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Show us some panel pait jobs on 60's gassers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cafone, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Over the winter we are painting Dirty Thirty's "Gas Lighter" drag truck. The plan is gloss black with candy over bass boat flake panels. We're looking for photos of paint jobs for inspiration...

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. J.Ukrop
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    sounds perfect, i cant wait to see it !
     
  3. Here's my recent barn find 51 Henry J. Don't know when the paint was done, but its pearl laquer that flakes off with the air gun, I'm guessing late 60s, maybe early 70s. The car was parked in about 72.
     

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  4. Gasser 57
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    Bump. Waitin' to see some...
     
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  5. Cool an endless line, haven't seen one since I was little. Are they endless flames on the fenders?
     
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  6. DirtyThirty
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    Thanks for starting this, Mike.

    We're getting the prep work moving, and I'd LOVE to see some late 60's/early 70's type-stuff...lettering, too...

    I like our basic layout, from when we had it done "quickie" style, over the primer, but...the ante is being upped this year, hopefully!

    The "drag cars in motion" thread is helpful, too...but at a million pages, its tough to pick through for the proper period/style.

    Thanks!
     
  7. WillysRule
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    I love panel style paint jobs, especially on gassers.

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  8. DirtyThirty
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    THAT'S the one I was trying to find!
    That green lace Willy's... The B.N.D. one. I saw it before, but could not find the pics...

    Thanks for any and all inspiration...keep 'em coming if ya got 'em!
     
  9. WillysRule
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    Here's a few more.

    Cates-1.jpg Cates2.jpg Cates3.jpg

    Dennis-1.jpg Dennis-2.jpg Dennis-3.jpg

    Cal-Elkins.jpg DonJuanWillysatYorkPa.jpg DoolinStroup2.jpg

    Herrera.jpg Guggys.jpg IM003588.jpg

    psych1.jpg pics_030.jpg
     
  10. WillysRule
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    Here's the last ones.

    TroubleTruck.jpg Trouble2.jpg Trouble3.jpg
    WilkysWagon.jpg
     
  11. I plan on giving my Willys coupe a panel paint job and lettering also. I have the door off the green coupe. It was totalled it's second time out.

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  12. DirtyThirty
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    Kev...that green car was WAY nice...I've never seen the "Guggy's" car before, but its really nice, too...it's tasteful, while still being sorta outrageous, too, if that's possible???
    It's still coherent, but sneaking up on insane, ya know??? Not overly psychedelic
    I REALLY want it to blaze in the sun, but, still have some painterly restraint!
    That is REALLY ashame to hear about the Green coupe...:(
    The Tiexeira car has always been a fave...
     
  13. WillysRule
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    Oh my God! I can't believe you have the door off that car. I've always wanted to find out more about that car. Can you please scan that photo of it on your wall? I'd love to hear anything else you know about it or any other pics you might be able to share.

    Thanks
     
  14. shooter54
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    i love a good panel paint job.
     
  15. MCINK
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  16. It was a local car, a friend was coming home one night from racing at Lions and bumped into the guys who had raced the Willys at Irwindale and crashed it. It got airborn at the top end and destoyed itself as you can see by the pics taken by my friend that night. It must have been it's second outing as another pic shows it at Lions. The door I have (bought from another friend about 20 years ago) must have flown off early as it's in good shape. I've been told it's a Bill Carter paint job.

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  17. WillysRule
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    Kevin:

    Thanks so much for posting those pics. What a shame the car was totaled. That car was so beautiful. What's cool is some of the pics are dated Dec 70. I knew the car had to be at least 68 or 69, just from the styling, but I wasn't sure exactly when it ran. I always wondered if they ever re-built or re-grouped, but I don't think I've ever seen another gasser with their names on it. At least nothing dated after 70. Thank you very much again.

    Mark
     
  18. redlinetoys
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    Cool thread. Would love to see more.
     
  19. DirtyThirty
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    Very sad shots...
    Man, all that work...
    but, I suppose that's racing, sometimes.

    Thanks again, actually weird, because that was one of the cars I was really looking for...one that just stuck in my head, you know?
    We are going to play with greens, and lace/candies, too, I think...over the black, and I just kept on picturing this car, from memory, in my head...
     
  20. 53chieftian
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    I like the shot of it on the trailer with the guys and the trailer has wheels that match the front of the car!
     
  21. WillysRule
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    Here's some more green.

    62-5.jpg TwigZeigler.jpg Burgin 002.jpg

    IMG_9801.jpg IMG_4824.jpg

    pradke-keion3.jpg pradke-keino4.jpg pradkepaint0003.jpg pradke-keino5.jpg
     
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  22. uwonamos
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    Here's a few & I wonder If this Willy's is dennis the menace of old & Hangin' 'em High.

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    And Daly's Machine '55 Gasser

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    Don't know but it's got a panel paint job

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  23. GasserGlass
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    NEAT to the 10th Power!
     
  24. mckustoms
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    Some wild paint jobs. Too bad about the willys coupe.
     
  25. Paint
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  26. ardyboy
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    that willys sure looks like Dennis the Menace to me. I spoke to the owner last March at a Lake Havasu car show--he's in the background of this shot with his hands together. It's a street rod now, but I could hear the drag car screaming to get out from across the field. He told me he had no plans to take it to a drag strip.
     

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  27. WillysRule
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    The Dennis the Menace car is definitely the Ron Reiger car. I believe Reiger sold the car and it was run by Grasso and Mills out of Omaha, NE for a number of years. Then in the late 80's and early 90's it was owned by Jay Souza out of California. He ran it in the nostalgia drags with guys like Jack Coonrod, Wayne Harry, Jr Thompson, etc... I think he eventually ran some 7.90's with the car. I guess after Souza, Dennis Johnston got the car, and turned it into a street car. He runs a blown BBC with mechanical injection set up by Jr Thompson. Supposedly it runs OK. It's amazing the major elements of the original paint job have remained on the car since the late 60's.
     

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