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Technical Flames, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,139

    from Michigan

    I had a pair of flamed shorts once..... The gals loved it!! :):rolleyes:
  2. IMG_0098.JPG

    @Slopok Love the Merc. I like flames on Mercs too. Like mine....
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  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,077

    Dave Mc

    I have added flames to many cars and bikes and mailboxes upon request , but never on my cars or bikes. I did put flames on my Ex-wifes vacuum cleaner once
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  4. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,892

    from DFW USA

    Every car can be improved with flames! And, every car can be ruined with them. How's that for an answer?

    Jack James' Buick was pretty much just a Buick until Larry Watson got ahold of it.

  5. Some of the most Iconic Hot Rods & Customs of all time have flames........

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  6. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,675

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Good flames cant be beat!
    Bad flames ruin a car.
    There is a fine line dividing the two, and really no in between.
  7. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,315

    from Alabama


    Sorry, but I dig primitive flames on a beater.
  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,932

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Personal taste issue..who's to tell someone else their taste is wrong, on their own car?
    If resale is a factor, flames will likely diminish the potential list of buyers.
    I, like most on here apparently, like them on some cars, but not so much on others.
  9. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 759


  10. I like the newer style of flames on some cars, that big field of yellow, orange or red in front of them, not so much any more. Ghost flames, why even bother if they are hard to see?
  11. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,988

    Bandit Billy

    I saw some on a PT Cruiser the other day, they didn't help. o_O
  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,000

    from oregon

    I think it helped this one.
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  13. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,988

    Bandit Billy

    hey, I DO like flames. Nice burn out too
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  14. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,810

    from Indy

    I do like the Ohio Flames look
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  15. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,187

    from NC


    Bill Roell & son flames. I had to replace the hood as the original had a blower. Jim Norris perfectly did the hood & the green pin stripe outline on all the flames.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
  16. When we were kids, Yes, Now No.
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  17. Lots of mention of the California Kid on this thread which had the flames painted by a fellow HAMB member @bigm Manuel Reyes. I am also proud to say he mixed the paint for my truck build.
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  18. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,992


  19. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    I like (some) flames on other people’s rides, but not on mine...
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  20. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,109

    Ned Ludd

    I'm not planning flames on anything of mine, but if I did put flames on a car they'd be the definitive type, Watson crab-claws fading from a very pale yellow in front, through orange and red, to a tiny touch of purple at the very tips, with a white keyline on a shiny black car. The reason is that this constitutes a sort of hot rod insignia: it makes a car say "I am a hot rod" and places the car in a confrontational juxtaposition against the condition of stockness. Ironically, in so doing, it also confirms the condition of stockness as something which exists.

    In my own projects and most of my designs that is not what I am after. Like the first hot rodders I'm after doing what the OEMs were doing, but on my own terms. I don't want to give the OEM the graphic finger; I want to dislodge, expel, banish, supplant the OEM. It's a deeper Girardian mimesis and, though the reigning condition of the world powerfully provokes it, it can ultimately be problematic.
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  21. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,421


    These cars need to appeal to the basic kid in us or they become boring.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  22. Hard to believe there are so many "hot rodders" that don't like flames......
    They kinda define hot rod to me.
  23. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,062

    1. 1940 Ford

    I like the Ohio flames on some cars,other styles not always when they appear “forced” in the cars design.
  24. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,175


    Thumbs up for me.
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  25. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 278

    from Texas

  26. Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  27. I had my buddy, Dan lay mine out exactly the way I asked him to. I LOVED them.....for about 10 minutes. 41coupeatnickerson.jpg
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  28. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    What are Ohio flames? I have not heard that term before.
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  29. GuyW
    Joined: Feb 23, 2007
    Posts: 550


    I love (good) flames and pinstriping.
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  30. I love old style flames, but ghost flames and all other "modern" flames not so much. I had to redo the original "ghost" flames on my merc after a little crash and some deep scratches and decided to replace them with some more tradtional flames. Same outlines as before, but different colours. Fits the car, I think.


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