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What color to pain my 1971 C10 ShortWide

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fortcollinsram, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. fortcollinsram

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    Well I am in the process of restoring a 1091 C10 Short Box...It was originally Avacado Gree..I am trying to come up with some ideas on what to paint it...I can mix any color I want and we carry House of Kolor at work..So just throw out some ideas on what would look good. It is coing to have a 4"/5" drop (1-1/2" drop springs/2-1/2" drop spindle in front AND 5" drop springs in rear), Turbocharged 355, Haven't decided on wheels but probably 18's

    So gimme some ideas/pics/ suggestions on paint color and schemes... /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Chris
     
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    <font color="pink">PINK</font> /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Stay with dark green.... or go flat black
     
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    Dark Metallic blue with chrome trim and bumpers /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Black /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I just back from work and kinda got to thinking that a really dark burnt orange HOK color with a contrasting color for flames (DARK green pearl candy)...

    Chris
     
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    sounds good, maybe a tranparent lime green over gold with darker green ghost flames. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    a cobalt blue,like this
    I would say an orange but seems like every yr there are 50 more vehicles at the car show that are orange. Wanna be different. Maybe a candy apple red. Or a pearl red, like that caddy red, and maybe do some areas w/ that caddy pearl white. Like the roof, dont really like the side insert like stock 2 tone paints, but maybe the roof. I really like the blue on that truck pic above.
     
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    Thats an awesome blue...


    My buddy and I were also talking about the burnt orange with like lime/apple green flames, but using a matte clear coat on the primary color and a gloss on the flames....


    Dunno...I will have to think about the blue now though...

    Chris
     
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    DARK green with darker green ghost flames in pearl. then candy coat it and pearl white top and rally stripes in opelescent.
    Grant
     

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