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post #16 of 91 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 12, 11:05 AM
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Gulf Green Chevelle brown color photo forest 1970 1971

The blue seemed more common. My 1971 4-door is a color code 69-69 (all brown.) Takes good photos by mountain streams in the forest. This green would also photo well in verdant settings. I like it. And, you have a heck of a lot of disassembly to correctly change a car color. (Some low-miles granny-car vinyl-roofs were this green...I prefer no vinyl.)
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post #17 of 91 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 12, 1:58 PM
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Re: Hideouse Gulf Green Chevelle

Not a Chevelle but my 72 Monte is a code 43. Paint was done back in 97'.




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Bought this car about 2-years ago, its a #43, 1972 malibu. Spotted it parked in a field, came with the GM Cowl Induction hood, ralleys, stock hood and some other parts. Funny how the color choices have changed with the years. This gulf green reminds me of "avacado" colored kitchen appliances in the 70's. 350/4 barrel, auto, air, interior is toast. Thinking about putting an SS hood on it and cloning, 1972-Heavy Chevy, Mulsane Blue w/ white decal. Anyone have any restored "Gulf Green" photo's?
Why would anyone 'clone' a Malibu into a Heavy Chevy then put an SS hood on it? To me that's even dumber. If I were in the market for a 72 Malibu and didn't mind the color, I'd put it back to stock appearance and spend the money on mechanical upgrades like discs, suspension, etc. instead of a hood and some decals. But, that's just me - to each their own.

Not mine but I don't see anything particularly hideous about the color. Green was popular back then and colors have their time in the sun.




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Why would anyone 'clone' a Malibu into a Heavy Chevy then put an SS hood on it? To me that's even dumber. If I were in the market for a 72 Malibu and didn't mind the color, I'd put it back to stock appearance and spend the money on mechanical upgrades like discs, suspension, etc. instead of a hood and some decals. But, that's just me - to each their own.

Not mine but I don't see anything particularly hideous about the color. Green was popular back then and colors have their time in the sun.



It's an ideal Dale, don't get your panties in a twist. The Heavy's came with an SS Hood, so if I choose to clone it into one, it would be applicable. I can use the GM cowl induction hood that came with this car on another project. (see photo).
On a more pleasant note, Dave I think your Monte looks stunning. Thanks for adding to the photo's. Gulf Green looks alot different after 30 years of age, as is the case with this Malibu.
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No twisted panties here. Yes the Heavy Chevy came with the domed hood but it was also a base 13437 Chevelle and not a 13637 Malibu. Since such an animal was never built, it'd be kind of hard to clone one, don't you think?

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I just liked the look of the Heavy Dale, I would not propose anything other than a Heavy appearance package. I have a dated 402 that would fit right in. I would'nt think of altering data plates. Your comments just seemed a little harsh (and personal) for a guy who is known in this forum as being one of the more mannerly respondents. I was abit taken back by them. It's true, I do come up with a dumb ideal every now and then, but insulting other people that share my enthusiasim for these cars is not one of my dumb idea's. All of your input is consider in my camp.
Maybe a Malibu resto is not such a bad ideal after all. But I will say one thing, that #43 citrus green poly may make the shoot next time.
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keep it Gulf Green !! Its cool, its original to the car and its different. Go with the Heavy Chevy if you like too !

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No insult intended. If you don't like the hideous green, that's a personal choice. I just can't see putting HC decals on a Malibu but that's just me.

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I've always like seeing some HCs around... I know it didnt come that way, but i'd put the cowl hood on it (and paint the flat hood as a spare) and build it anyway you want to! I really like the Citrus Green on the SS...very nice looking colour! The HC decals would be easy enough to add or remove at any time... I'd have some fun with it! Would the HC decals be white or black? (I think white on the light green would look best)

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AK, I'm with you, really like the citrus green. That's a #43 "citrus green poly" used by Canada plants. It does look sharp.
Not totally given up on the Heavy look. Got plenty of time to decide. Some folks didn't care for the ideal, but I can live with that. I would prob go for the Green w/ white stripes but when you think about it, green with black heavy decal would'nt look too shabby either.
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Yes the Heavy Chevy came with the domed hood but it was also a base 13437 Chevelle and not a 13637 Malibu. Since such an animal was never built, it'd be kind of hard to clone one, don't you think?
Semantics... Of all the cars people call "clones", very few really should be considered as such... I guess the more-proper term might be "tribute"...

I always wanted a "Heavy Chevy". but using a 1970, and the 71/72 "SS" wheels... Even kicked around the idea of adding the decals to my '70...


My '70 was originally Green Mist(?), but had been repainted a different green which I did not like (almost 71 Lime Green?)... I changed the color because I could get a good feel of how the original color would look. A few internet photos, but even with some photos of the same car, the color look alot different depending on lighting, etc...

Even the photos that Dale posted above illustrate the point; I don't like the Chevelle color, but the '72 El Camino color look really nice (but they are supposed to be the same)...

I also like the wheels on that El Camino; factory SS wheels, but painted in a lighter Silver (Argent to match the lower body?). AFAIK, these wheels weren't optional on non-SS cars, and they weren't that light colored, or were they?

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Tony, I see what you mean (comparing the two #43 cars) about the photos Dale posted. The 72 I have looks more like the SS, the Camino almost has a bit of a silver tint to it. Maybe thats what they did, went a little silver in the green and then picked up the SS wheels in a lighter color of silver also. Good eye. Look at the difference in the ss wheels between the two cars.
Anyway, regarding the comments by Dale, he's a wealth of info on the GM history. He has a point. I just didn't care for his refering to my idea as "dumb" and then the SS hood as "dumber". Had the tact of a dill pickle. But all in all, I'm open on this project, not sure yet just what I'll do. I really do like the SS w/ the lime green poly and black stripes. And a Heavy "tribute" isn't out of the picture either. Either way, I will post the result. Theres a Monte in this thread that looks pretty cool too. Thanks for the input.
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post #28 of 91 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 13, 12:02 PM
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thinking of correct font/spacing "HEAVY CHEVY" in 10-12 inch high letters, maybe flat-black reflector paint or tape, on the side of a brown 4-door...maybe some SS-ish stripes left brown as the rest of the hood is shot flat black.
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thinking of correct font/spacing "HEAVY CHEVY" in 10-12 inch high letters, maybe flat-black reflector paint or tape, on the side of a brown 4-door...maybe some SS-ish stripes left brown as the rest of the hood is shot flat black.
Huh? a brown 4 door?
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post #30 of 91 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 13, 10:44 PM
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Keep it 43 paint,, it's a great color
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