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Art & Inspiration Upside Down Two-Tone?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by supercharged, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. I am starting to plan out my next project and wanted to do a different syle of two-tone paint, but the only examples I can locate are the standard dark on the bottom and light on the top.

    I was going to go white on the bottom, but would like to see "examples" of cars with a white or light color on the bottom and something else on top, brfore I head off that direction.

    Has anyone out there have any examples they can post of an "upside down two-tone" that looks sharp?
     
  2. FlatheadFanFromMI
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    a few Fords from the web
     

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  3. arkiehotrods
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  4. treb11
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    careful, the lighter color can make the lower portion of the vehicle look "taller" or as if there is a space underneath. there was an editorial post in some rod magazine where the guy painted the top a dark color and light down low. it was a chopped and lowered Merc. He said the paint job visually negated all the bodywork.
     
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  5. chopolds
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    1. Kustom Painters

    My old 54. love to do things differently.
    Lavender Pearl, and Candy Purple.
     

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  6. This is the sort of post I was after.
    My only concern is how it may affect the temperature inside the car.
    I had always been told old cars were two-toned so the lighter roof color help keep the car cool.
    But I really like Chopolds' ride.
     
  7. '54Caddy
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    Here are a few I found on the internet. If done right, it can look really sharp.
     

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  8. Thanks - Very nice.
     
  9. squirrel
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    some were painted that way originally.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. onedge
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    So what exactly is the project car / truck? What are you blue skying about?
     
  11. Squablow
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    Two of mine

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    And a third that isn't mine but I really liked it

    [​IMG]
     

  12. Its a 60 Rambler that I am restro-moding and was thinbking about a white base and a few shades darker for the top. Interior will be basic black and white.
     
  13. A much better example...
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    You guys get the idea!:D

    What do you think?
    Maybe with some red striping or highlights on the inside.
     

  14. check with poverty flats he knows where parts are cheap;)
     
  15. teddyp
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    this was a great car mark drove it every where
     
  16. mgtstumpy
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    Photoshop of my '46 Olds, OEM colours, beige - lower and metallic gold - upper. Forgot the FUGLY wheels.
     

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  17. ramzoom
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    from California

  18. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    Here's some I was looking for, for another thread.... 210.jpg

    b366-1.jpg

    exterior02.jpe

    exterior03.jpe

    exterior05.jpe
     
  19. zman
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    I don't think that dark on the bottom was standard, I pretty much see it split pretty evenly.

    [​IMG]

    Stock colors, stock locations, just took it up a notch...
     
  20. Incredible - ramzoom
     
  21. sixbangr
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    here is a picture of a '60 Rambler i found some where.
     

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  22. jaymann
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    here's one of mine:
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