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The Flamer '32 coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nostalgia59, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. In the 50's a high school kid named George Sein from Alhambra Ca. built this car and had Barris do his magic on it. Wild paint and striping highlighted the car that had all the custom touches of the period.

    June '57 Car Craft




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  2. That thing is fookin' tits!
  3. Deeter5764
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 25

    from Orange, CA

    That would be a killer find today

  4. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,796

    from NJ

    She's already been found.
  5. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222


    There was a thread just a couple days ago, on the roadster in that cover shoot..

    That coupe rocks, the whole well as the early Cad with 2x4's

    Oh, um, er, Duh, was you who put that roadster up a few days ago...:)
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  6. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    There is a guy in Indiana that did a very good clone of it.. I believe his last name is DUKE.. I hope someone has a picture of it........
  7. michaelmoore
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 97


    i love the car but not the paint
  8. Aaron Kahan
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
    Posts: 123

    Aaron Kahan

    The Flamer is alive and well in Colorado. It's in the process of being restored. It has pretty much stayed in it's original configuration all these years. It was repainted at one time, but the dash has the original paint and striping by Jeffries. The monkeys on the dash are rad.

    The Flamer was striped by Jeffries and Von Dutch. They both signed it in the middle below the deck lid.

    The Car Craft cover with the Flamer and Pollard roadster is one of my favorites, from a Graphic design standpoint and also from a hot rod standpoint. That cover is wild and must have really had kids either blown away or just hating the pair!

  9. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Nice, but the paints a little "busy".
  10. CHOP36
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 154


    Pat Ganahl did a great write up about the Flamer in his book Lost Hot rods. That is one of the best books that I have .
  11. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,550


  12. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,120

    big duece
    from kansas

    Dig the car, they should have used it in Grease instead of the white/silver convertable.
  13. A guy in Indiana did an inspired car without all the massive striping...colors look pretty good...

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  14. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    Looks like the water pump pulley is in an opening in the radiator. Never seen
    that before. It is very cool though.
  15. I love that coupe. The paint is pretty wild considering all the one color paint jobs many cars had in the 50's. Does anyone else have any other pics or know of any other magazine coverage of this car?
  16. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage

    Good eye on that water pump pulley. What the hell is thatn all about?:cool:
  17. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,551

    from California

    love that car....Merry Christmas.
  18. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,120

    big duece
    from kansas

    I'm not big on the full wheel cover look, chrome reverse, pie crust whitewalls would look killer!
  19. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Man I wish someone would re-pop some nice short bar lancers...
  20. I remember the car from way back. the last time I saw it was being towed down Garvey Bl. in Montery Park, CA. Had a big trophy in it too.

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