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opinions paint for 57 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57ford/60thunderbird, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. ok i sold my project 69 roadrunner that i had owned since 93 and never driven to my friend who is an awesome bodyman

    i got 2000.00 in cash and 4500.00 in body/paint work on my 57 ford sedan

    so now i HAVE to decide on apaint color for it and i d like some suggestions DONT TELL ME ITS MY CAR PAINT WHATEVER COLOR YOU LIKE ,please

    i know it will be two toned and white with silver pearl will be the secondary color on it its a 57 custom not the custom 300

    i have narrowed it down to 4 colors i think

    (these are 57 ford colors)

    the salmon or coral color

    the light green

    the light yellow

    or royal burgondy(sp?)

    the car was originally black dont want black

    if you had a57 ford 2 door sedan what color/ colors would you paint it?
  2. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,381

    from New York

  3. Burgandy is OK I suppose. When I was little I really liked cambels soup orange, and salmon was also a color that floated my boat. Maybe it was just the names.

    Let me throw another color out there it is not doubt out of your price range. I have seen a few '57 Fords candy red and loved them. So for your consideration and to muddy the waters a little more how about candy red.
  4. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    Light Green.

    Would you do the 2 tone?

    Seafoam Green & White sure look nice.

  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,846


    Is it customized, a hot rod, mostly stock, or? What kind of wheels? The feel of the car will determine the paint color.

    There's a pic floating around of a '57 Custom 2 door post with dog dish caps and blackwalls and the car is all black, looks incredible.

    If it's a lowered, customized one, maybe with wide whites on it, I'd like the light green. I've seen a Turnpike Cruiser that had that light green but the secondary color was black, was really striking. I've also seen a '56 Chevy that used that coral color two toned with black and that looked amazing as well.

    I like the burgandy but only if it's all one solid color, not as a two tone with white. That would look good hot-rod style with some mag wheels and redlines or something, or as an ultra-smooth custom.

    Not really a fan of the yellow/white two tone.
  6. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,609


    yellow body, white roof, or solid burgandy would be my choice. Not in your choices but I've always liked black with a silver roof.
  7. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 852


    I'm kind of partial to the "Coral Sand" color. "Inca Gold" (aka light yellow) would be great also. The light green ("Willow Green" in Ford-ese) is a too much like a washed-out pea green for my taste. I couldn't find a burgundy shade on the '57 Ford color charts. They did have "Silver Mocha Poly" which, IIRC, is an interesting maroon/brown metallic.

    Are you doing the typical Custom tu-tone with the secondary color on the roof, decklid, and quarter panels above the side molding?
  8. One of my favorite color combos.
  9. squire don , yeah if i do the seafoam green it will be 2 toned with white

    beaner ,while i love candy red im going to steer clear of any of the reds,blues,oranges that you see amillion of

    squablow i guess the best term would be a cross between a 60's junior stock and a restified (stock body minus front bumper/gravelpan built driveline) it will be up in the air a bit with a rake and more then likly will have chrome reverse rims on it

    oh and im thinking since the back half of the car will be white that im gonna go with a creamish interrior
  10. froghawk, yeah royal burgondy is what my 60 t-bird was originaly , and yeah it will have that style two tone job (think 55 chevy)
  11. The cars of this era look good in the bright light colors, sort of pastel. I would go with a yellow/white or a cream/orange.
  12. suede shoe
    Joined: Jun 16, 2012
    Posts: 44

    suede shoe

    Here is a light green/white one I saw at Back to the 50's a few years ago. I like it, the white looks like more of an off white. Yours would probably have more white on it though. The blue looks pretty good too.

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  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,959

    from Michigan

  14. S_Mazza
    Joined: Apr 27, 2011
    Posts: 363


    I like the light green in a two-tone, with either black, dark green, or white as the second color. If you use dark green, the two colors have to be matched pretty well or it will look weird. The warmth and saturation need to be right.
  15. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    Before we can render an opinion... 500 or 300 Series and which trim package... I never cared for the high contrast two-tone... loves the Buckskin Biege and the Coral - Tropical Rose and Colonial white... look through the photo section of by model and then chose a color gives you the contrast... better yet, post a photo of the same model and ask someone to PhotoShop the colors you are thing of... Best of luck
  16. You ruled me out from the start,,,how about dark black!:D

    Yellow and white would look good.HRP
  17. Square One
    Joined: Aug 26, 2004
    Posts: 91

    Square One

    It may to too customized for your build, But I really dig this!


    Rik Hoving Pic
  18. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865


  19. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    My personal factory favorite sedan color combo was two-tone blue... Ford just seemed to pick the right colors to match the car... I just did a quick search - and it is

    57 ford paint 01.jpg

    57 ford paint 02.jpg

    57 ford paint 03.jpg

    57 Ford paint 4.jpg

    The wagon is mine... and if I think if I ordered one new it would have been this color
  20. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

  21. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


  22. suede shoe
    Joined: Jun 16, 2012
    Posts: 44

    suede shoe

    The light yellow was called Inca Gold, on the '57 Ford color chart.

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  23. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    Comp appearing should be one color IMO
  24. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,091


    Burgundy and silver would be nice. These cars do look great in pastels light /medium blue, light green, yellow
  25. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,774

    from Phoenix,AZ

  26. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,444


    That would be Dresden Blue...

    And if you use a white...GM has a Bright white that is a refrigerator white, that alone would add a brightness to any other color...while Ford's whites were actually off whites...

    May I...toss in another color for your consideration: turquoise...Packard '56 and GM Bright white...a great combo.

    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 829


    57 Thunderbird vanilla shake. Then put a Cammer in it.
  28. cosears
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 17


    The new soft blues like Mustangs or dodge trucks with Grey top,hood and trunk. compliment the color with a rich grey interior either lighter or darker than the paint color.
    Perfect for the 57 Ford
  29. 40studedude, im planning on painting my t-bird torquoise if it wasnt for that this thread wouldnt have been started i love the torquoiseand white combo

    exstreamliner yeah the doeskin tan is like my 5th choice

    im just wanting the car to stand out...... but, its not like when i go to a local cruise-in theres allready a 100 57 fords there but the ones that usually do show up are black or solid white
  30. How about 91 Dodge Black Cherry metallic?


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