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Nose art on my truck what do you think?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hanky, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Hanky
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 94

    Hanky
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    from Sweden

    I have thought about paint a shark nose art on my truck. If I will do that where is it best to place it, from the torpedo or from the chrome strip?

    What do you guys think, where too have it or don't have it at all?

    Of course best would have been if someone have pics of it already done, or even better edit my pictures:)

    Thanks


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  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

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    from SUGAR CITY

    I think it's a cool truck the way it is right now! I think someone with a truck similar to yours has it already (his is painted olive drab) and in my opinion your truck looks way better with out it. I would not even consider it if I were you. The only thing I would do to yours is paint that shell insert black and call it a day. Nice work.
     
  3. creepyjackalope
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 560

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    Some things are better without cheese. Your truck is bitchen and I think anything like what you are talking about would kill it. Just my opinion.
     
  4. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Don't do it!!!!
     
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  5. AMEN to that.
     
  6. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
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    from antioch CA

    yea amigo, your truck is just done right. dont paint the nose art, it would really take alot away from it....BUT it is your truck and you gotta do what you want. id start at the front of the cowl and make its way back if i were to do it.
     
  7. ROBERT JAM
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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    ROBERT JAM
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    NO!! That is just goo gaw.Truck is good as is
     
  8. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    nose art is cool, however that design would kill the truck as others have already said. maybe consider a smaller design like a "pin-up" on cowl side if your hell bent for some nose art !!
     
  9. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    21tat
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    Great lookin truck. I agree with the others. Nose art is not going to fit.
     
  10. kustombypook
    Joined: Oct 12, 2002
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    This sounds like a better idea. Remember, less is more.
     
  11. HotRodPaint.com
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 425

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    Sounds pretty cool! I always wanted to do this theme from the Flying Tigers of WW2, but never could talk anyone into it!

    If you make it too large, it might be a little too extreme for your truck, but that is your choice to make.

    Until I saw the picture, I thought you meant "bomber nose art". It might be nice to do a Great White shark head ripping through the side, with the metal peeled back, and the name "Great White".
     
  12. I'd just make it plain and shiny, it's already badass.
     
  13. It may catch on fire. Oh, no, he didn't just go there!
     
  14. KATFISH
    Joined: Aug 9, 2004
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    Dont do it.......................
     
  15. I'd do it. I think it would be epic!!

    This is better angle of the same weapon/bird.
     

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  16. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    It would become the focal point, instead of the truck itself.
    Too much of a good thing is dangerous. You don't want your truck to turn into a "cartoon".
    Bottom Line: It's your truck, but you asked.
     
  17. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    leave as is imho.... VERY cool, clean truck...
     
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    You could drive it wearing Charcoal pants and a smoking jacket!
    Ba-da-BING!:D

    seriously, I like the truck as it is. I think to have good nose art you'd need a hood with sides on it. Its not nose art if its not near the front!:cool:
     
  19. Trashed & Hammered
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 589

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    from HR,Oregon

    Its cool..... but maybe not on that truck. If your itching to add something ask everyone
    here that Photochops to whip you up some designs. I'll take a jab at it later. I don't know if your trying to keep an early vintage look but, how about a simple double scallop? Or a checker pattern along the lower sides?
     
  20. i wouldnt do it either as others ahve already mentioned it would take away from the truck..
     
  21. I agree NOT to use it- the shark's teeth and other nose art were used on planes with long noses like the P-40. It wouldn't look right on your pickup, but something more "subtle" might like the "flying tiger" (also on some P-40's).

    If you really want to add some type of WWII-style art to your car, look through some books on the subject to find something that might suit your car better.
    Again, I would go for smaller and more subtle.
     
  22. premium
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 393

    premium
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    from Goergia

    DO NOT PAINT SOME MEANINGLESS BULL SHIT ON THAT PERFECT TRUCK!!..
    it would be like that hot chick with a tattoo on her shoulder of some asshat she date years ago....IT WOULD RUIN IT!!.. again i dont contribute funds or hard labor on your project so what the hell ever...JUST DONT DO IT!!
     
  23. jonny o
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    Even if you go for the jaws, it doesn't seem to fit without it being on the nose. I like the idea of the pinup like Bill said, or maybe some door art.
     
  24. Hanky
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 94

    Hanky
    Member
    from Sweden

    Thanks for the thoughts. As you say my truck is probably little to small and without a hood it probably wont look good and a hood eliminated.

    Thanks thrasherbill for taken time!
     
  25. hammered 29
    Joined: Nov 6, 2007
    Posts: 67

    hammered 29
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    from cincinnati

    i think your truck is bad ass don't paint some bull shit on it keep it simple and clean
     
  26. bcarlson
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 935

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    If you want something to put nose art on, go buy yourself an A-10... :) Your truck is perfect how is sits!

    Ben
     
  27. Now thats the art you should put on the car if you do. Something simple and small not gregarious and over the top.
     
  28. thatredcaroutside
    Joined: Mar 20, 2004
    Posts: 303

    thatredcaroutside
    Member
    from Decatur,AL

    You already have the "Gotcha Factor"
    Looks great.
     

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