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Orange Paint on 8 3/4 Axle Housing Ends #3067182
08/11/22 08:20 PM
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Others have posted that the outer ends of 8 3/4 axle housings are bare metal. Of course, all the rest of the housings were painted black.

While cleaning up the 8 3/4 axle housing from my '69 Barracuda, I found remnants of orange paint. Can't tell if the whole outer end was orange, or if just a paint stripe all around, or a paint stripe part way around, or other. See photos.

Any discussion or photos about paint daubs on the outer ends would be appreciated.

03-12 Axle housing orange paint mark 0.jpg03-12 Axle housing orange paint mark 1.jpg03-12 Axle housing orange paint mark 6.jpg03-12 Axle housing orange paint mark 14.jpg

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Re: Orange Paint on 8 3/4 Axle Housing Ends [Re: kentj340] #3067699
08/13/22 04:23 PM
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Here is a restored picture of the axle end from my 72 Demon.Did not see any sign of a paint mark

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Re: Orange Paint on 8 3/4 Axle Housing Ends [Re: 44D6PAKCUDA] #3067732
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what was the reasoning for leaving the ends of the axle bare metal when they painted the rest of it?


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Re: Orange Paint on 8 3/4 Axle Housing Ends [Re: fuelishnsilly] #3067800
08/14/22 09:56 AM
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I was always told a jig was used when painting the rear housing and it grabbed it on the ends of the housing hence no paint on the end cap area.







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