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

#31 Post by Mike Vollmer » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:44 pm

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

#32 Post by Steve Vogel » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:54 pm

As the previous owner of 55596 I have some pictures of the textured paint for your reference. The car and the wheels are in Aquamarine Blue Metallic. What's the consensus on the reason for the rough texture?
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'56 356A Aquamarine Blue Metallic, 1600N, All original

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

#33 Post by Steve Vogel » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:54 pm

As the previous owner of 55596 I have some pictures of the textured paint for your reference. The car and the wheels are in Aquamarine Blue Metallic. What's the consensus on the reason for the rough texture?
'56 356A Aquamarine Blue Metallic, 1600N, All original

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

#34 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:22 am

Hi Steve,

I have not been able to find amy reason in factory documents so far for the use of the undercoating.

Do any of the Pre-A guys know if some of the late Continentals also had this detail?

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

#35 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:25 am

Steve, can not email you through the list. I have some additional questions with regard to your old car. Can you send me an email? Thanks Joris
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#36 Post by Spencer Harris » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:53 pm

Joris Koning wrote:Hi Steve,

I have not been able to find amy reason in factory documents so far for the use of the undercoating.

Do any of the Pre-A guys know if some of the late Continentals also had this detail?

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53449 (10/05/55) did not have undercoating on the underside of the hood or decklid.
53070 did not have undercoating on the decklid - don't know about the hood.
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Re: Textured underside of front and rear lids on early A car

#37 Post by James Davies » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:24 pm

Add 57505 (Oct 1, 1956) to list of cars with a textured hood.

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

#38 Post by Brett Johnson » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:22 pm

Sorry, I'm a little late to this topic. 54205 did not have undercoating -- built 9/23/55.
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