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 on: Jan 21, 2018, 03:59:06 PM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
Found the answer to my own question while looking at a Mustang site a few minutes ago. The Mustang radiator codes were specific for the vehicle. Radiators with the code C6ZE-D2 were used in Mustangs having a 200ci engine and automatic transmission.

 on: Jan 21, 2018, 07:46:42 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
I found a NOS radiator that was advertised as a fit for the early Mustangs and the 1960-64 Falcons - the part number listed for the radiator was C5ZZ 8005C. However, C6Z-D2 is stamped on the radiator mounting tab that folds over the top of the top tank. I can't find this second number in my parts books anywhere and wondering if any one can decipher it for me. It looks like a genuine Ford radiator. Thanks.

 on: Jan 21, 2018, 07:19:16 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
Thanks guys!

 on: Jan 13, 2018, 04:08:42 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by oldbleu
I am thinking Bob is correct. 1963 and up Falcons had a black engine compartment and a body color trunk which was sprayed all at once, before the gas tank was installed. 1960-61 Falcons had a body color engine compartment (firewall, inner fenders and shock tower supports) with a black radiator and core support. I want to say the '62 Falcons were the same as the '60-61's, but I am not positive. I think it is safe to say all Falcon trunks were painted body color from the factory.

When I restored my '63, I had the trunk sprayed with Zolotone. It is supposed to be more durable than regular paint. Since I hardly ever put anything in the trunk, it was probably a waste.

Many Falcon owners paint their engine compartments semi-gloss black regardless of year, especially if there is an engine change going on. It is easy to prep the engine compartment and spray paint it while the engine is out. You don't have to worry about matching the body color either.

As far as the wheels, I think they were body color until '63 when Ford painted them all black.

 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:32:10 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
Thank you Bob.

 on: Jan 07, 2018, 10:40:07 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Bob
I'm almost sure the engine compartment the trunk and the wheels are painted the same as the exterior of the car, but I may be wrong on the wheels.

 on: Jan 07, 2018, 09:29:20 AM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
I recently was able to purchase a '62 and '64 Futura. Were the wheel rims and trunk interior painted the same color as the body of these cars or black? Thanks for the information.

 on: Jan 04, 2018, 03:33:00 PM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
I have this photo - it looks like the inner parts of the medallion are black and the raised areas are chrome but I wasn't quite sure. Thanks for your help - I appreciate it!

 on: Jan 03, 2018, 03:53:29 PM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by oldgrezmonke
This reproduction of a Ford ad about the '62 Futura might help . http://www.fordfalcon2000.com/cgi-bin/pic.pl?id=P623

 on: Jan 03, 2018, 12:42:49 PM 
Started by Hawkeye - Last post by Hawkeye
Most of the recessed area of the front fender medallion/emblem of the car that I just purchased is painted black - the entire medallion is badly pitted. I found two used emblems that are in nice shape but have no paint at all (just chrome). I've looked at a lot of old photos and can't tell how much (if any) of the emblem should be painted and with what. Can someone help me with this? Thanks, Hawkeye

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