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I have looked through a book by Paul Herd that shows a restoration guide for Chevelles. However, I have seen poor reviews from this book for inaccuracies about the colors of certain parts on the car. Has there been a published manual from Chevrolet stating what color certain parts were painted? Because I have a 1965 Chevelle Malibu and some parts have been taken off and wirebrushed or sandblasted and then repainted and they may not be the original color. I am restoring this car to get it as close to originality as possible. Any help will be appreciated.
 

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I don't know of any book that gets all the information right but you are welcome to ask your questions here. There are a good number of "restore-it-to-stock" guys around who really know what finish belongs where.

And you are more than welcome to peruse my site for detail pictures of my '65 chassis for details on part finishes. I improved and corrected a few minor things since many of the pictures were taken so please ask if anything is unclear.

Good choice on the '65!

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For starters take a look at the Resto Shop section on this site. I think there is also a write up on the ACES site.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steve S:
For starters take a look at the Resto Shop section on this site. I think there is also a write up on the ACES site.

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Always a good idea to poke around in the rest of TC!

The Resto Shop article here on TC is a good general outline to start with. In the list of finishes for various items there are a few that are not always 100% accurate for all '65's (maybe other years too), but since Skip's article was covering the entire 64-72 range of cars this is understandable. Following Skip's list would make a fantastic looking Chevelle regardless of the year however!
 
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