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OEM colors for the various small brackets and clamps

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Greg72

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

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    I have been stripping down a '71 K5 frame, and have noticed some interesting colors were used by the factory on the small brackets and clamps......

    For example:

    All the spring clamps on the rubber hoses for fuel lines appear to have been YELLOW.

    Some of the metal brackets that secure the fuel lines and brake lines to the inner framerails were GREEN?.....and others appear to have been ORANGE....

    I'm curious if there has ever been a published document that explains these parts and their "original and correct" colors......I know that often times the factory would mark bolt heads with a grease pencil to indicate that the bolt had been properly torqued and verified.....but these appear to have been plated or painted COMPLETELY.....

    I know this is getting pretty anal-retentive.....maybe it's just the fumes from the solvents I've been using. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] But since I've spent about 15 hours meticulously scrubbing a bare frame, it doesn't seem like THAT much more work to get the colors right when the time comes......




    -Greg72

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    Greg, thats how mine were during disassembly, so I'm sure that they are all correct factory color. I have no ideas or references as to what the logic was or what color codes were used....just felt bad that there were 0 replies on the post.[​IMG] Anyhoo, they all look good with a coat of POR15 chassis black.

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

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    Sky,

    Somebody else suggested I find a Camaro enthusiast site.....they are nuts about all the "little details" and probably have the color codes for the little clips and brackets (it's all GM so it should be the same!)

    I did a little looking for sites last night, but haven't found anything yet.



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
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    I know the Corvettes use a different system than the trucks. I think the colors green and orange are representative of different size clips - the greens for 3 lines, the orange for 2 lines. I made an inventory for ordering my Jimmy lines if anyone is interested... Inline Tube has clips, but not exactly in the same configuration or color. Work great, though.
    JB
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm VERY interested in seeing whatever you've got!!!

    As I disassembled each bracket, I made notes on it's location and how many tubes it held....there are still some inconsistencies but that "rule of thumb" generally is correct.

    So far I've found: Silver (unplated), Green, Red, Bright Orange, and Black clips....and one near the front vent tube that appears to be rubber-dipped or "plasticoated".

    Hmmmmmmm....




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    Maybe we should prepare a guide for the restoration nuts. I noticed, too that the fuel lines at the rear of the tank (6 piece set) are different between the 71 Jimmy and the 72 K5 ( the Jimmy has shorter left side lines which are not armored). The GMC also has the rear frame horns sawed off just behind the rearmost body mount, while the K5 has complete rear frame horns.
    Don't know whether these are differences from model year to model year, or between GMC and Chevy...
    JB
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    JB,

    Yeah, I started a thread a while ago trying to get some specific differences....we came up with a pretty good list:

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