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Red Hot Rods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,411

    silent rick

    i'm thinking of painting my redram hemi gunmetal grey

    do red wheels count?
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  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,040


    My 48 was Porsche Indiana red when I painted it in 1982.

    Here it is with my then 3 year old daughter just after we got to the KOA in Ogden for the 82 Chevy Gmc Trucking Nationals.
    I pulled my second bone head thing painting that truck and didn't clear coat it.
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  3. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 786

    Kelly Burns

    How did you make the louvers?
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  4. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,941

    from So Cal

    What kind of hot rodder doesn't like Candy Apple Red?
  5. fatty mcguire
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,220

    fatty mcguire

    my 30 when i picked it up E0EE95E9-EC21-46DF-9932-3606802DCD87.jpeg
  6. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
    Posts: 113


    Someone had to post her here...I mean the RED BARON
    Yeah that was it.

    Oh to have a car with machine guns
  7. Red is the color if you're after a eye-grabbing, look-at-me color that nearly anyone can tolerate (that's where the 'resale red' comes in). I'm with @theHIGHLANDER on maroon, for that matter nearly any of the older 'vintage' early-'50s back colors as they just don't have much 'life' to them. The first car I had professionally repainted was bright red (a '58 Ford Ranch Wagon, although I did do the roof in a dark red for some contrast) but that thing attracted LEOs like moths to a flame so that was the end of my love for red.

    The irony is both my '47 and '60 came to me painted red, but that had more to do with the rest of the car as well as avoiding cars that had once-popular 'trendy' paint jobs like pastels and graphics, so red was definitely the lesser of those evils. It's tough to make any car look bad with red, not something you can say with other colors on some cars, so IMO that's the main reason for it's continuing popularity.

    But there's no doubt that the right color can make a car stand out, and it doesn't have to be red with the right choice.
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  8. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,074

    from Zoar, Ohio

    The only red I liked as a kid was candy apple. Now. Not so much.
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  9. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,563


    Man I can't believe you didn't automatically include a pic of my famous Canadian bacon 409 powered coupe @Ryan

    30CoupeInteriorExterior-5.jpg 30Coupe-48_25.jpg
  10. junquewerkz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2002
    Posts: 88

    from NorCal

    I'm in that camp of not preferring red hot rods (Cloud Mist Grey or Royal Triton purple, anyone?), but one of my favorite hot rods is red. In fact, according to this post on the Kustomrama site, Louis Banto and Sal Macchia's 1927 Ford roadster was "painted in a bright vermillion red and white, matching the official colors of their station's products, Mobilgas and Mobiloil." Pictures from the Kustomrama page.


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  11. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,557


    I love red. Been considering red for a while when the ‘57 gets a new coat one day.

    The color on Brandon McCullough’s roadster is intense. It’s a completely different car depending on the light.

    One more for kicks
  12. For the hood top I grafted in louvers from a louvered side hood from the roadster kit. For the side hoods I filed down original style louvers from the 3w or sedan kit.
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  13. hemihotrod66
    Joined: May 5, 2019
    Posts: 445


    Sorta red I guess... 2019 St. Paddys day car show.jpg
  14. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,941

    from So Cal

  15. Whats the story on the little red roadster? I know I’ve seen a pic of it before but don’t know anything about it?
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  16. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,401

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    36F2181E-F2BE-40E7-9B85-DD145EC49A6D.jpeg My truck color is 1952-1954 Coral Flame Red
    … since 1958.
  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,353

    from oregon

  18. chop&drop
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 475


  19. '61 Chevy Roman Red.

  20. '63 Junior Conway Candy Persimmon. Only car Junior ever painted this color.

  21. Is that the paint job it still wears today Dean?
  22. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 2,233


    mine is clear coat over PPG Red Tinter
    Coupe 21.10.15 show.jpg
  23. RatPwrd
    Joined: Apr 15, 2019
    Posts: 196

    1. 37-38 Chevys

  24. guy1unico
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
    Posts: 985


  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,186


    @Nads you still have some room left for a couple more...;)

    Congrats on your latest arrival...​
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  26. Yes, what's left of it. I'm hoping Steve can get it painted soon.
  27. But if he does that then he can’t say it has a Junior Conway paint job anymore?? I’d never paint it. It’s perfect! :)
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  28. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,649

    ramblin dan

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