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Hi folks,
I’m restoring a 65 K code coupe with the original KH calipers and have a question regarding the spindle to caliper bracket mounting surfaces.
The shop manual doesn’t have any reference to gasket or sealer on those surfaces and I’m assuming they were metal to metal originally. When I disassembled there wasn’t anything there, other than some rust.
Is that the way to reassemble, metal to metal, or would a thin layer of sealant be recommended?
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If I remember correctly, I believe I used a thin smear of anti seize. kip
 

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The parts weren’t originally painted and a layer of rust was expected over the entire surface. If you want it to remain looking good, then paint both parts with cast iron paint, or coat it them Boshield or other protector then assemble.
 

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I powdercoated my spindle, caliper bracket, dust shield, brake pad retaining clips, and KH calipers. My 66 GT is more of a restomod, so I wasn't entirely concerned with authenticity, but this should prove to be far more durable for a driver. I have about 1k miles on the car since restoring, with the exception of some dust, everything still looks as good as it did on the day I assembled it.

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I powdercoated my spindle, caliper bracket, dust shield, brake pad retaining clips, and KH calipers. My 66 GT is more of a restomod, so I wasn't entirely concerned with authenticity, but this should prove to be far more durable for a driver. I have about 1k miles on the car since restoring, with the exception of some dust, everything still looks as good as it did on the day I assembled it.

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Did you do your own a powder Coating or take someplace?
 

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Did you do your own a powder Coating or take someplace?
I disassemble, clean, and media blast all my parts, so I do all the prep. However, I take my parts in batches to a local vendor that specializes in powder and ceramic coating. One could certainly do it themselves with the proper kit and small dedicated oven. The labor in the prep is what adds up as I have found the powder-coat itself to be relatively affordable.

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