Friday, March 23, 2012


I have a bike helmet I bought in a thrift store a year ago. The only reason it appealed to me was the color, which is a light turquoise metallic. I had meant to take the helmet with me pick colors the other day but forgot to bring it along. Today, I happened back by Painter's Supply with helmet in hand and was able to reference PPG colors again. This time around, I nailed it even closer.

PPG Light Turquoise Mic 4905 is the exact color I want for the exterior.

I also brought a sample of the pearl white interior material I want to use as referenced it against pearl white paints.

PPG White Mic was a great match to my interior color.

Lastly, I asked an employee for referrals of local painters and he had great things to say about three local guys:

Brian Cope at Cope Street Customs:

Wayde @ The Time Machine.

BJ @ Colorado Chrysler Jeep
Here's another color reference for the roadster. Love it.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Picture this roadster with a turquoise silver paint scheme and a silver interior. A Small Block Chevy with a 6X2 intake and lake pipes in place of the Hemi. Front and rear chrome reverese wheels,
and a Seller's Equipped Hallock-style windshield, ever-so-slightly chopped. I won't run 32 highboy rails, though. My frame will be more of a "mid-boy".
But that said, this little roadster, more than any other I've seen, is my inspiration.

Below is my exterior color reference, courtesy of photographer, Trent Sherrill