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Offline 1980K20

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2021, 11:16:05 PM »
Good news and bad news... First the bad news. The rust is really bad in the bed, worse than anticipated. We're going to rebuild most of the bed from scratch, reuse just a few parts. The tailgate survived. A flat bed conversion would have been cheaper, but it just doesn't seem right...

Now the good news. I've chosen the blue. A friend turned me onto 2019 Camaro Riverside Blue. That's it!
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1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

Offline carmen77

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2021, 11:24:28 PM »
Love the color choice!


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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 11:54:21 PM »
Thanks Carmen!


The plan is two toned blue / silver. Maybe it's such a nice color, one tone is enough.

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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2021, 08:19:51 PM »
That is a very strong color, even manly (don't look Carmen  ;)) I wouldn't dilute the power... 8)
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2021, 08:31:29 PM »
Hey now! I saw that!


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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2021, 10:00:51 PM »
Not much gets by you Gurl... 8)
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2021, 10:03:20 PM »
Thatís right!


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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2021, 09:48:18 PM »
Decided to call the truck Big Blue.

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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 11:21:48 PM »
Alrighty, need to finish color options for Big Blue.

Two-tone or not?  Pin stripes?
Asking all my friends opinions....
Thanks!
Mark
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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 11:29:04 PM »
I like the option with 2, 1/2Ē pin stripe

Second choice would be white on bottom and white on roof.

You canít go wrong with any of the options you have selected....they all look great!


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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2021, 08:32:11 AM »
I like the 80's wide white (blue roof) option.
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2021, 09:59:01 AM »
1980's look! That's what I am going with on my truck.
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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2021, 10:29:40 PM »
I like the option with 2, 1/2Ē pin stripe

Second choice would be white on bottom and white on roof.

You canít go wrong with any of the options you have selected....they all look great!


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Ditto! Stay with one color  ;D
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

Offline 1980K20

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2021, 11:27:16 PM »
My wife had suggested the pin stripe, less work, back on the road sooner, less cost. I hadn't even thought of that. I liked the idea of all blue, the guy paints and done versus anything that involves mounting, then unmounting. But we both like the idea of breaking up all that blue on the long bed. If it were short bed, different story.

Mike, awesome work on your truck! Following your thread, inspiring. My bucket list is to do my '52 international myself and not use a painter.

My wife says, walk away, come back, see which one really catches my eye. It comes back to the more traditional 1980s look. I guess I like retro.

Thanks everybody for all your input!

Mark

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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2021, 12:01:49 AM »
Just when I say that's it, it's not. Looked more online, and that's too much silver. Found this low rider in the same blue that we liked. Just keep bottom line up to the gas cap and blue can.

That's nice truck, really love the blue.


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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350