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Okay as most of you know the car is all foctroy minus what I did to the engine, but that was for the better of the car,lol.

Now I will be getting close for paint and wanted to get your thoughts on whether I should paint it the factory 5A silver pewter or should I go with any color.

Now I know I am going to get alot of people telling me what color, but I am looking to find out if I should keep the factory or not.

I know these cars are not sought out as much as others and the color is quite ugly as you can see, but....


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i like the pewter! mine was yellow when i bought it but i decided to go back to th factory color.

Kevin

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rentascout;58735 Wrote:Now I know I am going to get alot of people telling me what color, but I am looking to find out if I should keep the factory or not.

I'll lay 5 to 1 that alot of people are going to say "Do it the way that makes you happy". Since you're not doing a concourse restoration, the color will have little to do with the resale value, unless, of course you paint it like this:


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JK. It's yours, so you get to make the decision and pay the price. Smile Me, I'm into factory colors, but again, that's just me.

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I lean toward the original color, but you should pick a color that you are happy with. Another thought is how detailed of a restoration are you going to do. It's hard to paint all the areas a different color without the original color showing somewhere unless you are taking it all apart.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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[quote=rentascout;58735]
Okay as most of you know the car is all foctroy minus what I did to the engine, but that was for the better of the car,lol.

Now I will be getting close for paint and wanted to get your thoughts on whether I should paint it the factory 5A silver pewter or should I go with any color.

Now I know I am going to get alot of people telling me what color, but I am looking to find out if I should keep the factory or not.

I know these cars are not sought out as much as others and the color is quite ugly as you can see, but....

I would say if you want to keep it factory and if it has all matching #'s then keep it. I'm a firm believer of doing what you like. I'm building my 72 starting on the front end and sometimes I get caught up in using the right colors for each part. At this point I'm doing what makes me happy and what I want the car to look like (resto) so I'm not worried what anyone else thinks.

Basically if you want to show the car as a piece of history (as it rolled out of the factory) then keep the color. If you don't enjoy the color after new paint and don't care about what it looked like on day one, then paint it a color you will enjoy.


Chasing Rust
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Darren 72;58744 Wrote:[quote=rentascout;58735]
Okay as most of you know the car is all foctroy minus what I did to the engine, but that was for the better of the car,lol.

Now I will be getting close for paint and wanted to get your thoughts on whether I should paint it the factory 5A silver pewter or should I go with any color.

Now I know I am going to get alot of people telling me what color, but I am looking to find out if I should keep the factory or not.

I know these cars are not sought out as much as others and the color is quite ugly as you can see, but....

I would say if you want to keep it factory and if it has all matching #'s then keep it. I'm a firm believer of doing what you like. I'm building my 72 starting on the front end and sometimes I get caught up in using the right colors for each part. At this point I'm doing what makes me happy and what I want the car to look like (resto) so I'm not worried what anyone else thinks.

Basically if you want to show the car as a piece of history (as it rolled out of the factory) then keep the color. If you don't enjoy the color after new paint and don't care about what it looked like on day one, then paint it a color you will enjoy.
x 1 I like Yellow and black myself Big Grin

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X2 on its your do what you want. But on paint make sure its really what you want because if done right it will take a total dis assembly to change it. Stock or not goes along with like has been said what you want to do with the car. For me my car was never intended to be a concourse resto so I did whatever I wanted.
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My own choice would be to go factory color unless it was one of the stomach churning colors! End of the day it's your car do what you want!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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whitesoc;58761 Wrote:My own choice would be to go factory color unless it was one of the stomach churning colors! End of the day it's your car do what you want!

Like yellowHuh Tongue
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Just as long as it is not this color [Image: pink.jpg] Big Grin

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