Category Archives: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

The owner of this beautifully simple Chevelle also owns the 1965 Chevelle painted up in blood red. From mild to wild, Hugh has it covered.

Understated yet still gorgeous

Now that the car is complete, Hugh was kind enough to send me a few photos … glamour shots if you will.

This beauty has Vintage Air, power steering, power brakes, a 5 speed Tremec transmission and an Edelbrock built 383 stroker motor. This is definitely a car built to cruise in.

I have to admit, I am kind of digging the plain jane look with the dog dish hub caps. This car reminds me of the stereotypical movie librarian. You know the one I am talking about. At the beginning of the movie she is this mousy, shy, plain girl and by the end of the movie, as the love interest gets to know her and looks beyond his initial impression, she turns out to be a jaw dropper.

This car needs a plate that reads LIBRARIAN.

Ready to return home

The car is back together and ready to be returned to the owner so he can finish installing the few bits of trim and the interior.

Butternut Yellow isn’t a flashy color, but it looks good on this car.

The only thing left

After painting doors, fenders, hoods, trunk lids and wheels, the only thing left to paint is the body of the Chevelle itself.

After the color layer and clear are applied, as shown here, the paint will be allowed to dry then the car will be rolled out of the booth to be wet sanded and buffed to bring up the shine for a High Performance Finish.

Then it is just a matter of putting it back together and returning it to the customer.

Somebody get the door

A couple of days ago I painted the fenders and hood of the Chevelle. After tearing everything out and cleaning up the booth, in went the doors and wheels for their coat of paint.

I know what you are thinking … despite what you see, the doors and wheels really are the same color.

No really, they are.

Butternut … it’s a color not a food item

Here we have Hugh’s 1967 Chevelle getting some color. We are painting this car a rich creamy yellow called Butternut Yellow, an original color for this car.

The first three pictures show the car after the color has been applied but before the clear went on. The color layer of modern paint is quite flat and it is the clear layer that not only protects the color layer but also adds the shine.

The last four pictures show the same fenders and hood after the clear layer has been applied. Looks pretty good now, doesn’t it? After a wet sand and buff to take this ordinary finish to a High Performance Finish, it will look better still.

And interesting thing about this paint is how different it looks depending on the way the light hits it. You can see in the pictures that sometimes it looks yellow and other times it looks almost tan.

Maybe that tan color is called butternut?

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