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Old 11-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #61
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Really like the way the paint job came out...reminded me of mine, because I had the same color on it for a few years
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the original yellow is an awesome contrast!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #63
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I am leaving on the 24th of Nov to go to Seattle WA to get my 1968 Crown. This has been the longest month of my life with 2 more weeks to wait. The views through Washington and Boise, Salt Lake City and through Route 80 back to Illinois.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #64
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Re: The Flying Squirrel - 1974 Crown Supercoach - Update 11/

Thanks everyone for the nice compliments!

@coakes69 - you must be super excited! I'd have gone bonkers if we'd had to wait to pick ours up, especially since we had to wait so long to get the funds together in the first place!

@Browncrown - we were actually worried we were going to end up matching you, we were originally told the paint was taupe/brown. The gray was a surprise, but a great one!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #65
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@Browncrown - we were actually worried we were going to end up matching you, we were originally told the paint was taupe/brown. The gray was a surprise, but a great one!
My taupe/brown looked white when I first painted it. As you can see from the picture I took yesterday, it has gotten darker.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #66
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@Browncrown - we were actually worried we were going to end up matching you, we were originally told the paint was taupe/brown. The gray was a surprise, but a great one!
My taupe/brown looked white when I first painted it. As you can see from the picture I took yesterday, it has gotten darker.
It has indeed! I thought it was white when you first posted!

The same paint was used on my mom's house (she has metal siding) so on an off white (I think it was off white, really don't remember) her house definitely looks taupe, but on the macaroni colored bus it's battleship gray! When certain light hits it, maybe duskish, you can see brownish tones so it's turned out really neat. Not what I expected at all.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #67
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Had to wait 7 weeks to pick mine up from the date of purchase due to being overseas. It can be grueling waiting to get in the drivers seat!! Gonna be an interesting trip going over those passes this time of year though. Be careful for sure (I used to live in WA).
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #68
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I'm going make a documentary of the whole thing. From pick up until the end of the remodel.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #69
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Had to wait 7 weeks to pick mine up from the date of purchase due to being overseas. It can be grueling waiting to get in the drivers seat!! Gonna be an interesting trip going over those passes this time of year though. Be careful for sure (I used to live in WA).
Thanks for the advice. A guy I work with grew up in Idaho and gave me some mountain passes to look out for. I'm picking it up in the middle of Washington.
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Good luck.......and....God speed
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Oh and pictures in your thread please (need to make one also)
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