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I am about to take apart my 9" rear end and replace the seals, change gear oil etc. Does anyone know what color the rear carrier should be (if any)? My car was built at the Metuchen Assembly plant. Alan
 

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Red oxide primer, yoke should be natural.
 

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Is that your car in your Avatar?
 

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Not so fast: all the visible machined surfaces are natural cast iron. You might want to do a search over at Concours Mustang.
 

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Mine is close, I missed one of the machined surfaces. I used a 2k paint mixed to look like red Oxide. I took cues for the guys over at Concurs Mustang. Do not copy any markings from another car unless you are sure they are correct for yours.
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69GT350H, I agree more research is needed. I am not interested in the markings at this time. I want the axles housing and the carrier colors and finish to be close to correct. Here is an article that has good inforation on detailing Detailing and Restoring the Mustang 9-inch Rear Axle It appears the axle housing should be semi gloss black and the carrier should not be flat red oxide but maybe a satin red oxide finish. I am going to use a rattle can, I know that sounds bad.... I am thinking of using rustoleum flat red oxide primer and then a thin coat of clear satin to shine it up a bit. What do you all think? Also, What finish should be on the snubber bumper bracket?
 

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I used Rust-oleum Hard Hat Semi Gloss Black on the axle housing. Dupli-Color Automotive Series red oxide primer on the carrier. Rust-Oleum Painter Touch Semi Gloss Clear as a top coat on the carrier. The carrier has a little more shine that the article unit. The colors and finish look very similar to the mustang monthly detailing article in the above post. I painted my U bolts, yoke, and bumper guard with Eastwood Detail Gray Bare Steel Replication. It really looks great. Now on to assembling...
 
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