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Old 04-15-2018, 01:09 PM
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The colors used on that build (a favorite but it kicked off my tendonitis) would look righteous on the Cat, in my opinion. The 59 is a car for which color selection is perilous. Stereotyping it would be too easy in gold, bright green, periwinkle, mauve, lol you get the picture. People unanimously like purple so much (not necessarily on cars) because the eyes don't see it so the mind must conjure it. Everyone sees their own version. Color science is nifty. I like asking what your two favorite colors are and making a pearl color that lets them have both in one mix. My GP is brick red in strong oblique lighting and bright blue in direct light. Like that. Solids just seem like missed opportunities to me but thats why.

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The colors used on that build (a favorite but it kicked off my tendonitis) would look righteous on the Cat, in my opinion. The 59 is a car for which color selection is perilous. Stereotyping it would be too easy in gold, bright green, periwinkle, mauve, lol you get the picture. People unanimously like purple so much (not necessarily on cars) because the eyes don't see it so the mind must conjure it. Everyone sees their own version. Color science is nifty. I like asking what your two favorite colors are and making a pearl color that lets them have both in one mix. My GP is brick red in strong oblique lighting and bright blue in direct light. Like that. Solids just seem like missed opportunities to me but thats why.
Metamerism can play a mind blowing game too. My truck was a GM red that was BROWN under yellow street lights in my city.

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Yep.........my supposed to be green shed turned out blue.
I would inhabit that.

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I did. I said "flock it, I'll leave it cardboard!"
I would probably have had my mother flock it at that point.

The other day a Metallica tune came on, "Breadfan". Damn its good. But I wondered if a bread fan is when you pile your rockstar money on a table and blow the pile onto yourself with a fan because you can, or whether it was about knocked-up groupies. I concluded amongst myselves that we would rather be fed bran than either of those things.
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Metamerism can play a mind blowing game too. My truck was a GM red that was BROWN under yellow street lights in my city.

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So ya know, yes that word was in anything I studied with enthusiasmerism. Remember GM Briar Brown and all the shades, and the amount of variant formulas? That color was the metamerism poster child.

That original web grab Cat pic... when I shaved the moldings, I found paint work, lol. Left quarter was shot below the molding with a brighter shade.
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Got out the gloss black paint, freshened up the frame, front, rear, axle and suspension, oil cooler. Got rid of the fuzzes that always grow on the MC whenever brakes are bled.

Think I 'm going back under and paint the whole bottom, floor and frame rails.

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Anyone in for just straightening the Cat fish hook at the rear, just taking the hook away? The hook is a separate piece so a straight extension could be made to replace it.
I missed this post earlier and was going to suggest just this. If that piece were to go down to the corner of the panel, I think it would add to the overall flow.

And, as an old timer who grew up with bling, I LIKE the Bonneville trim level, sans the rectangle thingies, better than no molding.
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Yep.........my supposed to be green shed turned out blue.
LOVE the color it turned out...
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Cat and Bonne trim both? I used to work at a truck accessory place and could spot a bling lover from a distance. If they still had a window sticker that was the best kind. I find bling revolting so its good theres such thing as photo editing programs.

Anyone in for just straightening the Cat fish hook at the rear, just taking the hook away? The hook is a separate piece so a straight extension could be made to replace it.

I have always liked the 68-72 GPs,back in the 80s i had a 69 with a 428,,it was down on power for what i expected,,i traded it for a 70 GP with Sj package ,,much nicer and a 455 it made up for what the Other was lacking.
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I missed this post earlier and was going to suggest just this. If that piece were to go down to the corner of the panel, I think it would add to the overall flow.

And, as an old timer who grew up with bling, I LIKE the Bonneville trim level, sans the rectangle thingies, better than no molding.

I agree the rear of the trim would look better running straight out ..

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455s are just right for GPs.

Let me get this straight molding straight... you guys want to see a straight stick on the quarter, no fish hook, no rectangles. You know if it goes down the center of the quarter arrowhead contour, it has to move up down the whole length of the car plus follow the bump out on the quarter... right?

Of course Mitch wants a stick there. I can hook it up soon but think it may make it look like something else.

Y'all must have studied harder than me, I thought just Cats had hooks.

But were there votes on rocker molding?

How about the molding modification (no hook)?

I desperately want to get those ornaments off the fenders. And I had marked an egg shaped exhaust outlet in the hook before seeing the concept drawing. Also thought of having a roughly knee vent proportioned but appropriately sized, heavy looking slim rectangular chrome exhaust outlet with three vertical dividers tucked tight under the quarter behind the wheel under just the horizontal area.

Or just plain chrome turn downs that barely peek out under the pointy bumper ends. I have best luck with the shotgun approach to visual ideas because my main ones are rarely hits but ideas I like less seem to catch on better. I drive junk due to poor taste. So I'll just stick with what I get asked for. Fun to fantasize though. Your input is welcomed.
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I got the peddle cars dents fixed and reprimed. Then went to the shop to allow Nick to align his Miata. He is THRILLED with how it handles. It's so nice to see him having fun like I did out on some amazing roads in the area like across the bay out near the ocean, AMAZING drives. He is out there having fun with this little car, so cool.

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Oh no wait, I get it... you guys want the molding to run under the arrowhead and meet the chrome part of the bumper halfway down it. Would you believe me if I said I looked at that red car too much? I'll be glad to see it bare and black after a round of shuteye. Thanks again for your input... ya never know. Texted that last one to the boss so...


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