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Offline cal30_sniper

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« on: January 31, 2007, 09:03:49 PM »
So, I have a question for you guys. What I was wondering, is what would be the correct hood bird color for a Cameo White '78 TA. Somewhere along the lines of five repaints and an interior color change from tan to black I have no idea what color bird my car should have. Most of the '78 car's I have seen have the early ('73-78) style charcoal color bird, and this seems to be the generally accepted color. However, I have also seen cars with blue '73-78 style birds, blue '78-'79 style five color birds, charcoal '78-79 five color birds, gold early style birds, and gold five color birds. What exactly should have my car come with? It was originally a Cameo White car, with a Deluxe Camel Tan interior, as best as I can decode.

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Levi

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 09:21:25 PM »
This is from TACREV's "Hood Bird Highway"



This shows the charcoal & red bird.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 09:25:09 PM »
I had seen that one before, but I also noticed it was with a red interior. I have had several people tell me before that it all depended on the color of the interior. From what I have seen so far, all black and red interior cars had a charcoal bird, but the blue interior car I saw had a blue bird (not sure of any originality here). I have never seen a white car with a camel tan interior before, but this is what my codes specify. I'm really not certain if mine would have come with a charcoal bird, or some sort of gold bird, hopefully we can clear it up here.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 09:35:24 PM »
I wonder if it would have had the same one as my brown '78 had.
It had tan interior.



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TACREV describes this as Black Center with Lt. Gold & Yellow-Orange/Black Feathering and it seems to have been used on a very wide variety of color combos. I've seen it on red and here it is on yellow.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 09:52:28 PM »
Here's another color set...

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 12:39:26 PM »
Typically, the decals matched the cars interior.  So, if you have a white car with a red interior, then you got the red decals:


If you have a white car with a blue interior, then you got blue decals:


And if you have a white car with a tan interior, then you got gold decals:


Now, I know the last two images are of 1979 and later, but I just did not have any images handy of white and blue and white and tan 78 cars.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 01:24:52 PM »
Does anyone on here have a picture of what a white '78 with a tan interior should look like? I have seen one before with a later five color gold bird on a white car, but would that be correct for a '78? I really would like to see one.

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Levi

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