buick complex, used numbers to identify themselves. Factory 31 was where the Buick rear axles were built and then shipped to final assembly.
     
  4. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    49997~2.jpeg 49996.jpeg Ok guys
    I'm about to do my rear area on my 70 GS does anyone have any photos available for reference by chance
    I have some saved on my phone somewhere I'll take a look and post them please feel free to comment on them it won't hurt my feelings one bit that's if I find em.
     
  5. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    The frames and rear ends were given a quick spray dusting of GM Black paint.

    The chassis were built upside down, and before they flipped them, a guy with a spray gun would quickly paint everything.

    That is what I saw in Framingham in 1972.

    Coverage was mediocre at best.
     
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  6. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Duane, Stage 1 /HD Cooling dual fan pully's were Gold Zinc / Gold Dichromate plated not Clear Zinc/ Silver zinc.

    Alternator pully's were plated Clear Zinc.

    In your post you compare a hood latch which is Gold Zinc/Gold Dichromate plated, no question I agree, however that metal is regular stamped steel and will plate brighter yellow than the metal of used to make the dual pully.

    In short, different types of metals plated the same, will show a range of different plating color.

    Attached are a few pics of the original dual fan pully from my 1970 GSX Stage 1 car, you can clearly see it is Gold Zinc/Gold dichromate plated.

    IMG_3713.JPG IMG_3714.JPG IMG_3715.JPG IMG_3713.JPG IMG_3714.JPG IMG_3715.JPG 1970 GSX Stage 1 car, you can clearly see it is Gold zinc/Gold dichromate plated.
     
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  7. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Anybody have any pictures available of rearend paint set ups..
     
  8. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Here are some photos of what I found today
    M.M. IMG_20200822_104024499.jpg IMG_20200822_104014041.jpg IMG_20200822_104011180.jpg
     
  9. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    More pics IMG_20200822_135738192.jpg IMG_20200822_135728793.jpg IMG_20200822_135717390.jpg
     
  10. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    IMG_20200823_115058184.jpg
     
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  11. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    How about driveshaft stripes
    What's the correct colors on a 70 GS
    How did you paint them on a brush...mask off some lines then spray away? IMG_20200823_121218771_HDR.jpg
     
  12. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    What engine/transmission/rear end combo? Don't you have your assembly manual yet? It's all in there, ya know.
     
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