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Kellxr7
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posted 05-27-2004 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you guys help me pick out a color for the top of my Cat? It wont happen for a long time but I am eventually going to overhaul the whole thing & I plan on painting the car bright red, but dont care for the look of 67/8 cougars that are all one color. I have to decide if I want to keep the top white or put on a black vinyl top or paint it black, I think the black would make it look a little meaner, but the white dont look so bad either, plus with the Magnum wheels,they have the black, so I think it would match the top better than white which might look like too much, but I dont know. So vote for what you think looks best
-Black Paint
-Black Vinyl
-White Paint
-Colorful Candystripes

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posted 05-27-2004 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I grew up in Nebraska so red and white always look better to me. Lol

John

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-27-2004 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely black, in my opinion. White vinyl tops never look good to me.

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Kellxr7
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posted 05-27-2004 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I keep it white, it would just be paint, as it is now. Would black paint look good or vinyl look better were there many 60s-70s cars that had black painted tops? I know many had black vinyl but black paint?

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Fastback68
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posted 05-28-2004 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not familiar with cars that have the top painted a different color from the bottom. Don't they look like fake vinyl tops?
I'd vote for one color, but it's not an option

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Kellxr7
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posted 05-28-2004 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback68:
I'm not familiar with cars that have the top painted a different color from the bottom. Don't they look like fake vinyl tops?
I'd vote for one color, but it's not an option

Yeah, that is my one big drawback to the black painted top, I was also thinking maybe it would look like I cheaped out on the top, I usually do like only one color on a vehicle, but just the shape of these cougars, they seem to need a something else, IF I were to go one color it would be Black, I think an all Black Cougar would look sweet but its such a high maintenance color I dont know . If someone could brainwash me into painting it all black I wouldnt mind, its just everytime I mention it to someone they tell me how much of a PITA it is to keep clean.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-28-2004 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, I'd use vinyl or leave it body color. Painted roofs remind me of old Impalas.

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wvcat
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posted 05-28-2004 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two tone Cougars are low production cars. If the red and white is original I would leave it that way. If it originally had a vinyl top I would reinstall one but thats just me. Really its your choice.
John
wvcat

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Kellxr7
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posted 05-29-2004 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wvcat:
Two tone Cougars are low production cars. If the red and white is original I would leave it that way. If it originally had a vinyl top I would reinstall one but thats just me. Really its your choice.
John
wvcat


-Originally it had a painted polar white top, I have considered keeping the car all original, but it is just a standard 68 that had a 302 2bbl & the only option was its console & the tilt/tilt away steering wheel, I am planning on going restomod because cougars arent worth all that much to begin with, let alone a plain jane smallblock model.

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Kellxr7
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posted 06-05-2004 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I might be putting my foot in my mouth here but, even though Ive never -really- wanted to paint the top black, I think this looks really cool to my eyes, I was bored & messed around with a pic of my car & took part of a paint scheme of a Trans Am cougar applied it to the top of my car, I think the paint scheme makes the appearence of the car look better because it makes the back area of the car not look so sloped, which is the one thing I dont care for about the 67/8 cougs, what do you guys think? It might be just a phase, I might not like it tomorrow ...heres the link http://www.mercurycougar.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4740 & heres a pic of Vic Yarberrys cool race cougar where I got the idea from... http://www.thuntek.net/cougars_unlimited/tulsa640.jpg

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QWIKSILVER
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posted 06-06-2004 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QWIKSILVER   Click Here to Email QWIKSILVER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it! I'm facing a similar situation with my 67 resto-mod cat. Currently it is silver with a black vinyl top. The top needs to be replaced. I'm going to drive it as is through the summer, then do body work and paint over our long winter. I have a new vinyl top for it, just can't decide between all silver, silver with black vinyl or some sort of two tone paint job.

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Kellxr7
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posted 06-06-2004 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think a silver cat with black vinyl would look pretty nice, dont see to many silver ones, mind you all silver would look nice too,hmm, I understand the dilemma. Got any pics of your car?

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kwazykat
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posted 06-08-2004 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..... do what you want with paint.... if you dont want to repaint it the original colour, then have at it and have FUN with it.....

my dad has two black cougars and yup.... they are a pain to keep clean.... and even when they are clean the black paint will amplify any little thing you wish you couldnt see.....

my white cat looks great even when she gets road-skazz on her.... i can see she is dirty ..... but from 10 feet away she is bright white....

bottom line is to do what you want ..... really!!! have some fun with it!

and..... keep us posted.....

kk

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QWIKSILVER
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posted 06-09-2004 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for QWIKSILVER   Click Here to Email QWIKSILVER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
kellxr7,

Photos of my car are being sent to your e-mail.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 06-29-2004 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What colors the interior?

I think it looks pretty good as it is! It?s a very unique color combination.

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MLariviere
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posted 07-07-2004 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy in town has a 68 XR7 that is gold with a gloss black top,and i think it looks ugly. The rims kill it too,they are the black-n-chrome 10 holers.

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