Black paint behind grill

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Re: Black paint behind grill

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Was it just Cooper's that had the black behind the grill's? Was wondering if the Super's had it also for example?
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Re: Black paint behind grill

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Supers certainly did have black paint.
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Re: Black paint behind grill

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My MK2 cooper had black paint behind the grill and on the stiffener. Looked to be brushed too.
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tedmcedd wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:27 am My MK2 cooper had black paint behind the grill and on the stiffener. Looked to be brushed too.
Thinking about it, my Mk2 Cooper has black paint behind the grille Ed ... but then it is a monotone black car :lol:
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Strange the amount of Mk2's with black behind the grille. I had a brand new late December Mk2 in Glacier white without black paint behind the grille. Mind you, there wasn't much Glacier white anywhere either!!!

As for the battery box, no black or bitumen there either. Just going to ramble on for a minute now........

I remember this because on day 1, knowing how the box furred up due to the electrolytic action close to the terminals, I took the battery off/out, put it into a thick polythene bag with the leads poking through the bag, closed the bag up, clamped it down, boot board on top - and that's how it stayed. Changed it to -ve earth at the same time. I wonder where CLK 131 H is now? I did see a maroon-ish Moggy Traveller CLK 134H in Abingdon a few years ago
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Re: Black paint behind grill

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Peter

No record of 131H on DVLA but there is for the Maroon Moggy!
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Re: Black paint behind grill

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Odds are the brushed-on black paint behind the grille and inside the battery box (and anywhere else found on an A-prefixed body) was applied at the same time by an apprentice at some point during the assembly process at Longbridge. Not a job for a skilled laborer.
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