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Paul, thank you for saving that sweet 57 time machine. You are doing a wonderful job of preserving your beautiful car. My 57 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan was originally the exact same colour for the exterior and interior. I some times regret changing my car to silver and white because my car was a real survivor like your fabulous survivor. I found a lot of original green paint through out my floor as well. Preserved because of the many oil leaks over the years. Continued good luck with that 57 beauty. Cheers. George



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Paul, any updates on that fine 57 Poncho of yours. 



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Just a theory, but if that green under-body colour were found on other cars that left the factory in colours other than green on the outside, perhaps the under-body was sprayed with zinc primer? I remember about the same green on new unpainted OMC (Outboard Marine Corp) castings like lower units & shaft extension, not to mention blocks, were all sprayed in green zinc primer. Probably can't use the exact same stuff in production today with the EPA but it really worked as a sacrificial metal in galvanic environments. High-end cars today (Porsche) use lots of zinc-coated body panels. Modern versions can creep and really saves the panel when stone chips happen.

Imagine floorboards with the red oxide primer in Canada with the gravel roads prevalent in the day, mud, road salt, seasons of wetness, etc it is a wonder a car could last 5 years in that. I know the '67s had enamel all over, but I heard a rumor of Canadian Chevelles & Beaumonts all having blue floors under-body. Can anybody confirm?

 



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I don't think there are many Canadian 57 Pontiac's left out there for information .

The green on the exterior is a different colour than the exterior floor pans.

The interior floor pans were painted body colour.

What a shame the factory didn't give a coat of protective paint/sealer to the  inside of the tailgate as I discovered it was just left as bare metal to rust.



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