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Art & Inspiration Hipsters ruin everything

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lodaddyo, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. I have a book in my waiting room called "how to tell you're a hipster". Pretty funny stuff. Maybe google it. Haha.
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  2. This has been called a Hipster dofuss.:eek::D o-KRAMER-SEINFELD-facebook.jpg
  3. bedwards
    Joined: Mar 25, 2015
    Posts: 270


    I made one out of an 85 Chevy truck cap. I kinda like them.
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  4. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

    Not sure that this is a "hipster" thing. I've been seeing hubcap clocks hanging in any number of antique malls and crappy do-wop themed "50s" diners for a long time now...

    Besides, some of my best hot rod doodads came from young kids selling stuff in "hipster" establishments
  5. I bought these from some guy's widow, cheap. She had no idea what they were, I don't either, maybe something for an old car. I cut out the center parts with some tin snips and mounted these black velvet paintings. Gonna try to sell them at the flea market. Pretty cool, wadya guys think?


    (I kid. Pick your dentures up off the floor, don't be angry....)
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  6. I think you're clowning around.
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  7. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,052


    Those are "Buttster's"
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  8. clunker, You have to sell me one of those. It will look great hanging over my McCulloch VS57 drink mixer. Do you have any with a bull fighter? I'll trade you my Ed Pink blower chip bowl that I welded drink holders on to.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
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  9. This one will cost you more than a dollar........... filter.jpg
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  10. 2017 "hipster" = 1960's "too cool for school"

    It matches definition exactly.

    From the interweb:


    For example, on the first day of a shoot on a film set, not knowing anyone, I can look around and tell you exactly what peoples' jobs are by how they look;

    Grips: dressed in black, beer bellies
    Camera assistant: North Face catalog, oblivious to anyone else
    Art department: covered in paint stains
    Producer: using lamp with human skin from holocaust

    The "Director" is without fail 100% of the time the biggest "hipster" in the area:
    Shit kicker work boots, without a scuff
    Full beard
    $1500 eye glasses
    Full arms of tattoos
    Hair gel
    Skinny jeans (despite being 40+ years old)
    Designer shirt

    Like this guy

    Oh the humanity......
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  11. Damn I hated that guy. Most unfunny man on the planet. That is until Will Ferrell came along.
  12. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    The red ones mine (85 hp) and the two blue ones (60 hp) I made for my boy's.
    Don't worry or fret though they all could be reused on a motor as noting was destroyed in their making. IMG_0263.JPG photo (1).JPG
  13. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 938

    from chiburbs

    Whatever that thing is for "more than a dollar"....its crooked. Top thingy is not centered.

    I've seen plenty an old fart making those clocks, definitely weren't hipsters.
  14. Similar idea but not quite as fancy as yours. The copper pipe is how I got juice to the indicator bulb in the filter bowl. I posted it in the garage art thread.
  15. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Very Nice! ...... not just art but functional.
  16. Thanks, I like yours also. Where did you get the giant plugs? Did you add the heads to existing lamps that you can buy? I would like to create a vintage looking spark plug display for a buddy that collects old plugs.
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  17. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
    Posts: 1,100


    Man I would post up my garage clock but I fear being called a "hipster" I bought a rusted banjo steering wheel off Adam401 and tacked numbers onto it. I knew better to not buy the correct horn button and drill a hole in it. But I did find a 40 custom horn button for $10 (didn't fit right) but it makes for an awesome garage clock and everyone loves the damn thing.

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  18. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,281


    I've got a lot of hub caps. I used one old Ford one to make a wall clock and another to make an air cleaner top. Neither was pristine,neither was rare. I like looking at them, and they are mine. So I drilled holes in them. Time to move on, I think.
  19. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,220


    no pristine hub caps were harmed in the making of this cool clock, yes, I consider myself a hipster and have made and will make more clocks out of damaged hub caps. No whippings please.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,236


    Awesome, perfect shop desk lamp. Need a mulllered up carb to run wires through, then the air cleaner for the shade over the top, but that's some badass work right there.
  21. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,272

    rusty rocket

    Maybe they were Beatniks and not hipsters. Ive done the same thing except the caps I used were Trashed.
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  22. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    The giant plugs I sourced thru Summit's Genuine Hotrod Hardware catalog, they were a resin based lamp that I sawed the lower base off, then machined the distributor out of billet aluminum to fit and join the head water neck and lamp base.
  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,690

    jimmy six

    image.jpeg Harley air cleaner tops seem to be made for a clock.
  24. keywestjack
    Joined: Jul 14, 2013
    Posts: 96

    from Pittsburgh

    [QUOTE="clunker, post: 11941923, member: 14 "hipster" = 1960's

    Like this guy

    Looks like the guy from " FAST AND LOUD".
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  25. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,465


    ^The dude Mikey posted is cooler than Mr. Trying too 'effin hard.^
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  26. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,450


    When I make Art work out of old car parts, I use the best stuff I can find! I'm not making my Art work out of old wore out stuff! I want to wiz off those that think they are better then me!

    Well, maybe not........Gene
  27. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
    Posts: 553

    Early Ironman

    I'm no hipster, but I love my 54 Mercury clock.
    Five dollar swap meet hubcap and a 99 cent Goodwill clock for the mechanism. Better than sitting in a box for another 30 years. Or getting scrapped. I think repurposing is a way to allow our passion to be a larger part of our lives in an artistic way.
    I consider building a hot rod or kustom a form of art.

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  28. This is freakin' hilarious!
  29. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,468


    Kinda looks like me.
  30. I miss the star rating for threads.

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