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Art & Inspiration The **OFFICIAL** door lettering thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,344


    I remember that one - it was in a "old truck found should I get it" type of thread, seems like maybe it was in Ozarks or Arkansas.
  2. Here's one I did awhile ago.

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  3. All American 6
    Joined: Sep 25, 2012
    Posts: 234

    All American 6
    from Sumter, SC

    Two from Bowling Green's Hot Rod Reunion.

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  4. Thanks Phillips- I guess I should've saved it when I saw it the first time. I'll probably never dig that up again seeing as we have half a dozen a day of the "should I buy this" threads.

  5. fnjunk
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 358

    from Australia

    Here's mine straight out of
    San Antonio Texas.
    Wish I could fine some history on it.
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  6. Awesum work basezum! That's a very cool show in Germany too. Googled because I had no idea where it was. Some cool stuff on YouTube from the show. Kinda cool to see Germans taking up the culture.
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  7. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,003

    Marty Strode

    This was done by the late Jere Harley in '87. Willys Bizio Marty a.jpg
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  8. rollie
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 552


    one i did last week

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  9. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,602


    A chronology of a restored and still running race car from build in Willie's garage in 1962 4 days and nights later to 1st day at Westhampton Dragstrip on LI, fast foward to 1965 in new paint and lettering. Then 2009 pinstriper Larry Nesgro lettering it and the finished product.


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  11. fyrboy
    Joined: Dec 19, 2013
    Posts: 2


    All that was left of lettering when I bought Norfolk, NB's '63 GMC/Christopher ambulance. Johnny Carson's boyhood home.
  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,477


    the new squirrel door

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  13. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    Member Emeritus

    The Bigbossman called in saturday to do a bit more lettering on my Willys, we were ready for him though, we armed ourselves with danish pastrys [​IMG]

    He originally was only going to add the gas class prefix on the roof but his brushes just kept going !!!

    Heres a few pics and video of Ian at work, Ian gives a few tips in the videos, worth warching.

    Apparently Asda cans make the best mixing pots [​IMG]







  14. lonestar395
    Joined: Dec 25, 2011
    Posts: 202

    from Australia

    Got the gold leaf and brushwork down...clear coat next

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  15. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,976

    from Panama IA

    Brian Chollett came out today and did some lettering on the dragster hauler, Said he'd be back out when it cures to scuf it down alittle ,,, Tim Jones 101_8893.jpg 101_8918.jpg 101_8914.jpg
  16. the DutchDude
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 282

    the DutchDude

  17. Charlie Tyre did the lettering on Gene's Moonlighter & Greg's shop truck. HRP
  18. DutchDude-
    That Chevelle KICKS ASS! Nice work, I love what you've done!
  19. Any of you painters ever use anything besides sign paint? I can't get 1 Shot in my city. No one carries it. I've been doing a little painting and ran out of a couple colors, so I went down to the True Value Hardware and picked up some smalls of XO Rust enamel. It's True Values house brand of rustoleum. I don't know how well it will wear or last, but I'll be damn if it doesn't flow better than my 1 Shot and they have some cool colors. 4.99 a half pint too.
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  20. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 565


    Mr. Ratford46...
    I find it hard to believe that you can't find 1-Shot in Roanoke VA, 'cause that's a good size town. I live in a small coastal town in Oregon, and I've got 2 places here that sell just hafta find the right place.
    Have you tried a Sign supply warehouse?? How 'bout an automotive paint store?? That you should definately have in your city.
    If those don't work, then go to a sign shop. (not a "Quickie Sign" shop, as they'll only use vinyl.) Find a good old fashioned sign painter, and ask if you can buy small ammounts of basic colours from him. (We don't bite, ya know!) :D
    Actually...I think you may be suprised at how much he'll be willing to share with you, as far as knowledge, supply sources, and tricks of the trade.

    Give those a try, and if you can't find someone, let me know...I've got leads.
  21. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,994

    from east , tn.

    We added a little more to the tailgate of the wagon. I had to get a Tetanus shot while I was working on it:)
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  22. crook
    Joined: Oct 10, 2007
    Posts: 375

    from Winder,Ga

    Some quarters I lettered on a '55 gasser last week.

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  23. Thanks Patrick46. The last auto paint store that carried here stopped a few years ago. Everything has gone vinyl. I ordered some from Rayco. Seemed to be a decent price. I found that the XO black and white don't flow well. Colors do well though. As far as I can determine, we have 2 strippers and no real hand letterers in this city of 100,000, and I've been checking things out for years.
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