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

  1. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
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    i'm thinking of painting my redram hemi gunmetal grey

    do red wheels count?
     
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  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    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.
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    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
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    How did you make the louvers?
     
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  4. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
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    What kind of hot rodder doesn't like Candy Apple Red?
     
  5. fatty mcguire
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
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    my 30 when i picked it up E0EE95E9-EC21-46DF-9932-3606802DCD87.jpeg
     
  6. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
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    Someone had to post her here...I mean the RED BARON
    Yeah that was it.
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    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
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    The only red I liked as a kid was candy apple. Now. Not so much.
     
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  9. Fitnessguy
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    Man I can't believe you didn't automatically include a pic of my famous Canadian bacon 409 powered coupe @Ryan
    :D

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

    Louis-Banto-Sal-Macchia-1927-Ford.jpg

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  11. Anderson
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    I love red. Been considering red for a while when the ‘57 gets a new coat one day.
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    The color on Brandon McCullough’s roadster is intense. It’s a completely different car depending on the light.
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    One more for kicks
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  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
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    Sorta red I guess... 2019 St. Paddys day car show.jpg
     
  14. Blues4U
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  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
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    36F2181E-F2BE-40E7-9B85-DD145EC49A6D.jpeg My truck color is 1952-1954 Coral Flame Red
    … since 1958.
     
  17. DDDenny
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    from oregon

  18. chop&drop
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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  19. '61 Chevy Roman Red.

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

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  21. Is that the paint job it still wears today Dean?
     
  22. Lil32
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    mine is clear coat over PPG Red Tinter
    Coupe 21.10.15 show.jpg
     
  23. RatPwrd
    Joined: Apr 15, 2019
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    1. 37-38 Chevys

  24. guy1unico
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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  25. Stogy
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    @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
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