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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hd1084, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,811


    If the blue coupe above was mine, I'd make the whole body blue, along with the grille shell, and I'd paint the grille insert white, plus maybe the firewall (although I'm not a big fan of the totally flat firewall either.)

    I like the "orange" color on the first page, although to me it looks more gold. I would like to see that car completely gold, with a white grille insert and firewall.

    Those straight, basic scallops were really popular on pastel painted S-10 minitrucks around here about 15-20 years ago, so that's all I can see when I see them. Or like someone wanted flames but they couldn't draw them with masking tape.
  2. Or the Michelin man
  3. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 501

    from Delaware

    LOL we better be carefull or we might start something LOL :rolleyes:
  4. Hood makes a big difference

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  5. This is too much for my taste but I don't hate it.

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  6. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 501

    from Delaware

    I have some old 60's rod and custom mags around here somewhere I should dig thru for some pictures of paint jobs....
  7. At least this is orange, but the contrast to silver/gray isn't as much.
    And I'd also venture that the colors are Balanced in quantity of surface area of each color.

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  8. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Duece coupes don't need scallops. I'd leave them off.
  9. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    No love whatsoever for either of them. If its gotta have scallops, then it needs at least a hood top. And shiny paint...
  10. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    I agree needs a hood for the scallops to look right
  11. Paint it one color and drive it.
  12. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,253


    Scallops work better with an angular based car IMO. That's why it's really hard to get 'em to look right on a deuce (or an A). On a 50's-60's car they just flow like they were meant to be. There are exceptions of course.
  13. toucan
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    from sc

    white and scallops!
  14. parklane
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 188


    I'd paint that sucker Omaha orange, and call it a day!
  15. I'd paint it your solid color of choice and save the scallops for some day when you get an early 50s custom.
  16. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Black is classic on a hot rod.
  17. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    The base car is HOT ROD. The white & candy orange is more Kustom theme. The black & orange are conflicting. One color that fits the entire era that you are aiming for. Organic/earth tones of that '40's/'50's era that the car look's to be. Ultimately the final decision is what gives you peace of mind.
  18. Steve!
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 268

    from at the gym

    Chocolate brown with other warm earth tones like khaki, tan, taupe or latte.
  19. I have decided to add a hood top and paint it a solid color.
    It will sorta look like this but have not yet selected the color.
    Most likely will be orange but have not ruled out grabber blue.

  20. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,600


    IMO, I think you are being wise in taking your time in paint color & style choice. NOTE! Its YOUR car, YOUR $$$, YOUR CHOICE. At todays $$$, paint products and labor, you don't want to be disapointed a year down the road with your choice, more than likely you will not have your ride painted again, too much $$$ involved. Myself, being an "Old Timer" I can remember buying new cars for the price of a quality paint job today. Good luck with your decisions, "Choose Wisely" Can somebody on this forum , hook him up with a website? photoshop? or service, where he downloads a Pic of his car and you can paint it on the computor, print it out and think about it for a while? John
  21. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 501

    from Delaware

    I think HOK had a programm for this, ill have to check and see....
  22. DS1937
    Joined: May 3, 2013
    Posts: 43


    Pick a nice color and skip the scallops.
  23. You guys are missing this post. Decision made. Solid color, "Hugger Orange" Thanks for all the input from everyone...:D
  24. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    List me with the "paint it black" guys.

  25. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 501

    from Delaware

    candy tangerine!!! :p seriously look at a HOK chip book so your even more confused.....thats if you like sparkle and candy....

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