Black paint behind grill

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Black paint behind grill

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Been try to find the thread regarding the subject of black paint behind the grills on early cooper and S types. I think i have a rough idea where to paint but seem to remember some photos of very original cars with said paint. Many thanks in advance Tim
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My early November 62 build Austin Cooper had such black paint behind the Grille.

See my tread: http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4929
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Picture of my Sept 65 S you can clearly see some of the black paint, it follows that line all round & the stiffner is also usually painted. (it not present here though)
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64 1071 S
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Was this still present in a 1966 Cooper S?
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Yes it was.
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Can't get to the front my 66 S very well at the mo but hopefully shows black behind the grill enough..it is original but not the neatest paint job I've ever seen..
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Bugger .. another job to add to the list .. :roll:
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Brilliant, thanks so much for all your reply,s. That shows it all very clearly. Little job to do before i fit my rechromed Morris grill.
Thanks again Tim.
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