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Technical Jake's tub

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by speedster t, May 11, 2021.

  1. speedster t
    Joined: Nov 19, 2019
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    speedster t

    Does any one know what Jacobs used to paste hotrod magazine pages on this tub. I guess it was glue and clear coated after. I remember long ago there was a article about it and I can only find photos.
    Want to try this for my project.
     
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  2. I think they used a process known as decoupage.

    From the web: Découpage glue – specifically for this craft and available from craft shops. It is perfect as it can be used as both glue and varnish. Try a specialist glue such as Aleene's instant decoupage water-based glue, sealer and finish. PVA glue – all round glue which dries clear and sticks paper, card, fabric, wood and metal.

    Available at stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby.
     
  3. speedster t
    Joined: Nov 19, 2019
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    speedster t

    Thank you very much.
     
  4. alchemy
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    I thought they used Jakoupage.
     

  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    Do you really want to do this? Early pictures of Jake's tub show the decoupaged images compared to later pictures show the pages really turned yellow later.
     
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  6. A Boner
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    Liked it way more before the “Jakoupage”!
     
  7. lumpy 63
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    I remember seeing it at the Petersens museum many years ago. An interesting piece of 70s Hot Rod history.
     
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  8. hotrodjack33
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    Looks to me like they fucked up an otherwise decent looking A Bone...even though the red was brush-painted.
    ztub1.jpg ztub2.jpg
     
  9. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    When I first saw that I thought it was fantastic. A couple months after seeing it, I did sorta the same thing to a T Bucket I was just finishing up. BUT, I used those T bucket plans that CCR used to sell for ten bucks. Any questions about my car, I just pointed to the body and told them they could read all about it. Saved me from spending a lot face time with 'Goobers'.
     
  10. You have to know Jake to appreciate this rod.
     
  11. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Nobody is perfect. This is just not a good look.
     
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  12. What? That car is iconic and the "Jakopauge" was genius. I'd even say the aging of it makes it even better.
     
  13. Atwater Mike
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    Some guys are just ape over 'patina'...
     
  14. bigdog
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    Nope, not a fan.
     
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  15. 31Apickup
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    More like the 80’s


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  16. J. A. Miller
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    I think vintage Playboy pictures would get more attention!
     
  17. alchemy
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    I like it. The car is fun, and isn't that what this whole thing is about? Might be a little over the top, but there are plenty of ways to take a car too far, and lots of them are done every day. This one was the first to have paper art plastered on the sides, and no other has bested it yet.
     
  18. 5window
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    Well, we can all agree that aging makes wine and Linda Vaughn better. For almost everything else, aging makes us wiser.This is the Emporer's New Tub. OTOH, it's his car, he can/could build it like he likes.
     
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  19. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    I think @Pete Eastwood was involved. maybe he will chime in... and to all you people saying they ruined a car, they were having fun, isn't having fun with cars supposed to be what this hobby is about?? also I am going to change the title to "Jake's tub" nobody knows who the hell jacob is.....
     
  20. Tman
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    It was something done in a moment in time that worked. Kinda like the first fake patina guy. After that, just cheap imitations. At the time it was a middle finger towards the hobby and industry
     
  21. alchemy
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    ^^^^ that kid is saying to himself "I can't believe they're having this much fun! Not allowed!" ^^^^
     
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  22. ...............Mine must have already been decoupaged, 'cause the pages are all stuck together.:eek:
     
  23. typo41
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    If you knew, or met Jake, you would understand the car.
     
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  24. 26hotrod
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    No doubt about it Jake is an original..........
     
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  25. Blake 27
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    By 2006 it looked like this. HPIM0976.JPG HPIM0977.JPG
     
  26. 26hotrod
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    You know, I like the interior in that hot rod. Looks like easy maintenance..........
     
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  27. 32fenderless
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    I was a teenager when I first seen the magazine where they were brush painting it. I thought that looks like fun. Everyone is so serious about building the next big thing and he was having fun. Then when I seen them jakopauging it I thought it was even cooler.
    People need to lighten up and have some fun.


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  28. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Jake only has to please himself,none of you
     

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