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roadracerwhite

Started taking the #18 apart tonight. I am trying to figure out a new color scheme.

 

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The car is a blue/grey(original color of the car) with a black front end and a huge bird on the black hood. The Black hood with the bird is staying no matter what. What color should the rest of the car be? I do NOT want an all black car.

 

I was thinking of painting the sides a gunmetal color, with the hood and the headlight doors and the truck lid black. Leaving the top blue/grey.

 

I think I am going to go all out and paint the bottom, interior, and engine compartment as well. I want to paint them grey, so the inside will be easier to clean and wont be so dirty.

 

Bryan

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Smike

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Classic Tran-Am Liveries?

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roadracerwhite

It is hard to beat the black and gold special edition for looks. I do not want an all black race car though.

 

Classic trans am colors would be cool, but since I am doing the painting, I need something which can be repaired quickly, so I am a little hesistant on two tone panels.

 

Bryan

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Smike

Just noticed in the classic trans am photo there are a handful of not trans am cars.

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roadracerwhite
:lol: Just noticed in the classic trans am photo there are a handful of not trans am cars.

 

I noticed it too. The BMW, Mecedes, and the CTSV, kind of an odd picture.

 

Bryan

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mitchntx1548534714

Is that a real 3-duece GTO?

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roadracerwhite
Is that a real 3-duece GTO?

 

It is a tripower. It is not a gto though, it is my Tempest which I have had since I was 17. The Tempest part of the drivetrain is long gone, now it has a 400 w TH400. It has a gto hood and front end on it.

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wastntim

The easiest solution might be to match the top to the hood and the front fenders to the rest of the car. The only two tone would be down the B pillar and may the sides of the nose.

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D Algozine

I'm not sure if the front splitter is CMC legal

 

 

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AllZWay

I vote Smokey and the Bandit... if this was a poll.

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roadracerwhite
I'm not sure if the front splitter is CMC legal

 

 

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Hmm, if only a knight rider nose was legal......

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Al F.

Definitely black and gold!! Well, unless you can get one of the electrical guys around here to set you up with a string of red leds that wave back and forth The original kitt didnt have that ridiculous splitter.

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bluebandit48
I vote Smokey and the Bandit... if this was a poll.

 

Yep.. I second that.. only thing is.. you have to wear a cow boy hat instead of a helmet when you drive!!!

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Steve91T

So take the black and gold car and change the colors. What about all white with black instead of gold?

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cozog1548534733
Classic trans am colors would be cool, but since I am doing the painting, I need something which can be repaired quickly, so I am a little hesistant on two tone panels.

 

Vinyl is your friend. Shoot the entire car gloss black and use 1/4" gold vinyl for all the pin stripes. Rattle can to fix body panels with spare vinyl tape for the pinstripes. You could stipe each headlight cover, each nostril, wheel arches, door openings, glass surrounds, bumpers, roll cage, interior... the choices are endless!

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roadracerwhite
Classic trans am colors would be cool, but since I am doing the painting, I need something which can be repaired quickly, so I am a little hesistant on two tone panels.

 

Vinyl is your friend. Shoot the entire car gloss black and use 1/4" gold vinyl for all the pin stripes. Rattle can to fix body panels with spare vinyl tape for the pinstripes. You could stipe each headlight cover, each nostril, wheel arches, door openings, glass surrounds, bumpers, roll cage, interior... the choices are endless!

 

I can see it now, Don't hit the #18, I got next to him and got tangled in the pinstriping for 3 laps.

 

White and black isn't going to happen, I am not a cop.

 

Cowboy hat..funny, seems this car would belong in Texas then. How do you guys keep them on when racing. How do you operate the CB?

 

Is it too late to submit a rule change to mandate CB radios for all cars?

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Smike

I can any imagine the CB in race conversations we'd be having.

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AIGN

Bryan- sorry for the off topic question, but I was wondering where you got your wheel spacers?

 

Thanks.

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cozog1548534733
Bryan- sorry for the off topic question, but I was wondering where you got your wheel spacers?

 

Thanks.

In Texarkana with some Coors.

 

j/k

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D Algozine

Call this place and tell them exactly what you have and what you need, and they will make them for you. About the same cost and buying off the shelf. About a two wee lead time.

http://www.motorsport-tech.com/

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roadracerwhite
Bryan- sorry for the off topic question, but I was wondering where you got your wheel spacers?

 

Thanks.

 

I got them from TJ a long time ago.

 

 

Bryan

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roadracerwhite

More progress;

 

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I think this was a good idea to tear it down, but it sure feels like I digging a deep hole. It is going to be awesome when it is done but it is really going to suck to put back together. I have to get the rest of it apart for this weekend so I can pressure wash and scrub the underside of the car.

 

Looks pretty plain without all of the decals as well.

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wastntim

Holy Cow! Someone has been busy.

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roadracerwhite
Holy Cow! Someone has been busy.

 

and is going to be busy.

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wastntim

Totally envious of the garage space.

 

but at least I have a lift.

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