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Old 03-30-2003, 03:04 PM
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Post What to do with my 73 roadrunner

I was wondering if some one could help me with this one. I am not sure what colour to paint my 1973 roadrunner and if to put on the factory stripes. Also i was wondering what to put on for rims to make this a sweet looking ride.
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Old 03-30-2003, 03:20 PM
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I say paint it a powder blue metallic with a black vinyl top. Either that or you could go with a sunburst orange metallic. I like them both. If you really want to get crazy you can paint it what I call "evil clowns snot green" which is a lime green that leans more toward green than the mopar lime green which leans more yellow. Of course if your looking for something a bit more subdude you can do a gunmetal gray with 16-17" 5 star riveted wheels for a road race look.

Give me something to work with here, I could go on like this for days. It all depends on how you want the car to be seen and what you like. you tell me what kind od cars you like and I'll give you a bunch of cool ideas.

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Im new at this stuff and this is my first car so i want it to look fast,mean and hotrodded.
i want a colour that will show all this. The car will be jacked up in the rear and have a 360 4 bbl. I want a colour that is easy to paint because im not good at body work yet. I hear colours like black are hard to do because the show every little in perfection and that it is hard to keep clean looking. Also any body mods you think would look good let me know. It will be used as a sweet pro street daily driver.
If you could tell me where to get a pic of some rims that would look good please tell me
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Thanks alot for your help this is really helping me out
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[quote]I want a colour that is easy to paint because im not good at body work yet. I hear colours like black are hard to do because the show every little in perfection and that it is hard to keep clean looking <hr></blockquote>

True about black. White on the other hand usually seems to hide the most.

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has for color black dose show ever thing i would go blue or a green or red is all so a good color to start to learn to paint
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Stay away from using any metallics if this is your first paint job . They are too easy to get blotchy for a beginner . I would suggest a light shade of a solid color . Of course white would be the best to hide body work imperfections , but a light shade of yellow or orange works also . Believe it or not , when I was painting my wife's hugger orange trans am years ago , I got a run in it on the lower part of an air dam and just went ahead and ran it all the way to the floor . Looked pefect when I was done . I'd recommend a paint kit from Summit racing . I used one on my T-bucket last winter with excellent resuts . One gallon of paint and everything else you need for about $125 . It is an acrylic urethane . I think a hugger orange would look real tough on your 'runner. Be sure to follow the mixing instructions . If you mess up you can sand it in a day or two and try again . Color sand with 1500 grit followed by 2000 grit and then power polish and it looks like a pro did it . As for jazzing up the paint job. A couple rolls of pin stipe from the auto parts store always made my customers happy . Just make sure to install the stripes in the shade on a cool car . It makes it a lot easier to work with . Here's a photo of my paint job . As for wheels , there a loads of wheel sales web sites .Just pick what you like and can afford .
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yello /white stripes.
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yello /white stripes.
I can see it now . COOOOOOOOOOL !
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