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Old 04-16-2010, 08:49 PM
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Don Yenko paint scheme

I am a real muscle car historian and baiscally just a lover of all cars. Anyway, I read Don Yenkos history of how he created and modified the camaros. To get to the point I was thinking of getting my 86 C-10 truck painted just like one of yenkos camaros, you know with the yenko decals and strips just as they were on the camaros. My question is, would this be wrong even though people know its not a yenko i just thought it would be very cool to just have that type of paint scheme. Any thoughts. I was thinking of all white truck with black yenko strips and decals

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Old 04-16-2010, 09:21 PM
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I have seen the '70 Yenko Duece Nova stripes applied to a '66-67 Nova drag car, it looked nice and I don't think anyone was "fooled" into thinking it was a long lost real Yenko deal. If you like those stripes add them if you want, self expression is what hotrodding is all about.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:28 PM
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Thank you. I am so relieved. I thought i would be bashed for sure. Thats the way I feel. Ill have a reason for people to stop and talk to me at local car shows and when they ask ill tell them im honoring a great chevy engineer. I think itll be awesome.
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I had this discussion with a customer yesterday. He has gotten a great response from friends who had seen his new project. ... and then one guy steps up to disapprove of his paint and wheels. I made an educated guess, based on the the guys opinion, and decribed what kind of car the guy probably had.... the color.... the wheels.... the tires.... and the graphics.

My customer looked at me with amazement, and started to tell me the details of the guys car, which pretty much matched my guess! :-)~

All I had done was list the "approved" modifications that are used on cookie-cutter cars today.

No matter what you do in the hobby today, someone will "critique" it eventually.

Have fun doing what you love, and if somebody has a negative comment, you can choose not to respond to it. If you think it's cool, there will be other similar-minded car maniacs, who appreciate your ideas.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:53 PM
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I think if he were alive, Don would take it as a compliment.
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Look what i found so far. Yenco inspired. I say go for it.


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If it were me, i would do the stripes without the yenko text. Either do something different (like the monte did), or no writing at all. Perhaps get it done with "C-10."

Thats just me though, I tend to like a "cleaner" look where less is more. I've never been a fan of cars like the 'Cuda with huge billboard decals.
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I agree. I saw a mopar that said HEMI on the stripe.(Broken flat black) Didn't look right. I saw a cool 68/9 el camino online for sale black with white faux yenko stripes. Way cool.
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