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Re: One new door shell on !
I'm gonna go incognito for a while with the Eddie Bauer and stay just blue,black and chrome. I've bought stock 86 chrome wheelwell trim and it's looks pretty good that way without the tan IMO.
Half the people I asked said tan again and the other half said just blue. My wise old Pappy saw my dilemma and said "go blue for while and if you don't like it you can always mask off and shoot the bottom line tan later". Great idea I thought.
I may smooth and shoot the fiberglass top blue too if I really like it just blue. Just blue really brings out the massive amount of chrome on an 86, with the chrome grill, bumperettes,etc,etc and so far I'm likin' that.
Don't know how the all black mirrors fit into that motiff (?) but I really didn't like the 96 paddle styles with the tacked on chrome insert at all.
Truth is I'd had it with those stock clothes-liners. You come back to the parking lot and some poor driver had obviuosly clothes-lined themselves on them. They just catch rust(on the doors) all day long and they shake so badly at high speeds (anything over 50mph) that you can't see out of them.
I must have replaced the actual mirror, not the triangle frames(they're rusted to the old doors), 3 times in the last 6 years. So far, most people think the 96s look more sporty, so there's that going for them and I rarely tow.
I may live to regret it, but for now I'm likin' the new mirrors ! Now back outside for the other door and fender.