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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 02, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I'm still trying to decide on a color for my car. Its a '69 that I'm buiding as a Pro-touring/g-machine. I'm considering the Viper steel grey but can't decide.

My Yahoo site has pix of my car and some of the others cars I've seen (some of th pix and from guys on this website !!!!! Thanks ). It also has the Viper in the grey scheme I was considering..
http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/drjdv...src=ph&.view=t

I kind of want to do something different, since every car I've ever owner has been red, but I'm concerned that the grey is just too bland.

I've removed all of the emblems and chrome at the bottom of the doors etc and was considering doing the trim pieces around the windows black with the bumpers still chrome...

Once again , the car is far from original/stock and thats not what I want the car to look like either.

So what do you guys think ????

I considered putting this in Body Shop, but the traffic is too slow in there.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 02, 04:24 AM
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Your link doesn't want to work for me so I couldn't see your car. But I say do what you like - especially if its alreadu not stock and do not plan to return it to stock condition.

I just went through the same thing with my 68 (originally a 6 cyl car) so I wasn't worried about "wrecking" a rare car. I went with a base-coat/clear-coat pearl red with a white hockey stripe, 383 fender emblems, and a cowl hood - the way I like it! I am happy with the results and people at cruise-ins seem to like it too.

I will say that I've never been a big fan of gray (kind of bland IMO), but I don't know what you have in mind exactly. I've seen some really awesome looking deep pearl blue's and deep metalic greens that really look nice too if you want to avoid red and other common colors. Whatever you decide, definately do the car the way you want it - you'll be happier in the long run that way.
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 02, 06:27 AM
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I think Ralley Green is the coolest color ever made
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 02, 11:08 PM
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I'll go with 3DUDE and vote for Rallye Green, That's what my '69 is and I LOVE IT!!! If you want to check it out, go to the members listing on this site and look for 1NAST69.

just my 2 cents

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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 02:00 AM
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Where does one find the "the members listing" page(s)?

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Lets try the link again. I think there was a problem with the file size that yahoo allows for public access ....

http://photos.yahoo.com/drjdvm95
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 09:48 AM
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Well, I know that gray seems to be bland, but that Viper Steel Gray just looks AWESOME. I've seen a local Viper, and pictures of a late model WS6 in that color OMG! It is a very unique color that stands out... perhaps with black stripes?
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 03:35 PM
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I will throw in another vote for Rallye Green. When it came time to paint my car I had never seen a rallye green car and the only place left on my car that was still green was small spot on the firewall. I was not sure how a car would look in that color and it took some time to decide to paint it green. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Erik
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 06:05 PM
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I own a '68 Camaro and I just sent it out to the body shop for fiberglass work and primer. I am also in that stage of what color to chose. I had the Viper green in mind from day one until I saw this vehicle. Let me know what you think of this. It is, I believe, I slight bit lighter than the Viper descibed earlier. http://www.cars-on-line.com/67cam7347.html


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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 06:52 PM
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I vote black.
The car has to be straight!
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 10:46 PM
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After seeing Stielow's car, I think they look good in gray. I also live in Manteca. I would like to check out you car. Did you do most of the work yourself? Do you have any good references you a body shop? I have a 69 also that I'm going to do the pro-touring thing
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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 02, 10:49 PM
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Oops, sorry for the goof. It's late, what I meant to say is, do you have any good references on a body shop?
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 12:03 AM
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Ok Rob, you caught me, it's the MEMBERS XCHANGE section, not the Memebers Listing as I stated previously.

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post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 02:22 AM
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The other day I saw a BMW Z3 in gray. Reminded me of the old Corvette 'gunmetal gray'. Looked fantastic. I vote for either Viper or BMW gray!

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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 02, 03:42 AM
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Yeah i have a grey BMW myself(I tend to brag that its silver ), but You know what...the 18 Inch Hartge machined Aluminum 'Classics' really bring the grey out! I think that is the key with GREY- the wheel selection!!!

Or else- it is a bland color for sure!
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