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Are flames dead?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Aug 25, 2008.

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Flames, Dead or alive?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2008.
  1. yes, flames died when you could get them as a sticker.

    39 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. No, i love em.

    187 vote(s)
    63.8%
  3. Who cares?

    69 vote(s)
    23.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. retroridesbyrich
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,872

    retroridesbyrich
    Member
    from Central NC

    Flames are not dead; they just smell funny. (appologies to FZ)
     
  2. No. I like the flamed trucks, personally. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Roll with it and put flames on whatever flames look good on!
     
  3. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod
    Member

    They are traditional, but for the most part I don't care for them except for 49-51 Fords for some reason they are really cool on them
     
  4. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    wkends
    Member
    from Kentucky

    I hope not mine has been this way since 94. DSCN1813.jpg
     
  5. Hooligan63
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,343

    Hooligan63
    Member

    I swear people,if you don't dig Bob's Merc being flamed up,then you just ain't f'n American.This car is Apple Pie I tell ya,Apple f'n Pie!
     
  6. Butcher Boy
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 301

    Butcher Boy
    Member

    As long as there some hell to raise, flames will always be there............
     
  7. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    propwash
    Member
    from Las Vegas

    Flames are just as dead as Flattie V8s, early Hemis and Strombergs....

    Stickers are for toolboxes....

    I'll give up my flames when you pry my cold dead.....oh wait....never mind...

    dj
     
  8. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 545

    Bosco1956
    Member
    from Jokelahoma

    Flame are OK :D Just not on my cars :p
     
  9. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 545

    Bosco1956
    Member
    from Jokelahoma

    Flames are OK :D Just not on my cars :p
     
  10. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,593

    zman
    Member
    from Garner, NC

    Lol, I don't care, we put em on my Buick this weekend.

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  11. DrivenDead
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 417

    DrivenDead
    Member

    thats like asking if jeans and a black shirt are dead... its a classic. Personally i prefer scallops, but flames will always be around.
     
  12. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim
    Member

    I have always loved good flames on a hotrod if done the right way .
    These newer flames don't do anything for me ! My 2 cents worth ! :cool:
     
  13. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,863

    philly the greek
    Member
    from so . cal.

    In a word ,,,,Never!!!!!!!
     

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  14. Sorry to say that flames and pinstriping pretty much died around here in the early to mid 70's ................ which is when I quit painting. Glad they are back and lookin good. I found my old paint box the other day. May have to dust it off and try my hand at it again.
     
  15. CHRIS 57
    Joined: Jun 10, 2005
    Posts: 185

    CHRIS 57
    Member
    from Upstate NY

    I hope not or my daughter will be pissed when she finds out her new stroller is out of style already.:)
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  16. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R
    Member

    That's way cool. She will be the coolest kid in town. Excellent flames
    chuck
     
  17. Billet
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 275

    Billet
    Member

    Good flames will never be dead.. Its the stupid sticker shit that needs to be buried
     
  18. kpapesh
    Joined: Jun 4, 2009
    Posts: 64

    kpapesh
    Member
    from Ohio

    Flames will never die. Real fire will.
     
  19. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269

    SinisterCustom
    Member

    I missed the memo.....

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  20. gilbert torres
    Joined: May 11, 2008
    Posts: 124

    gilbert torres
    Member

    YEA FLAMES SUCK!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  21. gilbert torres
    Joined: May 11, 2008
    Posts: 124

    gilbert torres
    Member

    Sorry forgot how to stack the pics..lol:d
     
  22. 28hiboy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 394

    28hiboy
    Member
    from milton fl

    Just what part of "form and function" do flames fall under?
     
  23. hemi guy 53
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 266

    hemi guy 53
    Member
    from colorado

    Two words HELL NO.
     
  24. nitrojoe
    Joined: Jun 7, 2009
    Posts: 129

    nitrojoe
    Member
    from Midway,nc

    Flames never die, they just keep getting cooler.(is that possible??)
     
  25. I have to admit 2 things.
    I didn't read every entry in this post.
    And-uh
    I never liked flames.
    Never.
    Whew...I feel better now.

    That being said, the ridiculously over the top flame jobs Gilbert Torres posted up there are pretty freakin' cool....in their over-the-topedness.
     
  26. InMyBlood
    Joined: Jun 12, 2009
    Posts: 39

    InMyBlood
    Member

    I think flames are still a major part of hotrodding but those cookiecutter flames are pathetic. If you're gonna put flames on your car, paint ORIGINAL flames for YOUR car not like those stupid stick-on ones. If you want that cheep flame look, go out and get an early 90s Toyota. For a car that you drop thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into, why put basic, common flames on your car. I'm sorry if my opinion offends anyone but I just needed to get that off my chest.
     
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  28. Fordguy78
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 558

    Fordguy78
    Member

    When everyone started getting "real fire" painted on their car, I began to look away. Flames are good but if that fire looks real, it better be real.
     
  29. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    Rudebaker
    Member
    from Illinois

    Saw a Honda Rebel m/c today painted Pearl White with Pink flames, that pretty much killed 'em for me for awhile.
     

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