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how to choose colors????

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by personaltrainer, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    the truck is in the shop getting bodywork done and prepped for paint - one problem - I CAN NOT decide on what color I want the damned thing! Pretty sure I want 2 tone and i'm getting a soft top to match so i need to decide ASAP so i can order the top.... Is there a site with more pics? or a site that I could change the colors on to get an idea? How does one decide on color sceme???

    thinking white/tan or white/grey ??
    I know it's just preference but i'm stuck here!

    help :confused:
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    whats your interior?
     
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    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    well the seats are tan but they can be covered
    no carpet yet (still have to order that once I figure out what I want)
    Dash is black - but could be painted
    Door panels are black - but could be painted
    Lower door panels will be diamond plated
    ordering a tuffy center console in a color yet to be decided also....
    so answer the question concisly - there is no interior color. :)
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    well, the general guidlines i follow are, a solid sindle stage color will definitely be cheaper. and a solid color will be easier to repair and touchup.

    that being said, i'm going metallic. ;) i've had a hankering to do something in a copper ever since i saw project Copperhead.. i've decide to do my entire truck in the copper i have for the 2-tone.. semi black tube bumbers, rims, cap and prolly the Lund visor i'm about to get.. combo of copper and black interior..

    prior to that i was thinking a custom solid orange/red..

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    also keep your bodywork in mind.. lighter colors hide imperfections and scratchs better... and clears will hold up to sunlight better...
     
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    yep im in the same boat as you, im not that close to getting it painted but i still have no idea, i have the black dash, grey interior, black rims, when i got it it was factory black, but the paint wash jacked, now its peeling primer, it looks like crap.... anywase, i was thinking either dark blue, or some kind of silver or dark grey??
     
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    the colors for today are - white/charcoal grey with blk trim and blk soft top. Of course that may change by the end of the day! I need to figure out what I'm doing b/c it takes 3 weeks to get the top from fastrac and i need to figure out if i need blk or some other color - decisions decisions. I lost sleep for the second night over this stuff!!
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    you can email em to me thru my profile, i'll post em...

    mines actually called convoy gold, a truck fleet color..
     
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    The funny thing is your truck is yellow and you are painting it. I most likely will be painting my yellow once the body work is done. By the way who is your paint and body guy?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i do all my own paint and bodywork..
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    heres some shots of dodgedude's copper rig...

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    love it man.... :D

    i was originally set on a smooth painted cap the same as the truck like yours.. lately i had been thinking of a semi black to match bumpers, rims, grill, etc... still undecided...

    where'd you get your hood?
     
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    that copper looks tight i cant wait till i paint mine tangello orange.

    im hopeing for next week
     
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    woah is it just me or does he not have any shafts in that pic
     
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    no i dont even have a transmission in it yet.

    the 350 is being held up by a couple of ratcheting straps also.
    its being swapped out for a 454.

    i have a 465/205 for it, i have to rebuild the $150 Pick n Pull Dana 60 also.
    so i basically have $500 or so wasted in a completely fresh Dana 44 w/ crossover steering.

    the hood i bought off Ebay, its a restoration type parts house that was located 30 miles from me, and when i bought it, it was only $375.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7964923146

    thanks for posting those Ryoken
     

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