m4ff3w
m4ff3w Dork
11/14/08 4:44 p.m.

What color should I go with for my 81 X?

I'm torn between the the darker blue, orange, the yellow on the bottom row, and the darker silver on the bottom row.

I think the darker blue is winning though.

Stuc
Stuc HalfDork
11/14/08 4:49 p.m.

I might have to go yellow with it, unless I went black.

Carson
Carson Reader
11/14/08 4:55 p.m.

What kind of message do you want it to send? Silver is more sensible, orange is more outrageous, lime green is where it's at. Or a retina-burning white.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
11/14/08 6:14 p.m.

81 X? an X-19?

Type Q
Type Q HalfDork
11/14/08 6:21 p.m.

Orange!

(Or something that rhymes with it)

ValuePack
ValuePack HalfDork
11/14/08 7:48 p.m.

A pic of your car would help. Current/planned mods? What do you use it for?

Woody
Woody Dork
11/14/08 8:18 p.m.

?

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/6/web/2274000-2274999/2274535_46_full.jpg

ArtOfRuin
ArtOfRuin Reader
11/14/08 8:49 p.m.

It's a Fiat X1/9. Click on where m4ff3w's avatar would be and it says it in his profile.

@ m4ff3w: The pic of your X in the Reader's Ride section won't show up on my computer.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
11/14/08 9:33 p.m.

no italian car looks right without a shade of red...

do it up Rosso Corsa.

Coupefan
Coupefan New Reader
11/14/08 9:40 p.m.

Italian car? Red. You can also do the other red, which is yellow. Either looks great on an X.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
11/14/08 9:43 p.m.

white hides body work

Carson
Carson Reader
11/14/08 10:09 p.m.

Brown is period correct.

kpm
kpm New Reader
11/15/08 8:51 a.m.

Rust...

Coupefan
Coupefan New Reader
11/15/08 10:12 a.m.

Anything valid to add?

914Driver
914Driver Dork
11/15/08 10:22 a.m.

Red decks, white in the center, green bottom third. Or do the same Italian tri-color at an angle.

Dan

m4ff3w
m4ff3w Dork
11/15/08 11:45 a.m.

I'll get some pics up once I get it back on the ground (got new tires today)

Car is my daily driver & autocrosser (or will soon be autoXer).

Current mods are limited to Megasquirt.and rust. Once rust is fixed and paint is applied, she is getting a turbo.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
11/15/08 5:58 p.m.

I gotta go with the orange or yellow.

Luke
Luke Dork
11/15/08 7:53 p.m.

Lime green

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bluevr6
bluevr6 New Reader
11/15/08 8:36 p.m.

I have 3 x's right now. all three 85's

1 is Rosso / Graphite 1 is Rosso / Nero 1 is champagne / nero

Do you want to stand out in a crowd? Fly Yello over a black or red interior.

My Uno Turbo project will be repainted solid champagne. My DSP x will be fly over black interior with red seats The rosso / graphite c only has a little over 20k miles on it, so paint will remain factory for a while.

Go with what you like, but if I were going blue, I would go VW Porcelain Blue (1998 color)

best regards, kevin

bluevr6
bluevr6 New Reader
11/15/08 8:38 p.m.
Carson wrote: Brown is period correct.

Dude, a good friend has several x's and all of the runners are fricken brown (2 74's and an 81)

Turd brown doesn't look good on any car.

bluevr6
bluevr6 New Reader
11/15/08 8:39 p.m.

Go to www.flu.org

Carson
Carson Reader
11/15/08 8:50 p.m.
Luke wrote: Lime green Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

+1, like I said in my original response. Even more so now that I see that picture.

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