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gtbird Offline
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I'm re-doing the body, engine bay and under-carriage of my '88 and currently I'm stripping off the undercoating and was wondering if anyone knows what Ford used on the underside for paint? My car is silver and what I have found beneath the undercoating is a sort of gray color.
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Rick
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
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MUSTBeOffMyBIRD Offline
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#2
That gray color is still in use today. The Mustang still is a Fox platform and is the same gray with body color overspray.
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gtbird Offline
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#3
Is this paint available in parts stores or from Ford? Color name? Part number?
Thanks

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1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. I prefer cloth anyway!
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
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BCA Offline
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I used a Krylon grey, bought it at WalMart, it matched the factory grey almost perfectly.
If your going for the OE look, don't get too carried away with the grey though, from the factory most of the grey was covered with a thin layer of overspray of the body color.

I have a couple of cans at home, I can get you the number if you want.

Brent

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1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed: Child & Albert 5.7" Super Sports Rods, Custom Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Childs & Albert ZGS Rings, ARP head studs, main studs & rod bolts, Ported Big Valve Head w/Ranger Roller Cam, Port Matched Intake w/ ’88 Lower, Motorsport Front Mount Intercooler, Ported E6, Esslinger Main Strap Kit, Original T3, Gillis Boost Valve, 3" DP w/No Cat & ’88 TC OEM Dual Exhaust, K&N, ’88 TC Front A-arms & Spindles w/ 73mm Calipers, ’88 TC Rear w/Disc Brakes, 3:73 Gears, Eibach Pro Kit, Koni's, Energy Suspension sway bar bushings, Hella headlight conversion, 140 Speedo.
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1986 asc/McLaren EuroCoupe - 1 of 47 made
1971 Ranchero
Hi-Jumper Sandrail w/2.3L Turbo Power
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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gtbird Offline
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#5
Part number would be great. As far as overspray goes I plan on painting the rocker panels. Thanks.
Rick

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1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. I prefer cloth anyway!
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
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BCA Offline
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#6
I know this is an old topic, but I finally came across the can of Krylon paint that I had thought was lost forever.

The color name is "Dove Gray" #1605.

It was as close a color to the factory primer gray that I was able to find in a spray can.

Brent
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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