When I was looking to redo the rear axle on my 1965, I spent a fair bit of time researching various finishes and methods. While I cannot confirm that my method is 100% correct, I can tell you that a very prominent GTO restorer uses this process for cars that will be driven. I liked his method, so I decided to follow it to the letter. I am extremely happy with the result, and I don't have to worry about rust like I would have otherwise.hello
rebuilding a 1964 pontiac gto 10bolt rear axle.
i am not sure what color the axle was when it came from the factory. i've seen some complete black, some complete natural and some partially natural and partially black colored
can anyone help me?
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That's what fuggin restoration is all about. Keep in mind, some plants were better than others at the job. To keep it looking like the day it arrived on the truck that process above rocks. But still, no picture?
I used Eastwood Chassis Black. It has a nice sheen.so more questions...
I really liked the ideas that the goalie put up so I am doing my best to recreate this method. You said that you used chassis black on the axle, my restorers guide says 60* gloss black for paint, but the o-so-dangerous internet says satin black (same as chassis). Anyone know for sure which is right?
Also before I do a final install of the steering parts, restorers guide also says all parts are 60* gloss black , are there any parts that should remain natural steel? Anyone able confirm the gloss black color over the satin black?
none of my restoration guides say anything about inspection paint marks, can anyone point me to a source that could tell me right from wrong? My google foo didnt come up with anything. Anybody do judging that might be able to tell me what the expectation is (i can look at the judging guidelines, but is eastwood detail gray ok for natural steel parts)?