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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kevin B Smith, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Kevin B Smith
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    Can I get some help with ideas for show boards? Post some pics please![​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. Here's one I hand painted for my '50s style T- bucket around 20 years ago.
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    Bear:)
     
  3. Mr48chev
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    As long as you only bring them out for indoor shows where the car will be on display for several days and the judges need to know details on the car life is good. To me it is pretty lame to drag the big showboard out to an outdoor event and even more so when it is a cruise night or little local show on main street.
    As a rule I don't take photos of cars with showboards in front of them at outdoor events unless the car is really something special and has a history that it takes a showboard to explain.
     
  4. rusty rocket
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    I used an old roadster door I had found in the woods. Left the patina on it and had a sign painter letter it up.
     
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  5. 51504bat
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    Nothing fancy since I'm not much of a car show person but I made this up from Sign Board.jpg an old silk screen frame converted to a chalk board. Displayed it on a cut down old 3 legged fruit picker's ladder.
     
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  6. dana barlow
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    I'll make a note later on,but on all my showcard s,I always keep it short an sweet!
     
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  7. What 48chevy said.
     
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  8. Black_Sheep
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    Timely thread, I'm trying to come up with one myself...

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  9. philly the greek
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    Here's a few that I've done in the past DSC00115[1].jpg IMG_2982.JPG IMG_2986.JPG IMG_3746.JPG IMG_4502.JPG IMG_5180.JPG DSC00115[1].jpg IMG_2982.JPG IMG_2986.JPG IMG_3746.JPG IMG_4502.JPG IMG_5180.JPG 335.JPG 334.JPG
     
  10. philly the greek
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    Why didn't you have McPeak make you a sign ?
     
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  12. NashRodMan
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    I like the simplicity of this one and how you took the time to give thanks to some folks.
     
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  13. Moriarity
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    I have mine painted on 24x36 acrylic and put them in picture frames so I can hang them on the wall when I am not using them.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. I had this one done recently for the roadster. My friend Travis Hess in WV painted it. Look up @Tukipaintsit on Instagram to see more of his phenomenal work! 7EED9CA9-CC74-46A7-BA62-A5457FD42635.jpeg
     
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  15. 51504bat
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    Considered it but didn't plan enough time to get a board over to Riverside to have it done in time for the show. Obviously it would have been much more professional looking if I had.
     
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  16. 5window
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    I like them plain and simple. There is some beautiful art pictured here, but they always seemed a little more "street roddy" than hot rod to me. Depends on what you're after, I guess. Like being your car, do what you want, same with the sign.
     
  17. I will assume it is for that neat looking roadster in your avatar??? Got any pics?
     
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  18. Just answered my own question! That’s neato! 4E349B89-63A1-4101-9513-AF291795A89F.jpeg
     
  19. BamaMav
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    I've never had a showboard. I usually just do something up on the computer and put it in a plastic sleeve and lay it on the dash or under the hood. I've got a scrapbook done up the same way with build pics that I usually place on the fender. I've always thought a showboard looked to "professional" for my cars, the board would look better than the car.....
     
  20. dana barlow
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    Yes simple is good to a point. Most that view are too lazy to read more then a name and one or two lines. In my case,I have a show card I use some times if it's a big show with a lot of other cars{indoor shows don't happen any more in the southeast} I also have a full page paper hand out,that I only give out to some one that ask a lot, in a smart way.
    Show cards in to days world, I still like on cars that are shiny an have history or a lot of work done.!
    Street Rod is as used now word,has a new meaning. It was just if you drove your rod a lot vs raced at the drags mostly. Now it's part of bubble of BS an too me missused.
     
  21. theHIGHLANDER
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    Clear lexan, minimum 1/4" but a little thicker would be better. Sand the back with 1000 or 1200 paper and wash with old school glass cleaner to remove the static. Spray with your car's color, then when it's lettered on the front the art will shadow onto the color. Subtle effect, works well at the right angle in the right light. Old style wood easles are cheap. Keep it low, spray it satin black and it "goes away" making a 1st impression that the sign is floating. Just some old tricks, your results may vary, void where prohibited....
     
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  22. 36cab
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    And spend the money and have a true artist hand letter it. Vinyl graphics will ruin an otherwise great sign board design.
     
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  23. 66gmc
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    I used a old chrysler grill I dug out of the riverbank years ago, with a piece of tin ziptied in the opening, wrote out a few details with a sharpie, propped it up using model A brake rods. The rest of the display was just old junk I had laying in my backyard, the dead grass/weeds came out of my flower bed. I used some leftover white paint to write "One piece at a time" on the bigger pieces of the display. Total cost was $5.00 for the plastic sheet to protect the carpet, and the most time consuming part of the display was weeding my flower garden. The surprising part is I took home 1st place for "best display" out of about 300 cars. Shortly after most of the display got hauled to scrap to recoup some of my investment.
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  24. 911 steve
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    I bought the plastic from a plastic mfg co, then had my airbrush artist paint it..she did the pinup on the back... 2018-02-04 02.55.03.jpg 2015-06-06 23.21.54.jpg have about$150 in it total
     
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  26. stanlow69
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    In my opinion, most of them are to big.
     
  27. philly the greek
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    The majority of the ones I do are 18"x24" and are proportioned to be read from five to ten feet away .
     
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  28. Canuck
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    Not much of a car show person, but put the coupe in my old club's annual spring show.

    My daughter did up a show card for the car and we had it printed on some PVC plastic.

    Car Show Display Card 20170422_145922_LLS.jpg
     
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  29. Dusty roads
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    This method is not fancy but it is effective. Placed on the inside of the drivers window.
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  30. Kevin B Smith
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    Yes!


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