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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the DutchDude, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Mad Mark
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    Great thread.
    Hey Kripfink - was gonna ask you to post some pics of your rig, but I snooped your profile and found some. Hope ya don't mind. ;) Cool truck.
     
  2. Kripfink
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    No problemo Mark,glad you dig it.
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  3. the DutchDude
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    great great stuff!!
    the thing i love about these panels is the amount of creativity that goes in em'
    the idea is always the same, displaying information, but there's so many ways to do this, just love it!!

    phill youre work is awesome man, that's why i used youre image as example, great work!!
    how thick are those alu panels you use?
    and what do you use for the paint to stick good to the alu?

    i did one as well, didn't turn out as good as i wanted
    i had to paint the side of a car on it with chrome trim
    concidering i never painted chrome before and i used an airbrush for the first time to do it, i guess i kinda asked for it haha
    the lettering turned out good though
    gonna post a pic soon when i cleaned it
     
  4. the DutchDude
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  5. lawman
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    Gosh, Those signs are "Art Art Art" !!!!! I have a few hanging in my shop from the late 70s or early 80s. They were $25.00 a sign and I was shocked at that price. Nothing like these signs but I bet they cost more then any
    homeade custom I ever built and showed !!!!!! LOL
     
  6. Royalshifter
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    Cool thread I need to find someone to do the "Victoria" for the GNRS?
     
  7. RodP
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    I like Plexi signs. Here's one Alan Smith and I did about 20 years ago. It is 1/2" Plexiglass painted & step shaded on the back and striped & lettered on the front. I always liked to use them as "ART" after the show season was done.
     

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  8. RodP
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    This one is close to 30 years old. It is small for a show sign. Combination of wood and plexi. Alan Smith again. This was before vinyl.
     

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  9. philly the greek
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    DutchDude , good looking showsign , here's a shot of a simular one from a few years ago.
     

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  10. RawDeal
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    please keep them coming!!!
     
  11. Hey RodP, the sign you did for Young's '60 is way cool. Always enjoyed looking at it.
     
  12. Jimbo17
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    Some very talented people who are excellent at their craft.

    Really nice work. Jimbo
     
  13. bonez
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    WOW! The Vaughan sign is wonderful! I have quite a few pics of the car but never seen this.
    The second one has a very strong 60s poster art vibe. Which is of course cool.
     
  14. Love these old signs or as we called them in the 60's ShowCards. I use to do a few every year at the DC Ram Rods Rod and Custom Show. Did one for "The Orange Crate" when they forgot to bring there's that year. My one and only photo to make the R&C Little pages back the mid '60's was of the car with my sign.
    Really enjoy all the photo's of the signs and displays. Angle hair still makes me itch just looking at the old photo's :eek:
     
  15. Kripfink
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    Well, who would have thought it! Page 3 on a thread about show boards and so far no comment from the "show boards are gay" brigade. Keep them coming guys:cool:. Skip, it is absolutely mandatory for you to have a show board to go with that beautiful Victoria.
    Paul
     
  16. the DutchDude
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    thanks phil!!
    youre work has really been a big inspiration for the panel, if you look at the layout and a little bit of the lettering style you might notice that
    the chrome on the other hand should have looked like yours haha
    but for a first time i think i shouldn't be hard on myself
    i also don't really get the kick out of airbrushing as i do with brushwork
     
  17. the DutchDude
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    WOW!!
    you can bet that it's called art!!
    what exactly do you mean by step shaded?
    (i'm from europe)
     
  18. autobilly
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    Googie, how bitchen is that?
    [​IMG]
     
  19. 52stude43
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    here's one I did for a customers coupe , shaped it like the grille shell and lettered it
     

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  20. the DutchDude
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  21. fat141
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    Hope so mate ^^^^^^^^^
    Rod
     
  22. Sage
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  23. philly the greek
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    Sage , I've always liked seeing your work in Roy Brizios' dispaly at the GNRS every year . Always inspiring .
     
  24. hombres ruin
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    The showboard is a great accompaniment to a killer Kustom , and the people behind these rides really need the recognition
     
  25. MoparJoel
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    Hard to see sorry but this guy was parked next to me at a show a few weeks back and his Sign got ALOT of attention ( and laughs) he gets a big A for effort! from me.
    it reads:
    GVW: 7000lbs
    engine: 230ci
    Transmission: 4 speed (non syncros)
    H.P. 102!
    0-60 YEAH RIGHT!
    topspeed: PISS EM OFF!
    Bodywork: A little
    Paint: Some
    Color: Perfect
    Care takers: bob & Bridget
    [​IMG]

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  26. Sage
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    Thanks Phill. You do some gorgeous work (both at your site and your PinheadLounge page). I didn't think anyone even noticed the signs at GNRS. Well, maybe another 'sign guy'. Me...I'm just an old guy pushing paint around after 44 years.
     

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