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Title: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck&quo
Post by: Cole on February 13, 2007, 11:40:28 AM
I have a 74 that I am building into a dedicated trail clean up truck.



I am a bit undecided on the color. I just received a Hartley TNT grill for the truck and need to make a choice on the final color of the truck.



It is tan now.

(http://a441.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/40/l_bcbd31c5783f350103f75ae904715210.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 13, 2007, 11:41:22 AM
plaid
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on February 13, 2007, 11:58:31 AM
Quote from: "gietl";p="54856"
plaid


Werd.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 13, 2007, 12:16:24 PM
Paint it the color of every other vehicle in your garage. What else? ;)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 13, 2007, 12:18:34 PM
Urban camo...
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 13, 2007, 12:22:06 PM
or maybe like the truck in Kill Bill 2 (http://zabit-ucet.navajo.cz/zabit-ucet-2.jpg). Bright yellow with some, uh... pink text.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 13, 2007, 12:51:57 PM
Quote from: "hotani";p="54858"
Paint it the color of every other vehicle in your garage. What else? ;)



Have you noticed the amount of body work the truck needs? That would require buying all new sheet metal and then NOT scratching it on the trail or throwing things in and out of it.

Some of the colors were chosen for their ability to hide defects. :roll:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: gragravar on February 13, 2007, 02:55:40 PM
I like the Charcoal Grey Metalic option.  it would look pretty bad-ass with that new grille.

as for other options A-team Van black with red stripe.   8O
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: PasSoup on February 13, 2007, 05:02:49 PM
Flat Black
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 13, 2007, 05:09:20 PM
This is Rescue Green. It would be done with charcoal interior.

(http://www.ajeepthing.com/images/2007-wrangler-4dr-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 03Indigo on February 13, 2007, 05:24:03 PM
I love that, I voted for Rescue Green :)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 13, 2007, 08:04:29 PM
Are you going to be painting it yourself? If so, can I park the Scout next to it during the process so it can absorb any overspray.   :twisted:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 13, 2007, 09:17:35 PM
Quote from: "gietl";p="54872"
Are you going to be painting it yourself? If so, can I park the Scout next to it during the process so it can absorb any overspray.   :twisted:


What, you need ANOTHER color?  :lol:  :poke:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Spicoli on February 14, 2007, 10:09:12 AM
I think a nice dark green woudl look good and be very appropriate as well.


Quote from: "gietl";p="54856"
plaid

(http://www.ladyofthecake.com/mel/space/images/plaid2.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 14, 2007, 10:11:30 AM
increase to ludicrous speed!
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 14, 2007, 10:11:55 AM
Plaid is not redneck enough for an old chevy truck.  8O
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 14, 2007, 10:29:07 AM
just put a dixie flag on it and call it a day.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on February 14, 2007, 10:49:55 AM
Quote from: "gietl";p="54895"
just put a dixie flag on it and call it a day.


And Jessica Simpson on the hood 8O
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: methodicalmayhem on February 14, 2007, 11:36:20 AM
in the bikini from the music video
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 14, 2007, 11:44:39 AM
How about STI Cherry Blossom Red????



 :x


 :lol:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 14, 2007, 03:49:14 PM
It was suggested  on another forum to do it in camoflage with Rescue Green/desert tan/Froest green (all 2007 Jeep colors)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 14, 2007, 03:52:16 PM
Why not pink on honor of valentine's day. :P
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Spicoli on February 14, 2007, 09:36:49 PM
Camo idea might be kind of cool... but I could see it getting old quick.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 15, 2007, 08:39:39 AM
Okay. Sorry this took so long. I have just not taken the time to take pics before. Sorry these are not great. Just had enough time to pull it out of the garage this morning, snap a few pics and put it away.

LET THE PHOTOSHOPING BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://a545.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/56/l_bcbb50eb04a36e8cbd8bc3c3c7bd9748.jpg)

(http://a559.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/46/l_5b0e8fb3c5e838a44c8043c663b6e3f6.jpg)

(http://a454.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/58/l_5d8035eb1a882780f3c53fa9ea11cbd5.jpg)

(http://a189.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/l_5d2840af2b1d9116df1e14c115d6a98c.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jfrahm on February 15, 2007, 11:24:55 AM
chalkboard paint is fun.  New messages for each cleanup!
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 15, 2007, 03:00:10 PM
Ok I am for Rescue Green but in a flat color, I mean it is a trail cleanup rig, it is rescuing the trail. Plus it is just going to get banged up with stuff.

Though the Chalkboard idea is kind of cool. Like you could list the clubs/groups/orgs participating on the side of the truck.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 15, 2007, 03:00:38 PM
here is a bling-blang bright green Merl (more to come...):
(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_01.jpg)

and one a bit closer to the jeep pic above (trying to clean up some of the "character marks" in the current paint in the process here...):
(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_02.jpg)

PRIMER, FTW!
(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_03.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 15, 2007, 08:48:45 PM
Hehe, good work Charles.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 15, 2007, 09:12:56 PM
Tony the Tiger stripes!!!!!!!



 :lol:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 16, 2007, 08:12:49 AM
and another...
(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_04.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: gragravar on February 16, 2007, 08:39:35 AM
my favorite of those so far is the flat black.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on February 16, 2007, 10:20:21 AM
Hmm...I need to sit down over the weekend and pop out a few  :D I have a cool idea: Put a trail logo on the hood or sides with a red medic cross on top of it  :D
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 17, 2007, 05:06:12 PM
My new grill finally got here from http://www.HartleyTNT.com.

