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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. After looking at way too much vinyl lettering for way too long, this just make my eyes feel happy! ;)
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  2. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 578

    e z i

    On the doors of my shop truck when I dragged her outta the field. It was a construction truck back in the day.. IMAG0487_1.jpg
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  3. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,584

    Big Dad

  4. MidwestOldie
    Joined: Jul 7, 2016
    Posts: 59


    Was fun checking out this old thread. Glad to see the talents are still alive, great work.
    A pretty crappy quite old picture of a friend's 69 Camaro. First the car was painted, then added lettering.
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  5. eds6.jpg Did this last week, made the Logo, did the rust and Patina :)

    Love this Thread edsbefter.jpg
  6. mrharley51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 225


    Bill and Nancy's place.JPG My F1 has a tribute to my father-in-law who has passed but remembered buy my family every time they see the truck..
    "George" helped me along my life-long journey with hot rods
    RIP George. The phone number is another you get it? 867-5309
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018
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  7. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,005


    upload_2017-5-10_5-28-18.png ct1932ford photo from ct.
    upload_2017-5-10_5-29-27.png one gets made into the other.
    From all of the model cars in my drawer, I just happen to see a live one on a HAMB thread. With a few simple mods, the little car will look like the big brother... or another F100 that I liked from the 50's. (that will take some memory and modifying)

  8. mrharley,...the phone number is from an old rock n roll song but can't think of the name rite now. BTW,..nice Ford pickup!'s a couple I got a chuckle out of at this year's Torquefest show in Dubuque, Iowa...
    2017 t-fest 062.jpg 2017 t-fest 063.jpg 2017 t-fest 104.jpg 2017 t-fest 103.jpg
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
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  9. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,005


    Here is some information on that catchy tune from the 80's

    People could not help but to be forced to hear it a bunch of times. It was certainly not one of my favorites from that time period. It was popular...a one hit wonder...

    is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982 (see 1982 in music).[2]

    The song caused a fad of people dialing 867-5309 and asking for "Jenny"
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  10. "For a good time"
  11. 55belairx2
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 393

    from California

    20170425_173927.jpeg 20170425_175029.jpeg 20170425_175046.jpeg 20170425_175106.jpeg Got the door lettering and A/G freshened up and added some other stuff I've been wanting to do for a while. Credit to Larry Fator @ Quicksilver in San Dimas, CA!
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  12. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,660

    from IRELAND

    the logo s great ,looks fast standing still
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  13. 55belairx2
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 393

    from California

    Tony Turner's "Quick and Dirty" 39 Dodge. 18156841_1293580447344046_1019413956071637339_n.jpg IMG_4653.JPG IMG_4673.JPG IMG_4674.JPG IMG_4675.JPG IMG_4676.JPG IMG_4677.JPG IMG_4678.JPG IMG_4679.JPG IMG_4800.JPG
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  14. flatheadtommy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2013
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  15. miwi
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 136

    from Germany

    Here some door lettering from Germany

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  16. Cowtown
    Joined: Aug 14, 2015
    Posts: 178


    Picked up an extra rear door for my 46 Ford Sedan Delivery from Michigan and there was a couple of letter's showing thru old repaint so I did some buffing and rubbing and this what was under it.

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  17. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,722

    from kansas

    My 31 tudor had some graphics on the doors but it's faded so much you can only make it out in the direct sunlight at the correct angles.
    Would really like to be able to make it out fully. It appears to be a sailing ship with writing above it but can't make it out well enough to say for sure what it says.

    Anyone know of a trick to make it become more visible?
  18. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,155

    anthony myrick

    bus bitt.png

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  19. This was a quickie project last week. The vehicle(a 1933 Chevrolet fire truck)had seriously deteriorated painted(cracking and crazing everywhere)and the lettering on the side boards had been painted over many years ago but was still barely visible.
    The owner wanted me to trace over the original lettering and paint it with 1-Shot metallic gold paint rather than gold leaf.He then wanted it "antiqued" to match the original finish but not have it appear that it had been recently done.
    Didn't know whether my usual technique would work but figured to give it a try. Had to do it outside as the truck wouldn't fit in my shop and leave me room to work on it. There was a pretty stiff breeze blowing for most of the time I was working on it and it even started to rain about half way through. I just kept painting;figuring it might add to the realism.
    Traced over as much of the letters I could see with a Stabilo and broke out the gold metallic and a French gray quill.Had to stir the gold quite a bit but the coverage was great and it even seeped into the little divots in the base paint.
    As the gold dries fairly rapidly I immediately started the black outlines as soon as I finished the gold.I deliberately didn't try to be super precise as the original lettering wasn't perfect.
    The next day I came out and started scrubbing the letters using a brown scuff pad with some windshield washer solvent sprayed on;wiping it down with a dry cloth periodically to check how much material was being removed.
    When I was satisfied,I gave the entire surface of the boards a light scrubbing to equalize the finish. Notice how much the gold paint resembles actual gold leaf before the scrubbing. 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 003.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 004.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 005.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 006.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 007.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 008.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 013.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 014.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 015.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 016.jpg 1933ChevroletFireTruckBlaneyParkNo.2 001.jpg
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  20. I Like That ^^^^^
  21. Good to see you're still pushing paint around with dead squirrel parts tied to a stick. Hadn't seen any posts from you lately. That made a great looking "rainy day" project. :cool:

    As far as deliberately trying to not be super precise... Hell, all my lettering tends to look that way! :rolleyes:
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  22. my stab at lettering
    No Regrets.JPG
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  23. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,973

    from east , tn.

    Here are some from the GOODGUYS event in Bowling Green this weekend. I posted a bunch more pictures on the thread that is linked in my signature. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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  24. Here are a couple from the past few months.The Blackman Township Fire Dept truck was done in 1-Shot Metallic Gold;Black;and White. The Spoke Life Cycles truck in 1-Shot Black and Red. The Motor City Flathead logo done in 1-Shot Bright Red and Maroon. The Shadow Rods logo in 1-Shot White;Medium Gray;and Black. The Tecumseh Trade Center logo in 1-Shot Ivory and Bright Red with dinosaur skeleton in black. BTFDFireTruckBefore2017 007.jpg BTFDFireTruckAfter2017 001.jpg BTFDFireTruckAfter2017 002.jpg SpokeLifeCyclesTruck 002.jpg MotorCityFlatheadLogo2 012.jpg MotorCityFlatheadLogo2 014.jpg TecumsehTradeCenterTruck 011.jpg TecumsehTradeCenterTruck2 002.jpg
  25. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 565


    Haven't posted on here in awhile
    Really busy at the shop this year, and even got to knock out a few more retro lettering jobs. (really Love doing these!!) :) Koontz Truck 2.jpg Koontz Truck Door.jpg Leslie 1.jpg Leslie 2.jpg coos cycle1.JPG coos cycle4.JPG
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  26. car doctor
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 485

    car doctor

    My model a drag car in 1967. My friend who lettered it spelled Aggravation wrong. My current drag car. Both hand lettered, no vinyl . 1489451395647-881763826.jpg IMG_20170930_092338.jpg
  27. AlphaAF
    Joined: Jan 17, 2017
    Posts: 4


    A couple of my first solo projects. IMG_0589.JPG IMG_4325.JPG IMG_4322.JPG
  28. This makes my eyes feel good! :cool: Nice use of colors here.

    Welcome to the HAMB... Curious to see more of your brush work. :D

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