<VV> What colour - Late model fresh air vent knobs?
arlettecarl at hotmail.com
Sat May 9 01:07:25 EDT 2009
I few weeks back I posted a note concerning the correct colour of fresh air vent knobs in late model Corvairs.
I explained that I was changing the interior colour of my 1965 Monza convertible form its original white to red. Changing an interior is a seriously big job that involves almost all the interior parts.
The existing fresh air vent knobs in my Corvair are black of course as the interior colour was white. However with red interiors these fresh air vent knobs are red.
Some of my fellow Virtualvair members believe that Chevrolet simply painted them to match which ever interior colour the vent knob was being used with.
I have now obtained a nice set of red 1965 Corvair fresh air vent knobs, and can confirm that these are definitely not painted red. They are very real unpainted red plastic.
I expect that Chevrolet may have in some cases painted some of these knobs if for some reason stocks of the correct colour knob were not available at the time the car was going down the assembly line, but I now believe that officially GM - Chevrolet never painted these vent knobs and that plastic was coloured to match each individual interior colour.
I appreciate that I am talking about a small part, but I thinks it all part of understand these unique air cooled cars.
CARL L. KELSEN
1965 RIGHT HAND DRIVE CORVAIR MONZA CONVERTIBLE
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