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ralt12
03-04-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm starting to get ready for the Big Push--disassembly of the car (which we put together unpainted to make sure everything fit the way we wanted) and while priming the doors, hood, trunk lid and some other assorted small bits, decided to shoot a small amount of color to see if the car looked "right" in that color. Looks like this--
http://nelson-motorsports.com/IMG_1485.JPG

The picture shows up more blue than green, so it's off a few shades. But so far, the key decision makers (wife and kids) think it's pretty cool, and just right for a color to show off its chrome.

'53 Commander

Dick Steinkamp
03-04-2007, 12:00 PM
I like the color, but I've got to tell you, that picture is HUGE [:0]. I need 4 screens to see it all.

Check the "sticky" at the top of this page on posting pictures. This one would work better and folks on dial up might actually be able to see that beautiful hood.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/410171795_d8e90264b2_o.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-04-2007, 12:00 PM
I like the color, but I've got to tell you, that picture is HUGE [:0]. I need 4 screens to see it all.

Check the "sticky" at the top of this page on posting pictures. This one would work better and folks on dial up might actually be able to see that beautiful hood.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/410171795_d8e90264b2_o.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

ralt12
03-04-2007, 12:03 PM
You know, the funny thing is that the picture isn't that big; it shouldn't have come across in such a mondo size. I must have fouled up the process somewhere. Sorry, I'll attempt a redo.

'53 Commander

ralt12
03-04-2007, 12:03 PM
You know, the funny thing is that the picture isn't that big; it shouldn't have come across in such a mondo size. I must have fouled up the process somewhere. Sorry, I'll attempt a redo.

'53 Commander

lstude
03-04-2007, 12:06 PM
According to the info when I right click on the picture it is 1944 pixels wide. The best size for the forum is between 640 to 700 pixels.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-04-2007, 12:06 PM
According to the info when I right click on the picture it is 1944 pixels wide. The best size for the forum is between 640 to 700 pixels.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

ralt12
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
I posted this from my website, where the picture measures 1088 pixels wide. I'm not sure how is would have gotten to be almost double the size by posting it here.

'53 Commander

ralt12
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
I posted this from my website, where the picture measures 1088 pixels wide. I'm not sure how is would have gotten to be almost double the size by posting it here.

'53 Commander

lstude
03-04-2007, 12:29 PM
I forgot to mention...I love the color! :)

lstude
03-04-2007, 12:29 PM
I forgot to mention...I love the color! :)

azrael4h
03-04-2007, 12:34 PM
Very nice color, but I am glad I pay premium for cable! :P Show us some (smaller) pics of the whole thing when you're done!

Guard: Where are you going in such a hurry?
Gorrak the ranger: Uhhh...Gorrak have quiche in oven!!
Guard: well hurry along.

1953 Champion 2 door Sedan
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

azrael4h
03-04-2007, 12:34 PM
Very nice color, but I am glad I pay premium for cable! :P Show us some (smaller) pics of the whole thing when you're done!

Guard: Where are you going in such a hurry?
Gorrak the ranger: Uhhh...Gorrak have quiche in oven!!
Guard: well hurry along.

1953 Champion 2 door Sedan
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

Dick Steinkamp
03-04-2007, 01:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by ralt12
I'm not sure how is would have gotten to be almost double the size by posting it here.



It never hurts to press that "preview" button before posting:).

Also, you might modify the size now (hit the "edit" button on you posting), since I'm sure the dial up guys will give up trying to load this thread.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-04-2007, 01:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by ralt12
I'm not sure how is would have gotten to be almost double the size by posting it here.



It never hurts to press that "preview" button before posting:).

Also, you might modify the size now (hit the "edit" button on you posting), since I'm sure the dial up guys will give up trying to load this thread.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

raprice
03-04-2007, 02:33 PM
The color is great! Stick with it. I especially liked the brick effect (grin).
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-04-2007, 02:33 PM
The color is great! Stick with it. I especially liked the brick effect (grin).
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

rockne10
03-04-2007, 04:15 PM
quote:According to my software, it is 2592 wide, by 1944. Dick's is 640 wide.That's what I read. I'm surprised it only took three minutes to load on my machine.

rockne10
03-04-2007, 04:15 PM
quote:According to my software, it is 2592 wide, by 1944. Dick's is 640 wide.That's what I read. I'm surprised it only took three minutes to load on my machine.

ralt12
03-04-2007, 05:05 PM
The only clear coat is in the middle; there isn't any on the edges at all, since there's a lot of little dings that need to get addressed before we really go fot it. I must admit, the Studebaker pickup at Barrett Jackson was the inspiration, though I think this is probably several shades lighter than that (Forest Green??--maybe).
The response from those who've seen it in the flesh has been unanimous, though, so maybe I won't have to hunt down the darker color.

But I'll also pose a new question--What color combo for the frame (Art Morrison, not Stude), suspension, and rear end?

My thought is a dark grey frame, with a contrasting color for the suspension pieces. But body color? satin black? nickel or chrome?

What do you all think?

'53 Commander

ralt12
03-04-2007, 05:05 PM
The only clear coat is in the middle; there isn't any on the edges at all, since there's a lot of little dings that need to get addressed before we really go fot it. I must admit, the Studebaker pickup at Barrett Jackson was the inspiration, though I think this is probably several shades lighter than that (Forest Green??--maybe).
The response from those who've seen it in the flesh has been unanimous, though, so maybe I won't have to hunt down the darker color.

But I'll also pose a new question--What color combo for the frame (Art Morrison, not Stude), suspension, and rear end?

My thought is a dark grey frame, with a contrasting color for the suspension pieces. But body color? satin black? nickel or chrome?

What do you all think?

'53 Commander