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71 Challenger R/T Rear Panel Black Paint
« on: August 21, 2017 - 02:30:16 pm »
After months of the car being in the shop we are finally heading to paint soon.  I wanted ask if anyone knows the proper black paint scheme on the rear of a 71 Challenger R/T.  Mine is an early build date but was repainted several years ago so I can't tell from the old paint.  I've seen both styles used.  Some guys paint the entire rear tail light portion up to the bottom of the trunk lid.  I've also seen where just the plastic surround was painted black.  Mine is a numbers car and I'm trying to go for a factory original look.  I've included a couple of photos of both types used.  I look forward to hearing back any input you can lend.

Thanks,

Mark




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Re: 71 Challenger R/T Rear Panel Black Paint
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017 - 02:31:10 pm »
Another version all in black.

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Re: 71 Challenger R/T Rear Panel Black Paint
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017 - 02:33:15 pm »
One more.


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Re: 71 Challenger R/T Rear Panel Black Paint
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017 - 02:36:48 pm »
My 71 was like the first picture..... But it had chrome bumpers like the first & third car... I believe a rubber bumper car gets the full treatment including the trim on the deckled & outer quarters up to the ridge line....   

So the third car is incorrect...  And the second car needs the black on the trim....
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Re: 71 Challenger R/T Rear Panel Black Paint
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017 - 02:44:52 pm »
Thanks for the information.  Yeah, I have chrome bumpers on mine.  The deck/quarter trim on mine is original and solid stainless.  No split black/stainless like I've also seen before on other 71 Challengers.