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TKE381
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Color Scheme Reply with quote

Have a 1973 Thing - Orange - with black top.

Considering: Replacing top and side curtains in white, orange paint with white fenders.

Anyone have one with the same scheme?

If so, can you post some pics so I can get my head around how this will look?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the closest i can find...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.. Sounds like a decidedly 70's-80's 4x4 color scheme. I've seen a few old pics of Bronco's and CJ's painted about like you suggest, never a Thing though. I think it would look quite good.

Here's a pic of a Bronco I found with a quick search, kinda similar style:
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And if you haven't seen bmwloco's old Thing, orange with black front end:
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Maybe that helps some?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Color Scheme Reply with quote

Photoshop is your friend. Sorry it's a '74 . . .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Color Scheme Reply with quote

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Photoshop is your friend.


Unless you're a celebrity who doesn't like seeing your head Photoshopped onto the nude bodies of others. Though sometimes those bodies are pretty hot!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There'sa pic of one on Facebook's Thing Type 181 fan page.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To each their own, but I think that color combo kind of makes it look like an orange creamsicle...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vws-microcars4jim wrote:
To each their own, but I think that color combo kind of makes it look like an orange creamsicle...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It grew on me fairly quick. Porsche Irish green with champagne interior and fenders.

I was going to paint it afteri bought it but.....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn you carter, posting pictures of a nice looking car in wide-open western spaces..

I actually quite like the creamsicle look, it is very smooth. My '73 is going to become and stay yellow/black, but I could definitely live with that one. Something about that orange just doesn't look quite right to me, original color Things need the semi-gloss paint.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yellow73kubel wrote:
Darn you carter, posting pictures of a nice looking car in wide-open western spaces..

I actually quite like the creamsicle look, it is very smooth. My '73 is going to become and stay yellow/black, but I could definitely live with that one. Something about that orange just doesn't look quite right to me, original color Things need the semi-gloss paint.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

carterzest wrote:
Photoshop goggles! Actual results differ considerably.........


'Tis true.. I'm not big on all this fancy artist stuff, as long as my monitor displays color differences I'm good. Heh.. slight red/green color deficiency doesn't help things.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry...makes me think "traffic cone".
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