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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Eric H, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    image.jpg Before paint hits the car I thought I would see if anybody had any suggestions. The top is removable and the interior is brown with cream inserts and a gold dash.
     
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  2. bubblesbacon
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    from wisconsin

  3. Wimbledon white
     
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  4. Jalopy Joker
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    burgundy with gold flaked roof. so, have all glass? rear glass attaches to roof and stays with roof when removed?
     
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  5. porknbeaner
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    Candy red over gold. White pearl top.
     
  6. Eric H
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    Yup. Rear glass is attached to the removable roof and package tray. Good color combo!
     
  7. Black,like a tuxedo,it's always classic. HRP
     
  8. ynottayblock
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    Maroon and gold works well, green and gold would work well too. I could also see a darker green body with a lighter green top.

    these arent the same shades I was thinking of, but it gives you the idea
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    more along these shades
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  9. JohnJoyo
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    I like porknbeaners suggestion. You could play with different top colors. Gold might be nice.
    Black with a white roof would pretty classy, but it doesn't sound like you're afraid of color, which is a good thing.
     
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  10. Gold is pretty neutral so look at a bunch of custom colors that will work with the dash and have at it. Being a custom I think gives you a wide brush to paint with, so to speak.
     
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  11. Play around with this color calculator to see what you like.
    http://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator
    Classy custom cars seem to look good with more sophisticated "Split Complimentary" and "Triadic" color combinations for a main body, interior, top, and pinstriping.
    Your mileage may vary.
     
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  12. I did these real quick, but maybe you can grab an idea from them. I did some with black and a coloured top, but after doing that I sort of leaned toward having the car one colour. Your great custom work creates enough impact that I don't think the car needs any two tones, scallops, flames, etc..
    Erics_goldtop.jpg
    Erics_gold.jpg

    Erics_wine.jpg

    Erics_blue.jpg

    Dave
     
  13. patmanta
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    Earthier tones of green sound like they would match.
     
  14. Green is the new black! HRP
     
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  15. Green is the new maroon when it comes to customs.;):D
     
  16. belair
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    Really like the quarters and tail lights.
     
  17. indyjps
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    Chocolate metallic with a gold or cream top.
     
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  18. Eric H
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    Thanks man! Those all look great!!!
     
  19. 1pickup
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    there are some really nice brown metallics out now. I'm starting to lean toward metallic finishes on customs, because they seem to highlight the curves better. I'd consider that w/ a cream top, or vice-versa. gold & white pinstriping would set it off nice after that.
     
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  20. 1pickup
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    look at 1980 Corvette rost beige, it's pretty good too
     
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  21. jazz1
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    Have your significant other choose the shade of purple
     
  22. indyjps
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    79 vette dark brown has a nice gold undertone, there's a lot of choices in late model and HOK browns.
     
  23. Slopok
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    I never was a fan of green but if you have a Dodge dealer near you, check out Dark Forest on the 2015 Ram trucks on a sunny day. Looks black til the sun hits it and I believe it would work well with your interior colors. That would still leave you several options if you chose to paint the roof a different color. Don't know if it's on the 2016 models or not.
     
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  24. I'm with beaner. Candy red over gold and pearl white would look really classy on that ride for sure.
     
  25. I thought blue was the new black....
     
  26. rusty rocket
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    I built this model 20 years ago rootbeer metallic and a cream top IMG_0257.JPG IMG_0259.JPG IMG_0260.JPG
     
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  27. alphabet soup
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    Worked at a body shop the summer between 9th and 10th grade. The owner bought a fairly late model wrecked Lincoln, maybe a '72. It had a metallic brown on it that I always liked, maybe because the metallic was 3 or 4 different colors. But never had a car I thought it would look good on. Think it would look good on this car. Maybe with an off white roof.
     
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  28. tfeverfred
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  29. Here's a couple more with something a little different

    brown.jpg green2.jpg
     
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  30. The fist one above me here would be great with the brown interior
     
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