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#461866 - April 18th 2011 8:19 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Glad to see the van ready for new paint! I really like the gold too. And I would agree to paint the window frame black and limo tint the glass. Please keep the pics coming!
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#461905 - April 18th 2011 10:40 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: May 14th 2009 11:22 pm
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Loc: Detroit Area
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement! I am really hoping it will come out nice.

@Munz - I am trying to have a 70s look but hopefully make it feel contemporary too. It's hard to balance the two sometimes.

@c1run1 - The shop looks clean because he is just moving in to that space. I hope it stays clean it makes the photos better.

@Virtual - I really like the Dice van. That painter is talented. If I knew a painter like that I might make mine more like that. Although I liked that van when the previous owner had it solid brown too.

I should be able to get some more pics tonight. It should be further along.

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#462132 - April 18th 2011 10:38 pm Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: May 14th 2009 11:22 pm
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I stopped by and checked out the progress. So far so good. The glass guy came and pulled the windshield. There's just a little surface rust under there so I feel like I lucked out. I was afraid it was going to be bad under there. So far no rust to speak of (knock wood).

They have a lot of work left to do but I am excited still.

Does anyone know where to buy the rubber hinge gasket things for the back doors? Mine have a couple coats of paint on them.





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#462212 - April 19th 2011 7:25 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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I love the paint scheme.

Gluing the windows in is supposed to work well. If you still want to keep the, may I suggest painting the frames to match the van though. That silver frame is going to take away from the sweet graphics.
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#462280 - April 19th 2011 11:06 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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I like the gold! I also like the color that was on it, the maroon. As for wheels, to stick with the new meets old thing, why not go with a staggered plus size arrangement. 18's in front 20's in back or 16/18 something like that?
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#462337 - April 19th 2011 1:09 pm Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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@superbeast - I think I will keep the windows. Right now I plan to polish the frames. Hopefully I can get them to shine like chrome. I want to polish the wiper arms and the spare tire carrier to match. I suppose I can paint the frames black or body color later.

@draggnastro - You know the longer I drove it with the maroon I really started to like it too. I think the gold is going to be more eye catching though.

Staggered wheels would be cool. I think 16/18 is as big as I want to go though. The body guy is rolling my fender lips so I can hopefully tuck in a decent tire in the front without rubbing. It's hard to decide on wheels with so many choices.

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#462348 - April 19th 2011 1:46 pm Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: March 19th 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 5261
Loc: STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
so far so good..lovin the direction your goin! =)

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#462549 - April 20th 2011 12:02 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: May 14th 2009 11:22 pm
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Loc: Detroit Area
A couple more shots. They should be doing the first coat of primer this week.


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#462555 - April 20th 2011 12:04 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: December 17th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 1804
Loc: Calgary Alberta. Canada
She'd going to look great finished, can't wait to see the photos.
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#462972 - April 21st 2011 11:10 am Re: Black or Gold for my 77 Chevy? [Re: monkeyman]
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Registered: March 19th 2007 3:44 pm
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Loc: STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
cool progress

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