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Keep the moldings Red & Silver 3 18.75%
Keep the moldings Red & White 1 6.25%
Loose the moldings Red & Silver 3 18.75%
Loose the moldings Red & White 2 12.50%
Keep the Wheel opening moldings 3 18.75%
Loose the Wheel opening moldings 8 50.00%
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:11 PM
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Keep or loose the moldings?

I can't make up my mind if I should remove or reinstall the factory bottom molding & the wheel opening moldings what do you think?







This is sort of what I want the end result to look like.



Any of you photo shop guys fee free to play around with it .
either Red & White or Red & Silver.

Sort of Can Am ish



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Keep the wheel opening mouldings, lose the bottom rocker moulding, and paint it other than the Starsky & Hutch Big Red 'Mater
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I think like Kevin45 said,Keep the wheel moldings and loose the rocker molding.
I,m not feeling the two tone paint on that car.I think all silver with the can am stripe would look good.
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Keep all the moudlings...don't keep the paint scheme.
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Lookin' for the CanAm (ish) look, huh.
Orange and white is your ONLY option

Peersonally, this generation of cars look way too 'government issue' without any trim. And any bit of trim can only help these cars.

You can lose the side trim (the 3/4" strip that is suppose to protect the doors), but I would keep everything else.

Also, anything but a CanAm/GTO type striping would also fail in the appearance dept.

Hey---you asked for input

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Well the interior is RED So that don't leave me a lot of choices.

Leaves me with umm red, white ,silver.?..?...?. no way its going black too too many reasons.

& I hate red interiors.


Still Wide open for suggestions

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Orange???


Really?







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I am pretty sure (not absolutely friggin positive) that all of the CanAm cars were White with the Orange stripes.

And being in Florida, Silver would be a good color just for the heat (I would NEVER suggest white, as that is just 'colorless'

I'm with you on the black as well
I have had my black 79 Chev since Feb 22 1979, and have had a few black cars since---The 59 Elky is black
I'm done with black cars---too damn hard to keep clean, and impossible to keep from spotting when I wash it here in So Tex.

I'm having the 66 Elky painted a 98 Corvette Bright Blue.
Hope that will hide some of the dirt that black won't.
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Orange???


Really?







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http://images.highperformancepontiac...w_At_Track.jpg


I was searching around for ya. I like this one.


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2594189


Here is a few more.
http://www.cardomain.com/MakeModel/P.../all/1973/1977

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Keep those wheel opening mouldings and rocker trim, find NOS if you can, lose the side mld. Lower the ride height on the front two inches, get some better wheels. Colors that would go with the interior, body design, and trim would be Gold, White, Silver, Red, Charcoal, and Black

That's a fairly big car, a darker color would help that. Light metalics like gold and silver also look really good if you get it straight with nice crisp bodylines. And the trim with some eye catching wheels will bring the package home. The body design says class with a performance history IMO, if you go for the Can Am look it will have to be done all the way to pull it off. The right wheels and tires can also give it attitude and can make up to 50% of the cars appearance-choose wisely. Stance also plays in heavily.

Many of these cars have already lost their trim, or it was painted satin black or scotchbrited-the easy way out and what was popular when fixing up these old cars. I deleted a lot of trim years ago because it was always easier to remove it than to repair it or find replacements. Nowadays I appreciate the added appearance these items offer and also the work involved repairing and replacing the stuff. There's cars still running around with painted bumpers and trim from when that was a popular thing to do (late 80's-mid 90's & cheaper than rechroming) -but if you ask the owners you find many wish they'd never done it.

You may also be able to find different bumpers that would clean up the looks, those energy absorbing bumpers really mess up the car's design when you compare them to the older styles-pre73.
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If he finds NOS trim, I'll lick a goat and pour gas on myself and run into a firepit. I haven't found NOS trim for most GM cars from 74-88...Monte Carlo, Cutlass, Grand Prix. Good luck


Red sucks for an interior colour. I have (dark) red on my cutlass, and it is very limiting for colour choice.

PS, whats wrong with white? With the huge amount of pearls and takes on white out there, factorys have provided us with some very, very nice 'whites'
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Ebay is the place to watch for those NOS mouldings, I've seen quite a few rare examples on there. It takes time but if you search hard enough they are out there.
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Lose all the trim, then cut down and tuck them fugly bumpers.
Silver (and) or Charcoal Grey.
No Starskey and Hutch two tone
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I once saw a very well-done pink Caddy on the road - it was a white base with just the right amount of pink pearl in it. If someone can make pink look that good on a car then I'm sure you will be able to find a white base - <color> pearl combo that'll really look sharp (also note that I am not advocating pink - just using it as an example).

If you don't want a white base, then how about something along the lines of a copper metallic? Or maybe Sunset Orange Metallic?
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If you are going CanAm-ish, I would dump all of the wheel opening and body side moldings. If going with a stock look, I would agree with keeping them.
I like the idea of tucking the bumpers.
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