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Correct original color of the front license plate bracket
#1
Hi,

I am wondering about the correct original color of the front license plate bracket, especially the 73s - could it be also Slop Gray? Have seen some photos of 71/72s, which let you assume this, but they where not detailed.

Any knowledge here about this? Didn't find anything in the respective sites...

Tim

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I believe it was painted a semi-gloss black on 73 cars.

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My original front license plate bracket - ‘73 Vert.
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Well that looks to be slop gray. I stand corrected! I guess i'll be painting my bracket this spring. Thanks Pastel Blue.

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(01-11-2018, 05:10 PM)rackerm Wrote: Well that looks to be slop gray. I stand corrected! I guess i'll be painting my bracket this spring. Thanks Pastel Blue.

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(01-11-2018, 06:28 PM)Pastel Blue Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 05:10 PM)rackerm Wrote: Well that looks to be slop gray. I stand corrected! I guess i'll be painting my bracket this spring. Thanks Pastel Blue.

Always up for adding to the workload... whistling

Thanks. Between my bosses demands and the wife's honey due list,  i already have plenty of work I am not getting done. Tough choice... paint the kitchen or the license plate bracket and a dozen other things on the car.

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Rich, thanks for the laugh! Went through a similar situation few weeks back. We were going to be out of town for two weeks during Christmas. Wife wanted bathroom and kitchen painted before we left. Got a call from an out of state friend on a couple of 71 Mach 1parts cars, but would require me to to be gone for a couple of days. Ahhh...I can sleep WHERE?!?? I found the paint and rollers!!!     whistling
Not a lot of paint left on the brackets on my two cars. Bracket looks black on my early built 71 (9/70) and slop gray on the late  (7/71) build car. I would go with slop gray as on Ken's time capsule example!

Steve

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(01-11-2018, 07:07 PM)rackerm Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 06:28 PM)Pastel Blue Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 05:10 PM)rackerm Wrote: Well that looks to be slop gray. I stand corrected! I guess i'll be painting my bracket this spring. Thanks Pastel Blue.

Always up for adding to the workload... whistling

Thanks. Between my bosses demands and the wife's honey due list,  i already have plenty of work I am not getting done. Tough choice... paint the kitchen or the license plate bracket and a dozen other things on the car.

Yep. Know that feeling... She wants the laundry room refinished (for the last two years...), but I have two cars I am trying to complete... Good luck in your quest to keep everyone happy.
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Shortly said: happy wife, happy life... Wink

Our hobby could get extreme sometimes so we all have to be happy if we have an understanding wife (and children) who let us be as we are. And if we could do something little for her we should - who knows which desirable NOS-part we will come across in near future on Epay... whistling


Concerning my topic:

Thank you for clearing that out - front license plate = slop gray thumb

Tim

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(01-12-2018, 07:36 AM)timachone Wrote: Shortly said: happy wife, happy life... Wink

Our hobby could get extreme sometimes so we all have to be happy if we have an understanding wife (and children) who let us be as we are. And if we could do something little for her we should - who knows which desirable NOS-part we will come across in near future on Epay... whistling


Concerning my topic:

Thank you for clearing that out - front license plate = 
My strategy when I plan a build or a major auto related purchase is to double what I think it will cost to fund the wife's redecorating project or vacation plans. That way she's happy and so am I  Angel

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