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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:19 pm 
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why is my engine bay and under my bonnet painted black and not body
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it is a el gli
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:40 pm 
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maybe its been in a smash and when they have redone the car just done it in black to save on cash!!! or maybe it was just a new bonnet!!
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:20 pm 
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i thought they were painted inside.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:32 pm 
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later EL's have black engine bays.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:48 pm 
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i got a late el and my engine bay is red but not the same red as the car, any1 no why they would use to difrent colours on the 1 car? and it not been smashed.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:40 pm 
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They only put an undercoat in the engine bay, wasnt until BA2 did they start putting top coats. (and only on XRs and FPVs)

 

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 Post subject: Re: is this from factory
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:42 pm 
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threeprepaid wrote:
why is my engine bay and under my bonnet painted black and not body
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it is a el gli


If its a hybrid (post Feb 98) and a prestige colour, chances are it will have a black engine bay from the factory.
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:10 pm 
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what about under the bonnet it is black under there too
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:12 pm 
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Yep... Under the bonnet too.

But I can also definitely say that when you buy a new bonnet, the underside is painted black as well.

What is the build date? And what is the colour?
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:22 pm 
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It depends on the colour and the time it was built. My AU has a black engine bay, my dads ba has a blueprint engine bay and i've seen other blueprint ba's with black engine bays.
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:24 pm 
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march 98 dark blue (metalic?)
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:27 pm 
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threeprepaid wrote:
march 98 dark blue (metalic?)


Well, its a hybrid, so it fits into the time frame.

Although the Dark Blue isn't a prestige paint. I've seen hybrids of that colour with a body colour engine bay.

Must have just been Ford being randomly picky and choosy as to what got painted and what didn't.

Prestige paints like Regency, Oxford and Sparkling Burgundy all got black engine bays in the hybrid days.
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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:42 pm 
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our old 97 El had a painted engine bay,

dads AU has a colour engine bay but is a matt style of finish :?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:51 pm 
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no top coat on the AU's bay, so yeah it looks ordinary.

My EL was a hybrid in Amaretto, it had a top-coat free engine bay. Made it look beige instead of the gold colour it should've been.

My BF GT-P thankfully is fully finished in the engine bay. The boot however is in primer. :( But that's ok it's being covered by a flase floor and sound system.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:41 pm 
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i have seen BA mkII XR's with black engine bays, looks dodgy as i reckon

 

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