Colour of boot board cover

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    [b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b] ”

    Has anyone got a '65-on car in red or white or yellow or surf blue, with a grey board?

    J”

    My Sept '65 car has a Powder Blue/Powder Blue bootboard too.

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    I think you'll find it changed with the carpet i.e. colour coded with wool and all grey with veltone – the change was November/December 1965.

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    James, I came across a bootboard a couple of weeks ago, with some mint door cards, an old tin top clutch reservoir–with the hexagon top- and some mint kick plates. The boot board is in excellent condition, dark green with porcelain green edgeing, and the door cards are light green. I might use them in my early 64' S, almond green with OEW roof. Not original I know, but might look quite smart !!!

    These parts must have come out of an S, the boot board is for twin tanks, and factory made.

    Cheers, Colin

  4. Apparently the parts manual states that boot boards sere only ever fitted with Cumulus grey carpet, and one would have to assume, a border of dark grey leathercloth.

    But the boot board was matched to the interior trim up to the end of 1964.

    So Red and white cars would have red carpet and red edging

    Surf/Fiesta cars would have blue carpet and blue edging

    And the 2 grey cars and Island blue cars would have grey carpet and dark grey border

    and green cars would have grey carpet with a green edging?
    Is this right? – (No it's not – Ed)

    What original boot boards do people have?

    James.

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    Here's the one i have, not sure if it is mine or not cos the car is Surf.

    The edge looks dark grey, and the carpet is a mushroomy brown colour in Veltone. ( Cumulus Grey?)

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    I've never seen a grey bootboard with a green edging – I had a 1962Cooper in Almond Green/OEW and the bootboard in that was all grey.

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    I thought that might be the case, I just went on them edging it with the outer seat colour, but with green cars it would have been easier to use a grey edge, since the carpet was the same as grey cars and Island blue cars anyway.

    So there were probably only 3 colours for boot boards,

    Grey/Grey — Smoke, Tweed, Almond, Island

    Blue/Blue — Fiesta, Surf

    Red/Red — Tartan, OEW

    J

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    Apparently they dropped the red and the blue boot boards in the end of '64

    Has anyone got a '65-on car in red or white or yellow or surf blue, with a grey board?

    J

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    Gray wrote:
    “[b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b]
    Red/Red — Tartan, OEW

    This was not a production colour combo, Tartan/black was though if I'm not mistaken

    Gray

    Hi Gray, yeah I know, it's just my shorthand, it was meant to read:

    Bootboards in red carpet with red edging — on cars with Tartan red as main colour, or cars with OEW as main colour.

    J

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    Mk 3 S Meister wrote:
    “I think you'll find it changed with the carpet i.e. colour coded with wool and all grey with veltone – the change was November/December 1965.”

    Yes, that would make sense, it seems they were doing some rationalising at this point, as surf blue and FY were dropped then too, leaving the only carpet colours as grey and red – both in veltone.

    So veltone was not available in powder blue? What type of carpet is your one Pete?

    And they didn't bother with Cherokee red Veltone bootboards either, just grey ones in the later red cars and white cars?

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    colinandvenie wrote:
    “James, The boot board is in excellent condition, dark green with porcelain green edgeing,

    These parts must have come out of an S, the boot board is for twin tanks, and factory made.

    Cheers, Colin

    Hi Colin,
    English Copper S cars never used green carpets, perhaps the board is from an Aussie S ? I think they had various colours of carpets.

    J

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    [b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b] “Gray wrote:
    “[b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b]
    Red/Red — Tartan, OEW

    This was not a production colour combo, Tartan/black was though if I'm not mistaken

    Gray

    Hi Gray, yeah I know, it's just my shorthand, it was meant to read:

    Bootboards in red carpet with red edging — on cars with Tartan red as main colour, or cars with OEW as main colour.

    J” Hi James, yep I see what you were saying now.

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    I,m pretty sure red/red was used with the wool type carpet for tarten and oew cars up to mid to late 64. My december 64 fiesta yellow car has a powder blue wool carpet and powder blue edging, Tim

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