Orange is the new grey? Chassis restoration question

Orange is the new grey? Chassis restoration question

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eye121

Original Poster:

66 posts

162 months

Tuesday 20th November 2018
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Hello all

My Tuscan mk 1 went in to my friends at TrackvRoad for a service and is going to be coming out with a body-off chassis rebuild, rebush etc.

I am drawn to orange powder coat for the chassis and wishbones. Is this sacrilege? Will I have to be buried in it? The body is Azzurro nuvola, the Alfa pearlescent light blue. I don't want to sell it ever but would it put you off?

philburch

155 posts

108 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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I'm doing my Tamora at the moment will be sticking with white or silver, i guess it doesn't matter what colour it is it will be protected.Are you staying with standard bushes or using poly bushes.

nawarne

2,722 posts

199 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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eye121 said:
Hello all

My Tuscan mk 1 went in to my friends at TrackvRoad for a service and is going to be coming out with a body-off chassis rebuild, rebush etc.

I am drawn to orange powder coat for the chassis and wishbones. Is this sacrilege? Will I have to be buried in it? The body is Azzurro nuvola, the Alfa pearlescent light blue. I don't want to sell it ever but would it put you off?
Your car - - your powdercoat choice. Bottom line, who's going to see it?


IMHO, Nick

julian64

12,685 posts

193 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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I think there is a valid argument for going lary.

If you do the white it will look original. However after a year of use it'll look just the same as every car that hasn't been done
To see a lary colour tells a potential buyer its been saved from the rot, whereas an original colour one will be a harder sell?

leerdam23

590 posts

200 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Spectraflair Chassis??
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Sagi Badger

451 posts

132 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Did mine orange, orange brake lines, cam cover, timing case.... chassis is RAL 2008, so are wish bones, ditched the stainless under trays and made bespoke tubed items... yep RAL 2008.

Did see orange hoses by Samco, will do that next as I’m doing an engine out again...

Orange wig somewhere. Don’t know how to load photos on here, lap top died sadly and I’ve got an iPad now and it doesn’t like me.


eye121

Original Poster:

66 posts

162 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Hi all

Yes, polybushing.

I was a bit concerned that it would look a bit emetic to see orange wishbones when the parked front wheels are turned but it's a bit like the custom loud cans - makes me smile so why not?

Thinking traffic orange RAL 2009 or luminous orange RAL 2005.

Yes, it'll certainly be obvious that the chassis has been done

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Photos Please


Tony

eye121

Original Poster:

66 posts

162 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Hi again

Sorry Leerdam, had considered a more expensive sparkly finish but have reached my limit of 'might as well while we're in there' man maths reasoning.

Yes, photos as soon as I have any, both of the rusty bits on the outriggers and the new tangoed look.

It's an early Tuscan and I have driven in the snow a bit (winter wheels) so probably not surprising to see a bit of corrosion