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Technical Color body on black frame

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sponge, May 23, 2020.

  1. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 249

    from Austin tx

    I am thinking of painting the coupe, I am thinking leaving the frame and engine black and the body, shell dark green or blue maybe a tan. Would love to see some other colored coupes on a black frame for reference.[​IMG]

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  2. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,904


    Don't you dare touch that car.

  3. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 249

    from Austin tx

    would you leave it, is COVID quarantine getting to me??
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  4. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 814


    Ain't broke...
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  5. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,163

    rusty rocket

    Looks good to me. I like one color on a-v8s. My pops has a 28 roadster on 32 frame. His is all one color. Not that my opinion matters. Haha!
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  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,236


    Apparently it's against the law to paint the frame black on a highboy, if the body isn't black. I googled it...there are none.
  7. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 745


    Not all cars are nice enough to wear shiny black. If an all black car is getting to you maybe think of changing something else besides the body color or adding some color to it. How about a bare aluminum louvered hood, some subdued pin striping, different color wheels or hubcaps. Car looks bad ass as is.
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  8. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,928


    Yeah, pretty damned hard to improve on that.
    Maybe a set of unpolished mag Halibrands or Americans but other than that.......

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  9. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,191

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Leave it alone! I did do my deuce highboy pu with a satin black frame, gloss black suspension and a satin cement green body with satin black grille shell. I like it but apparently no one else does as I can't get a smell with my for sale ad.
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
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  10. Famous guy once told me "There are only two colours, Black and UGLY."
  11. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,066


    I love it the way it is but if you do paint it my vote is for Washington Blue.
  12. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies

    $2.00 a can, clearance isle from wallmart, called "gloss kahki" … tan to me... took 9 cans [3 wallmarts]. lllllll.JPG
  13. goldmountain
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  14. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,236


    If the car is on an A frame, then a black frame under color body can look ok. But sitting on a Deuce frame, with the body even with the frame, it looks dorky.
  15. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,100


    Let it be just the way it is now.

    Looks great.
  16. Kato Kings
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    Kato Kings
    from Minnesota

  17. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,236


    Looks ok with primer body....but that's not really color, is it?
  18. "Dorky" isn't that a whale thing of sorts?
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  19. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,999


    That laid-out nicely! Did you cut and buff it?

    How long has it been, and how is it holding up?

    We had a small-chain out here called Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), until Lowes bought them up, and killed them.

    They had a house-brand of spray paint that was vastly superior to any that I have encountered.
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  20. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 561

    from west ky

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  21. Mopar Tony
    Joined: Jun 11, 2019
    Posts: 362

    Mopar Tony

    Well honestly I think it looks amazing the way it is and wouldn't touch it. To me it is a very clean refined looking hot rod that I wish I could call my own. However if you aren't happy do what makes you happy even if it pisses everyone else off LOL.
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  22. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,407


    Apparently your not allowed to paint your own car the way you want..... Really!!!!
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  23. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 561

    from west ky

    Looks great as is. But... Before I put color on it, take it over to the Photoshop thread and let one of the experts paint it like you said.. Then you will be able to decide with ease.
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  24. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,729

    from oregon

    OSH had the ABSOLUTE best fastener selection short of a nut/bolt warehouse.

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  25. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Do what you want. I'm going red on a black frame.
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  26. xix32
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 516


    Tan, a taller top, a year or two newer. Image 6-24-19 at 8.51 AM.jpg
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  27. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,568

    from kansas

    2 things you can count on at a car show 90% are either black or red.

    I'd Photoshop it a nice darker tan with matching wheels and red painted ford in the caps.
  28. jailhousebob
    Joined: Jun 18, 2009
    Posts: 724

    from Illinois

    Proven hot rod color. I've used it for years ! although in your case i wouldn't change it.

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  29. low down A
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 334

    low down A

    i couldn't disagree more with a black 32 frame and any body color, including red primer( the last i checked was listed as a color) looking dorkey. all this time i thought the american graffiti coupe was the definition of coolness
  30. Red primer & brown Rustoleum mix with black frame. HRP


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