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I am on the verge of putting the new rear suspension and improved gear set in my '70 Coupe. I got a 9" third member, 3.25:1 ratio with a Tru Track limited slip differential.

I have cleaned and painted (satin black) the axle housing or banjo. The new third member was supplied as plain cast iron. I was going to paint it satin black also, but now I am not sure. I was just reading an article that showed a rear end freshening and while the axle housing was black they mentioned that they would spray the third member housing "red oxide" as it came from the factory.

Which is correct? Which looks better?

Inquiring minds want to know!
 
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Red primer gets my vote, Anything else.. aluminum paint, day-glo orange, purple,
including covered with mink skin looks best on camaro's.
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I believe from what I have seen all the pumpkins originally came as red oxide finish, I usually use red primer, followed by a coat of clearcoat.Most axle housings I have seen are painted a flat or semi gloss black, not sure if this was always the case form the factory, or if they were left bare.

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If you go to the website for my fastback (see my profile), there is a picture of the axle with the third member painted in red oxide. This is correct for concours, the Sapphire Blue axle in the picture is not. *G*

http://www.rtd.com/~aztlan/stang.htm

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Thanks to all that replied. Red oxide it is!

She Bear will soon awake from hibernation! What a "growl" she will have! ;-)
 

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Laurie,

Thanks for taking the time to respond and confirm the red oxide. The decision has thus been made and the deed is done!
 
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