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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Non-Eleanor?

So, I really loved the silver with black before eleanor was around.

Nothing against any one with eleanor colors but I really don't want to look like I am trying duplicate that look.

Does any one think it is possible to use a dark grey with black stripes and not look like another eleanor clone?

I don't have any of the e-body although I do have the upper and lower shelby scoops and the deck lid.

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Thoughts?? If you like the color, use it.

I liked the color scheme, I used it.
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Silver is a great color. If you're concerned about looking like an Eleanor, just leave off the LeMans stripes. Heck, just skipping that would make the car stand out these days...

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Yea I like the color but if I seen a car I would think they got it from eleanor. Do gun metal with satin black stripes heck satin gunmetal stripes might look good .
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I actually like the flip (which they were going to originally use for the movie) black with dark grey stripes.


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^^^ I agree with Frank. Black with dark silver stripes would be sweet.

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Color has nothing to do with Eleanor. It was all that other crap, like the hood bubble, twisted, almost-like-a-Shelby front end, the other Shelby stuff. If you don't have that, go with whatever color you want.

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I say go with what you like and who cares what other people think. I personally have always liked the gray/silver colors with black lemans stripes. Particularly I like a color Mercedes uses, I believe they call it Mineral Gray

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. I'm still a bit from paint as I just began on bodywork. Replacing both rear quarters now. Fun stuff. I just want to have a plan when I get that far.

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Step back and think about the ridiculousness of this.

You like a colour, but are hesitant to paint it because 1 in god knows how many people (no, not everyone watches car movies) might think it looks similar to a car in a movie.
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Step back and think about the ridiculousness of this.

You like a colour, but are hesitant to paint it because 1 in god knows how many people (no, not everyone watches car movies) might think it looks similar to a car in a movie.
X2 one of my childhood lessons as a ten year old when I had a buzz cut in the day of long hair; who cares what other people think, do what you want.
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You don't need validation from anyone on this or any forum what colors to paint and not to paint your car. It's your car, make the call. Please yourself, and don't worry about others pleasure or displeasure in your choices. Seeking affirmation, validation and the pleasure of others is always a no win situation as you will never please everyone.

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"That's a nice colour"

"Well, I really wanted this other paint scheme, but I decided not to do it, in case a random person in the future thought it looked like this car from a movie made in 2000. So I decided to live with this colour".
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Unless it's a real Shelby, don't put the stripes on it. Everyone puts stripes on a Mustang these days. That alone would make it original...

Or... do what makes you happy. That's all that counts.
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If he doesn't put stripes on it, it will be just like yours. There is no such thing as original, and when something original comes along, someone else that likes it naturally does it to emulate. Seriously though, this is not an attack on you, so please don't take it as that. This forum is full of opinions, and many are good. But they are just that, opinions.

So we have people voicing not to do things because they are overdone, and when something different comes along, or something completely one off like a Ring Bros. car, there are people raging about how the car is wrecked. Seems like everything from clones be it Bullitt or Shelby, to Eleanor's, to simple once acceptable Mustang mods from Shelby including stripes are all over done these days? One could even argue that beautiful concours examples are overdone, as initially there was over a million of these made in the sixties??

To each there own, ask for opinions, but be prepared to hear things you may not like to hear. We are all different and have different tastes. That's what makes the car and classic car industry so exciting. Your car is like your own canvas. Make it art you like. Seriously this industry needs to take a few cues from the biker world and how those rides are made to the specifications of the owner. That's just my worthless opinion.

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