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Carolina68 05-04-2021 10:49 AM

Color scheme question/suggestions 72 stepper
 
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Wanting to paint the roof on the stepside. Iím thinking white with some flake or maybe a light green. Opinions on the light green roof on the dark green truck? Also any stepside with white lower portions?

72c20customcamper 05-04-2021 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Carolina68 (Post 8916859)
Wanting to paint the roof on the stepside. Iím thinking white with some flake or maybe a light green. Opinions on the light green roof on the dark green truck? Also any stepside with white lower portions?

Light green or white would look good . Never seen a stepper with white lowers. Might get more replies on the pickup message board

Steeveedee 05-04-2021 02:35 PM

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If you mean white/green/white, like a fleet side would possibly have, the paint break uses the lower molding, which I've never seen on a step side. It would take a curved molding for the rear fenders, but a black or silver stripe could serve to set it off.

HO455 05-04-2021 03:27 PM

Re: Color scheme question/suggestions 72 stepper
 
Green and white what an excellent idea! But I am biased.
Plus you will find a white roof has the added benefit of being cooler in the sun.
You might find some inspiration here.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=768117

And if your interested in the lower molding I know there is a thread around here where someone did it on a step-side.

jocko 05-04-2021 08:39 PM

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White top (only) is safe and would look very nice. I'm a HUGE Custom Two Tone fan (i.e. non-white factory two tones), but 72 did not offer an option with dark green as one of the two colors. 1970 did have a med green/dark green combo, however both were metallic paints. You could mimic the 70 combo, but with non-metallic paints for a unique look. That was a 1970-only combo by the way, the 71-72 Custom Two Tones with any shades of 'green' were combos of the olives with each other and yellow. I'm not suggesting you should go with a factory two-tone approach, just outlining what ol GM did and they did have one and only one year wherein two green (non-olive) shades were used in the Custom Two Tone scheme. 70 paint codes were 562 and 563 and were mirror opposites of the med and dark green metallics in the Conventional Two-Tone pattern only (i.e. roof and main body different, no change in body color below the belt line). 563 pictured below - 562 swaps the colors. Anyway, as you can see below, the color difference between the two greens is minimal - not nearly as obvious as the non-metallic dark green would be with a med green. Another option that folks don't always consider (all comes down to personal taste though) is a black roof. I think the only GM version with a black roof was 565 (black over hugger orange) - which is a personal favorite. A custom truck with black roof can be pretty cool. Since you mentioned flake... depending on how "custom" you're willing to go, your current paint with an added lace & flake & panels (ala lowrider) roof would look pretty cool - or perhaps even a 70's panel/pinstripe graphics paint job on the roof only could be kinda neat. Might look hideous but it'd be fun to do - and you can always paint over it if you don't like the end result :)

68panelman 05-05-2021 07:17 AM

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I always like the 67 way of painting the top of cab, chrome trim divider, white on roof panel only

toms68cst 05-05-2021 07:36 AM

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I never realized that metallic paint was available in our series of trucks. That's a cool doc.

sick472 05-05-2021 08:13 AM

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Here's the thread that HO was talking about with a step-side that had the lower trim modified and added...you might be able to envision the two tone paint scheme with the added trim (and adding the upper trim too to get the wide stripe down the side instead of just the lower portion). It would be pretty cool. I really like what 67ChevyRedneck did to his step-side!

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=754178

I'd prefer the white top compared to the light green, but both are great mods.

mkmc69 05-05-2021 12:11 PM

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Looks good the way it is to me.

Carolina68 05-05-2021 03:25 PM

Re: Color scheme question/suggestions 72 stepper
 
Thanks for all the info and suggestions guys. That trim on that stepside looks pretty cool in my opinion. Going to take an auto body/paint and was going to experiment in there and sway it some cool color. Maybe a true white or maybe an off white. Not sure yet. Thanks a lot.

jocko 05-05-2021 07:37 PM

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67-68 roof paint was ivory (RPO 526) and 69-72 was white (RPO 521) if either of those is to your liking.


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