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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuced Up!, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Nostrebor
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    You guys are killing it.

    I am getting seriously concerned that the trunk lid will go flying on your first pass down the track, just because it seems determined to not be a part of the build. Keep a close eye on that one!:D
     
  2. KandN Kustoms
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    Ok, let me throw this out there....
    (Don't hate me)
    Are you dead set on the cobra graphics on the side?
    To me it seems a little to "loud "
    If you know what I mean?
    I say, and it's only my opinion, if you're going to go with a blue or gold stripe, you need something on the side the same color.
    Maybe a lite lace panel like on that vet.
    I wouldn't worry about people knowing what it is.
    Those who know will get it and, those who don't will learn.
    Again, just my two cents!

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  3. I love the new layout! And I vote for laced stripe like the Vette.
     
  4. Deuced Up!
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    I actually played around with lace on the gold today. It was pretty cool looking. Then I had an idea...

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    Look a bit closer...

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  5. Deuced Up!
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    The stripe is too narrow but I was just playing around. I want the center stripe to be as wide as the front of the scoop. That way the whole scoop is in the center stripe.

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  7. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    I like the cobras in the stripe idea! But this thing is going to weigh a million pounds just from all the STICKERS you keep making for it! ;););) And of course the black cobras on the gold stripe tie into the black top and the black striping around the gold leaf lettering and the whole combination is going to look real cool! Oh well so much for you talking me out of liking the gold! I guess there is enough blue and white Shelby stuff out there anyhow. Now step away from the sticker machine and help Dad get this thing done!! lol Larry
     
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  8. Deuced Up!
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    You know by getting away from the panel style graphics I have already cut it down more than 60 percent. I am doing the best I can...LMAO

    Actually if I were to be truthful, the Cobra lace work was sort of a Joke. I was playing around with lace patterns and simply could not find any that I liked. So I started to make my own and well it just sort of happened. But after I saw the stripe in person, it blew me away.

    I am always looking for those little touches that get people's attention. The Cobra-lace work (for lack of better term) is just that sort of thing. When you are say, 20' away the stripe looks gold, which is very cool in and of itself. But as you start to get closer to the car, you see this pattern emerging and it like, oh cool the stripe has a lace paint fade in it. Then you get up close enough you see the Drag Snake graphic and it just blows you away.

    However I was not totally satisfied with it last night, I mean I really like the design but it seemed to have some bare patches here and there between the snakes. This morning I played around a bit trying to find something to ad to it. I even played around with some parts and pieces of real lace work but it just didn't quite look right.

    Then I decided on this, and in my opinion, it is a home run.
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    Here is a shot of it a bit closer...
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  9. I like it!


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  10. loudbang
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  11. oldolds
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    Ok. I've had enough of this making it look pretty stuff. When are we going to see black marks in the street!?
     
  12. AldeanFan
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    Love it


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  13. Peanut 1959
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    Might do the thin stripes in black. Maybe with gold Cobras?
     
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  17. Deuced Up!
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    I got to the shop a bit early this morning and dug out the art file for the door panels and glove box door. I can't remember if I posted these before, but if I did they would have been blue! LOL. I did a couple of color test to get a nice gold tint to them instead. They are printing on .040 aluminum right now.

    I am also going to print me an extra piece of the stripe with the DragSnake fade on it and put it on the top of the consol between the seats. Right now it is wrapped with an etched aluminum. It looks cool but with the color shift and such here at the last minute I think the continued stripe right through the middle of the cockpit will be killer!
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  18. 36cab
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    I like the Wimbledon White without the side panel paint design much better than with the gold and blue side panels. The old AMT King Cobra model kit came with snakeskin stripe decals. You should try photoshopping that on your Cobra. amt-amt-king-cobra-1-25-scale-amt793-12.jpg
     
  19. Offset
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    @Deuced Up! I think you need to contact your fibreglass guy and order a trunk lid for your Dad for Fathers Day.
     
  20. Deuced Up!
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    I think I need order a "new" one for the car and let him keep this busted up unit as wall art...LMAO!

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  22. saltflats
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    Save all the art work for the hauler. ;)
     
  23. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    But James the Saltshaker picked up a Gazillion horse power after Randall put stickers on her for ya!:D Hope all is well with all you Southern Boy's! Larry
     
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  24. Deuced Up!
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    Thanks Larry. LOL Someone else mentioned stop making it look pretty and lay some black marks on the street. Hell my lawnmower can drop a patch, but no one really wants to see the old Craftsman getting with it! LMAO

    I know what they are saying though, ready to see some action. Well I feel the exact same way. We are planning on finishing up the graphics and installing them some time next weekend or so. My goal is to have it ready to roll by the end of the month and ready to test. We will be making its debute at the HAMB Drags in August.
     
  25. nrgwizard
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    Last version of Snake Lace is perfect. :D .
    Marcus...
     
  26. Deuced Up!
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    Way too hot for most of the day in the shop. But I did get the inner door panels and glove box door cut out.
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    Since the glove box door is going up against the padded dash I put a black trim piece on it. It had pretty tight turns so I clamped it in place so it can mold itself etc.
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    I held up one of the panels to get an idea of how it will look. It is going to be pretty vool!

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  27. Deuced Up!
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  28. malibumonte78
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    Cery Vool!
     
  29. Deuced Up!
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  30. Nostrebor
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    I just assumed it was the big snake fangs that made him talk like that... the Dracula lisp.:D
     

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