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What color paint?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Skigirl, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    Had this post in Other Rides, but not much traffic there. Someone let me know if it's not OK to move it here.

    Looking at getting a car just like this, minus the paint job: 1968 Saab Sonett II I already have a parts car for it (my old Saab Sonett III)

    Don't want red or black. Current interior is black (stock for this year), but I may go to a camel or tan later. Want the exterior color to work with both interior possibilities.

    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1030999820Skigirl">


    So, what color should I paint it?
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />Platinum White (a metallic silvery based white)
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />Off White (metallic - like the new Lexuses)
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />Cobalt Blue (non metallic)
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="4" />Yellow - but not like a banana or school bus
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="5" />Yuck! Paint it something else! *smack*
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>
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    86 corvette blue. Its the color of my blazer!
     
  3. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    Yea, I LOVE the color of your truck. When I first got my K5, I saw a photo of your rig and decided to copy that color. Still going to, but doing it in Durabak instead of paint, so I will only get close to it. Thanks for letting me know - 86 corvette blue. It's beautiful. /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif
     
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    Rene showed me how to post the pic! Here it is: [​IMG]
     
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    Cute car /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  6. Skigirl

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    Thank you. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I like the body style of that car. Are they fast ??? I've never had a Saab.
     
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    Well, stock off the starting line, no. But apparently pretty easy to modify. They weigh about 1600# and I saw one this weekend that has 175 HP. The engine's pretty torquey, even without mods. Body is all fiberglass. Only problem racing them is apprently at about 120 it comes off the ground - too light. The guy I'm getting mine from races and told me he won't drive his much over 100.

    The entire front clip flips up forward so everything in there is simple to get to. It's front wheel direct drive. The engine is still made for Ford industrial uses I think.

    I had one as my daily driver years ago, and decided to get another.
     
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    It looks like it'd be real fun to drive. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    It's a riot. Drives like a race car I suppose. Sits really low, your legs are almost straight out. Stiff ride, really tight steering wheel - turn the corner before the wheel's gone 2 inches. Easy to fishtail the rear, no weight back there. Only thing i liked better about my Sonett III (started them in 70) was that the III's have the stick on the floor, and this one's 4 on the column, so I'm not used to it.
     
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    its very very expensive ($350 a pint) but my dad just painted his 36 ford a 7 stage color change paint with a 5 stage color change flame job /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Wow! I've seen that paint. Probably not for this one, but it is kinda cool to see a car drive down the road turning colors! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    4 on the Column. Whew, that will take some Getting used Too!

    This Thing Should be a Head Turner! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Yea Don, definitely a head turner, and I too had some reservations about 4 on the column. But may not work out after all. Looks like the seller is going to insist on selling as-is, for his original asking price, so in addition to paint, I'd have to foot the bill for the clutch fix. Makes it a 9K investment (3K paint, 1K clutch, 5K car purchase). Don't know that I want to spend that. Still debating. May not be worth it. I'd rather throw the $ over purchase price into the K5. So, checking into alternatives. There are a couple Sonett III's for sale. Don't like the body style as much, but the inside is nicer, and 4 on the floor. Everything else is the same. Here's the Sonett III:

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    So, you see the body styles are quite different. What do you think?
     
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    Alternatives:
    1. How about a Hillman Wagon = in Reality a Pigmy Hearse
    2.How about a Renault Dolphine = in Reality a Loser
    3.How about an Avanti = in Reality a Studebaker
    4.How about a Vega = in Reality a Definate LOSER!, But What a Sleeper, a Pumped up Vega could Be!! vrrrm vrrrm

    Just Kidding! The Choice is Your's /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    A Vega with a tube frame, narrowed 12 bolt, or 9 inch rear end, and a mega-built V-8 might be fun !!!!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Yes that would be a Fun Vehicle. What a Sleeper! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Funny Don!

    I dunno, I've had a Sonett III before and loved it. Really like the Sonett II front clip tho, and the whole thing flips up for easy access to the engine. The Sonett II rear compartment is almost useless, the Sonett III rear window is a hatch - I once stuck both my golden retrievers back there. Everything else is the same. Sooo, we'll see.
     
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    Just tryin to Help You Out!hehehe /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Yea smart a$$, I know! LOL! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Got an email back today re: the Sonett II. Says $350-400 for the clutch. Gonna try to get he price down a few hundred and see.
     

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