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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz316, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. Chaz316

    Chaz316 1/2 ton status

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    Okay this one should be pretty easy. My 73 is currently an Orange/Red color. The tag says it was originally Crimson Red. I am planning on repainting the entire vehicle and of course I will be starting with the inside. But I can not decide on a color. There are only about 4 million red blazers riding around and that was my original choice. But since I bought a new front clip, which is white, I figured why not paint the whole truck white. Well white is easy to clean but its also kinda plain. I was thinking a blue, I found a nice cadillac color(dont laugh too hard) called black saphire. It came on 90-91 caddy's. It kinda looks like a flip-flop job.

    If any one has a suggestion please feel free to let me know. Everyones .02 will be considered....

    73 K5, 350, auto w/factory air, 4in susp, 35's

    And I said "It's not orange it's Crimson Red"
     
  2. TwoCrowsDesign

    TwoCrowsDesign 1/2 ton status

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    Hum, in my town we have a handful of K5s, 2 are two-tone blue, 2 are white, a couple of black ones and I have a black one and a red one. The white ones look pretty good, but I'm real partial to black.

    Have fun with it

    John

    John
     
  3. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    man i love the factory orange like my parts truck. you dont see many of those around.

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>Come Awn yall...Let's go to LUCHENBACH, TEXAS!!!
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    If I were to ever change the color of a vehicle or buy a new one, I would go with some sort of blue. Either a deep "midnight" blue or a bright royal blue. I would go with a blue on the outside and a medium gray on the inside. I think they would look good together. In addition, medium gray on the inside wouldn't show scuff marks and such as bad as white.

    Brian
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  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I've always liked the look of a light slate metalic blue. Kinda a gray blue color. but I'm gonna paint my truck white. She won't be plain at all when I'm done [​IMG].

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/>http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/</a>
     
  6. rocko

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    I've seen at a car show here.. a color on a 87 silverado pickup.. called : Nassau Blue..
    Offered only on the i think he said the 67 Corvette..
    And my personal favorite is
    Pontiac Grand Prix Silver..

    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  7. SlyDog

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    Olive Drab ! [​IMG]

    Paul a.k.a. Paulie a.k.a. Juan Valdez, take your pick ! [​IMG]
     
  8. rocko

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    Oh yeah.. Olive Drab with Black wheels and black accessories.. [​IMG]

    Round Rock, Texas I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  9. Lotsa_Faith

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    id say olive drab w/all black accessories like rocko said, but i have yet to see a green blazer. my future blazer is white w/the maroon stripe goin down the side. ankyone have a blazer w/the stripe down the side? which colors loook good on it?

    Mike Dee
     
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    Next time I paint anything, it's going to be the brightest orange I can find - that, or House of Kolor glow in the dark green[​IMG]

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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  11. Bryanshadow

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    now that would be a site to see, mom, lil green aliens have taken over that mans truck!!!

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     
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    I'm in the process of painting (actually powder coating) mine a dark blue. It's almost identical to the color of a billiards 2 ball.
     
  13. BigTex

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    Mine's Olive Drab with black wheels. I love that look. I'll post pics later.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chriswhitley.com>www.chriswhitley.com</a>
     
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    let us know when you post your pics. ive seen some olive drab K5's, but they were covered in mud. so if you got any good ones i wanna see em, thanx man. L8!

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     
  15. wayne

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    How about Burnt Orange Metallic. It was a Mopar color in the late 60's and early 70's. I think they have a similar color now on the new Mopars.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  16. BigTex

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    I'm doing that right now. It is not a flat olive drab like I wanted, but then again I only paid 300 bucks for the paint job. I'll make a post with pics.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chriswhitley.com>www.chriswhitley.com</a>
     
  17. Bryanshadow

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    thanx man. L8!

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     
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    Ok, Bryan, I just posted the pics. Check out the post.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chriswhitley.com>www.chriswhitley.com</a>
     
  19. Bryanshadow

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    i tried the link, ut my cpu said i had entered a restrictred area, pob somethin on my comp

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     
  20. Bryanshadow

    Bryanshadow Registered Member

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    i tried the link, but my cpu said i had entered a restrictred area, pob somethin on my comp

    the shadow,
    Bryan

    why do you only use your 4wd for parking lot maneuvers?
     

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