When I pressure washed the engine bay of my '67 in 2011, some of the original black paint on the firewall came off, up by the data plate. Underneath was pristine Signet Gold, applied when the car was built. Mine has never been apart or restored. So, at least with my Baltimore built '67, the entire firewall was painted body color before the firewall was painted semi gloss black. I simply touched up the small areas where the paint came off and called it done...that way, it's still as original as possible.
Mine also had some places the black came off in the same area that was covered over with the thinner/black wash, that area needs to be feathered before paint.
The silverglaze showed up today, isn't even close but it is a near perfect match for the argent color on the rims so I can use it.
Steering column and box are out, new firewall gasket, cowl to hood gasket, rag joint and bushing for that, firewall paint and it will be ready for the rebuilt engine and engine wiring harness.
It will be all done except for the rear end, it is a pegleg and will need an Eaton posi with this fresh engine.
I will post some pics when it is done.
Thanks for the info guys.
"wow, how did you obtain your '67 that was born clear across the other side of the country?"
Back in the '70's people flocked to Ca. from all points east for the aerospace and other jobs and they brought their cars with them.
Mine was built in Fremont Ca. 1st week of April '67 and was purchased May 5Th from Mission Pontiac in San Berdoo and has been here ever since.
Here is a pic of the restored plate frame, I managed to find one still looking for one more.