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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Oct 3, 2009.
lettering is pre 1955--says ford spare parts in french
you could post that on the european deuce thread
european deuce thread .https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-european-deuce-thread.970652/page-51#post-14020809
My wife and I like getting out when we can, although we are in the most susceptible category for the pandemic. But, going for short drives to the ocean always makes life seem a little less awful. The calm, blue ocean and wave action tells us that life and society will move on despite some setbacks we have not experienced before.
One day, we saw a cool Chevy truck parked by the side of the road. It had a nice stance and looked to be recently returned from a stint at the local tire shop. The So Cal Tire Shops are plentiful, but Tucker Tire in Laguna Niguel and Fonseca's Tire Shop/Auto Repair in San Clemente, have been around for many, many years of quality service. Experienced from each other...two of the best shops...IOHO
So, either the current owner is a transplant from Bend, OR, now living in So Cal. Or, he bought the cool truck from someone in Bend, OR. Any PNW or Oregon folks know anything about the history of the truck or perhaps the business of the former owner? Something about “Sea Stacks?”
My Austin gasser.
Waiting on the guy who will be lettering the body on my current '39 Chev project.
Got this on a trip to the junkyard this week. If you check out the lower door you can see emergency vehicle. I’m sure under the top logo was a big 500.
Here's a couple of mine. So many ways to age stuff. I use Bon Ami powder on thinned 1 Shot.
one of the most recent jobs. Gear Jammers Canton, Ill. Now resides in Hawthorne, FL
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Beautifully imperfect lettering! "GEAR JAMMERS" really pops off the door nicely.
more from this week, love this truck.
My first attempt at lettering on my '39 Chevy. Far from perfect, but neither is the car.
A little lower than the door.....a nod to my uncle's old speed shop.
this is my truck and the logo is military, just where i served while in, I get a lot of comments on it, a good conversation starter. Mike
"We Build, We Fight"
Most hot rodders today are used to professional, computer aided, gold leaf lettering to make a ride
look "authentic". Back in 1967 when I had no extra money to spare and wanted to be "cool on the street",
I used white contact paper, cut out my design on the living room floor using scissors, and put it on my car.
I suppose a lot of things have changed for the better.....
Can you post a closer pic?
Heres my two 1935 Ford sedan front doors. Actually French MATFORD V8 which is why they are suicide doors . Found the car about 40 years ago , should have bought it then . 20 years ago came across the remains and bought the doors and cab. So 20 odd years in storage . Pic taken yesterday
I miss that old truck.
One of my pal BobbyBuilt's treasures from times past.
Professional lettering is like the cherry on top!
Cleaned it up some and filled in the blanks going to make a wall hanger for the shop.
here ya go.
I’ve lived in Oregon for over 30 years and never heard of a sea stack. I guess I need to get out more.
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