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Floor Pan colour


I was removing the old factory undercoating ,grease,oil and dirt from the floor pan and found the floor was painted/coated with an olive coloured paint/sealer.

Did Pontiac back in the day use the same colour for all models to protect the floor from the elements?

This sure looks like it was done at the factory.

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Man, is that ever clean and rust free.

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I've seen that on 66 and 67. Is that on a 57?

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yes 57 wagon

Did the factory paint them before installing the body on the frame?



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From what I've seen, I'd say yes.

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Canwag57 wrote:

yes 57 wagon

Did the factory paint them before installing the body on the frame?


 That can not be an ontario car !!    wow smilesmile



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Some floor supports need rust repair but darn nice for a 60 year old car.The underside is the best part of this car ,unfortunately water sat in many areas that couldn't drain and now those areas need some metal repair.It is looking cleaner but only after countless hours scrapping and degreasing laying on my back as I have no lift.cry



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Canadian built GM cars of that era were painted the body colour under neath. In the U.S. they were painted red oxide. 



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On my original paint 55 2 dr sedan the undercoating is a 1/2 inch thick. Where I have been using rust check to try and loosen up the undercoating the paint is the original colour black. My other 55 2 dr sedan is the factory original colour blue. Back in the early 70,s I painted the underside with tremclad and a paint brush. I never sanded it and the paint is peeling and the blue is showing in a few places. Future plans are to really clean it up and sand and repain black which the car was painted in 1973.

That undercarriage is really amazing for a 57.

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Paul, that is such an amazing 57 Pontiac survivor. I know your car very well because i knew its previous owner. If your 57 was mine, i would be cherishing that sweet time machine. Cheers. George



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I have been removing more old undercoating and road grime from my floorboards this month and am happy with the results so far.It's cold work laying on the floor this time of year but the winter is when I have time to work on the project.I don't know how other feel but I would rather be a bit cold compared to hot with sweat stinging my eyes doing this kind of work.

 

 



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Is that the original floor on a 60 year old car?

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Yes it is from what I can tell so far,here is another picture looking toward the rear.It would have been nice if the whole car was like the floor boards.



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That's sure a heck of a good start though. Saves a bunch of time and money.

I can't quit looking at those pictures and shaking my head. That really is impressive for 60 years old. I'm the same age and I sure don't look that good!

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looks like the factory undercoating was a good investment.

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The factory sure applied lots of paint on this floor as the picture shows lots of runs.

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Looks as clean as the bottom of a Teflon frying pan!thumbsup.gif



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I have been working on the car this winter and have the metal work done on the rocker braces.

I thought I would blow out the frame while I was under the car and was surprised at the amount of nuts and shells stored in there.

It must have been a nice clean & dry home for some creature at some point in time.

Imagine how nice these cars would be today if the factory sprayed some sort of metal protectant into hidden areas  like the braces,rockers,doors etc.



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What helped preserve a lot of these oldies was the continuous oil leaks. Engine rear main seal leaks, engine timing cover leaks, engine harmonic balance leaks, transmission leaks front and rear, u joint grease spatter and rear diff leaks at the pinion seal. This was all like automatic rust control devises. Sure they were a pain in the *** but they helped save our oldies. Cheers. George

 



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What helped preserve a lot of these oldies was the continuous oil leaks. Engine rear main seal leaks, engine timing cover leaks, engine harmonic balance leaks, transmission leaks front and rear, u joint grease spatter and rear diff leaks at the pinion seal. This was all like automatic rust control devises. Sure they were a pain in the *** but they helped save our oldies. Cheers. George

 


True. A couple '64s I've parted out have frame rust/rot going 2/3s back. Around the engine and transmission the frame is excellent! 



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Rust repair is done after many colds nights this winter working on the very cold garage floor,I remember laying there wondering what a heated floor would be like lol
Here are a couple pictures of the repaired areas.



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More work done on the old 57.

Took the D.S fender off stripped it to bare metal,primed and painted it.

Trying to get work done before the real cold weather is here to stay lol



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Well that's a dramatic change!

It looks great.

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Looking good. Progress can feel real good and give a guy momentum for the next task.

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