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NP 205 color??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5MONSTERCHEV, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know the original color of the T Case? I tok mine apart and am resealing it so I might as well clean up the outside too.
    Were they all a cetian colr or no, because I have seen seome no color.
    Its not red and its not orange so what color is it? Thanks!
     
  2. Larry_in_Tx

    Larry_in_Tx 1/2 ton status

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    Mine has a little bit of orange left on it. I assume it’s from the factory because the two owners that had the truck before me wouldn’t know where to look for a transfer case to pull it out and paint it.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Mine looks like Chevy orange.....same as the engine block.


    Personally, I think it's stupid (why draw attention to a transfer case?)....so even though it's "factory", I'll probably beadblast mine down to a bare metal finish and give it a clearcoat to protect it.

    Just my .02 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have heard you can get a spray paint from your Chrsysler dealer for an orangish red color that is a very good match.
     
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    Alot of drivetrain componets were painted Chevy orange back in the day. My 205 is orange. I like the looks of Chevy Orange. You can get that color in a spray can at your local auto parts store.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    mine is dirt brown /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I use duplicolor Hi-Heat cast iron finish for almost everything.

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    It looks like an original finish but it's much easier to clean than cast iron.
     
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    hehe, I love reading your profile... very inginuitive (sp?)
     
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    Mine is Red oxide primer color, original finish as far as I know. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    My T/C and Muncie 465 were orange also but, I sprayed them after cleaning and rebuilding with a PPG's gray expoy primer DP 48 I think. It has the very good adhesion quality to bare metal and will last forever..
     
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    THANKS, you guys are a big help!!
     
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    My experience has shown that Don is right. Red oxide (almost a flat orangish rust color) is the original color. Generally when people do an engine, the x-case often gets painted to match. I know a restorer who always goes back to the original and looks great for those who care. My '68 SM465 and Rockwell 221 are both this color and still the original paint!
     

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