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anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:11:28 PM »
I would really like to woodgrain the side of my 78 bobcat, but its going to look silly with woodgrain vinyl without trim.
 anyone know of a source or it, or an alternative?
open to ideas and willing to think outside the box on this one

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 02:20:37 PM »
If I were rich, I had the idea of painting the woodgrain on and airbrushing the trim around it. It would probably cost more than you could sell a restored car for, though. lol

My trim was MIA when I got my car, as well.

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 02:28:52 PM »
I'm not talking about painting dad..... did you even read my post???

sorry, lol, I couldn't help it after the steering rack thread, hehe.
 
Why did you say if you were rich?  painting the woodgrain and trim would be cheaper than vinyl.  I am actually toying with that idea, it's just a LOT of work, and a LOT of things that could go wrong.  Not to mention the nightmares of touch up when it becomes necessary.

 I saw a roadmaster that that had no actual trim, instead they used a different colored woodgrain vinyl and made the trim out of that.  It looked great from a distance, but up close there was something "weird" about it.  The trim not sticking out just looked "odd" . I'm also worried that painting on the "trim" would have the same overall effect

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 03:09:18 PM »
I'd love to see someone do a Squire in real wood just like a woody in the day.
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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 04:45:52 PM »
I'm not talking about painting dad..... did you even read my post???

sorry, lol, I couldn't help it after the steering rack thread, hehe.
 
Why did you say if you were rich?  painting the woodgrain and trim would be cheaper than vinyl.  I am actually toying with that idea, it's just a LOT of work, and a LOT of things that could go wrong.  Not to mention the nightmares of touch up when it becomes necessary.

 I saw a roadmaster that that had no actual trim, instead they used a different colored woodgrain vinyl and made the trim out of that.  It looked great from a distance, but up close there was something "weird" about it.  The trim not sticking out just looked "odd" . I'm also worried that painting on the "trim" would have the same overall effect

:)

I wouldn't attempt it myself, and I'm sure that someone that had the skills to make it look awesome would charge a pretty penny to do it.

I'm leaning more towards just a simple monotone paint job, or possibly 2-tone, and not bothering with the trim. :)

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 05:17:42 PM »
Hydro-dipping is probably the most cost effective way to achieve the wood grain effect.  There are many patterns to choose from......  This will be my option when the time comes this summer.

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 05:32:48 PM »
Its one of those kind of deals where I know that I am capable of doing it. I just don't trust myself to get it right the first time and don't know if I want to risk having to do it all over.
monotone might be the best bet

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 07:34:16 PM »
:)

I wouldn't attempt it myself, and I'm sure that someone that had the skills to make it look awesome would charge a pretty penny to do it.

I'm leaning more towards just a simple monotone paint job, or possibly 2-tone, and not bothering with the trim. :)

Two tone? How you doing a two tone on the car? Will paint mine in a month or two.
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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 10:26:32 PM »
Pinto5.0, someone did just that- put real wood on a Squire. At the Carlisle show in 2011 there was a white '72 or '73 that had real wood.  She was beautiful! Alas, I failed to get pictures of her! I'm so mad! >:(
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 11:15:43 PM »
Two tone? How you doing a two tone on the car? Will paint mine in a month or two.

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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 11:21:35 PM »
Pinto5.0, someone did just that- put real wood on a Squire. At the Carlisle show in 2011 there was a white '72 or '73 that had real wood.  She was beautiful! Alas, I failed to get pictures of her! I'm so mad! >:(

I'm sure it will pop up again. That's a Squire I could own.
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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 06:06:27 AM »



That's really nice. Now, if I had a blue Pinto with the squire that would be awesome. I don't think brown would cut the cake on mine. But that is one wicked looking color combination on a squire!
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Re: anyone know of a source for squire body moulding?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 06:26:43 PM »



that is beautiful.
 that would probably look good with a pinstripe where the moulding would be.