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Factory primer color


As I move through my 63 I notice red colored primer pretty much everywhere...floors ,firewall, cowl, trunk, doors.....inners and outers. Is this something GM did? Can anybody chime in with thier experience? Mostly a curiosity factor. Was red a factory undercoat ?  Kinda looks like the old laquer primers . There is no evidence that this car has ever been apart but is has had a complete repaint back in the 60's or 70's I'd say.A pic for you with the TTO's after a bunch of elbow grease.image2.jpeg



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The primer is Red Oxide Primer and that was what GM used in the early years in Canada before applying an enamel top coat. US built cars used lacquer.
Al


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Thanks for sharing that tidbit! cheers

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WOW! That car is flipping beautiful!!!!!

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There's a lot of hidden gems on here!

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Shut The Front Door !

That 63 looks amazing.



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73SC wrote:

Shut The Front Door !

That 63 looks amazing.


 It's ironic that in 1963 Pontiac opened the front door and offered solid lifter 409s & the first use of 4-speeds on a Canadian Pontiac.

 

Yes that 63 looks amazing. A great colour choice and the rolling stock suits it nicely. And it says V8. V8 means 283 through 409, so there you go.



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