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Boxer trim or not to trim?

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by charliek, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. charliek

    charliek Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
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    The front valence on my 83 BBi is getting repainted, the boxer trim on the body is also. I have to decide whether to keep it black as it came from the factory, or change it over to red. Any opinions? Classic coach is doing it this week. Thanks
    Charlie
     
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  3. henryk

    henryk Formula Junior

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    That decision is strictly personal. My Boxer is all red, and I like it very much.
     
  4. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie
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    I prefer the looks of a solid colored Boxer.
     
  5. castex

    castex Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I think the way the black lower half picks out the car's sharp lines is wonderful; like nothing else. Keep it black, say I.
     
  6. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    You should have included a poll question.

    I prefer mono-color coachwork too (but don't dislike the "Boxer" scheme)
     
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  8. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    i too have an all red. if you can properly match the paint, you may consider the all red as it will be like a new car to you! both choices are great however...you have a great machine!!

    pcb
     
  9. charliek

    charliek Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
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    Thanks for all your input. I think I will probalby go with the black trim. My reasons are:
    1. Thats the way my car originally came
    2. It seems lately that almost all the Boxers I have seen, including all the Boxers at Cavallino have been monotone.
    3. I always think of Boxers associated with the Boxer trim. I too like it both ways but I think I will go traditional.
    4. Since I have only had the car for 3 months it still seems new to me.

    Thanks again, Keep it coming I still have til tommorrow.
     
  10. DBR328&330

    DBR328&330 Formula Junior

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    If originality is important to you (as it is with me)- leave it black

    Aesthetically, body color lower half looks better, however
     
  11. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    IMHO the black is unique to the BB - I vote keep it 2 tone.
     
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  13. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Hmm, hmm, hmm,...
    I wanna see it painted, painted black
    Black as night, black as coal
    I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
    I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
    Yeah!
     
  14. Victory

    Victory Formula Junior

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    Keep it original. Please.
     
  15. charliek

    charliek Karting

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    Thanks for the input, Black it will be. My beast of burden .
     
  16. ross

    ross Three Time F1 World Champ
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    i like keeping things original. that being said, i like the boxer mono-colored, and if it were mine i would paint it red.
     
  17. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    #14 BigTex, Feb 10, 2004
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    I have the boxer trim on my 1977 308GTB.

    It is period correct and matches it's "big brother". While this is an aesthetic decision, for each owner to make, I wouldn't change mine.

    The 512 was Standard as two tone. Option as monotone.

    Not mine, but another 308, with trim.
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  18. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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  19. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    just a thought...was you bbi originally painted w/ boxer trim? there have been some cars that get painted that way as a result of handling the "sand blasting" that occurs below the belt line when these cars are driven in bad road conditions. just a thought.

    pcb
     
  20. JOEL D.

    JOEL D. Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Charlie,

    My 2cents: Both my Boxer and my 328 have "Boxer" trim and I prefer it, I think I actually like it even better on the 328! And I also agree the flat black takes the road rash better.
    Joel
     
  21. David512

    David512 Formula 3

    Dec 15, 2003
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    Some here have based opinion on mental concepts: "originality," "period-correct." Another viewpoint is strictly aesthetics: how does it LOOK to you--NOW (not looking back in time)? Which approach is more meaningful to YOU? I feel a different colored trim doesn't do justice to the lines. IMO, the trim color needs to match the upper body color for continuity, otherwise there's a very abrupt change from top to bottom. Especially with red/black, black breaks up the overall look. On the other hand, that white/black 328 with Boxer trim looks like a better marriage than on the Boxer itself.
     

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