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I am trying to find out just what color is used to redo the dash, hard trim and vinyl in my '66. the interior has been redone once and the red paint used onthe column and dash was either Rustoleum or Krylon. I do not believe either is correct for the '66.
. I have a completely stripped car right now and nned to get the right color red to paint the interior out while it is in the shop. Does anyone have a lead for me?

My new YearOne catalog has a picture of a red '66 but it looks like the dash and lower door panels are almost a light cranberry color, Is this any where near right?? If so "what color do I need to duplicate it"??

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Chief. I think I have seen the picture from YO you mention. At least I have one in a 1999 catalog. This look like bright red to me. I did order door panels from YO (PUI) and they sent me a sample card. This card shows 4 colors 4 colors.

Two of them are M30 (rather dark red) and M32 (rather bright red). Problem is that the M32 is for trucks only and there seems to be no way you can get it on 66 passenger panels. Finally I did order the M30 set.
It looks like http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/831d_dr_rr_qtr.jpg and http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/847d_dr_pnl.jpg

My dash pad has the same kind of dark red color http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/569d_ass_dash2.jpg but had been ordered from OPG over 2 year ago.

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Thanks Rob..

That is the color problem I am talking about. I thought mine were "bright red" to start with..but my seats are excatly the color of your door panels. What is the color (Man. # or code) for the red you painted your interior with?? That, too, is the color I am looking for...

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Rob, that's really impressive, what you've done with the lower part of your dash there. I like that. Do you have more, and possibly closer, pictures of that?

My red '66 interior panels and seats look like yours, by the way, that dark red. The red paint doesn't appear to be as bright on mine, but I don't have any pictures of it and it's now all taken apart and covered with dust and stuff.

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Mike

The red color of the paint, which is much brighter than the door panels, as you see, is Volkswagen (ouch) Tornado Red from a PPG paint supplier. I got a paint code LY3D (with 717 - 751, 785 - 984, 720 - 1022.6 which seem to be the mixing codes).

Like you (I think) I planned on a brighter red interior than the door panels are now. You can see this by looking at my leather seat covers. I have searched long for the same color door panel, but gave up. I must say I can live with the two tone setup I ended up with.

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Thanks for your kind words. This is a picture of the base http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/522d_ass_dsh_pnl.JPG and this is the lower edge that has been welded to it http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/567d_ass_dash2.jpg and this is another 'mounted' picture http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/754d_ass_carp.jpg and this http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/scanned/569d_ass_dash2.jpg


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OK Rob...now you did it...

I want a lower dash section like you made..someday. That is really slick. How thick is the stock you bent it from?

Was the paint you did the interior with a BC/CC or single stage, and do you have a pic of the finished product??

I really do like that red, but, ED posted a pic of how I want my car to come out..Black w/red interior and a black convertible top.

I am only going black if the my paint guy agrees to it, otherwise your VW red looks like a really nice color.

Did you add a flattening agent to the paint for the area between your dash pad and the windshield to reduce the glare? If so, how much flattener or to what gloss level did you reduce it..??

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Mike.

The dash section consists of three parts. The (right) mouse trap piece, which is 1 mm. thick. The rather straght left part is 1 mm. too. To top (which attaches to existing holes underneath the original dash) is 1.5 mm. thick, giving it its strength. The three parts are welded to one another. The lower bead is 5 (or 6) mm. stainless steel rod which I bent and polished. It looks like chrome.

The interior paint is the same as the outside of the car, a single stage PPG with 803 reducer.

What do you mean by a pic of the finished product?
I can take any picture you like ....

My dash top is not flattened like the original paint was. Sorry, cannot help you on that. I think the original paint was almost 40% less glossy.

I like my paint shiny except for the plastic parts, which I sprayed with a matching old fashioned matted paint, like you would use in your house. Remember that red is a rather transparent color, which means you can influence the final result with the color of the primer and the number of coats.

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Thanks Rob..

I was just wondering if you had a picture of the finished interior, and a 3/4 shot of the whole car.... Where did you get your carpet??
did it fit good??

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Mike.

You've got me there. I know I said I could take any picture, but the interior is not working tonight. There is too little room and light. I will do that later.

The 3/4 view is here (250 kb) http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/belgie.jpg

My carpet is from ACC. It fits quite well, because of the factory preformed model. The material is rather stiff. The backing looks like a layer of glue. It leaves room for the underlayment. If I had to, I would buy it again.

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Rob

and I apologize for the momentary post hijacking..


I was curious, have you considered sending AL pics of your car and a short story for a FEATURE OF THE MONTH here at TC?? I know you have an interesting story and resto. you should share it!! The car is very sharp.

How does a guy in the Netherlands get a 66 Chevelle made in Fremont, CALIF. :D
 

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Chief Mike.

The wheather has improved some today so I tried to take some of the shots I think you wanted me to> I did not wash the car though and I still miss some parts like the air ducts, arm rest pads, a cover for the steering column, the headliner and package tray. Bat anyway, here they are.

http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_df.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_pf.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_rr.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_dd.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_pd.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/int_pr.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/out_lf.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/out_fr.jpg
http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/images/other/interior/out_rr.jpg

Mystery Mike.

It's real nice to hear you say I should go for the Feature Car part, but my car is by far not the original Chevelle it ever was and I know you like originality. On the other hand I feel I have a lot to tell .... I will read some of the previous ones again and see if I can do that too.

Thanks again.

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That's a gorgeous car- I get tired of seeing the SS models, that's a beautiful Malibu!!
 

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Originally posted by Chief:
but, ED posted a pic of how I want my car to come out..Black w/red interior and a black convertible top.
I didn't actually post it, it's just in my signature. It's been in pieces so long now that I'm starting to want it to come out like that! But it will be better when it's done. Still black on red, but better. Sorry I don't have any pics of my interior, although I could take a picture of my basement, the whole interior is pretty much in a pile down there.

ROB -- What an amazing job you did at documenting your entire restoration. A great resource.

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Rob,
Very nice looking car. What are the seats out of? they look very comfortable.

Have a good one, I have to get back to work..
On the Chevelle of course..

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Shawn and Ed.

Thanks for your appreciation. I would have loved to own a nice convertible like Ed does, but in our wheather that's not a realstic option.

Mike.

The seats (40/60) came out of a 1991 Park Avenue. Correct width for the A-body, very comfortable, power operated with 2 memory positions, electric recliner, add-on lumbar (from a Bonneville), add on heated seat (third party), adapted to a folding back (for the coupe). Although not really Chevelle like, for me a very good choice. I still have to solve the control switch locations.

By the way, I just might have the exact list you are looking for, but by the time it reaches you it will be void. :confused:


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Hi all.

Today (March, 2011) I noticed that the reference to my pictures is no longer valid.
Since I cannot edit my previous posts, I can only point out what to do to get the links to work.

In order to still be able to view them you should change the first part

http://www.si.hhs.nl/~rob/

into

http://home.telfort.nl/rusty66/

I have tested this for some pictures. If you still find links that are void, please let me know.

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I have a '67 (close to yours) with a red interior that I restored about a year ago. I was lucky that the dash was original and took the glove box door to the paint shop and had then make a lacquer in the correct semi gloss shade as the inside of the door. It wasn't cheap ($85 Qt.) but the match was perfect and it came out great. I Don't have any pictures at work but can get some at home.
ACC makes great carpets IMHO and although some trimming is needed, it came out good as well. I would put Dynamat down unless you are going all original and need the asphalt sheets. The noise reduction is nice.
 
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