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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #40 on: April 8, 2017, 09:32:14 AM »
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Very impressive work. 
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #41 on: April 8, 2017, 12:08:24 PM »
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Thank you sir! I have a little video of it running but don't know how to post it, or get it in a format to post The powder coater STILL has my core support so I made a wooden one so I can move it out of the garage
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« Reply #42 on: April 8, 2017, 05:34:26 PM »
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #43 on: May 7, 2017, 07:24:44 AM »
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I got the core support and inner fenders back, just need to find the time to get the core support mounted.
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« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »
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Getting it ready for paint. Stopped by the local shop and they said it was $2500/week for paint. He said it could be $6500 or it could be $15,000 I'm trying to get as much done as I can, to save time and money, but I have no guidance as to what's good enough so I'm working on get as much paint off as possible. Right now I have the passengers side quarter panel, door, and door jamb area to go, then it's pretty much paint free. I'm going to try a quick two tone color scheme with primer and see how I like it.

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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2017, 05:33:33 AM »
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My first attempt at posting a video

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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2017, 12:28:25 PM »
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I'm not real creative and I'm finding it difficult to decide on paint. I really want an industrial, menacing, "I don't know what that is but it kind of scares me" look. I tried a 2 tone black/green primer scene that didn't turn out as good in reality as it did in my mind. I like the look 73LeMans did but don't want to steal Mark's idea. I saw a new vette today with the matte dark smoke/black trim that looked awesome but not sure if it'd look as good on a car of our size? My biggest hurdle is the chrome bumpers and me wanting black wheels. The bumpers will not get painted but maybe I can find someone local who does the black spray chrome thing? I'm not putting the drip rail or quarter window trim back on, only trim will be around the front/back windows, and they will probably be painted whatever color the body is.

Anyone have an idea?
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2017, 05:26:16 AM »
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Quote from: cdrookie on September 20, 2017, 12:28:25 PM   

I'm not real creative and I'm finding it difficult to decide on paint. I really want an industrial, menacing, "I don't know what that is but it kind of scares me" look. I tried a 2 tone black/green primer scene that didn't turn out as good in reality as it did in my mind. I like the look 73LeMans did but don't want to steal Mark's idea. I saw a new vette today with the matte dark smoke/black trim that looked awesome but not sure if it'd look as good on a car of our size? My biggest hurdle is the chrome bumpers and me wanting black wheels. The bumpers will not get painted but maybe I can find someone local who does the black spray chrome thing? I'm not putting the drip rail or quarter window trim back on, only trim will be around the front/back windows, and they will probably be painted whatever color the body is.

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I don't know what your budget is as far as the bumpers are concerned but have you considered looking into having the plated in a brushed nickel finish?  I've seen it on a couple high end cars and it really is a different look. I will see if I can find any pictures. I've considered this look as well for my Grand Am.
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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »
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It's 99% ready for paint. I'd actually like to take it for a spin but the weather isn't cooperating for that. Searching Pinterest , I found some ideas for paint, now just need to find someplace to paint it.

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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
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I always liked the idea of an all matte black paint job.  It seems to me that I saw a car painted that color and it has been popping up on paint sites as a hot rod color.  It definitely looks menacing!

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Re:75 lemans rebuild
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2018, 06:44:13 PM »
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Matte black is a great color Murray, it's just that, around here, there's plenty of cars like that. I really like golden olive, I just can't find a good pic of a car that color.

If I stick with the 2 tone green/black, I like these shades and the pattern is something like what the primer is on mine.


And I think this shade of grey would look awesome!
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