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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BackPayne, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. BackPayne
    Joined: May 16, 2018
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    BackPayne

    Howdy! I just painted my '64 C10 with a color that I mixed myself using Rustoleum, but I am looking for ideas on what to do with the upper cab and bumpers color. Interior is all black and wheels will be aluminum/silver (I will be using classic turbine wheels).

    I was thinking of using gloss black, white, or an off white. Thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Jeff

    Useless extra info: Power train consists of an Olds 468 with a th400.
     

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  2. Callmaker
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    The white or creme would look good.
     
  3. BuckeyeBuicks
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    That gets my vote too, it make a nice contrast.
     
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  5. DDDenny
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    From here it looks to be a satin finish, if so in my opinion a glossy secondary color would look "off" to me.
    At one time I had contemplated doing my 66 Suburban in two tone, had not settled on the main lower color but was set on painting the top in PPG's "Vanilla Shake".
    I think it would look good in satin.

    Here is an example.

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  6. VANDENPLAS
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    Like @DDDenny said

    stick with satin if that’s what you painted it
    White
    Off white
    Cream
    Ivory
    Etc
    Neat truck and cool drive train !
     
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  7. 1pickup
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    Why would you put UGLY aluminum turbine wheels on that cool truck?
     
  8. BackPayne
    Joined: May 16, 2018
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    BackPayne

    You spelled BADASS wrong! :)

    I understand the sentiment, but I have always loved them. Not sure why, but just have. If I don't like them I can swap'em easily.
     
  9. 1pickup
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    Must be a Dukes of Hazzard fan! Your truck, build it your way. Just expect photos of it to get deleted on here. Those 70's wheels don't fit the traditional forum.
     
  10. I have another set of those wheels that I don’t need off my kids 63 C10 if you need any more. :D
     
  11. hotrodjack33
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    Judging from your pic, it's a long wheelbase truck.

    As a rule of thumb: a darker color will make it look shorter/smaller...whereas a light color will tend to make it look longer and bigger.
     
  12. I left mine in gray primer. I like gray primer as much as you like turbine wheels. Speaking of which, I once bought a 70 Bonneville 4 door just to take the wheels off it to use on my 57 Pontiac. I'm the only guy in the world who likes Western Bullets. 61chevypu (2).jpg 61pickupwithrainbow.jpg Rockys56_57pontiacs.jpg
     
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  13. indyjps
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    Not sure if youre running side trim, following a factory 2 tone layout is a good plan. Look at later C10's there were different layouts. Black and green would look good if it was 2 toned with more than the roof. If you choose white - Off white, not bright white.

    Heres a thought. Powder coat all the trim the same color silver/nickel. Bumpers, handles, mirrors, sidetrim etc. I had considered it for worn parts. If its all the same it will look good.
     
  14. indyjps
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    Rocky, check this out. I shot some recently in a trunk and it looks exactly like gray primer, but shiny.

    https://tcpglobal.com/collections/acrylic-enamel-paint-Mesa-Gray
    Screenshot_20201021-062541_Chrome.jpg

     
  15. v8flat44
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    v8flat44

    Ford had a color in the 50s called Sungate Ivory....would look GR8 on your very nice truck.
     
  16. harpo1313
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  17. Magfiend
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    I like Bullets too...actually, one of the first cool pickups I saw as a teen was a nicely lowered early/mid 60's Chevy fitted with Western Bullets...
     
  18. BamaMav
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    Had a Great Uncle that had a blue and white 65 like the one elco posted. He bought it new, still had it when he passed away a few years ago. 283 with a 3 speed, one repaint in the 90’s. Don’t know what happened to it when he passed, guess his son got it.
     

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