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Original Factory Wheel Color?

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by Ktapply, May 10, 2013.

  1. Ktapply

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    I am restoring a Series 2 Alpine in Wedgwood Blue. What were the options for original factory wheel colors?


  2. RootesRich

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    Just a note that the stock wheels on Kevin's SII are wires. Sounds like he may be leaning towards converting to steel wheels though...
    Last edited: May 10, 2013
  3. alpine_64

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    the rootes steel wheels came in a seafoam grey.. which is actually an odd colour. in some lights it is a whitish colour.. in other light a creamy white. jan has the colour discs for it. the steel wheels were black on the back.
  4. 65beam

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    you'll find that the back of the wheels was a black primer. we use epoxy primer. an original wheel will also have white overspray on the back side. tiger auto used an off white when he restored one set of our wheels a few years back. the wheels I have at the dipper will get painted using ford wimbledon white.
  5. alpine_64

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    a small correction on my part.. brain fade.. should be foam grey (gray for USA :) ) not seafoam!
  6. 65beam

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    during the restoration of the wife's series 5 back in 1995 the wheels were painted after using an original wheel to match the paint color. the wheel that was used had been in the attic of tiger auto for many years and was the original color. when I had to buy a new wheel from the dealer after a crash in 1970 we found it came in unpainted. it was black primer. i wonder if replacement wheels were sold painted in the rootes days?

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