Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I've been thinking a lot about paint schemes. This is the one I keep coming back to.

I'd like to run a '67 style two tone and keep the stock "eyebrow" badges.

Do the top color Toyota Nautical Blue Metallic. You really have to see this color in person. Looks almost black except under direct sunlight. It actually reminds me a lot of some of the stock late sixties Triumph colors.

And finally, do the bottom portion of the tank engine turned gold leaf sort of like this.

My second place idea is to paint the top Fender Teal Green Metallic

Do the bottom Silver or the "Mint Green" White 40 year old White Fender pickguards eventually turn and offset it with some subtle complementary pinstripping, sorta like this

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

I'm still partial to a solid color, and I like the turquoise idea. I'll bet the black/blue would be really cool too. If I was going to do the goldleaf engine turning, I would pair it with black.

I recently saw a motorcycle with a combination of flat black and gloss black, with a gold pinstripe to accentuate the border. That might be an interesting option using the original Triumph paint lines. Do what YOU like though.