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History White Engine Compartments

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Black_Sheep, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Uribe and loudbang like this.
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    I like 'em too, this one is on my 40, but they always seem to be dirty.:(
    AChopped1950ford and loudbang like this.
  3. paintman27
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 246

    from new jersey

  4. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 797


    I shot the firewall side of the Stude in white as well as the interior, most, well almost all of it will be covered eventually but someone on here suggested that white makes it easier to work on, especially under the dash, made sense to me so that's what I did. Old eyes need all the light they can get. IMG_1866.JPG
  5. AChopped1950ford
    Joined: Sep 5, 2018
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  6. Dixon Bastie
    Joined: Apr 7, 2017
    Posts: 160

    Dixon Bastie

    I have to admit body color or in some cases, white engine compartments do set off the engine - especially if it's been dolled up.
    But ... I've always been something of a purist - meaning I've always repainted my firewalls body color, the engine block in factory color, and the inner fenders and radiator support gloss black.
    I prefer that look, and in addition paint the heater box, blower fan motor, radiator, and master cylinder gloss black. Most of my cars have been FOMOCO, so their blue is applied to the blocks - the exception is my 58 Edsel which has a factory engine color very close to John Deere green, with creme valve covers and air cleaner assembly, and my 55 Merc with its gold block/valve covers.
    You guys with body color or white underhoods - keep doing it, it looks good, I just like my FOMOCO/gloss black approach.
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  7. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 6,765


    Kent Writtenberry Chevy...

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
  8. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 549

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    half white firewall w/pinstripes & wht inner panels on my 40 ford 2018-06-29 01.31.18.jpg 2018-06-28 21.41.13.jpg
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  9. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,421

    mike bowling

    20 years ago someone told me I’d be stupid to paint a firewall white. 2019, and I’ve built 7 cars, ALL with white firewalls! My Model A coupe IMG_0971.JPG

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  10. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 453


    57 Pontiac Chieftain.

    IMG_0855.jpg IMG_0852.jpg
    AChopped1950ford and loudbang like this.
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 50


    37 Cabriolet with Cadillac

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  12. beater32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 329


  13. street rod lover
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 567

    street rod lover
    from taylor,mi.

    Here's mine after a little metal work.

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  14. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 6,765


  15. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 791


    That's beautiful!
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  16. gtokid70
    Joined: Jul 30, 2015
    Posts: 91


    AChopped1950ford and loudbang like this.
  17. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,916


    White engine compartments are like driving a black car on dirt roads it takes extra effort.

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