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Projects flames scallops or pinstripes??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyego, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    So, I havent had much luck trying to sell or trade this, so I figured I would play with it a little over winter, The paint is getting a little old on it so I figured it wouldnt hurt to mess around with it a little bit. I was thinking maybe seaweed style flames over the whole thing front to back. I really havent seen scallops on a Falcon that I have really liked, but who knows... Or I could just throw some subtle striping on it. Opinions or photoshopping help would be appreciated! I dont want it too look like a rebel rodz car but I have heard on too many occasions that it looks like an old man car....

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  2. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,165


    Scallops will work if done right.
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,434

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Nope, I wouldn't do anything but drive that.
  4. H3O
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 597


    i've got scallops and pinstripes on mine. can't have a car without pinstripes, and the scallops go with the body lines on my car. i shaved my trim too.

  5. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    oh yeah and does it get any more hillbilly than that second picture with a hillbilly pool on my driveway with the neighbors T.A. with a bad saran wrap paintjob on jackstands :)
  6. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    nice looking car...personally I'd spend the money on a set of narrow whitewalls... stripings good too...
  7. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    Yeah Im with you on that one. I used what I had for the summer. It would definately lok better with the pinner whites.
  8. seaweed flames would be cool if you did the right colors
  9. I would leave it alone. This isn't the time of year to sell a convert, but that car should bring $3k no worries come Spring.
  10. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 882

    from Midway NC

    Flames work, scalops are cool and pinstripes can work. Flames need to flow with the body. Flames that stop short of the front fenders just don't cut it. Scalops are cool but need to follow the bodylines without being overbearing. Pinstriping will do wonders for the price but do your homework on the pinstriper. Most of all do what makes you happy....
  11. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


    a pinch of scallops, dont over do it. and some tastefull striping on the hood and trunk.
  12. IF you have to do something with the paint, look up "Watson style" scallops!
  13. hemi guy 53
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 266

    hemi guy 53
    from colorado

    two tone dark on bottom light on top works every time
  14. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    I'm leaning towards white seaweed flames. I dig Watson style scallops but not sure how they would look on a falcon. My concern about the flames is flowing around the trim. I do not want to pull the trim and fill the holes.
  15. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,864

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    words of wisdom.
  16. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,877

    from omaha ne.

    You must be a hillbilly with money:D:D:eek:We alway had a metal horse tank pool that someone else threw out!
  17. i've always prefered flames, and don't really like scallops, but on your car, i'm thinking scallops might work
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    you'll right , it does look like an old man,s car.and this old man likes it . I would think before doing anything , remember the kool trim & what it would do to it.
  19. ChrisBorsheim
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 209


    scallops, kill the trim.
  20. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497


    If your intent is to eventually sell the car, why spend the money and time to put flames or scallops on it? That will only narrow the amount of people that consider buying it because it might not be to their taste. The car with trim looks really good now. I say get some good wax and buff that baby out, that paint should shine! And you leave a blank canvas for the next guy who might not like flames. Just my .02 cents.
  21. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    Pinstirpes, but not over done. Scallops really have to be done right to look decent.. and I don't think they work on every car. Flames.. no.
  22. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,170

    from So-Cal

    Why ruin a nice cruiser
  23. PacaRacer50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2010
    Posts: 171


    on the right car flame scallops look good. depends on the look you are going for.

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  24. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    In both pics the wheels and tires just kill the car alltogether Maybe some mild pinstripes and a good buffing but mostly change the tires and wheels.
  25. I'm thinking just a hole............................with a 8:71 and 2 660's poking through, straight front axle, altered wheelbase, just sayin. Seriously, small cool car, nice small tasteful PINSTRIPING. Flames or scallops would overwelm. BDM
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  26. Yea maybe pins strips at the outside most. But even at that I would lean toward something subtle and not go too extreme. Think Tommy the Greek as opposed to Von Dutch.

    Anyway I think Bowtie Brown and I are on pretty much the same page here.
  27. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,930


    As others stated, your car do what you like, butt I personally would do conservative pin striping.....
  28. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    i'm agree with this 100%. just add some pinner whites.
  29. garagerods
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 451

    from Omaha

    I agree......

    But a straight!
  30. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,387


    haha.. If anthing is going to get a straight axle it is going to be my 56. I was trying to sell it so I would have room in the garage this winter. I plan on making my garage bigger this spring so If it doesnt sell over winter I will have the room to keep it. I hear you on the pinner whites though. That definately needs to happen.

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