Your car is QQ1 which is dark red
PP1 is bright red.
The bottom of the cars were not fully painted like the outside. You will see that when you remove the gas tank it will be mainly primer with some overspray from painting the body of the car. The overspray was more on the outer edges of the underside, and very little inboard of the frame rails where the gas tank is.
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Mike, Nice find! Looks to be very solid car. Good call on new tank. As for the bumpers "appear to have been over torqued", I believe there should be odd looking larger type washers between the bumper and mounting brackets that sort of give a bit of spring cushion when the nuts are tightened to prevent distortion on the visible side. Often times people will not bother to acquire new ones, or clean up and paint the old ones, in their excitement to install their new bumpers. Tip: when I install a new bumper (especially the rear) I scuff the inside, clean off residues with a pre-cleaner or lacquer thinner, tape off where the bolt holes are from the outside and undercoat or use a bed liner paint to protect it. The inside that you don't see is typically where all the road debris from the wheels hits and the rust begins. Good luck with your car, nice!Seems new tank is just $150 Bumper is not mis-shaped but will need work later. Almost as if over torqued and cracked chrome.
@mike240 What is the 5th digit of the VIN? I would say this car was built in LA because of the black color of the bottom of the car.
That is not understating under the gas tank. See how it has a sheen to it. The round spots are where the drips were from the dip coating.
This clear for the gas tank should have hardener in it if you want it to last and protect. Not just rattle can stuff.
Clean trunk floor extensions. Those are a bit tricky and expensive to replace if you can't do it yourself.Weird the random nature of the factory undercoating.
Hope you do not mind all the photos, it just seems I have a very original solid car. I think you can see a spot red paint on the underside where an owner saw where undercoat had flaked off and wanted to protect the bare metal. I am seeing these signs of it being well monitored and cared for.
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Clean trunk floor extensions. Those are a bit tricky and expensive to replace if you can't do it yourself.
Resto Rick sells a great product. I’ve used it, looks right! Need several coats, let dry between.
don’t use bedliner paint on your classic car!
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