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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 05:40 PM

I started stripping the paint on the hood of my open side 165.

 

Took some doing with a 3M wheel to get through all the paint.

 

Apparently, it was Ford blue, then repainted as an Oliver, then repainted as a Ford again.

It was the same under the decals as well.

 

I wish I knew more of its history.

 

The other oddity.

 

Both side of the hood have three identical depressions (low spots) under the decal.

Has any one else noticed this.

 

Question I need to figure out is do I fill them or leave them?


Edited by Chopperhed, January 14, 2014 - 05:41 PM.

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 06:32 PM

I didn't notice that on mine, but wasn't looking for it either!


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 02:00 AM

In 1982 I bought a brand new Dodge 1/2 ton off the lot 110 km on it.  Maroon in colour.  After a few years I noticed yellow under the maroon, rock chips and where ever the paint wore through.  Then I was in a fender bender and the body shop asked what colour I had painted the truck so they could match it.  According to the paint code it should have been bright yellow.  

 

Hmmm.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 09:50 AM

In 1982 I bought a brand new Dodge 1/2 ton off the lot 110 km on it.  Maroon in colour.  After a few years I noticed yellow under the maroon, rock chips and where ever the paint wore through.  Then I was in a fender bender and the body shop asked what colour I had painted the truck so they could match it.  According to the paint code it should have been bright yellow.  

 

Hmmm.

Now that is strange !


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 11:22 AM

In 1982 I bought a brand new Dodge 1/2 ton off the lot 110 km on it.  Maroon in colour.  After a few years I noticed yellow under the maroon, rock chips and where ever the paint wore through.  Then I was in a fender bender and the body shop asked what colour I had painted the truck so they could match it.  According to the paint code it should have been bright yellow.  

 

Hmmm.

I'm betting the local rednecks wouldn't buy a yellow truck and the dealer repainted it.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 11:33 AM

This thread reminds me of the time I removed a door panel on my car to be greeted with a big hello along with the date,time and shift number written in bold lettering on the inside of the door panel!


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 01:27 PM

That's neat, Pigsitter. I love it when something original pops up like that. We used to tear down old houses for the lumber, and it was interesting to find an inscription left by the builder, name, date, etc.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 02:08 PM

This thread reminds me of the time I removed a door panel on my car to be greeted with a big hello along with the date,time and shift number written in bold lettering on the inside of the door panel!


Not to hijack, but that reminds me of an incident back in the late '50's. A little ol' grey haired lady bought an OLds 98 and found it had an annoying rattle on rough roads. She immediately had the dealer check it out. After many miles of techs riding in the floorboards,on the hood,roof and in and on the trunk it was determined the rattle was in the X frame in the middle of the car( anyone remember them??). So they cut a piece out of the frame and found a 6 cent coke bottle w/ a note inside it. The note said "How long did it take you to find this?".
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 05:38 PM

That's neat, Pigsitter. I love it when something original pops up like that. We used to tear down old houses for the lumber, and it was interesting to find an inscription left by the builder, name, date, etc.

Back in the late 80's I worked construction on a prison. Up above the cells in the utility ways, we would autograph our piping after it was installed.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 07:17 PM

I'm betting the local rednecks wouldn't buy a yellow truck and the dealer repainted it.

 Some Alberta government trucks were the same yellow back then.  I took a lot of ribbing about the yellow showing through.  Lemmon yellow and a Dodge.  The abuse.



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Posted January 18, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Some Alberta government trucks were the same yellow back then.  I took a lot of ribbing about the yellow showing through.  Lemmon yellow and a Dodge.  The abuse.

probably a fleet order that fell through.

I remember all the government trucks were yellow of one sort or another.

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Stripped a few other parts and they only have 1 coat of paint. The hood is the only part so far that was green at one time.




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