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6/8/10 11:04pm - Original Message: 'What color'
new77guy
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henderson, NV - USA

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Hey guys,
These are going on my 77 Vette...

What color do you like best against that blue?
Black with polished lip or gray with polished lip...
The all chrome is too gaudy... 

I am leaning more towards the black.. not just cause its different, but the rocker molding is brushed with a BLACK stripe.


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6/8/10 11:14pm - Reply: 'What color'
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henderson, NV - USA

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1977 Corvette l48 Custom

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I tried sizing down the pictures.. they just wont do it...
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6/8/10 11:29pm - Reply: 'What color'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Looks like the color of my car. I like solid chrome

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6/9/10 10:32am - Reply: 'What color'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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I'd go with chrome, too. Gray would be a close 2nd. choice if it were me.
IMO, the chrome or gray will pick up the contrast with the blue paint and make it "pop".
Let us know what you go with.
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6/9/10 10:44am - Reply: 'What color'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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LOL It did take me a minute to figure out that I needed to center the pics Confused. didn't know what we were looking at. I love the look of those wheels, any of 'em to be honest, but for your color it feels like black or grey would look great.

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6/9/10 12:35pm - Reply: 'What color'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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6/9/10 2:04pm - Reply: 'What color'
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I tried to bring the size down...
Not sure what happened... it like sizes down in the edit post box, but when i hit submit they never sized down....

All my friends say the black, I'm leaning towards the black as well..

THis car isn't a "Gangsta Whip" so I'm trying to keep it conservative..

The wheel is a old school design, but with a new age twist...
THe gray brings that old nostalgic loo to the car and looks good too..

THe black keeps it modern but contemporary 70s I think..

One of the things with you guys are.. you're all for the most part 40s + and I'm like 22 and so are my friends, so opinions differ... guys don't like change, just what was with the best years... so for you guys that be the gray.. lol

As it stands with the wheel availability...

Shipping and all included...

Black - $486.64 for the set
Gray - $494.64 for the set
Chrome - $838.10 for the set

AND THE ARE PROUDLY MADE IN THE GOOD OL'
USA SINCE 1977

These are my VENDOR prices.. its what I pay... so this is really cheap.
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6/9/10 2:09pm - Reply: 'What color'
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6/9/10 2:15pm - Reply: 'What color'
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henderson, NV - USA

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I just internally sized em down to 800x600

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6/9/10 4:03pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Being 51 years old, (thats the 40+ crowd) I too would go chrome, with gray 2nd.

Just my opinion though....


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6/9/10 4:11pm - Reply: 'What color'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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 I like the gray ones myself.

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6/9/10 4:45pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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70's would be gray (like the Ansen mags or chrome like the Cragar SS or Keystone Classics from what I remember.

Oddly enough I like the black but alot would depend on the choice of tire for me to make that decision,

Like RWL / Blackwall or ummmmn Bluelines maybe even.Tuxblacray2010-06-09 14:46:02

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6/9/10 4:51pm - Reply: 'What color'
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I have to say that I like the black too.  Your blue is dark enough that the black would look pretty cool. 

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6/9/10 6:58pm - Reply: 'What color'
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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]70's would be gray (like the Ansen mags or chrome like the Cragar SS or Keystone Classics from what I remember.

Oddly enough I like the black but alot would depend on the choice of tire for me to make that decision,

Like RWL / Blackwall or ummmmn Bluelines maybe even.[/QUOTE]
I agree with my brother Tux.
First be carefull of us old guys.......our power is in our wisdom. Ask your Dad!
Back when I was your age I had a 1969 fastback Cuda 340 formula S, It was painted to match Soupy Sales funny car Plumb Crazy with a lighter lavendar side's and matching Hemi stripe down the center of the car.
On the front were Keystone Rouges......Black spoke with chrome rims. Also on my Dart Sport had Keystone Klassics Chrome with the black inlay.
Go with the Black and Chrome, I think the all chrome will compete to much with that blue flake. Black will add class.
And as ole' Tux said the tires will be a factor also, don't get to much writing on them to take away from the rims and car color.
But that's just my 2 cents......LOL
Now drop and give us 50.......dang whippersnapperRolling On The Floor Laughing
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6/9/10 7:10pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Ebo.... go easy on da boy

He be buildin a modern day ground pounder. Instead of the kid on the corner Rev / Rev Rice burner. Hats off to em fer that!

So yer an ol Cuda man huh? I hadda 70 Plumb Crazy 383 slapstick. Lol, thats where I learned to turn a wrench. Stuff kept vibraton off all da time.

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6/9/10 7:20pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Tux...more scary stuff....LOL we is as one brother as one. To funny.
No I'm proud of the boy the way the data shows he done joined da site when he b just 16.
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6/9/10 7:32pm - Reply: 'What color'
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henderson, NV - USA

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1977 Corvette l48 Custom

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Welp... Heres the tires...
Falken FK452 THe same as I run on my 300C


The side design of the tires isnt intricate, but not basic...
The fronts are:
255/45/18 on a 18x8
The rear is:
275/40/18 on a 18x9.5

I wish I could ask my dad. For whatever reason, hes been ignoring me for quite some time for random BS reasons. From what I got out of him without really taking a good look he said black...

Lets just say... I think the black is nice, but I don't want my classic well respected corvette end up like in the class bracket..


I think the black or chrome is gonna turn the car into this.. The chrome $$$ wise not worth it anyways... so its between the black and grey. IDK if the gray is just too plane jane for the custom viper GTS blue and the gigantoid 383 power stroker... with classic accented interior... or the black is just too..  "D-Street" Ghetto.. for the classic whip.


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6/9/10 7:40pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Maybe this is a good time for me to remind you that one of the most pure Corvette muscle cars the Grand Sport had black wheels on it. Me thinks that is kinda a long ways from a DONK....

Keep up the good werk Louis ... She be lookin gud.

At least the lil bits -n- pieces of er that ya will let us see...... ha - ha - ha...

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6/9/10 7:46pm - Reply: 'What color'
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Rupunzel, Rupunzel, let down ur golden hair.......so I could climb up into your ride........now dat 4 sure b a chick magnet LOLLOL      Wait let me turn on the soft shocks........
Louis, I can't wait to see the shark with those low profiles on it.....get em mounted an put up some picts!
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6/9/10 8:35pm - Reply: 'What color'
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henderson, NV - USA

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1977 Corvette l48 Custom

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YEs, the grand sport did have black wheels, and the blue well, a bit darker than mine, was close!

I did join the site when I was 16.. My dad got me the Vette as a project with him when I was just about 15 and a half or so, back in 2003-2004... Thats how long its been. I carry a 40Cal glock G22 all day, I drive American cars, I talk how I want, I only ten to buy American Products unless I'm backed into a corner.. I am a rare breed in my generation of lost values, dumb rice rockets, and class.. not to mention the "wimpy" type as I refer to it. When I started carrying I dropped a lot for friends that gave me crap  over it... they were too weak for me.. I will collectively put all the suggestions from the 2 forums that have this posting and make a decision shortly..  these wheels are on a load for test fitment... 


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