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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help:
I have my fiberglass hood and front r model apron that need painting. I don't want to look too funny driving the car this summer and especially during July's road trip. BTW, the present color of the apron is a dark red and the hood is white. What color combo to use:

1. Flat black hood and apron similar to this one:



2. Same Poppy red for both and strip it in the fall.

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If poppy red is not the color you're shooting for in the end..don't bother with it. Too much hassle for just the summer.

Stock front valance for now. Flat black Shelby hood, maybe fender tops too (save the extra paint for guide coating the car later). Gumball number on the side along with vintage type sponsor stickers.

Wallah, Trans Am racer! :highfive:

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Can't believe that you could photoshop something
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So, get me a 3/4 view of your car.
I profile shot in your sig won't show you enough of the hood.

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Got the full sized version?

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Wallah, Trans Am racer!
Nope....you lose that Trans Am look with those new Torque Thrust II looking wheels he's got on. IMO.

He'll be driving a conflicting car....and at this point, I don't think he would want or need that. Not if he's worried about having it color matched right now....

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That's exactly my point...don't try and color match it.
If you just want to run the thing for the summer, black out the hood forget the R valance for now and be done with it. It would at least look intentional while he drives and enjoys it this summer.

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Yeah, and now that he's got it fired up he can take it out for a few nice drives when this rain clears. That will really get his blood flowing. :winkgrin: :winkgrin:

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That's exactly my point...don't try and color match it.
If you just want to run the thing for the summer, black out the hood forget the R valance for now and be done with it. It would at least look intentional while he drives and enjoys it this summer.
IMO. If he wants it to look intentional........... He should LEVAE IT ALONE and run with the stock hood and valance and put everything away, where it will stay safe until it's time to paint.

Sorry Danno, but unless you absolutely need the hood for air cleaner clearance, I just think the blacked out hood will look like CRAP and it'll look like some of this Refried Rice roaming the streets :sick: Just drive it the way it is, put the rest of the stuff on it when the time is right :rolleyes:

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The hood is gone. I sold it back in October of last year.
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Danno for all the crap your taking here, I would just paint a picture of your car beating a [color:"blue"]BLUE [/color]fastback in a race on the hood. That should cover 2 of them posting here. :p Make sure you put 2 [color:"red"]RED [/color] convertibles holding a checkard flag at the other end. :highfive: I think Ken would agree. :rofl:

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I'm not taking anything here offensive. I'm just trying to paint the hood and front apron so it doesn't look too offensive to the others here during roundup's roadtrip. The orangeish red car now has a white hood and a dark red R model apron way too much mismatch. It just won't look good. I might as well get a beating.
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it'll look like some of this Refried Rice roaming the streets :sick:
WTF is "refried rice" about this? ::


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it'll look like some of this Refried Rice roaming the streets :sick:
WTF is "refried rice" about this? ::
I'm not saying THAT car looks terrible. After all, he is on a track, and RACING in the picture. Not to mention the shoot angle is just right :p .......... but I still think it looks like they just slapped the hood on there and that it would look better if it had a BIG WIDE BLACK stripe running the length of the roof and down the decklid.

But that's just my opinion, and since Danno here, sold his hood and has nothing else to use, I say slap it on and drive the damn thing ............ To hell with what people think!

After all, it IS only temporary right? :winkgrin:

With that being said, maybe if he just painted the valance and inside of the healight buckets it'll look a little less pieced together ::

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