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The Other Flame Styles: Chunky Flames, Thick Flames, Von Dutch-Style Flames..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasSpeed, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. TexasSpeed
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    I didn't see a dedicated thread to these flame styles. You don't see them enough. You see more of the popular flame style like these fine examples..

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    Now, there's nothing wrong with that style flame, but let's be honest.. Whenever someone says "flame job" this is the kind that comes to mind right away. It might even be considered over-used, like red Corvettes or 350s in everything. So let's avoid that particular style and post up the chunky flames that graced some of the hot rods before the "new" style became so dominant.

    My rendering of the paint style I'm leaning towards for my project..

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    Here's what I have in my stash so far..

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    Let's see what else is out there, folks! Post them up!
     
  2. 1951Streamliner
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    One of my favorites

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  3. TexasSpeed
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    Yes! I knew there was an AD GM truck with chunky flames. I couldn't find it in my stash..

    Thanks, man.


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  4. sololobo
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    Here is my first car and our home spun flame job take! ~sololobo~
     

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  5. GTOMUSTANG
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    Von Dutch believed that flame licks should never cross each other. Apparently you're considering the age when no one knew the rules of flames...seaweed style licks, crab claws and the like. It would "date" the car, but you could also start a trend, if you got creative with the colors inside the flames...I say go forward with it!
     
  6. graverobber63
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    Roth's '56 Ford are my favourite style flames. I love that seaweed style, long and skinny

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  7. Sorry to be a downer, but I just don't like that style at all. Maybe I am too young and grew up around the first two styles more. To each his own though, right?

    Rock on!
     
  8. graverobber63
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    Larry Watson flames kicked much arse aswell.

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  9. BrerHair
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    Ray Erickson's 34 in 1956 in KC.

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  10. BrerHair
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    From 1955 NHRA Nats, photo courtesy of grim

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    George Rubsch's streamliner named "Skip It"

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  13. BrerHair
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    Santa Ana 1956

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  14. Let's not forget this one.The Norm Grabowski "Kookie Kar"

    Opps, I guess brerhair beat me to it.
     

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  15. BrerHair
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    And here's Kookie Kar 2 in color:

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  16. BrerHair
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    Sorry oldschool, we must have been posting at same time. Wanted a color pic of my previous post.
     
  17. The Barradini Roadster is one of my all time faves.
     
  18. fuzzybear
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    can't go past this one
     

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  19. TexasSpeed
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    Awesome! Thanks for posting up some more pictures, fellas. I really dig that '34 cabriolet in post 9.

    Let's keep this thing rolling!


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  20. curbspeed
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    Here's the style I have decided to go with. One of the coolest flame jobs that just screams late 50's to me.
     

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  21. VonKool13
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    Thats cool, and just think when the 80s come back for our rods all you have to do is change the colors to pastel pink and Blue. ;):D

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  22. Tim
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    It seems a lot of these look less like flames and more like the paint shredding off the car, which honestly seems faster than it caught on fire haha. I can dig the chunky flames when they actually look like flames though, your rendering is pretty spot on.
     
  23. Theo Douglas
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    This is a great idea for a thread. And, even if it's too late, somebody should post an early photo of the R&C Dream Truck 'cause I think it had chunky flames at one point.
     
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  26. JeffreyJames
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    Love the chunky flames! I was gonna do them on my '32 but unfortunately I have to sell it so I guess maybe on different car down the road.
     
  27. What? :eek: HRP
     
  28. TexasSpeed
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    That sucks to hear, dude.
     
  29. codeblu
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    I've always wanted to do a late 50's style Custom with some seaweed flames.
     
  30. mgtstumpy
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    I've no idea what this style is on my 35?
     

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