1968 was Torque converter dust cover painted from factory?

Old August 11th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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1968 was Torque converter dust cover painted from factory?

Hi All,

Just removed the converter dust cover to get at the starter motor.

It was pretty cruddy so I figured I would clean it and if needed throw in the blast cabinet and repaint. After getting all the dirt off I now believe it was never painted, probably bare metal from the factory like the tranny pan.

Shuld these be painted black or just left in bare metal. There was no rust on it.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:01 AM
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I've got several of those that are painted black. But I'm not an expert, so can't say for sure if all years/models were painted. If your in a part of the country where rust isn't an issue you could leave it bare. But if there's a chance of getting more than surface rust on it a rattle can of spray paint might be a good investment.

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amphicar: they were painted black- semi gloss all 68-72 models were
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Old September 8th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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No paint on cover

Bare metal would be correct as I have two 1970 Supremes and both covers are bare metal from the factory. I have also come across several in the bone yards over the years that were bare metal as well.
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