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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Many older cars and trucks look great in candy apple red. I like it. It's just not for me. I like something more subtle. I don't like to attract attention.

    Besides, I'm doing a truck. It's not a 40 ford coupe. It needs to look like a truck. A truck is supposed to be tough. No truck looks tougher than a 57 Chevy.
    In case you are interested in the original paint colors for the '57 Chevy - http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...page=5&rows=50

    Many of them are quite subtle.
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    I didn't realize there were so many different colors for trucks in 1957, especially, so many brighter colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    I didn't realize there were so many different colors for trucks in 1957, especially, so many brighter colors.
    Yes, I would have guessed all pastels, like the cars, but that cardinal red and marine blue are pretty bright.
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    The builder called me today. My truck is in his shop. All parts are on hand and my truck is now his top priority. It will be done within the next three months.

    A while back he called me and asked if he could bump someone in front of me because the guy's wife had terminal cancer and wanted to go for a cruise in their 54 Ford truck before she passed away. What was I supposed to say to that....no?

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    I still haven’t decided on a color for the finished product. Do I go bold or subdued? I don’t know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I still haven’t decided on a color for the finished product. Do I go bold or subdued? I don’t know what to do.
    Why not an original 1957 Chevy truck color scheme ??
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    Here's a link to 57 chevy color schemes .............. https://www.google.com/search?q=57+c...Vi_uiKndLs4-tM
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanger4 View Post
    Why not an original 1957 Chevy truck color scheme ??
    The truck isn't original. There will be a fair amount of customization when it's finished. I think it should be something other than an original color.

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    I'm a little frustrated. He hasn't made the progress promised. However there's a penalty he pays for every day he's overdue. My final cost is going to be substantially less than our originally agreed upon price because of his tardiness.

    He's so far behind right now that he'd have to dedicate his entire crew to my truck to get it done on time and that's not going to hapoen. He's at least a month behind schedule right now. At a $100.00 a day, that adds up. I can stand saving a few grand on the final cost.


    He has a semi valid reason for being behind schedule, but it's not my problem. He called me and told me that another higher priority project popped up. I said that's cool, but the late penalty we agreed upon applies. He acknowledged that. My truck is supposed to be done by August 5th. From what I've seen, it might not be done by October 5th.


    I’m not pissed off, just anxious. I wanted to take my truck to local shows and cruise in’s this summer.
    Last edited by Tahuyaman; 07-03-2019 at 01:25 AM.

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    Sorry T-man. Saving some cash will definitely ease the pain but not fully until you get your truck back. I'm anxious to see the end result. I hope you post some pics.
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