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Question regarding colors and finishes. Are axles, drive shafts, gas tank and gas tank skid plate gloss black from factory? Or are any of these satin finish? Are the transfer case and bell housing silver? Gearbox gloss black?
My Dana 300 case was originally black, pretty sure the bellhousing was natural aluminum.
The underside I'm not sure what exactly what was used. I'd guess semi gloss black based on what I've seen. I paint my undercarriages with Tractor Supply implement gloss black with hardener in it, and it looks more or less like I remember mine looking when I got it 30 years ago.