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Old 02-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #21
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I have made a mess of the inside
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:30 AM   #22
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I have made a mess of the inside
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it gets more fun when you put it back together
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #23
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I may be wrong, but just cause the hood is shiney....I bet mama would like it better one of the other colors....just saying, if she's happy...we are all happy
Welcome to the fun! I have to echo Bansil's observation about the hood. I mean, yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and perhaps in art there is no right or wrong... but that yellow hood is just wrong, man. Seriously, I would paint it with the green and just find a way to gracefully terminate the brown stripe, maybe swoop it down at the back of the front fender. My two cents. Feel free to ignore it; you won't hurt my feelings.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:01 PM   #24
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I may paint the yellow hood the same color as the green stripes down the side, that will make Shelby happy, for now I want to get some work done on the inside, have a lot to do if I want to be on the road by July have to set goals for myself to get the most out of myself.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:24 PM   #25
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Just a thought --- that's a lot of hood and no matter what color the front end winds up, a lot of reflecting area. I had an old '66 Dodge Town Wagon that I rebuilt and painted as a bike-carrier that had a HUGE hood for 1/2-ton truck. After about two trips in the Texas sun I went back and re-painted the center portion in non-glare paint. Not "flat black"...it was something called "racecar anti-glare paint" back then and designed to minimize reflected light which can be a real PITA. Especially at certain angles to the Sun. Worked like a champ and looked pretty danged cool too with a stripe added around the edges.

Did a quick Google and found lots of discussion on the topic, but not what sounds like the same paint. Most "flat" blacks will go chalky but I drove that old truck for over 17 years and it still looked great when I finally sold it...which I have regretted ever since. There are a number of Factory paints for this purpose (Mustang for one) as well as non-glare vinyl "wraps", and a number of school buses that have been painted to limit glare. Some in black, some in Flat Yellow. At any rate, I will be shopping for something along these lines myself real soon.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:50 PM   #26
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Just a thought --- that's a lot of hood and no matter what color the front end winds up, a lot of reflecting area........
There are a number of Factory paints for this purpose (Mustang for one) as well as non-glare vinyl "wraps", and a number of school buses that have been painted to limit glare. Some in black, some in Flat Yellow. At any rate, I will be shopping for something along these lines myself real soon.

Like I said...just a thought.

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I have not considered this before, I will look into a paint for the hood to reduce the glare.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #27
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The wire for the rear speaker, one on each side.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #28
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It has been sometime since I posted, I have done some work on the bus, and here it is... painted the floor with primer, a lot of worrrrk get the old paint up.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #29
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