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Features Lee Pratt's Shoebox got a new color...

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Seems to be the case. Before too long someone will be trying to bring pastels back. No thanks. Someone needs to tell the emperor he has no clothes.

    If Mr Pratt wants to blend in with the crowd I think he's accomplished that.
  2. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
    Posts: 63

    from Fargo, ND
    1. shoe box hambers

    Does anybody know what wheel covers Lee's running? They're familiar looking but what exactly they are escapes me...
  3. Look like 1955 Buick with a bullet added to the center.
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  4. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,949


    If Lee did something that didn't fit my taste, I'd consider changing my taste.
    Not that this is anything like that. This is right up my alley. Nice to see, last time I was there it was under the carport feeling left-out. Looks great!
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    Ok ,I'm the only one but that would look real nice black.
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  6. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405


    Very nice - with a quieter colour you notice the subtleties in the body a bit more. Probably not allowed to say this on here but that VW Porsche looks like a fun set of wheels as well...
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  7. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,753

    from b.c.

    Copper was cool.

    Beige looks like high build primer.
  8. frosty-49
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 118


    I guess you can tell from my avatar that I think that is a big improvement
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  9. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Neutral is the new black? I think it works.
  10. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,382

    from Raytown Mo

  11. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,085

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    I've always loved his work, but liked the car better in it's first form.
    Did he change out the copper interior? If not, I struggle a bit with the combination of cream, green and copper.

    He has to repaint the house now :cool:

    A feature by Ryan of the original version;

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  12. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,645


    "Beige looks like high build primer."
    I agree with this guy
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  13. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Sorry, I guess my taste hasnt matured that much yet.:oops:
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  14. Aaron Kahan
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
    Posts: 123

    Aaron Kahan

    Man Lee and his cars are the coolest. I'll have to admit this is a pretty shocking change to me. The copper and lime version is one of my favorite mild custom shoeboxes. Gotta see it in person. Great to see it driving around again for sure! Man I really miss the copper though.

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  15. It's a great looking car. That lime has always bugged me but it works well with the cream and I agree that the more subtle colour emphasizes the body modifications. Still a killer car and I'd drive it either way.
  16. classical gas
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 25

    classical gas
    from Kent Wa.

  17. Guess I'm of the minority that likes the new more neutral color better. It looks more period.
  18. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
    Posts: 63

    from Fargo, ND
    1. shoe box hambers

    Honestly it has me reconsidering my current color scheme.... been this way since ~1985. I used to think I needed some wild paint but starting to appreciate the more period correct colors.
  19. I like the color combo. But thought if there was a subtle stripe outside that enclosed area (?).
    Just me, don't go hatin'.
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  20. The pin stripe is a nice touch. I like both the copper and cream versions, probably lean more toward the cream. But the lime accent panel just doesn't do it for me with either color. Looks like the painter or owner was trying too hard to be different. I don't think it adds to the car as a whole. That's just my opinion, and you know what that's worth. :rolleyes:

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  21. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
    Posts: 63

    from Fargo, ND
    1. shoe box hambers

    Anyone know where I can find some specs on Lee's ride (i.e. rear end, what's the Allstate box under the dash, suspension, etc.)? I tried searching but didn't have much luck.
  22. I prefer the old version.
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  23. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 969

    Eric H

    I love the new color. If you described it to me I would say no way but it pleases my eyes.
  24. Rustridden31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2003
    Posts: 227

    from Denver, CO

    Is there a story behind the green skirts? I'm intrigued.
  25. mikeymike
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 51


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  26. From garish to suave.. dig it
  27. AlkyWagon
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  28. HRS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 361


    The car looks great now...but it was legendary before.....
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  29. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,628


    It's just a well styled car, so it's going to look great no what color is on it. But I can't say the new color is an improvement, or even a lateral change. It's definitely a retro-grade.
  30. I don't know Lee personally so this is only a guess but my guess would be that it was a bit of a homage to the Barris built Larry Ernst Chevy which is why I kind of scratch my head when I see guys saying that the new colour is more period correct as I remember a number of copper coloured customs from that time but can only think of 1 beige coloured custom and that car didn't stay beige for long. The beige might be a more correct factory colour from that time frame but customizing was all about not looking factory.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016

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