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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by PC Jr, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Mint and white

    34 vote(s)
  2. Gold

    13 vote(s)
  1. PC Jr
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 44

    PC Jr
    from So Cal

    After three years I am finally at the point where I need to make a decision on the color for my 60 Thunderbird custom. So what do you think. Gold metallic pearl with a slight shade shift for highlights or metallic mint green and metallic white with silver pearl?


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  2. Channel49
    Joined: Jan 17, 2016
    Posts: 43


    The white/green combo is super nice and classy but the gold rips your eyes out, puts them in a blender and pops them back in your head (in a good way). So depending on what you want to do - be seen or BE SEEN then the color is up to you. Good luck!
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  3. layedout49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 483


    I say do the gold . Really sets the car off with all the body mods
  4. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,104


    No help here. I'll take one of each. Great car.
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  5. I like the mint and white
  6. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,570


    Both rock, my pick gold.
  7. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,361

    low budget
    from Central Ky

  8. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,593

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    I think the mint and white are "fun" colors and the gold drips more of what the Bird is all about, I vote gold.
  9. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 606

    from Idaho

    I suffer the same dilemma, except it's with 4 colors and Pagan Gold is one of them.
    So I'll pick the GOLD
  10. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,361

    low budget
    from Central Ky


    The color shifting stuff that enhances darker shadowing would be intersting also
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
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  11. Late to the Party
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 873

    Late to the Party

    The gold really pops! Love the skirt treatment.
  12. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,352

    from Napa, CA

    Man.. that's a tough call because they both look great. I think the white and mint are more classy, refined and sophisticated and the gold is pure unadulterated custom. I think it really depends on which theme you are after. Either choice will still look killer.
  13. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,075

    town sedan

    Yes, pearl mint and white!
  14. PC Jr
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 44

    PC Jr
    from So Cal

    Thanks for the comments to this point. Its a huge decision. I do like the pagan gold in the video 55 chevy posted, but the gold in the photo doesn't do anything for me.
  15. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,065


    Tow reasons for my vote if that really matters. one is that green is bad luck and the other that probably carries more weight than the first is I am going though an I like gold cars phase in my life. :D

    Both color schemes look good actually, I just prefer the gold personally. My A bone will eventually be gold with black fenders.
  16. A Minus
    Joined: Jan 10, 2016
    Posts: 54

    A Minus

    Mint & white for sure
  17. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,710

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    Gold. Very cool ride. My Dad bought one of those new. Yours looks way better!
  18. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,612


    My opinion is everything always looks better in black.
  19. spags
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 77


    Mint and white is my vote
  20. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,428


    Mint & white thumbs up!:D.......I noticed when I painted mine two-tone, showed the classic design lines better...instead of enveloping them all into one solid color and losing the visual distinctive lines....just my opinion on a great car! ;) ---Ray
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  21. bubblesbacon
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 266

    from wisconsin

    Mint and white is my vote also...
  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,454

    Bandit Billy

    Personally, I wear a lot of black clothes and tend to drive black cars(channeling my inner Johnny Cash).
    They say clothes makes the man so here you go;
    upload_2016-1-21_14-17-5.png vs upload_2016-1-21_14-18-37.png
    Elton or Elvis? Both talented musicians but I'm more of an Elvis man. Gold.
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  23. Fender1325
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 730



    Well my .02 cents worth I vote mint and white. I agree the 2 tone features the different body areas well and just has a classy look. The gold looks too much like a las vegas pawn shop advertisement
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,749


    That car needs those frosty mint and white colors. In actual practice vs a rendering I think it will be pleasing for a long time to come. The gold is awesome too but I think is better suited to a different style of custom. As counter-intuitive as it may seem I believe you'll tire of the gold sooner. The frosty mint really enhances the changes.
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  25. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,304


    Hint of the Hirohata Mercury...I like it.
  26. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,951


    Mint and white would set her off beautifully.
    Gold is for chainers.

  27. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,737


    I think you will be happier with the green and white for a longer period of time without "burning out" on the color. Eye-popping paint just doesn't age very well IMHO.
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  28. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,951


    Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

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  29. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 985

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Mint and White !!! Gold T-Birds are everywhere . Way over done in my opinion. Your car your choice , it will be great either way. Don't forget to post progress photo's! Larry
  30. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    My feelings and my choice too. I voted GOLD then after looking awhile realized in a short time the gold will not be such a great choice. Love the green and white.
    In the end it's the owner's choice. Red is always good!

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