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Adding some matching touches to tow rig?


atropine

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I just purchased a 2014 Axis A24.  It's not here yet but should arrive within the next week or so.  My tow rig is my old trusty 7.3L 2001 SuperDuty.  I have never tried to match the tow rig to any of my previous boats, but I would like to do it now.  The truck is 2-tone; white with kind of a gold/pewter along the bottom.  I asked my wife and kids what they would think of me doing a metallic green wrap over the top of the pewter, and they all said that would be gross.  What about maybe just a small green trim line along the border between the white and pewter?  We live in a small town and my kids' arch-rival high school color is green (ours is blue)..... hence their reluctance for too much green.   Any suggestions?

edit:  a friend did a rough photoshop job on my truck picture.... maybe with a 2-tone gray and silver pinstripe at the white/green border?  I would love matching wheels but it’s hard to justify that kind of money on this old truck that only gets driven 5,000 miles a year....

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green pinstripe between the 2 tone colors might look good

Green paint on calipers 

Green pinstripe outer edge of wheel

Non green idea- matching wheels

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I like those thoughts.  Didn’t think about the calipers.  

I was wondering about wrapping the lower section in gray to match the gray on the boat, then maybe a green pinstripe

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I'd never dump the cap.  Way too functional.

My first choice would be to say you already match - white on the truck, white on the boat. ;)

If that isn't good enough, Maybe get rid of the 4x4 lettering on the truck and color match it to the boat?  Or maybe matching Malibu decals on the window(s) of the cap?  I am not a huge fan of that green, so it is hard for me to offer more.

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Personally I wouldn’t add anything on the truck that is the same green as the boat. Other then a sweet @Domed Numbers Axis graphic on the back window. 

https://www.domednumbers.com/online-store/Domed-Axis-Icon-Circle-Choose-your-size-%26-color-p84706897

They could probably even make you something custom. I had custom trailer emblems made. And I have one on my truck.36C775D1-A9B9-473C-BD23-96F385769174.thumb.jpeg.1f2cbb90cb41cace728b71fcfbf56196.jpeg

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Maybe you guys are right- abandon the thoughts of too much green.  I like the idea of the domed number decal and maybe a couple green touches like calipers, etc.

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Love your vandal a20, it’s a very dependable and economical boat and yours looks loaded, and real sweet combo, you sure it’s a 14?,  my transom only has one center section , yours has a left and right transom step that’s not in middle 

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8 hours ago, granddaddy55 said:

Love your vandal a20, it’s a very dependable and economical boat and yours looks loaded, and real sweet combo, you sure it’s a 14?,  my transom only has one center section , yours has a left and right transom step that’s not in middle 

Mine is an A24; I suspect there is just a difference between the steps on the 2 different models?

 

i was wondering about the Vandall graphic idea..... I looked online to see if it could be purchased somewhere but I couldn’t find it.  I wonder if a vinyl shop could copy something this big?

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