They donated this to my "Trail Clean up" project. KC Highlights donated the lights you see mounted in the grill.

Since I am not sure what color I am going to paint the truck yet I am also not sure what color to paint the grill. So what you see here is bare metal. I just wanted to test fit it to make sure everything was going to fit right.

I was also curious how it mounted before I got it so I included a quick mounting picture. Just have to drill 4 quick holes and its done.

I like it!!  What do you think?

(http://a35.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/49/l_c4650766222411ef498d204b149182aa.jpg)

(http://a698.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/51/l_c188cc57328521a1363fe6c1b8311a31.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 03Indigo on February 17, 2007, 10:32:11 PM
that is just hawt!!!!
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 19, 2007, 08:31:06 AM
Love the photoshops! Thanks Charles.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 21, 2007, 08:33:59 AM
(http://www.nelsonracingengines.com/images/rides/fbomb-14.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 21, 2007, 10:32:13 AM
Bam!
(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_05.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 21, 2007, 11:03:25 AM
Needs the black center to the hood :wink:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 21, 2007, 11:47:54 AM
updated. :)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 21, 2007, 01:07:47 PM
Shouldn't it have a black front lip and grille too? ;)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 21, 2007, 01:12:56 PM
And it needs to be lowered
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 21, 2007, 01:37:31 PM
And a window net...





 :lol:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on February 21, 2007, 01:44:38 PM
:roflmao:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 21, 2007, 02:03:22 PM
:D

(http://hotani.net/images/0auto/merl_lowered_flames.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 21, 2007, 02:15:02 PM
:roflmao:  :roflmao:

Where's the window net and the front lip?


NASCAR Stylz, yo!!!
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 21, 2007, 02:40:58 PM
refresh. :lol:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 03Indigo on February 21, 2007, 02:42:34 PM
LOL
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on February 21, 2007, 02:43:24 PM
:roflmao:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 21, 2007, 02:56:42 PM
:lol:  :greedy:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on February 21, 2007, 03:19:05 PM
Quote from: "hotani";p="55123"
refresh. :lol:
:roflmao:  :roflmao:  :roflmao:  :thumbup:  :greedy:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: PasSoup on February 21, 2007, 03:58:48 PM
What no rear wing?
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: hotani on February 21, 2007, 04:31:37 PM
oh no you di'int.... hang on.  :twisted:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 21, 2007, 04:45:50 PM
:roflmao:
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 24, 2007, 08:33:11 AM
Well, I must be nuts.  I stumbled upon a crew cab shell that needs lots of love. I have always thought this project would be better as a crew cab so that you could haul a couple of guys up to a trail to work on it.  (Plus I have always loved these old chevy crew cabs.)

Figured since we were going to tear the whole truck down to do paint and body anyway we may as well do it on the crew cab and eventually swap over the other parts.  I could use all the help I can get if anyone wants to work on it. (Or would like to buy the other shell when I am done)

(http://a910.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/49/l_9585e57bac1aecddeb2d903fb83fefe5.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 25, 2007, 02:15:14 PM
hmmm...are both these rigs carbeurated or are they TBI? I only ask because I want to go EFI on the Scout, but don't want to sell my soul to get a kit. So I need to start sourcing parts of of part outs and so forth. :)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on February 26, 2007, 07:33:46 AM
The current truck is a carbed 454 with a Holley truck avenger. The crew cab came with no engine. We may just swap the big block over or find a FI engine.
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on March 06, 2007, 09:45:43 AM
Quote from: "hotani";p="54858"
Paint it the color of every other vehicle in your garage. What else? ;)



So based on the basic color of the new crew cab guess what color it will be painted :roll:


(http://a454.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/58/l_7d2efa91767cf370510757adb6c05eb5.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on March 06, 2007, 11:03:51 AM
Orange with black tiger stripes?
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: jayryan on March 06, 2007, 12:20:46 PM
Quote from: "ianacole";p="55509"
Orange with black tiger stripes?


And it shall be called "Hobbes"
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: ianacole on March 06, 2007, 01:12:42 PM
Quote from: "jayryan";p="55513"
Quote from: "ianacole";p="55509"
Orange with black tiger stripes?


And it shall be called "Hobbes"


Awesome!!! (It would need a white belly then ;) )
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on March 11, 2007, 07:27:05 AM
Scott (Gunter) doing his deed to the cab floor. Thanks Scott!!!!



(http://a420.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/15/l_60b4289182ab2d1bf5e28efc0365fc7b.jpg)



The disater! Moving the old tired 454 from the old truck to the new.

(http://a402.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/20/l_7bfe9da1ff47d39d58f5b7c707bce309.jpg)


(http://a951.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/63/l_f3ddade73a9f4e29e754470ac36bc706.jpg)
Title: Re: What color should I paint the "Trail Clean Up truck
Post by: Cole on March 13, 2007, 12:50:24 PM
The rest of the shell went away today. I am back down to 1 truck in the garage :D (although it is in 1,000 pieces :roll:  )

(http://www.t-mobilepictures.com/photos/photo26/1c/17/5a8dce0fe258.jpg)