Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A cars

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#16 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:22 am

Hi Bruce,

Thanks, this gives us another data point. Would you have any pictures you can share? Especially interested in seeing where the undercoating ends on both lids.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#17 Post by Bruce Edge » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:36 pm

Hi Joris,
I'll try and take a picture this afternoon to post. Textured area on this car is on the underside sheet metal only- not on the frame.
That is the way it was when I originally purchased it in 1966.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#18 Post by Bruce Edge » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:04 pm

Joris,
Here is pictures of the under side of #56731 front lid. I tried to angle shop light above camera to give a shadow effect so texture would show up better-- it made the color look orange.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#19 Post by Joris Koning » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:10 am

Bruce, thanks for sharing. Is the texture original or was it replaced when repainting the car? So for all the unrestored cars I have seen with the textured panels had the frames textured also
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#20 Post by Bruce Edge » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:23 pm

Joris,
In about 1967 I remember taking the hood off and used paint stripper to take the paint off the top surface. It had bubbles in the finish and was coming off in spots. I did nothing to the bottom of the hood at that time, I remember the rough texture but can not remember if it was on the frame part also. The car was restored in Europe in the early 1980's and I repurchased it in 2002. This is how it looked then and now.
Hope I have not confused the issue any.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#21 Post by Dennis Molnar » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:29 pm

My original paint 1956 coupe #56836 is Silver with Silver wheels . It has the heavy undercoating on the inside of both deck lids. When I purchased the car I did not think it was original as I had never seen this before.
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#22 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:32 pm

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for sharing those great pictures! Question, does your car have the same texture in the door pockets?

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#23 Post by Mike Vollmer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:26 pm

Car #82336 textured both lids. Kardex 6-6-56

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#24 Post by Dennis Molnar » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:45 pm

Joris

No textured surface in the door pockets. Door pockets are typical as in later cars. Black brushed on tar and waffle print sound deadening material on the door side of the closing panels. I have heard that some cars had the door pockets finished with the same texture as the hood and deck lid but have never seen a car with this area finished this way.Interesting that as you can see from the photos the front hood hinges were done the same way meaning the hood was installed when it was sprayed on then painted at least on the bottom side. On the rear deck lid the hinges do not have the texture but are painted silver. This would mean the texture was sprayed on before the deck lid was installed , or the hinges were masked off when sprayed which I doubt.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#25 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:01 am

Mike Vollmer wrote:Car #82336 textured both lids. Kardex 6-6-56
Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing, could you post some pictures? My door pocket question also extends to you.

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#26 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:03 am

Dennis Molnar wrote:Interesting that as you can see from the photos the front hood hinges were done the same way meaning the hood was installed
Hi Dennis,

Yes, I noted that. Very interesting. Yours is the first where I have sen that. The other original cars I have picture of all have clean hinges.

Love your car!! thanks for sharing
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#27 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:48 am

Just checked the pictures of #55772 I have and it has the textured door pockets
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#28 Post by James Davies » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:09 pm

Coupe 56581 has the textured front and rear lids too. Texture on the inner lid frame too. This car has a Kardex date of 6 June 1956.

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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#29 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:48 pm

Thanks James! Any idea if the car has the textured door pockets?
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#30 Post by James Davies » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:14 pm

Not sure about the door pockets. The hinges for the front and rear lids are not textured.

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