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Old 01-16-2003, 04:01 AM
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Hi there,i bought a 1975 vette in the fall,it was in pretty good shape except a 75 sucks for power.i recently solved that problem with a complete rebuild now its about 400 h.p..
i am painting it base clear with a really dark red (not candy apple , more like fire truck red with no orange in it).anyway, i want to put like a shadow flame on the front end maybe a metallic burgandy or wine color,something you would only notice when you are next to the car, not driving
past up the road.
my build buddy says vettes don't like flames, thats for hot rods and dragsters, and if i go to sell it no-one will want to adopt her.
i really thin this will be cool, any opinions??? <img src="graemlins/boxing.gif" border="0" alt="[boxing]" />

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Old 01-16-2003, 08:17 AM
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I saw a Vette that had very noticeable flames, and it looked good. It was a balance between the body lines (especially the front wheels) and the "flow" of the flames. I imagine if you were putting on some ghost flames, it would be easy to not get tacky with it. If it looks good to you, that's all that matters.
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:44 AM
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Older vettes are always worth money and with time passing they only increase in value. Do a good job on refinishing it and leave the flames off. <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" />
Pick a nice color that will go with the flow of the bodylines and it will look great without looking too busy.
I sprayed my 70 impala with lite pewter metallic (a late model color)and it looks like it could have originally been that color.
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Old 01-16-2003, 11:17 AM
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I personally don't think that bodystyle should have flames unless its white and your going with a '70's style paint job, but thats me If its done right it could look real sweet. Its all up to you. Just make sure the flames flow with the body contours or it won't seem to fit.

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