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I know I have asked this before. I ordered some zink phosphate from eastwoods. It is almost black. Before I removed my hood hinges and shock towers they were more of brownish color, not really yellow but definately not black. I had the shock towers and hinges media blasted, Maybe my mistake. Now on a 68 I have heard the hinges were phosphate and oil. Is this not the same as zink phosphate? Now what color should I be looking for?
 

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By Shock Towers, you mean the little Steel Caps, right?

They were technically Phosphate and oil from the factory..a lot of folks just go with the Stamped Steel Color. It's "more" correct to get them more black and the Zinc Phosphate way is probably the most correct look yer' gonna get. My Cars are both Eastwood "Detail Gray" (the stamped steel look) You're not gonna get points deducted at the National Show, most likely, for having this color.. ;)
 

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Actually if you media blast them and go with Eastwood Spray gray they will look almost like the NOS ones. Here is what they look like on an XR7G I did a couple years ago. The hinges are NOS and the tower caps are redone.

 

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Yup that is what I was talking about Brian, and once again Thanks for the picture John. I think that is what I will do is the spray grey. Before I took them off the hood hinges were something like a brownish grey. Since Eastwood sent me spray grey that is what I will use.
 

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John in the picture? I don't see the caulking that was under my fenders on top of the engine compartment?
 

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It's there, I just chose not to be as sloppy as the factory!
 

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Yeah mine was pretty slopping looking. Kinda between black and grey. Might have been black 43 years ago.
 

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John, that picture of the engine compartment is pure pornography. If I smoked, I would be asking for a cigarette right baout now!!!
 
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