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Old 09-08-2003, 05:25 PM
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original color. does it really matter?

some people dont want to change a stinkin thing about the way a car came from the factory. in concourse you get marked down for it if your car isnt it's stock color.

Does anybody out there actually really think a car is worth less if it's been painted a non original color. i'm not talking pink or lime green here. the car to the right is almost but not quite original color but a million times better paint. i am not talkin about it tho, i'm talking about my gold camaro. i have a white interior with brown carpet so i have seen black camaros with white interior that look great, and know yellow or orange or red would match the brown dash as well.

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Old 09-08-2003, 05:55 PM
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***k the factory boss, paint that sucker HOK rootbeer with big nasty flake with silverwhite flames. That would beat any factory paint 100 to 1.

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Old 09-08-2003, 06:00 PM
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I've seen pictures of that HOK root beer. It looks cool, not like you would expect brown to look. I would rather see a car painted HOK root beer than MGD light beer.
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Old 09-08-2003, 06:53 PM
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Paint the damn car and be happy with it, it's your car anyways. While you're at it take care of the interior too, cause last I knew white with brown carpet/dash is goddy and deader than disco.
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:26 PM
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speakin' of the root beer color, Indian Larry (the bike builder) just did a bike in that color for the Great Biker Build-Off, it was BEAUTIFUL!!
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:48 PM
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Bull, if your not going to show it in the Concourse De' Elegance then paint it the color you like. It's your toy, enjoy it the way you like it.
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:31 AM
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WELL thats just it, i could, cause it, like my tempest is 100% original. but i havent even seen any car shows around here that even judge concourse so it's kindof a waste. i guess i hadnt decided on whether im keepin the camaro or not. but now i am, it's at the body shop right now getting a new taillight panel installed from the insurance money i got for getting rear ended. almost the same price as for fixing the old one, and every tail light was rusting out of it. he's just going to repaint the ***-end gold for now, he's too expensive to have paint it right now. when that day comes i think i'll go with orange. but i havent seen that root beer you are talking about yet tho. HK could you give me a link to it??

went to HOK's web site, didnt help. might not be working right now

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Old 09-09-2003, 09:58 AM
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We, the colorblind Americans, think color is a state of mind. Do what your mind tells you!
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Maybe it's just because I'm younger, but I don't really understand the "fresh off the factory floor" restorations. To me, there's nothing too cool about a stock car, other than they are the cleanest automobiles around. But IMHO, with that much attention, a set of rims, lowered and a clean looking engine bay look 1000 times better. The same for the paint! There's a ton of great looking colors now compaired to the 60's, so why not take advantage of them!
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:31 AM
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yeah i have to agree, hence the 95 Ford Medium Calipso vehicle to your left. i guess i really need to pull my head out. or that i'm looking for justification not to be trying to save my money up for a 5000 dollar paint job i dont need. i want to keep this car, i have just been trying to figure out if i can. i need my stupid financial adviser to get back to me. he's gonna tell me if i have to refinance my house or not. btw, on the HOK site there is a lamborgini that looks to be rootbeer. pretty cool
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Bull, I'd sayif there was any chance at all you were going to the Concourse with it. I'd stay original all the way, then when the time comes your ready Freddy! If not it's a huge outlay of cash for something you don't really want. It's your call.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:38 PM
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Bull, I'll see if I can't dig up a good shot of it for you, send me an e-mail, I think I might have one.

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There was a saying for painting a restoration car.

1. Paint it the original color.
If not.
2. Paint it an original color that is what you like.
If not
3. Paint it red.
If not
4. do what you want.

Thought was the restored car was worth most exactly how it left the plant. If that color was not attractive than painting it an original color would make the car look all original till numbers where decoded (or find VIN later that fits your vehicle!) If that did not work than paint it red. Red cars sell faster! Lastly if you just want it a color than do it!

There was a debate about all the 1930's luxury cars painted pretty fancy colors. People would paint their expensive cars to match the advertisements back then. Fancy oranges and other bright colors. The debate is that most of those cars were painted less eye catching blacks drk greens because of the economic situation (depression).

If you are building it for yourself do what you want! if you are building to sell-don't!
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