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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by gtokid70, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,538


    what about the Rolling Stone 32 roadsters
  2. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,378

    Speed Gems

  3. Hmmm, Purple with red interior sounds like a really bitchin combo for a future project, thanks!
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  4. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,484

    V8 Bob

    I started building model cars around '55, and several were painted purple because it was a popular hot rod color, and my mom's favorite! I remember mixing blue and red Testors to get the "correct" shade. When I bought my '40 coupe in '65 I always knew it would someday be purple, and finally purple body parts are now being brought home from the body shop. Got a lot of work ahead but my purple '40 will finally be finished!
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  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,542

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Seen a good number of purple cars around in the 50's too.
    First color I painted my hotrod in 1959,was from two only part full cans of free paint left overs. I mixed them together an that turned out too be purple,didn't last long. The shine faded fast{ I think the two paints didn't like each other. I painted my rod Gloss Black next,it's been that now all along.
  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,427

    Jalopy Joker

  7. 500caddy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2019
    Posts: 39


    Painted mine purple because I got 2 gallons of paint in with some other stuff I bought at an auction it’s dark purple [​IMG]

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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,632


    Purple has always been around on hot rods but it looks a shit ton like satin black in old car magazines as do blue, brown, green, red and a lot of other colors.
  9. Lil'Alb
    Joined: Sep 22, 2013
    Posts: 27

    from brier, wa

    Statutory Grape!!! naber-statutory-grape63.jpg
  10. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,849

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Again, where’s the throwing up emoji when we need it :D
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  11. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,480

    The Shift Wizard

    Purple is rarely offered as a color choice by car manufacturers.
    This is something for which I'm personally thankful. :p
    Love maroon, wine, burgundy. Purple? Not so much.
  12. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,121


    I had an AMT '40 ford model when I was little. It was inspired by a '40 coupe built by a prominent builder in the late '50s. It was and I quote, "Monster Purple" and came with the formula to mix the paint. I actually painted a car color for a kid I went to high school with in '70s using the formula from the model kit.
  13. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 2,153


    Larry aka Blue One,
    If the Vulcan's Vicky doesn't give you a total hard-on there is something wrong with you. I can't and won't imagine it in any other color. Blue is just purple before the red is added!
  14. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 305


    Purple is one of those colors that always sounds great on someone else’s car...
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  15. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 535

    from so cal

    I have yet to see the new version of the Vulcans Vicky in person.
    I have a body and Hemi to create my own version someday.

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  16. PONTNAK123
    Joined: Jul 10, 2008
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  17. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,000


    You could go back to the 1929 INDY 500. Bob 5426033137_f2d8667318_z.jpg
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  18. Curtis Turner Purple Hog
    upload_2019-11-3_5-26-57.png upload_2019-11-3_5-19-36.png
    Joe Weatherly's team car
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
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  19. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,413

    from MN,USA

    I like the idea of purple but think I would grow tired of it looking at it long term. Same thing for Candied paints. Kinda of boring that way. I never get tired of black.
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  20. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,703


    Original Lions Dragstrip Museum 2017 opening day

    Hey N,

    The Vulcans have been around since the beginning of the local So Cal dragstrip era. Their 1932 purple Vicky has been in plenty of magazine display articles. The purple paint stands out like no other. And...the name Joe Mailliard has always been prominent in the lettering. His speed shop was close to our house and Lions Dragstrip. He had a big following, that included a version of the original Sidewinder.

    The ABOVE photo was taken in the original Lions Dragstrip Museum in 2017. It was displayed prominently in that late 50s-early 60s corner.

    It is always nice when drag racing and those classic race cars are shown to the general public and drag racing fanatics. In the latest version in a new wing of the huge Price Transfer Automobilia Complex, showed a year by year development of drag racing as seen at Lions. (Early 50s, 60s and closing in 1972) The cars and displays are very intricate with some rare historic stuff, never seen by the general public. It is a museum for drag racing fans.
    upload_2019-11-3_7-0-23.png 2019 photo by the Rod Authority

    The color purple is a stand out paint on any hot rod or drag racing machine. This Vicky had admirers in its original state and the newly constructed version. It serves as a great example of how the color purple could be used on a drag racing hot rod.

    NOTE: Currently, the newest version of the Lions Dragstrip Museum is closed for another addition and rebuild to the displays. The addition should be finished by Summer 2020.
  21. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I guess there’s something wrong with me :D
    If I were to get my hands on that Vicky I’d paint it a different color immediately :D

    Really though I think there’s something wrong with all of us, look what we do with our time and money and look where we like to hang out :D
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  22. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,061


    Sometime just barely post Hamb era, a friends older brother ( who later became somewhat of a mentor to me) painted his '57 post 210 purple sun-gleam. Sans front bumper and chrome reverse, nose down. Snotty 283 & a 4 spd.One bad mofo....I was smitten!
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  23. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,718

    from SW Wyoming

    Duray's front-drive's color kicks ass. Thanks for posting Bob.
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  24. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,085

    from NC

    My late wife was an artist, writer & member of the Red Hat Society. She picked this color out of a 2004 Chevrolet SSR brochure, called "Ultra Violet Metallic Pearl". Unfortunately, cancer took her before it was painted/finished in 2008. Hard to match (needed a couple of repairs), so it's now being re-painted black.

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  25. I will be painting my 36 Plymouth purple. I just love the color. Hence the name plumnutz!

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  26. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,303


    Here's a well known Oldie that's still around.

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  27. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,994

    Rusty O'Toole

    In case you are not familiar with the Red Hat Society and why they love purple..

    When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    And run my stick along the public railings
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
    And learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    Or only bread and pickle for a week
    And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street
    And set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
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  28. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,303



    (Below) Joe Pirronello...

  29. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,480

    The Shift Wizard

    Purple cars look really great in black-n-white photos. :rolleyes:
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