Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Switching up bus colors?
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Forum Index -> Split Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
thom
Samba Member


Joined: October 12, 2000
Posts: 5896
Location: Sacramento
thom is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pick up an 80's copy of VW Trends or Hot VWs. Look at the colors of some of the "sano" restoration. Would you want to be caught within one nautical mile of one of those cars today?
_________________
-Thom
1956 Single Cab
1957 BMW Isetta
1957 Porsche 356A Sunroof
1957 23-Window Deluxe
1957 Westfalia single cab
1963 Type 3 Karmann Ghia
1963 Unimog 404
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
InDaWeeds
Samba Member


Joined: November 15, 2005
Posts: 126
Location: Michigan or United Kingdom
InDaWeeds is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Point!
_________________
Why pamper life's complexities
When the leather runs smooth
On the passenger seat ?

Rollerz Convention!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
iamdonquixote
Samba Member


Joined: January 28, 2003
Posts: 1865
Location: MASSHOLIA
iamdonquixote is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally, I can't think of a single pre-67 stock bus color that I dislike - therefore what I want is stock colors.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Lair
Samba Member


Joined: January 20, 2009
Posts: 859
Location: The Monkey Ranch
Lair is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thom wrote:
Pick up an 80's copy of VW Trends or Hot VWs. Look at the colors of some of the "sano" restoration. Would you want to be caught within one nautical mile of one of those cars today?


No way. I wouldn't wear a pair of green jams with pink & yellow fish all over them either.
_________________
'65 Deluxe bus long term project
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Lair
Samba Member


Joined: January 20, 2009
Posts: 859
Location: The Monkey Ranch
Lair is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emeritusx wrote:
Lair wrote:
I'm painting my '65 pg/sg with no jack points.


BTW:The link in your tag line takes me to MY ad manager


InDaWeeds wrote:
Hummm!

"Liar" has a link to my (indaweeds) ad manager!....not sure what thats all about.


Got it. Fixed it.

Thanks for the heads-up.
_________________
'65 Deluxe bus long term project
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Dave24
Samba Hack Purist


Joined: April 14, 2004
Posts: 7442
Location: Hablamos Ingles, So. Cal.
Dave24 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lair wrote:
InDaWeeds wrote:
Thanks Guy's....This is exactly the response's I'm looking for.
Your own opinions!
It helps me decide the best way forward.


I'm in the same boat you are. My bus's original color combo is the lamest of all - sea blue & blue white.

I'll probably stay with some combo of original colors, though.
Shocked I love that combo...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Major Woody
Samba Enigma


Joined: December 04, 2002
Posts: 8929
Location: Portland, OR
Major Woody is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a properly shined up Pearl White single color bus looks beautiful but it is a little dull for a deluxe. If you must have a two tone bus then I would stick with a color combination correct for the year. Not a big fan of the titian red but it is your bus so like the others say, do what you want.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Lair
Samba Member


Joined: January 20, 2009
Posts: 859
Location: The Monkey Ranch
Lair is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave24 wrote:
Lair wrote:
InDaWeeds wrote:
Thanks Guy's....This is exactly the response's I'm looking for.
Your own opinions!
It helps me decide the best way forward.


I'm in the same boat you are. My bus's original color combo is the lamest of all - sea blue & blue white.

I'll probably stay with some combo of original colors, though.
Shocked I love that combo...


Blue is my favorite color, but I've never liked that particular shade of blue. The sea blue on the Beetles is good, but the bus blue leaves me underwhelmed.
_________________
'65 Deluxe bus long term project
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sled
Samba Member


Joined: February 16, 2005
Posts: 5297

sled is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I would go with the sea blue or the velvet

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
drive your split.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Dave24
Samba Hack Purist


Joined: April 14, 2004
Posts: 7442
Location: Hablamos Ingles, So. Cal.
Dave24 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really care for sea blue/ cumulus white, but sea blue/ bluewhite is real nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sled
Samba Member


Joined: February 16, 2005
Posts: 5297

sled is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave24 wrote:
I don't really care for sea blue/ cumulus white, but sea blue/ bluewhite is real nice.


same here...but sea blue/blue white is not correct for his year bus Wink
_________________
drive your split.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hugheseum
Samba Member


Joined: February 11, 2004
Posts: 2685
Location: oregon
hugheseum is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my vote is for hot pink and neon green,it will accentuate its large buttocks
_________________
Have a great day!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Dave24
Samba Hack Purist


Joined: April 14, 2004
Posts: 7442
Location: Hablamos Ingles, So. Cal.
Dave24 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As correct as pg/sg would be, (although I think (HOPE) Lair was joking about that). Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Doubledoor Dave
Samba Member


Joined: February 14, 2008
Posts: 98
Location: York, Maine
Doubledoor Dave is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a little partial but I think sea blue/blue white is one of if not the best later bus color combo

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hugheseum
Samba Member


Joined: February 11, 2004
Posts: 2685
Location: oregon
hugheseum is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe..........if it wasnt the most common bigbutt era color scheme.....seems like they made the shit outta the sea blue buses,i remember in the 90s it seemed like every other split i saw was sea blue
_________________
Have a great day!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jeffff
Samba Member


Joined: February 23, 2006
Posts: 1031
Location: Alberta, Canada
jeffff is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sled wrote:
STICK WITH 1966 COLORS!!!!

pg/sg and cb/swr look terrible on anything but their respective model and year buses.


I kinda agree but after watching Bullrun.............cb/swr on a later bus grew on me.

To the OP, if you could snap your fingers and have YOUR perfect bus in front of you with no effort and time involved. Thats the colour you should paint it.

To the average Joe, he/she isn't going to car what colour it is. Some will like it, some won't but guess what..............it doesn't matter cuz it's your bus. If they don't like it, they can buy there own 21 window and do what they want.


Last edited by jeffff on Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:16 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Monetta
Samba Member


Joined: November 08, 2006
Posts: 2

Monetta is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,
Let's see some pictures of this 66.

Doesn't matter what color you paint it. You'll just slam it and flip it like all the other VW's you've had in the last 3 years.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
jeffff
Samba Member


Joined: February 23, 2006
Posts: 1031
Location: Alberta, Canada
jeffff is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monetta wrote:
Doesn't matter what color you paint it. You'll just slam it and flip it like all the other VW's you've had in the last 3 years.....


Well after that post, if you're going to flip it, paint it original Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Monetta
Samba Member


Joined: November 08, 2006
Posts: 2

Monetta is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I'm just jealous that you scored a 21 window....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Dave24
Samba Hack Purist


Joined: April 14, 2004
Posts: 7442
Location: Hablamos Ingles, So. Cal.
Dave24 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffff wrote:
sled wrote:
STICK WITH 1966 COLORS!!!!

pg/sg and cb/swr look terrible on anything but their respective model and year buses.


I kinda agree but after watching Bullrun.............cb/swr on a later bus grew on me.

.
I've seen that bus, up close and personal a few times, and believe me, it not even close to being cb/swr. It's deep black over super-bright red.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Split Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB