Thanks for all the comments! I think the gold is winning so far. The body is fairly straight but I understand black is a lot harder to get done properly.
I am not sure about what shade of gold. There are a whole lot to chose from. I don't want it to be too muted but I don't want it to look yellow.
I like the paint on this hotrod but it is a candy so I imagine out of my price range:
I also like this chevy but wonder if it is too yellow:
I totally need a new bumper for the front. So far I haven't had any luck finding one. The back is still chrome and in ok shape.
I am not sure about the wheels. I like the torq thrust style but see a lot of them. I am thinking slotted mags or cragars would be cool too in 17s or 18s. Has anyone seen big slotted mags? Or I might go with smoothies or cragars with stock size tires. I plan on lowering the front 3" and am not sure what will fit.
I will look into the reflective paint. Did it seem to make a difference? I might put in air down the road but that is a ways off i think. I was also thinking about a ragtop sunroof like this one:
I have been playing around with the noise filter in Photoshop but mostly on the stripe area. Maybe if the whole van was metallic it would make it look more gold and less yellow? What about the entire thing in gold metalflake? Too much?