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Old 07-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #1
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suggestion on red & black interior

I have a 78 short box and looking for ideas,I can,t make up my mind on what combo would look good. I have a new black bench seat and I picked up some nice electric doors and headliner which are carmine red { i think is the name } Carpet is undecicded and the headliner need replaced so those colors can be changed. Dash is black now. Color of the truck is satin black, Couldn,t find many pictures for ideas
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

if all you have red is the door cards....i would dye them black as well.

to me, you need the red lower dash, door cards and seat as a minimum...the dash cap and carpet can stay black.

i went full on red
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #3
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I could paint the lower dash but I thought the dash normally was body color. Headliner was a carmine red as well. I wish I had red inserts in the seat
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:52 PM   #4
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

if the color is what i think it is, i would be sourcing a good 88-98 bench seat with the velour.

that will help tie it in, but an all black seat kinda hurts.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #5
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

Someone say BLACK AND RED? I agree!



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Old 07-12-2019, 04:12 AM   #6
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:19 AM   #7
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Damn Rickit! That's what mine would look like if I had more $$ in my wallet!



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Old 07-12-2019, 11:42 PM   #8
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

nice interior Rick....
i dont think there is any question of red and black looking good.

it is whether the red door card will look good with the remianing or majority being black.

what i vision is less than desireable.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:01 AM   #10
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nice interior Rick....
i dont think there is any question of red and black looking good.

it is whether the red door card will look good with the remianing or majority being black.

what i vision is less than desireable.
you could do red seats and door panels with black inserts
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #11
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

I can see now as someone mentioned, if there is no red in the seat it just doesn,t tie in with the rest of the interior.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:07 AM   #12
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I can see now as someone mentioned, if there is no red in the seat it just doesn,t tie in with the rest of the interior.
Can you post some pics of your interior, like your seat that you have now and then the door panels that you just got.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #13
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thanks TK I don,t think I will happy until I get some red in the seat.Maybe I will make a new seat cover with red inserts later.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:27 AM   #14
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thanks TK I don,t think I will happy until I get some red in the seat.Maybe I will make a new seat cover with red inserts later.
I was just wondering what your door panels looked like, if they were correct for the 78, or if you were using the 81-87 style panels with the fabric insert. If you were using the 81-87 panels. You could always keep them Carmine and have the insert black. And also, if you were going to use the lower carpet on the door? There is someone that custom makes these. They can be Carmine with an embossed Black bow tie, or vise versa. They look like this, and you can choose whatever colors you want. But it hard to visualize when we canít see what you have.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:29 AM   #15
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Re: suggestion on red & black interior

they are like this with red carpet. I haven,t hung the doors yet as they are electric and I have drill holes for the bellows. Headliner is clean and ready for new headliner but was not sure on the color until I could decide if I could make a red and black interior work. The seat is like this but was installed in my blazer to see how it looked with the red doors panels
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:37 AM   #16
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So since you are using the 81-87 style door panels, then at least you could make the fabric insert black and maybe even the armrest.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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what about the headliner red or black.I haven,t bought the material yet. I have a hard visualizing the color scheme .I think I know where your going with this ,just use a little bit of red for a accent color. I wish Martha Stewart was here.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:26 AM   #18
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what about the headliner red or black.I haven,t bought the material yet. I have a hard visualizing the color scheme .I think I know where your going with this ,just use a little bit of red for a accent color. I wish Martha Stewart was here.
Just an idea:
Keep your seat black.
Door panels Carmine Red with black inserts, and maybe even black armrest. And if you use a pull strap for the door, it can be Black also.
Carmine Red headliner with Black Visors.
All your plastic trim could be Carmine also.
Your Dash could remain Black. They normally match the panels, but not always. Like a Saddle interior, everything is Light Saddle, but the dash is Dark Saddle. It would not hurt to have a black dash with Carmine Red Door Panels, especially if you use black to highlight the panels.
What color are your seatbelts?

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:56 AM   #19
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If it helps, to visualize. Iím cleaning & detailing a TransAm with Red & Black interior. I know itís a TransAm and not a truck, and thereís more Red than Black, but I think youíll be fine mixing Red & Black.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:13 AM   #20
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thanks, seat belts are new and black
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