Gas tank straps.

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by jurquhart, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. jurquhart

    jurquhart Tin Taxi Gold Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Need to know the color of the 71 Z28 gas tank mounting straps please.
    Thanks.
     
  2. x77-69z28

    x77-69z28 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    long island, new york
    Black
     
  3. Ricks72Z28

    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    101
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Location:
    Schererville,In.46375
  4. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,952
    Likes Received:
    871
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 1999
    Location:
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    The body color thought comes from the fact that the straps were installed and hanging (but not the gas tank) from the back bolts when the car went through the paint booth. Therefore, the part of the straps close to the tailpan frequently had some level of body color overspray (~2/3 of the strap) on them. This somehow over time morphed into being fully body color. Maybe because the overspray looked like a mistake.

    22k mile Huggar orange 04B 70 Z:

    jacks70Zundergastank.jpg
     
  5. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,839
    Likes Received:
    124
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    Rockford, MN
    Depends on what plant the car was built at.
    Van Nuys cars had black straps and were installed after the car was painted.
    Norwood straps were black but were installed before the car was painted so they had some levels of body color over spray on them.
     
    THNDER likes this.

Share This Page