Hey guys, I am looking for opinions, suggestions, recommendations, you name it, for a paint scheme for my 1969 Camaro Coupe. It is not original at all and has a 502 big block, TKO-600 transmission, 9" rear, 4-link rear suspension, Custom Martz chassis from frame/suspension, and tons of other aftermarket goodies to make this Camaro ride and drive like a new performance vehicle.
Custom body mods include 69 Trans Am rear spoiler (although I may paint another trunk lid/stock spoiler for easy change back if desired), removed all side marker lights and door locks, and installed a cowl hood. Since I have installed a Vintage AC system, I no longer need the cowl panel vent grilles...so I swapped out the Camaro cowl panel for one from a 69 Firebird where I will then fill in the grille vent area and the matching indentation on the Camaro hood, thus giving that area of the vehicle a nice and clean look).
Anyway, it is scheduled to go to the paint shop the first week of July. I have been going over in my head for a long time now, how I want the car to look. One thing I am sure of is I want the car to be silver and charcoal metallic. I have thought of staying with the Z28 stripes, but wonder if this has been played out too many times already.
I have considered something on the idea of the Foose Camaro with a single large center stripe. The main color either silver or charcoal with the center stripe being the other color. Here is an example of the Foose design.http://www.worldcarfans.com/10612225407/exclusive-1969-camaro-by-foose-and-unique-performance
I have also looked at something on the idea of the San Antonio Spurs or Dale Jr. Camaros where the vehicles are two-tone, such as the examples below, but using a charcoal metallic instead of the black. However, I would want to have a dividing line different from the flame scheme on the Dale Jr. Camaro or the silver streak effect on the Spurs one. Any ideas on how to divide the two-tone colors using something else. I was thinking something in a Chevy Bowtie blue color and then match that blue in the seat stitching of the interior. So, any thoughts here? http://www.detroitspeed.com/projects/dalejrHRT/dalejrHRT-69-pg1.htmlhttp://spurscamaro.com/
I am at the point I am just to overwhelmed and a fresh set of ideas may be just what I need. This paintjob is not going to be cheap at all, and will be a top notch show finish. Thus, I want it to be amazing, and eye-catching. Not over the top, but not a simple common scheme. Something that will not look like a fad later on and date the car. Basically, I am looking for a paint scheme that is timeless and will still hold its own years from now.
So, if anyone has any cool ideas, I am open to any and all suggestions. I wish there was some sort of photoshop program I could get that would let me load up a blank 69 Camaro and pick and choose colors and stripes and all that cool stuff with the click of a mouse button. But I do not see where something like this is available. If anyone knows of something like this, please let me know.
If you do present me with a cool idea and I end up going with it for my paint scheme, I will give you my undying adulation and will also give you full credit on my display sign that I will set next to my Camaro when it goes to car shows. Plus, if you are ever in the neighborhood, I will be happy to let you take the car for a spin around the block. I know this may not seem like much, but it would be the least I could offer for a great idea.
As always, thanks for any and all help. Every suggestion is appreciated. Thanks.