$350 1999 C3500 CCLB

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  1. 1ton-o-fun

    1ton-o-fun Automotive Durability Tester

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    AWESOME build!!!
    Hear me out... picture this truck with the painted sport grille, wheels and topper, EVERYTHING in a custom mixed UPS brown with gold pinstriped flames 3/4 the length of the truck.
     
  2. Dropped88

    Dropped88 I'm Awesome

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    Funny thing you say that I've been looking at browns and some golds. But a nice gold is hard to find ha.

    I'm digging the idea some I'd change the brown slightly but what kinda gold you have in mind?
     
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    Gold over the Pullman (UPS) brown...
     
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    1ton-o-fun Automotive Durability Tester

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    C'mon... let me live vicariously through you! Lol!

    I'd do mine this way, but first I would need money and talent.
     
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    Dropped88 I'm Awesome

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    Do you have any experience with tcp ive been looking into buying some from them instead of through shop but concerned about quality over little savings

    And I think we can handle flames at work lol

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    Dropped88 I'm Awesome

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    Dont have pics got done after dark like most of my stuff does. But got the 3 NOS Rockford fosgate punch p1s in a triple truck box. Sounds real good but almost to much
     
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    HotWheelsBurban Burbs are great!

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    Dually trucks look badass with flames! I have to find the pictures of my friend Jimmie's dually when he first got it. Back in the mid 90s, and of course it was a 400 series GMC! He used to haul his show cars cross country with it, and Rod Powell painted it.
    The trick with learning how to do and lay out graphics is practice and playing with designs, just drawing stuff until you get a feel for it. I've been drawing flames and other graphics for years, doing model cars and artwork (done some posters for friends in bands). I used to doodle a lot, just sketching out flames and tribal style designs. Used to do a little bit of pinstripes on stuff too. There's just so much "canvas " on a dually (especially the crew cabs) to work with, and since 400s are a good clean design to begin with, not too many body lines to work around.
    Rod Powell wrote a book on how to do flames and graphics back in the late 90s (IIRC) that is very thorough and informative. Can't remember the publisher, but probably one of those that does all the hot rod books. Should be available online, at least a used one. I have a copy, but haven't seen it in a while due to a lot of my stuff being in storage from multiple moves. Hopefully over this weekend I can get in the shop building and find several things that I have been trying to get to (like the aforementioned photos, PY0 wheels, other truck parts I need to list for sale, etc. ). Finally getting decent weather in Houston area, not so much sweat city!
     
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    1ton-o-fun Automotive Durability Tester

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    No, I don't. Was just one of the first results on that particular search. PPG has a good looking gold. Pot o gold I believe.
     
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    HotWheelsBurban Burbs are great!

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    There's a gold color that was used a lot in the 60s that was called "pagan gold "; kind of a honey colored yellow gold with a little bit of orange in it, like polished brass. There was a resurgence of a similar color a few years ago as a factory color, IIRC GM used it on the Sonoma and Colorado platform. Tangerine orange is a color that would go well with the gold like I'm talking about, and there's shades of the orange that have more yellow in them too. So many colors on Pantone, and custom painters are coming up with more every day.
    Part of the trick with designing a paint job and /or graphics is coming up with something that doesn't look dated. Unless you're going for, say, a 90s look! Another part is how do you want the vehicle to look; subtle or flashy? That's one reason why people choose flames or scallops. The basic design gives you lots of room for creativity, but it's still a classic style.
     
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