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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Opinion: 86" paint

Looking for some opinions on the color of my 55' 86". I'm considering RAF blue (satinish not gloss) or the CARC substitute Sand. The RAF blue is 'original' but that is not of a high priority. I would be spraying myself so that is a concern. the body is good but not perfect. I like the vintage look so I'm keeping the original patina cappings.

What do ya think?
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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I like the Sand personally
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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I kind of like the blue. What are the other Series I original colors? i thought the original blue was Marine blue.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Original colors for this year were
Deep bronze green
RAF blue
Grey??

Most were green (all US trucks I believe)
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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RAF Blue. I am a purist so there really is no other option but the original.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Original colors for this year were
Deep bronze green
RAF blue
Grey??

Most were green (all US trucks I believe)
Interesting. What year did they intro the other colors? Im not a purist so i say paint it whatever color makes you happy.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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I like the RAF blue ... and there's an LRSOC discussion about that color / colour over there. And having said that, the S1 light green is in the running at our house opposed only by "Pastel Green" for the 109.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I painted my own truck CARC Substitute Desert Sand and still vote for RAF Blue. It just looks right on a series 1 and the modern military paint would look out of place.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Interesting. What year did they intro the other colors? Im not a purist so i say paint it whatever color makes you happy.
Dunno, I have just been looking at the 1955 stuff. I'm not a total purist either (I'm putting 2a axles under and swapping the motor). This truck was an original north American import so it was green. But I already have green defender and a green VW...
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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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There were more colors (colours? ) available in '58 with the Series IIs. My '61 is a different Sand that was only used 58-61. I really like it and it looks great with the olive soft top.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Buy the original series I. I prefer the darker blue that would (I think) be correct on a 56 (there is a 58 107 SW that color in the book). The lighter color is closer to marine blue.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Here is what I think of as RAF Blue

http://www.landrover.vlothuizen.nl/s...st/9007-1.html
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Old October 19th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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AA yellow is also very nice
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Here is a nice blue color. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:C...yK5Zc2aa6vNRdQ

This 107 belongs to a guy named Dell on the Mendolist. Really great rig.

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Old October 20th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Here is a nice blue color. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:C...yK5Zc2aa6vNRdQ

This 107 belongs to a guy named Dell on the Mendolist. Really great rig.

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That is what I think of as RAF blue.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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CARC substitute Sand
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RAF Blue.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 12:24 AM
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RAF Blue. When it starts wearing it has the best patina of any color IMHO.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Anyone know what color this is?
Sand 38502 or ACF/004 or 26291 ???
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