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Paint Green or Orange? Any pics?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. MudFrog

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    I'm debating what color to get the blazer painted. It is currently black, but I'm thinking green or orange. I have seen many green blazers with black trim but not too many orange blazers with black trim. Anyone have a picture of an orange blazer with black trim?
     
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    If you want to wait till after the first of the year I'm painting mine orange! I have a drawing on my site. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I will scan mine and post the pic here.
    It's destroyed now so I hope you don't mind the horror pics. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Off topic of the paint...I was looking at your roll cage...i think you have more than enough reinforcement in the front and hardly enough in the rear....the cab of our blazers come with built in reinforcement in the roof of the cab...probably more than sufficent support...unless you are gonna chop the top.
     
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    unless you are gonna chop the top.

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    That thought has crossed my mind but the rear is going to be more for looks and to hold up a soft top if I do it. Plus the top will only be off in the summer since it snows a lot in Indiana. That is just a first sketch type thing. Once I get building it may end up larger or it may not happen all together. I HOPE TO GOD I never find out stong or weak the design is /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    One other idea I have had is making a frame of the top. So when you lift off the fiberglass top you would drop the frame back into it place and bolt it down. Using the same principals of a tonano cover with a slip rail in the front and snaps along the sides and back. Let me draw a couple things up and I may post it in another thread. send me a PM and I'll email you my next drawing.
     
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    What was the benefit of using tractor paint? Can it be applied at home?
     
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    Mine is orange with black bumpers and a black top. Take a look in my pictures below. ORANGE ROCKS!!!

    Evan
     
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    Ive got plans to paint mine orange eventually, it looks so good on a topless truck
     
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    check mine out orange and white
     
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    Painted it by myself in the backyard. F**d Tangerine Orange. If I had realized what color it's labeled as, I would've never sprayed it, but now that I study it hard, I like it.
     
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    Be true to your namesake...

    ...Green...

    ...and when it is finished, run it through the mud!

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    I hear ya... Green is my favorite color but Orange would stand out a lot more... not to mention that there aren't very many orange blazers period.
     
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    Its not as glossy and made by Rustolium. What I bought was in a rattle can but you can also buy it in a can &amp; spray it w/ a primer gun.
     
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    Either way it would look good...

    I don't recall ever seeing an orange Blazer in person...ever.

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