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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    The Barris Kustoms Shop Woodie


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  2. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 810


    Man wouldn't that be a holy grail find!
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  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 8,426


    Damn that's cool...great story and I'll bump up the article and read it later if I can...

    Interesting this showing up after a couple of threads recently on just those things, flames and me this is a perfect example of nailed it...thanks @Jive-Bomber
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  4. It is interesting how flames 'style' has changed. If a vehicle were to appear sporting the above style, without the province of the Hot Rod magazine, they might be called crude and with no style as we have all become 'used' to more 'realistic' styled flames,,
    I wonder how they would look on my 54 Country Squire???
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  5. Even Barris wasn't immune to chrome gee-gaws… those chrome louvers are pure JC Whitney...
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  6. I would guess that he sold them. He sold a lot of accessories, hence the use of them in one of his how to articles.
  7. Here's a color shot of one side of Dutch's work on the wagon.

    Mick BarrisWagon-VonDutch.jpg
  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 8,574

    Atwater Mike

    Only George could 'decipher' this mess into a self-promoting story of everyday goings on in his shop!
    I rather see a Pterodactyl blending into the first Concorde...that morphing into a swan.
    ...and that's only the white characters...
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  9. Remember, alcohol was involved....
  10. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 145

    Colin HD

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  11. Clevername
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 310

    from Austin, TX

    "Alcohol" doesn't help a guy pinstripe all night :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 1:00 AM
  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 8,426


    I'm not advocating drunkenness or drug impairment but I think it would be naive to think that many of the things we enjoy around here weren't created or dreamed up or modified under an influence of something other than fresh air...

    Dutch's Striping adventure turned into an evening of exploratory abstract art in my opinion...and the connection of art and the hobby is very traditional...and as always beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Many artists were historically many times like the stars...vulnerable to substances much like all of us. Art to many was a release of the inner self.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this well known Artist below was an influence of Dutch
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  13. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,825

    from nor cal

    Alcohol? It looks more like he picked up some WWII surplus amphetamines, and "tweaked" all night on the wagon.
  14. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 801


    Perhaps a lil'more than alcohol..
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  15. What are those headlight rings off of? I have a pair on my dodge. I got them for $5 from a bargain bin at a swap meet. But I never knew exactly what they were off of.
  16. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,565

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    One look at that abstract and I'd agree. Maybe alcohol fueled with something. Though some with artistic minds don't march to a typical drummer. They're way out there in the creative and imaginary aspect, so much so that people assume they're on drugs such as LSD. Out of this world creative, but not his best technical work. Take a look at the tailgate stripes; not straight and a huge variance on the line width (drunk?). The far left of the insert looks like a vanishing road. Still, if the car survived in a garage and was found, it would be awesome.

    Aftermarket accessory emulating Cadillac. There's a recent thread on these.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018 at 2:20 PM
  17. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 8,426


    The randomness of the flames creates balance issues for an artist. Hand pulled without helpers guarantees a randomness and weighting issues. He may have outlined a pattern...not really
    sure and he may have stood back looked at it and said it's off but it's still a go.

    Not saying the balance in the mind wasn't off...just an artist has hurdles to work around and sometimes irregularities happen. Machine versus Man.

    Abstraction there really is no right or wrong.
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