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Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Steve73GS, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    I'd like to take credit for it but I took it somewhere to have it done.

    Clearcoat is Dupont select clear and paint is BASF Diamont.

    Yep, Mickey drag radials...really like them

    Pretty much done except new weatherstripping, trunk splatter and final buff. All in for about 5800.00. Pretty happy with it. IMG_1799.jpg

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  2. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    What size wheel and tire is that. Car looks great, not common!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Get a second hood and put a stage II scope on it.
     
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  4. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Beautiful you on long island too
     
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  5. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Thanks. Running Cooper Cobra 235/70-15's on 15 ×7 and Mickey 295/65-15's on 15 x 10's
     
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  6. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Thanks, Yes, another Lon Gislander:). Hope we cross paths at some point.
     
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  7. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Where do you go with the car ever go to Oyster Bay on Tuesdays
     
  8. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Never did Oyster Bay but did Bellmore last year. This year has been a no go with shows and during the week is tough as I get out of work late but have done Deer Park and DMV at Happauge on the weekends.
     
  9. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    That really pops! Congrats. I would say you increased the value of the car 10k...
     
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  10. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Thanks Brian. Was looking for the best bang for the buck and felt your recommendation best fit the bill from a cost/ benefit standpoint. Went with a color that was more similar to the original (Colonial Yellow) than what was on it and I think the contrast with the black looks decent. There definitely are some other GS colors that look great (Sherwood, Gulfstream, Aquamist, Diplomat, Black, Harvest Gold etc) but changing to those would have been pretty dramatic.
     
  11. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    How did you do the trunk decal? When I repainted a 73 I had to make a stencil by hand......
     
  12. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    I was just going to get a decal and make a stencil in reverse but the guy who painted it found a stencil online and taped off the rest as well as the pin striping to match the original layout. Then he clear coated over it. I really preferred it was all painted rather than decals...looks better and holds up better.
     
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  13. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    Looks great and good value too, Can you provide the name of the painter/shop that did it?
     
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  14. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Thanks. Private guy I ran into at a car meet. I know he goes to Florida for the winter but I'll ask him if ok to post his info.
     

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