I think the red & white truck needs the white to go all the way to the lights front & rear to look right to me and not liking the roll bar.
Now if it was a flare side and red & white then ........... LOL
Now that free wheeling I do like the combo and it should get the roll bar as I think it fits that package better.
I did not dig to deep into either one but what else was added other than stripes & wheels/tires and how much did it bump up the price?
I have to agree with Gary, the newer truck looks decent in red and white two tone, but the wild colors with the modern body lines does not click for me. I would honestly rather see retro body lines brought back like they did with the Mustangs than dealerships trying to put vintage paint jobs on super modern body styling. It’s weird. Ditto for a 30 year old flareside bed on a new body. They only did half of the job 🙄
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I actually prefer the black truck, these trucks just don't have the dimensions/right lines to make a two-tone work IMO. In other words, they're too bulky to make it work.
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Is it because we used to seeing/ owning the originals that to appropriate the highlights of the design just don’t seem to work? I suppose for the younger generation seeing this for the first time, and possibly being able to own it, would look different and maybe cool. Also for the older generation that once owned an original and get a chance to relive the glory days, albeit in sprit.
Kind of like relaunching the Ocean’s 11 movie; the first was/is a classic, the 2nd modern version (franchise) was good, the sorry third attempt, eh, well...
Or is it all simply a matter of “...but you can roll it in glitter.”
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I think it is that the originals were designed to have that look. We were used to seeing two-toned paint jobs and the trucks had breaks where the colors changed. Today's trucks are much more round and there's no crisp break where they are changing the color. It just doesn't work the same.