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Art & Inspiration Remember cars with names or writing on the trunk lid?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 11, 2017.

  1. kustomolds
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
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  2. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,727

    from east , tn.

    On the back of my wagon
    DSCN5004.JPG DSCN3969.JPG
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  3. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 444

    Rick & Jan

    One of my favorite '50's songs! IMG_0588[1981].jpg
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  4. You do realize this will piss off about 4 pages (and counting) of posters here, but I know what you mean.
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  5. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 534

    from Finland

    I believe you are talking about Mazooma1's former car!
    He haven't been on the Hamb for a long time though? Anybody heard from him?
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  6. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,535


    Just me, but never was really fond of vehicles with names on the back! :)
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  7. Yes , it was done on customs back in the day.
    I guess what I don't get is the idea of paying a sign painter to point out the fact that the car needs primer / bondo / paint, etc., rather than spending the money where it's needed. Seems a little strange to me.
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,635

    from oregon

    Big Johnsons meat pies.
  9. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,449


    Way back in the late '60's my Dad owned this '58 DeSoto. He traded it off to a friend of his named Cliff Sherrill who promptly painted it metallic puke green with heavy bass-boat style flake. :cool: :cool: Lettered in pink on the quarter panel was 'It's a man's world'. Not long afterwards it was totaled by an old lady that ran a stop sign and t-boned it.



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  10. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 759


    Well, not painted on the back, but in the rear side window of my '49:
    "If you gotta' ask...'ll never understand"
  11. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,727

    from east , tn.

    I guess you are talking about my wagon. That's cool, I wish I had more money to have a killer paint job.
    Right now I have more important things to spend my money on.

    One day the car will be slick but for now it is great mechanically and it has full length new floorpans.
    We are too busy right now having fun with our car.

    If you want to see how much fun check our thread that is linked in our signature.
    As for paying money to have it lettered a good friend of mine did it and charged me a steering wheel I bought for 10 dollars at a swap meet and I also gave him 20 more in cash.

    I have owned a lot of old cars over the years but more people give more positive comments and thumbs up than any other car I have ever owned.
  12. Pooch
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 867

    from Oklahoma

    1950 kitty 2 (112).JPG Randys car about ten years ago
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  13. Not necessarily. Just a general statement
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  14. I can only speak for myself. But back in the day{1978}I didn't have the money for anything that didn't make it go. So I poked a little fun at myself and named my 29, {Rust & things}. As it was built from all junkyard parts, and the body was rusty. The lettering was free. And at that time, everyone was building restro rods, and never drove an unfinished car. But I was just having fun. And I do think its kinda fun to name your car. As it is like part of the family. ha. ha. { but that's just me } Ron...
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  15. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,898


    So that was Mazooma's car, wow..... The good ol' days in SoCal when hot rods were out and about all the time.
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  16. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,267

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Love the name storys,an yes I've talked to my cars lots,the things they said back are at times hard too understand an others not. I made a bit of $ over the years painting names,striping and some airbrush stuff as well,but mostly monster car T-shirts. All with my art name"The Bat". Going back to my teens,about 1960 ,here's a photo of our group fooling around,it's Rob's beater I painted "Gangrene" on the faded out lite green paint. We did after a few months of fix an sanding ,paint it shiny Sea Foam Green=sharp cool Ford then. img025.jpg
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  17. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 621

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    I had a 54 Chevy sedan delivery with a Buick Grand Nat'l turbo V6 drivetrain. after blowing the doors off a new Honda, the kid driving it asked what I had in it?? "just a stock 6-cylinder" so I had that phrase made into a license plate frame.

    my current ride "Black Magic", Pam Anderson as a witch. also inspired by Santana's "Black Magic Woman"
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  18. Kid in college had a nice 54 chevy with
    on the rear quarter. Then there is the brides 57 bird that I had Peggy Sue 2006 951.jpg below the port hole.
  19. 38 Chevy
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 60

    38 Chevy

  20. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 583


    a bit OT but back when i was circle track racing my favorite was " i bang your girlfriend harder than that" a lot of beating and banging on the short tracks
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  21. kmrumedy
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 137


    My wife was taking too long in the mall. So I did this writing while waiting in the parking lot. She didn't notice and couldn't understand why people were honking at her while we drove home. :)

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  22. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,122


  23. In the late 60's in Tulsa ok. a green 55-57 nomad with lace paint was always in a parking lot about 4 blocks from our house. The tailgate had '' so rare " lettered on it. I would walk and look at that car about every day.
  24. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Don't know about y'all, but I'm sick and tired of hearing the BS about the gal with "if you can beat me you can eat me" on her Corvette. Probably the biggest old car myth ever perpetrated and a figment of someones sick imagination. I'd be ashamed to report seeing it. Its pure BS.
    If no pictures, it never happened.
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  25. FencePost
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 350


    My cousin had a mean '55 Chevy Post. It was about '68-'69. His name was Jack and he had his girl friend paint 'Jumpin Jack' on the back. I was 7-8 and it's the car that hooked me into hotrods. There was another car around town, a '67 Fairlane and it said 'Grounds For Divorce' on the rear quarter panels. Those are the two that stuck with me.
  26. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    1. 1940 Ford

    IMG_0851.JPG Back in high school around 63 there was a very quick 57 Chevy that had the left quarter totally smashed in an accident but was still driveable. He named his car "The Dent"
    Don't think it ever was repaired but won many street races.
    My first ride that actually hit the street was an unimpressive 54 Ford that I lettered this below the quarter glass. Good times.
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  27. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,159


    Gman, you are right. Ya damn grouch:D.
  28. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,520



    One of my favorite photos is of the 28 Ford Sedan Delivery that was once owned by Lee Bright and before that, his brother, Jack in the early 60’s. The sad thing is that Lee and sedan delivery are gone now, but these memories will always linger… I was so proud that the photos came out well and I was glad that my investment in a 2.25 x 2.25 Mamiya Twin Lens Reflex Camera paid off with some great shots. Who says larger isn’t always better? These slides and negatives were crystal clear…So the rest was up to the photographer to capture the moment.


    What more could a photo say…"Mother Truckers…" upload_2017-5-16_4-13-28.png
    Jack Bright: early photo thanks: San Diego Prowlers
  29. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,228


    hard to see in this photo from 1966, but front fenders had "soul and inspiration" on them, the Righteous Bros hit that my girlfriend (now my wife of 51 years) danced to when we met. Ah to be young and foolish once again.
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  30. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,923


    Following this thread I remembered a few more this AM, Pussy Footn, You Lose, Bad Fast, Cutey Pie, Bonzai, Fast Enuff, Satisfaction, being from Milwaukee WI. Da Bruiser, Da Crusher ( guys were wrestling Fan's I guess) Funny how this car stuff I remember, I can't name 10/12 people from back then 60's, remember the cars, names and like most, can't tell you much about last week. LOL
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
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