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Postby Supererogator » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:40 pm

Does anyone have a source for original colour paint chips/samples? What was available? I remember almost only brown, maybe a blue one or two...maybe even silver...What were the colours for the early 720s? Anyone know?

Another silly and misplaced question....

In my user pic is the truck I own. She looks lower than the other two similar vintage trucks I have seen like her. Does any one know from the pics, if she is lower? I'm just tryin' to learn here.

I'll try a larger pic:[IMG][/IMG]...sorry, not getting the code here yet..may try later.... Thanks for the time to learn the format.

Thanks again
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Re: Paint (Supererogator)

Postby breadbox » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:23 pm

I have seen many white ones.

Its possible to drop the front with the torsion bars longer bolts drop it lower down. I think I found pictures of your 720 when searching through craigslist or at least I thought it was.

What color are you ideally shooting for?

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Re: Paint (Supererogator)

Postby PEZi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:02 pm

breadbox wrote:I have seen many white ones.

Its possible to drop the front with the torsion bars longer bolts drop it lower down. I think I found pictures of your 720 when searching through craigslist or at least I thought it was.

What color are you ideally shooting for?
mine was originally white

and lowering is so easy if you were not the original owner there is a good chance that it was lowered by the previous one

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Re: Paint (breadbox)

Postby Supererogator » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:45 am

breadbox wrote:I think I found pictures of your 720 when searching through craigslist or at least I thought it was.

What color are you ideally shooting for?
Probably the one. That's where I found it about a month ago.

I am not sure what colour I want, but I am curious as to what my choices are...

So, is it just as easy to raise the truck back up? Need springs and such form another truck I suppose?

Dang, this is such a different world than my Mustang.

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Re: Paint (Supererogator)

Postby PEZi » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:46 pm

Supererogator wrote:
Probably the one. That's where I found it about a month ago.

I am not sure what colour I want, but I am curious as to what my choices are...

So, is it just as easy to raise the truck back up? Need springs and such form another truck I suppose?

Dang, this is such a different world than my Mustang.
there are no springs in the front... you just raise it using the torsion bars.

the back may be difficult tho depending on what it looks like. if there are lowering blocks you just remove them. if it was done some other way then re arching or adding a leaf will do it


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