Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > Classic Mustangs (Tech) > Classic Mustang General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Classic Mustang General Discussion Make your non-Technical threads/posts in here.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
BelStang
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1968 Mustang GT R Code
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8
Default Sunlite Gold

Best Forum friends,

I am at the final stage of determining the color of my 68 Mustang GT R code Coupe.
Marti ELITE reports states the car was the following color combination:

Sunlite Gold paint, Ford #3073-A
Parchment Decor Bucket Seats
Options:
Parchment Vinyl Top
Tinted Glass

I have spent long and hard earned money on restoring this coupe to its former glory.... However, I just can not visualize this color combination.
Now my question to this forum.... Can anyone out there share any photos with me to try to get an idea of what this could look like finished?

Anything is more then I have now!

Thank you in advance from Belgium!
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
BelStang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 04:46 AM   #2
nba1341
4th Gear Member
 
nba1341's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 1965 mustang fastback
Location: Upland, California
Posts: 1,246
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

1965 Mustang Fastback 302
1998 Mustang 3.8L
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
nba1341 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 04:49 AM   #3
nba1341
4th Gear Member
 
nba1341's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 1965 mustang fastback
Location: Upland, California
Posts: 1,246
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

1965 Mustang Fastback 302
1998 Mustang 3.8L
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
nba1341 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 04:55 AM   #4
nba1341
4th Gear Member
 
nba1341's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 1965 mustang fastback
Location: Upland, California
Posts: 1,246
Default

Some coupe ones for you
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.


A bunch of a convertable
http://www.billsclassiccars.com/carpages/68goldgt.html
__________________

1965 Mustang Fastback 302
1998 Mustang 3.8L
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
nba1341 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
BelStang
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1968 Mustang GT R Code
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8
Question

nba1341

Thank you for the pictures!

Is there anyone who can provide me with the sunlite gold and parchment top color combination. Perhaps even as far as a GT with its color of its C stripe as well???

nba1341, I still have to find out what colors were the C strip and the hood color stripe for this car. It has been stated in different forums, 428 Cobra Jet forum, that all 68.5 ram air cars had a hood stripe that went up till the front window.

I see on the coupe you sent that with the Black top, it has the black C strip and that looks really nice. I just don't know what color the hood would be if the top what parchment color.

Comments/thoughts/best guesses are always welcome.
BR from Belgium
__________________
BelStang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 05:29 AM   #6
tx65coupe
5th Gear Member
 
tx65coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Vehicle: 1965 Ford Mustang
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,389
Default

I'm glad to see someone else going with a true classic color instead of the common colors you see today. Not that anything is wrong with those colors.
__________________
1997 Cobra Convertible (stock)
1965 Mustang
Late Model 302, T5, Versailles 9 Inch
Edelbrock Top End
JBA Headers and Dynomax Ultraflo Mufflers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXk_MVV7V0g
tx65coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 02:15 AM   #7
mickman
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vehicle: '67 Mustang
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 129
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tx65coupe View Post
I'm glad to see someone else going with a true classic color instead of the common colors you see today. Not that anything is wrong with those colors.
I know this is an old thread, but the topic is current for me, and here is my two cents ! :

I recently bought a '68 J code that came with the Sunlit Gold exterior (Ugh in my humble opinion) and the Nugget Gold deluxe interior and am going through the same mental anguish over original fugly color (again MHO) versus a true, bright Gold that would look better.

To make matters worse, I am also working on a '67 "Sauterne Gold" (double ugh) that looks more like an Olive Drab.

I've got half a mind to paint them both a Candy Apple Gold with some flake or something because I just cannot stomach these original colors ! The Sunlit Gold is actually more like a copper color.

In any event, I would like to keep the '68 GT as original as possible but just can't see putting that much work in a car and feel forced to go with a color that is really disappointing.

Please feel free to comment on this thread and these thoughts !
mickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
BelStang
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1968 Mustang GT R Code
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8
Default

Mickman,

I can feel your mental pain....

For what its worth..... I am still getting use to the color of my R code. Going from dark blue with a white top to the Sunlit Gold with Black top with Gt stripes(Black) and CJ hood stripe (black) still takes some getting use to.

But I can tell you this.... If done right, the car looks amazing... In the evening its different then in the morning then in the shade then in the sun.... the cars color is just hard to describe.

Would I do it again after all has been said/done/paid for......

YES I would.....

but at the end of the day..... its your car and you have to enjoy it....

Be it red, green, blue or Sunlit Gold

Grtz and good luck

__________________
BelStang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
JMD
6th Gear Member
 
JMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 39 Ford
Location: AR
Posts: 5,468
Default

My .02 is that I like the gold color along with the parchment interior.

I love the retro look.... but the engine NEEDS to be the early Ford engine gold also...
__________________
Building cars is EASY, building cars right is a mite bit harder.

JMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
mickman
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vehicle: '67 Mustang
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 129
Default

Belstang, good luck with your car. Any pics so far ?

The anguish for me is wanting to keep things as original as possible, almost concours, but still have a car you love.

I could probably learn to love the Sunlit Gold and I think it's already growing on me. To me, originality is worth its weight in gold (no pun intended !)

Anyhow good luck with your car, a 68 R code is a real rare beast !
mickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 08:01 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1968sunlite, 2000, 68, 685, cobra, ford, gold, jet, mach, mustang, number3073a, paint, saleen, sunlite, youtube

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup