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My vintage Trophy Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Emperor Chris, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
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    Emperor Chris
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    from Nor Cal
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    I have built several vintage style trophies in the last few years and I decided to post a build thread of my most recent trophy that was presented at the 2012 GNRS Suede Palace. I enjoy building trophies that look like they were built in the 1940’s thru 1960’s. They had great yet simple lines: like a piece of art deco or mid-century furniture. The way I look at it is that if you build a Hot Rod of Kustom that is reminiscent of those eras; why not get a trophy to match? So enjoy the photos.
    1. Here is my rough draft.
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    2. This is Clear Green Laxan.
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    3. Trophy topper from Limeworks.
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    4. The base and the plaque from the trophy shop. I cut this all on my radial arm saw/scroll saw.
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    5. Here is the main body of the trophy attached to the base.
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    6. Here is where I started to experiment with the lexan shapes.
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    7. This is the top with the aluminum risers.
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    8. Here is the mock up with the aluminum topper and mesh background.
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    9. I changed the lexan shapes from the triangular design to diamonds. It looked way better.
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    10. I went ahead and did a satin semi-transparent finish opposed to just a stained wood.
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    11. A little close-up of the plaque.
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    12. .....and the final product!
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  2. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    Wow. I totally dig that.
     
  3. Killer. Now who got to take it home?
     
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  4. hotflint
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    Sweet! I really like that!
     
  5. Totally saw this at the GNRS!
     
  6. Pretty much nailed it! What is the silver mesh?
     
  7. speed-kings
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    Mine is the one on the far left. Made to look like vintage trophy from late 50's. Took my idea from an actual Magnolia Drag Strip trophy from '58.
     

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  8. Emperor Chris
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    1. Upholstery

    Thank you everyone. I really appreciate the kind comments. The silver mesh is an aluminum ornamental material I found at Lowe's. The winner of the trophy went to Robert and Sherri Ruiz' Hemi powered hot rod. I borrowed the photo from another thread.

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  9. JJTF
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    Wow that's cool!
     
  10. WOW!!! Your trophy rules!
     
  11. belair
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    belair
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    Cool - maybe ther's a little TW in all of us. You nailed the look.
     
  12. squirrel
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    squirrel
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    Neato! gives me an idea for our next show we're putting on....
     
  13. SKULL ORCHARD
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    SKULL ORCHARD
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    NICE way better than anything i've seen new or old
     
  14. The winner definately fits the award
     
  15. Even non-trophy guys desire a cool piece for their mantel. No doubt the recipient was honored. Nice work.
     
  16. jasonp
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    Sweet trophy!!
     
  17. Right on brother......you really nailed the look........well done.
     
  18. Emperor Chris
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    Thanks again everyone for the comments. Since this seems to be a small hit, I will post some more pix on this thread of others I have done.
     
  19. deucetruck
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    That is SO cool! I really like the step-by-step pics and description you provided. Thanks!!
     
  20. Mr.Musico
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    Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    awesome stuff- real works of art.
     
  21. M.Edell
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    That was one KOOL trophy for sure!
     
  22. ratrodder34
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    OLD School all the way!!!!!...........Love it.
     
  23. Emperor Chris
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    Here is one of my favorites that I have built. This went to a cool 32 5 window coupe today at Billetproof. 208.JPG
     
  24. Great tips!

    Do you make the plaques?

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  25. Emperor Chris
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    No. I have them made at all trophy shop at the Air Force Base by my house.

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  26. Great lookin trophy! Have thought about doing some myself for some of our races.
     

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