Undercoating on a Norwood 1970

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    Hi all. Looking for some discussion on the factory wheel well undercoating on a Norwood 1970. Can anyone comment on at what point on the line the undercoating was applied? Any pictures with examples of coverage area would be extremely helpful as well. I do have the pictures of Jack's former car, which have been some of the most helpful pictures I have so far.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Here’s a pic of my car when I got it with 56000 miles. D3D02DB5-D136-4C77-A76F-E012AAE30988.jpeg
     
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    Interesting...are you undercoating to duplicate the sloppy factory way or to actually provide protection?
     
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    Sloppy factory way, which is why I posted in this section.
     
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    I'm going for the Tuesday thru Thursday look. Not the Monday look after an all weekend bender or the Friday look after watching the clock instead of the car,:rolleyes:
     
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    Honestly, it's hard to beat the photo record of Jack's old HO Z28 for factory undercoating application which would probably align with Dave's Tues-Thurs look. I haven't seen many detailed photos of undercoating that wasn't already obliterated by dealer-applied undercoating or age decay.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, those photos have been the benchmark for many of my restoration detail efforts. Very appreciative of the time he took to document that car. Can anyone comment on whether or not the outside of the wheel lip would get any incidental coverage? I see from the one picture of Jack’s car that it appears the lower front portion of the lip (at the rocker) was undercoated. I don’t have any other pictures of the wheel lip to see how much of it looked to have been covered. I suppose I should send him a PM and see if he remembers any more about that.

    Thanks for the help. I am trying my best to accurately restore this car and information on these early second gens is a little harder to come by.
     
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    abqrearfloorpan03.jpg abrrearfloorpan02.jpg acgrearassembly02.jpg 07C Norwood
     
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    Thank you for the pictures! I did reach out to Jack and he had some additional pictures of his old car in these areas he shared with me. Very similar coverage as the above car. I did have a lot of pictures of my car as I was tearing it down, mine (03A) did appear to have heavier coverage onto the frame rails/bump stops, etc. I suppose the moral of this story is it was a process done by human hands with varying levels of coverage.
     
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    Good stuff!

    Can you share the extra photos from Jack?
     
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