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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Mar 24, 2023.

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  1. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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    Post of your Hamb inspired work!
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  2. Another shot from the Walter P Chrysler museum, now closed. Clay model/ sculpture and some modelling tools. Delete if inappropriate. 91965387-195E-42CA-B7E5-328B300AB0BB.jpeg
  3. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,631


    Good Fri. Ya all ! 5B3F631A-22C4-45D8-AEA9-51B56BBC0C3E.jpeg
  4. RIP Ken Schmidt... Mr. Bones has moved on, he was always good to me in the short time I've known him. He once offered me a ride in his coupe, as well as and shelter, for speed week, in Bonneville. Sadly, I couldn't take him up on the offer. He also gave me a chance to see my work in print along side several of the most amazingly talented hot rod artists.
    In fact, something I only recently found out about the man is that he was an art teacher for some time. I understand Ken 'rattled a few bones' of the powers that be, here on the HAMB, likely, elsewhere as well however, I'm sure all will agree, as far as the traditional hot rod scene goes, Ken left a lasting mark...

    Usually two black parallels on the tarmac...


    "Camino Del Fuego"




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  5. Frogz
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 484


    Hi HAMBers. Sorry, nothing new, here is an old one.
  6. skipstitch
    Joined: Oct 7, 2001
    Posts: 1,198


    Same old coupe - new old building -- Screenshot (299).png
  7. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,992


    "What's Cookin'?"... :)
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  8. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 8,602



    When money is tight and every penny is saved for a cool looking car, but the family uses are the first choice, a 2 door 56 Chevy hardtop does not fit a family of 4. Two growing teenagers just does not cut it sitting in the back seat going to family functions. So, our friends did as much as possible doing small things to make theirs a little different from the rest.
    In our case, we could no longer fit in the back seat of our dad’s 57 Buick Roadmaster, although there was a lot of room for most people. It was just too confining for my brother and me. So, my brother sold his 51 Oldsmobile sedan and bought a 58 Chevy Impala to ease the transition into our own fast sedan.

    Our friend’s 56 Chevy became a mild custom with simple things making a start. The small affordable elements look different than what came from the factory dealer’s showroom. Take off the huge stock hubcaps, black paint on all 4 wheels, and replace them with small round center caps was the first step.

    The advantage that 56 Chevy had over the 58 Impala was when the windows were rolled down. Now, those 4 door windows made the biggest, wide open, air cruising of any car. Sure, the 58 Impala had the windows rolled down and it, too made a wide open space. But, the 56 was just that much more open. No A/C on either of the sedans, so the natural A/C dependent on the flow of fresh air.

    This 56 Chevy had a huge flow of fresh air anytime the 4 windows were rolled down. The girls and our moms did not like it as they had to wear scarves over the hair-do set ups to keep them calm looking, prior to any event. But, it does get hot in So Cal throughout the year, not just in the summer…


    But, to be a little different as the years rolled on, we would have liked to have a custom 4 door Chevy pickup, like an El Camino, but yet, not an El Camino. A true custom car with suicide front doors, frenched headlights, and an modified rear panel and flowing skirts for the full custom look. It was in our late hours of “midnight talks” for what if situations along with the normal drag racing, hot rod topics…
    Then, it morphed into today's custom car mode of drawing with some different ideas.
    Is that a rear door from the 4 door sedan showing with a push button to open the door? Yup, now access to the rear floor bed was easily done from the front and not just from the rear tailgate. A custom station wagon could have been the start of this one, but it started with the family 4 door hardtop sedan.

    To add to the brain scene, it would have been nice to see all 4 doors wide open and the tailgate down with show lights highlighting the custom touches, on the floor of the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium main floor show displays... perhaps some pinstripe scallops or flames... YES!!!
  9. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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    Yes... this week Ken S. from the Bones has left this earthly Mortal coil.
    Worked with them years back.... And they sure packed in 100 lifetimes in a single Run.
    If anything.Ken was his own man.

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  10. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    Okie Pete

    258CF028-A436-413D-A0DA-396095FC6747.jpeg Something I’ve been slowly working on . If not within rules delete
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  11. a couple I've done for customers..
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  12. A couple more model 40's. 20170616_062930.jpg 20170210_093659.jpg
  13. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    Happy Friday to all. Something a bit different this week.
    A few years ago, my neighbor had a MEXICAN themed bar for a couple of years, he wanted me to do a piece of art for his bar. So I used some very cool, old school water slide decal's, to decorate this mirror I had fitted to this cool model A radiator shell. It made a great wall hanging.
    Thank you to all that contribute to the "FAS"
    Thanks from Dennis.

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  14. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Rolling with the Bones, years ago. May he rest in peace ! 6CAE92BE-D0A8-4AB6-84C8-D93C810CFC13.jpeg
  15. I did a small favor for Greg Guise once and he etched my old 33 pickup on black granite. Greg hasn't been on the HAMB for 6 years but can be reached online. Just type in guiseart and you'll see his work. It's amazing! 33atspeed.jpg art33pu greg guise.jpg
  16. Frogz
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
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    Sad news, Ken has gone. Never had the chance to meet him, but I was lucky enough to chat with him in the past, on different cool projects for which he had trusted me.

  17. BigJoeArt
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
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  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    ... stuff I did in High School:)


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  19. Rocket88NZ
    Joined: May 7, 2007
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    Amazing work, such talent!
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  20. Rocket88NZ
    Joined: May 7, 2007
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    Wishing everyone a happy Friday, Some garden art I did a while ago. fullsizeoutput_1323.jpeg
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  21. rust&patina
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
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  22. Thank you, everybody. :)
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  23. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    great show gang! All the tributes to Ken are awesome!
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  24. theamcguy
    Joined: May 7, 2009
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    Some really nice artwork here. Very nice
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  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 24,761



    There are unquestionably feelings of loss and remembrance in the Vintage Hotrod scene with the passing of a senior member of the Rolling Bones...Hamber Ken Schmidt has moved on to the big sky and joins so many others from here that have left us...may he rest in Hotrod Peace...

    I've been busy with things...miss you all but I make an effort to get back and catch up...boy there are some really cool builds continuing and appearing...and of course...The Art...

    Great Show Team Hamb...;)

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