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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:34 pm

77malibu77 wrote:
Limey wrote:if it was my car till you get the blacked out bumper I would scuff the black off the outer edges of grill back to the silver color and leave the outer headlight bezel (chrome surround) leave that chrome as well other wise the it be way too much black with the bumper being chrome still

hows this look?
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take a lil more off the sides and leave the center part black or make it look like two seperate grill section by using the middle of the grill as a reference (optical Illiusion) type of thing

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:35 pm

other than that it looks good !!!

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Post by The Dude on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:47 pm

How does it look? Hmmm..... get rid of the square headlights for some round ones. LOL just kidding. I think I'd clean up the center section like Limey said to make it look like two separate buckets.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:52 pm

ALSO THE GRILLE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE TWO SECTIONS OTHER WISE RE-PAINT THE CENTER DIVIDER BLACK

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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:12 pm

Hmmm...that would make it look too much like an Oldsmobile. You KNOW you don't want THAT. Just kidding. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:51 pm

Limey wrote:
77malibu77 wrote:
Limey wrote:if it was my car till you get the blacked out bumper I would scuff the black off the outer edges of grill back to the silver color and leave the outer headlight bezel (chrome surround) leave that chrome as well other wise the it be way too much black with the bumper being chrome still

hows this look?
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take a lil more off the sides and leave the center part black or make it look like two seperate grill section by using the middle of the grill as a reference (optical Illiusion) type of thing

can u do a photoshop of what your talking about? not really understanding what you and rago are trying to say.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:17 pm

will you guys explain what you are talking about a little clearer?
i have all day tomorrow off so if im going to fix it it needs to be tomorrow. lemme no, i agree something does not look right
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:28 pm

and i dont know if i like how the headlight bezels look. im gonna paint the chrome part flat black and clean out the inside part to chrome.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:11 pm

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:13 pm

and get some bumper bolts from hardware store and paint the heads black and put them in the holes from the impact strip

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:50 pm

like this??
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looks pretty good

but i might as well paint the whole car gloss black like this one

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:52 pm

now you get the idea and where i made the white lines scuff the paint back off to chrome .......

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:59 pm

i think im going for this look.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:41 am

Wooo, I'd hate to meet that Elky on a dark dragstrip. I would die of fright. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:07 am

JB2wheeler wrote:Wooo, I'd hate to meet that Elky on a dark dragstrip. I would die of fright. JB

whats your opinions on the all black look jb? from one fellow elky owner to another? i have a feeling if it was all black id think about keeping it instead of the malibu! LOL
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:14 am

paint the whole thing black.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:17 am

1973montec wrote:paint the whole thing black.

now your thinking like i am. thanks ! guess ill restore the 77 malibu to stock and then get rid of it lmao. because one of them is gonna have to go when they are both restored. i need the money.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:08 pm

I love gloss black, but you have to have contrast in certian areas to make it balance out. If the contrast is chrome, that is good, if it is an alternate color or stripes, thats also good. One thing I don't like is a big black glob of something coming at you. The pic with the black front bumper on the Elky does not look bad, and that is not usually the way I think. There is a fellow locally who has a mid 70s Elky who has it painted gloss black with stock chrome and it looks great. It does not have the big slab of chrome on the side that my Classic has and I like it better without it. This fellow made one big mistake, he painted EVERYTHING under the hood (except the engine) gloss black and it looks terrible. There is a car show today and I am stuck home with no way to go, sniff, sniff. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:52 pm

since somehow this topic turned into my own also, might as well post more pics on it.
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:03 pm

'bout time you take a picture of the camino outside.wth?
now we can really see how bas a$$ it looks. Thumbs up
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:12 pm

1973montec wrote:'bout time you take a picture of the camino outside.wth?
now we can really see how bas a$$ it looks. Thumbs up

thanks man i just painted the nose gloss black and wetsanded the whole car.
its funny cuz this is what the car looked like when i first got it, it was a POS.
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:14 pm

why did you take off the SS monte wheels?
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:16 pm

1973montec wrote:why did you take off the SS monte wheels?

eww i dont like those wheels on this car at all. LOL. theyre sitting on the malibu now. they might be better than the rallies but at least they came on the car from factory
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:22 pm

might of came with 15 x 7 rallies,but not those 15x8 CORVETTE rallies on the back............................ Laughing Jacking
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:39 pm

Hater's gonna hate...I'm diggin' the ralleys! Cool
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