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post #76 of 90 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 18, 10:36 PM
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I'm with ya there, my first Heavy sighting was in High school and I though : "WTH?" What kind of muscle car has rubber floormats? Insurance was the real driving economic factor back then.
I graduated HS in 1970 and bought my first Chevelle 4 months later, a '68 L34 SS 396. I hadn't a clue about insurance rates and was shocked to learn it would cost almost $40/month for full coverage.
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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

Scroll down in this link and see the redundant use of code 43 for US and Canadian cars with different greens:


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Still love Citrus Green.

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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

I have never been a big fan of green cars. But I really like this green. It looks like you are doing a great job Ron. Looking forward to seeing the finished car.
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I guess I fall into the small group that has always liked green cars, not so much the lighter greens in my younger years but for some reason I have grown to really appreciate them now. Was wondering how you were coming with the car, can't wait to see the finished product too.
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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

Hank, I saw my first "Cottonwood" green 71' at a car show about 3 weeks ago. At first I couldn't figure it out, just by sight. I asked the owner to let me see the data plate and there it was. Very subtle color. Classy.

Mike, Thanks for the comments, a far cry from the LS5 car you did, but still very enjoyable.
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Sweeper is out and 72' U14 dash panel is up for refresh. Found plenty of light rust behind the dash, will have to spend some time on that. Have several 72' gauge panels for donors. The hardest part on these carriers for me seems to be the silver rings around the 3-pods etc. I'm just not that steady any more.

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I guess I fall into the small group that has always liked green cars, not so much the lighter greens in my younger years but for some reason I have grown to really appreciate them now. Was wondering how you were coming with the car, can't wait to see the finished product too.

Same here. If you look at the 1970 sales stats, greens and golds outsold reds by more than 3:1. They also outsold the blues by more than 2:1. I thought that was kind of interesting because it seems like 8 out of 10 are now red.
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...The hardest part on these carriers for me seems to be the silver rings around the 3-pods etc. I'm just not that steady any more.
Can you find someone to help? Child/grandchild/nephew/neice?

My younger daughter (13), LOVES all things art, from clay sculpting to finger-nail painting...

I noticed she could do some pretty intricate designs with nail polish (and the proper tools), so I had her re-letter my fuse box for my '67 El Camino... She has a steady hand, and I think she actually enjoyed "helping dad"... It turned out nice, but mainly so I could quickly see the amp rating needed... I am thinking of a "faux-patina" project with old lettering, and I am going to task her with the job...


I forget, but wasn't the SS dash completely "chromed" before being painted black? If so, could it be cleaned and masked before repainting? Might be easier and nicer than silver paint? or is the silver paint correct?

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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

Good Points Tony, I'm going to look into your idea on painting the rings first then, masking or finding a suitable cover to fit the pods. Great idea. Thank you.

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Coming together, test fit panels and some trim, final cut and polish this week. Citrus Green Poly. Sorry about the sign.
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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

Looks good, it's been awhile but I'm sure it's all worth it as it goes back together again.

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Colour is great. Love it.

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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

Nothing wrong with Gulf green in my book, car as I bought it.
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A couple of update shots:
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Re: Hideous Gulf Green Chevelle

My neighbor had a Malibu wagon that color, um, yeah, interesting. Not sure what year but maybe 73?

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