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Art & Inspiration What is your car's signature?

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  1. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 963

    from landis n c

    My coupes signature would be the removable roof insert for open car feel, the attention to detail in the build performed by Jim(Jake) Jacobs,Pete Eastwood(Pwood) and the late Stan VanAmburg. Oh and the occasional black marks at various stop lights...………..
  2. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 892


  3. Paint and chop will probably be my signature. Even though it's not that great. Inspired by Jim Lytles 32 chopped full fendered 5W from about 1956. Modified my flames a bit but similar 47580419_10157991591339689_4872464973667762176_n.jpg Another Cool Flame job.jpg IMG_1266.JPG
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  4. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 537

    Mr cheater

    Sketchy body work [​IMG]

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  5. Very cool hot rod.:)
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  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,305

    from Michigan

    Okay, the most noticeable feature.
    "Half of your car is missing."


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  7. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 91


    The 302 Jimmy 6. If the hood is open at a cruise, quite a few grey haired guys stop, look, and tell stories of the one they had, or remember at the drags or circle track back in the day. That or the 6volt horns on 12 volts. DSCN1033.JPG
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  8. For Taboo the grille, headlights and tail lights are what all the older car show attendees talk about, those are the mods that stick out to people that remember the back in the early 60's when it would be parked at Sunset High School, Skyline Restaurant, a car show or just cruising Portland and Beaverton.



    Thing most probably hated on the car is the suicide doors.

    The non car person lately has been baffled by the frenched antenna's

    The younger car folks are just flat baffled by the 6x2's since most have hardly even seen a 4 bbl carb. So they cant figure out how it all works and runs without a computer.

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  9. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,726

    from red oak

    Flower interior. Or is it leaves. Scan0128.jpg
  10. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,548


    My car's signature has to be the old dirt track look. Most people comment on how it reminds them of the "The old dirt track races of their memories."
    The next thing many notice is that the plates are often not from the state the car is sitting in. "Did you drive it all the way here?" Yes. Gene

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  11. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,335

    from oregon

  12. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,194

    from Central IL

    I think mine would be I usually go with white interiors and running boards. 13F761AE-2279-4C25-A3B6-E30D71608881.png coupetfest.jpg 4BED4D13-9CC0-423C-AE97-3DB176C8A066.jpeg B4B72195-BB9A-4640-8349-1D05615A595C.jpeg
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  13. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,928

    from Missouri

  14. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,949

    Bandit Billy

    My signature would probably be the sound. A 471 blown flathead and a quick change. It's like listening to an 8 track tape with the azimuth off, playing 2 tracks of Zeppelin at the same time.
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  15. For me it would have to be the Speed Sport scoop made for me by Red Greth with his original 1957 mold. It's signed and dated on the inside. Then it would be the 6-71 built for me by Gene Mooneyham. Both of these men are heroes of mine.

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  16. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 393

    Donut Dave

    Fabricated wheel disc and top.....
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  17. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,855

    Bill Rinaldi

    My BIG regret is I CANT POST PICTURES---My grandson managed to post few, but he lives 85 miles away, and none since then. My Avatar truck has a signature all it's own, I built the truck back in '04 with the theme in mind of a '48 Chevy P/U survivor. The paint color was an accident, matching the color primer I found it on it 1999, when I bought it. The wheels are Mountain Dew Green, caps and rings are era appropiate. The door logo sort of evolved. ELDERODDERS. As in Elder---old, Rodders---as in Hot Rodders. The paint looks like old, faded enamel, 'cause it is, sort of. It's Centari Enamel, but I used an old timers trick. Back in the old days, when you bought a new car it was pretty shiney, ad layers of wax made it really shiney. Ad 7 0r 8 years it dulled down, buffing didn't help much, it just increased the chance of breaking through to primer. Say in 1952, your 46 Chevy gets a fender hit, you have it repaired, but the new paint is a lot shinier than the rest of the car. CRAP --really doesn't look right. In the old days a GOOD painter used, or made up a FLATTENER (Talc, as in, I believe, talcum powder, was mixed with clear enamel) This was added to the ratio of paint/thinner, until a proper dullness was achieved, It takes a lot of experious to get this right.----GOT ALL THAT? SO, when I painted it, I used a flattener. VOILA--Old, semi faded paint. Other than looking too low for the period, (sorry, stance is REALLY important). Interior is 50's clean and subtle in light green and dark green trim. After 74,000 miles since I built it, even the road rash is appropiate to the original theme. A neat, old, survivor.
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  18. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,202


    48168128_10218662968028000_2971146968216109056_n.jpg 47029133_10218557495071242_4005261723136163840_n.jpg 16265650_10212571487864803_781984247264807120_n.jpg For the T'bird, it's being unfinished while other cars get done. The Riviera has to be the headlights. I like machine finished, so for the '34 and the Diamond T, it's the dash inserts.
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  19. Yeah, I've got a set of 6 volt trumpet horns (on 12 volts) on my 41 Ford truck. When I blow that horn dead people come back to life. ;)
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  20. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 5,170


    0BA4A986-C05D-4849-8212-25AC3A915CE7.jpeg Everybody thinks it’s a Hearse.

  21. Ah, a few I think of. { Poppy's old Nomad} 1247.jpg 1249.jpg {grocery getter } { Church on time }? It'll leave it's own little signatures on the pavement too.:rolleyes: Ron... 860.jpg 849.jpg
  22. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 347

    from apopka ,Fl

    No exposed frame,bumper brackets
  23. The kickstand lake pipes and Patina. Sold it two years ago, this car is now Washington Blue with Gold wheels.
  24. Stock factory paint scheme for a 32 Chevy..Bordeaux Maroon and Black with red and tan pin stripes and of course the license plate.....

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  25. strait8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2014
    Posts: 142

    from Skokie, IL

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  26. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,335

    1. 1940 Ford

    My signature is the absence of red wheels on my black coupe ;):cool: F8B562EB-B2FE-43BD-A215-6577F6F81445.jpeg
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  27. HermanMunster
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 55



    Packard taillights on my 55 Cadillac. They mesh so well with the stock bumper

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