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#1 Bike1769

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

Hi.
Could anyone tell me the correct colour for a switch panel on a mk3 Morris 1000cc. Body colour is Damask red if that makes a difference.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:27 PM

I found there's a 1980s Vauxhall colour that's very close but can't remember the name.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:47 PM

According to the Somerford Mini site:

1969/70 switch panel with toggle switches & ignition switch = Cumulus Grey       -presumably that will be GR29 & not the later BLVC194.

1970-75 switch panel with rocker switches, & no ignition switch = Silver              -unfortunately i don't know which Silver.... & i also want to know (my MK3 is non-original in so many ways but i like to keep some things looking right).

 

EDIT: Surprisingly Damask Red is important, it means your car is a 1972 or later so the switch panel should be Silver.

Every photo i've seen of a MK3 switch panel seems to show a different colour, ranging from silver to grey-ish & more often than not rust coloured. Wondering if it was originally the same silver as used on the heater switch panel (?).


Edited by Itsaminithing, 10 June 2019 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:48 AM

The Mk3 panels I have seen are a champaign colour.

I'll have a hunt for the paint code I used.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:08 AM

EDIT: Surprisingly Damask Red is important, it means your car is a 1972 or later so the switch panel should be Silver.

Every photo i've seen of a MK3 switch panel seems to show a different colour, ranging from silver to grey-ish & more often than not rust coloured. Wondering if it was originally the same silver as used on the heater switch panel (?).

Sounds correct. My car is a Damask red 1973.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:12 AM

The Mk3 panels I have seen are a champaign colour.

I'll have a hunt for the paint code I used.

Interesting that champaign has been mentioned to me before.I can only describe mine as tarnished. Neither rusty or silver and various shades.
Thanks for everyone's help.




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