66 Tribute Hemi Coronet "blackout"

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My 66 tribute Hemi 440 Coronet has no black underneath anywhere. No undercoating, wheel wells are whight, can see the radiator support is white from the front. I thought there was a Mopar rule of "can't see any body color except on the body" rule. How to know what should have black and what not? Is everything black the rubberized undercoating stuff, or is some rubberized and other places just black paint? If black paint, how much gloss?
 

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Did you find the car all white, or did you restore it that way? As far as i know the front areas of the car were blacked out, of course no need to if the car is black.
 

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Most were blacked out.Many Guys say it's the rule and yes it looks better.
At least to me.
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My 66 had no undercoat , which is good. I have had a couple 66 67 cars like that.
 

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Undercoating was an option. Cars that had it usually also had the hood silencer pad. I would guess this package was more for noise suppression than rust protection. Most cars had some undercoating sprayed up inside the fender wells, however. This was for protection from stones thrown up by the tires. This is how my 1967 Coronet R/T is.
 
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If you look at this restoration you can see some black spay paint on the radiator support. That was mainly done so the light color of the car didn't show through the grill. The rest of the underside and fenderwells were color on this particular build.
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Undercoating was an option. Cars that had it usually also had the hood silencer pad. I would guess this package was more for noise suppression than rust protection. Most cars had some undercoating sprayed up inside the fender wells, however. This was for protection from stones thrown up by the tires.

My '62 was factory undercoating and came with the under hood pad. It's stated in the build sheet as an option, under hood pad included with the undercoating.

Speaking of undercoating, they must have had a over stock of it because it was spayed on really thick! Up behind the headlight buckets is just overkill. It was done for rust proofing when the whole underside is sprayed. If it's just in the fenderwells it's for stone chip protection/sound deadner. And the old stuff is a tar base, not rubberized.
 

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My 66 Hemi coronet 440 has no undercoat except in the fender wells and behind the grill is blacked out most of the way up basically anything that can be seen through the grill was blacked out with flat black paint. The paint is not shiny at all and the car is probably about as original as you can get. The car has just over 9k miles on it.
 

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If you look at this restoration you can see some black spay paint on the radiator support. That was mainly done so the light color of the car didn't show through the grill. The rest of the underside and fenderwells were color on this particular build.
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I believe the overspray on the radiator support is because the worker on the factory line was spraying the black from a pit as the car passed over. My ‘66 Belvedere had overspray all over the front and support and it all looked like it had been shot from underneath.
 

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I believe the overspray on the radiator support is because the worker on the factory line was spraying the black from a pit as the car passed over. My ‘66 Belvedere had overspray all over the front and support and it all looked like it had been shot from underneath.

My '62 even had a flat black sprayed on the radiator support. Reminds me of using a spray bomb the way it was done.
 

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My 66 Satellite has under coating in the wheel wells only.
My car is black so so flat black behind the grille
 

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I believe the overspray on the radiator support is because the worker on the factory line was spraying the black from a pit as the car passed over. My ‘66 Belvedere had overspray all over the front and support and it all looked like it had been shot from underneath.

Car Craft magazine restored a B5 blue ‘69 Dart Swinger back in the 90’s. Richard Eherenberg said it was “incorrect” because they didn’t paint the rad support semi flat black. It was noticeable looking at the front of the car. He explained that all Mopars other than Black and dark blue had it. My ‘68 Satellite wagon is still in factory QQ1 Electric Blue paint, and as you can see the guy in the pit must have run out of paint as it went by. Just two squirts is all it got. They didn’t all get the black paint!:D
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Sure. I live in Oklahoma. Sunny and 65 F.

Car Craft magazine restored a B5 blue ‘69 Dart Swinger back in the 90’s. Richard Eherenberg said it was “incorrect” because they didn’t paint the rad support semi flat black. It was noticeable looking at the front of the car. He explained that all Mopars other than Black and dark blue had it. My ‘68 Satellite wagon is still in factory QQ1 Electric Blue paint, and as you can see the guy in the pit must have run out of paint as it went by. Just two squirts is all it got. They didn’t all get the black paint!:D View attachment 1207811 View attachment 1207812 View attachment 1207813
Yes but you are speaking about 68, 69s, which may well be different than 66s.
 

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440 PHIXX, I worked for a Dodge Dealer back then to the mid/late 70's
When it comes to what they did at the factory,allot of what was "never done",,sure showed up when the cars came off the transport.
 

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440 PHIXX, I worked for a Dodge Dealer back then to the mid/late 70's
When it comes to what they did at the factory,allot of what was "never done",,sure showed up when the cars came off the transport.
I, too, worked the line at a Dodge dealer and the amount of ‘warranty’ work we did on NEW cars was astounding. I can remember many of the repair codes. And because you could only use a repair code once, we made up a lot of S—t.
 

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My '66 Satellite has the blackout behind the grille. This is the best pic I have of it at the moment.

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I think these will help. Mine during deconstruction from original.

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