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History Purple period correct or not ?

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

  1. 'Mo
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    Not only was the Davis and Ingram Fiat purple, but they won "Best Appearing Crew" at the Nationals, sporting matching purple team shirts.

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  2. krylon32
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    30 years ago I restored a chopped 40 Ford custom PU for a customer who wanted it painted purple. He told me that's what color it was when I drove it to high school in the early 50's and I want it that way again. Purple with a Mauve leather interior. The color we used was a Cuda/Challenger color.
     
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  3. Sorry for your loss, I'm fighting lung cancer and still trying to get my '47 Ford done anyway. Prayers for you and your family. BigO
     
  4. Deuces
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    Just don't wear a purple t shirt around your buddys.... They might just start calling you Barney.....:(:oops::mad::rolleyes:
     
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  5. deathrowdave
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    My shade of purple
     

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  6. deathrowdave
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    Damn Man , I have been there with stage 4 cancer . Mine was 26 years ago . My prayers are with you and your family . If I lived near you I would be there daily to get your ride goin . Be strong and don’t give up , you can beat it and enjoy that car .
     
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  7. 'Mo
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    Sorry to hear that, BigO. Wishing you strength and serenity, as you till that stoney row.
     
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  8. 'Mo
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    Stunning ride!

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  9. 'Mo
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    Russell DeSalvo's '32 (1964).

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  10. Thanks Mo , I beat colan cancer and I'm beating this as well, I've got too much to still accomplish in life and I need more time to do it. Thanks for the good wishes that means a lot. BigO
     
  11. alfin32
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    IMG_7139.JPG My old 5W, original paint survivor from 1955.
     
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  12. Speed Gems
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    A few more examples.
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  13. blackanblue
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    Always wondered about the red hat society we have several lady friends who claim to be members.
     
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  15. The Shift Wizard
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    In reference to the thread title question, I think it's safe to say purple is pretty damn "period correct" regardless of what period is in question. Purple lends itself best to metallics so that pins the "period" down to when metallics were first available until today. That's a pretty long span of time. I'm not saying flat purples weren't used at all; I'm sure they were and will be.
    Personally, I associate the color with custom paint jobs and any factory availability as mere historical footnotes.
     
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  16. Deuce Daddy Don
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  17. ROADSTER1927
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    I knew that this car would be Purple when I started on it. The color is based off of 1973 Harley Sunburst purple. We sprayed some samples and checked it in the dark because I did not want it to look black then. We lightened it up some and added some more flake. I personally like it. Gary P8240001.JPG
     
  18. bchctybob
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    I’ve always liked purple but never had the balls to put it on any of my cars.
    Rich Robert’s deuce always stops me in my tracks. IMG_1691.JPG


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  19. GeeRam
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    I love that... :cool:
    Always loved purple as a kid, and so purple was one of the color options I had thought about for doing my 3w deuce, but just couldn't think of an appropriate colour to do the interior, as the default white interior option is not something that floats my boat.
     
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  20. 'Mo
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    Joly, 1958.
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  21. A little later time period, and this is the rebuilt version, but Lee Pratt thinks purple is cool! _DSC2194.jpg
     
  22. 'Mo
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    I think that's a fair assessment!

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  23. 'Mo
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    HRM, Dec., 1955.
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  24. 'Mo
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    Tommy Jamieson's '37 ford PU, the very first vehicle sectioned at Valley Customss.

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  25. Roger O'Dell
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  26. CCC-larry-watson-50-chevy-p2-21.jpg CCC-larry-watson-50-chevy-p3-18.jpg
     
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  27. -Brent-
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    Purple on a hot rod is a lot like green on a hot rod... it's hard to get right. The examples of cars with a color that looks a bit "off" outnumber the ones that ones that look right.
     
  28. DDDenny
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    Or Mary:rolleyes:
    I've been known to go "yuck" when seeing some cars painted purple but when it's right for the car.......it's real right!
    When I was about 16 or 17 an older friend let me drive his PURPLE 55 T-bird a few times, it had a real hot 312/T-10, man, I thought I was hot s#/t.
     
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  29. 'Mo
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    How about the famous '"Glass Slipper" fiberglas-bodied rail?
    It was selected as "America's Most Beautiful Competition Car" at Oakland, back in 1957!

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  30. 'Mo
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    Annette Funicello, and her Watson-painted '57 T-Bird.

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