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Art & Inspiration What to do with stickers from car shows?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Eric Crow, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 309

    uncleandy 65

    I have been trying to figure out what to do with the 100's of dash plaques I have collected since the 70's and I like what Frank Carey has done with his. Great way to display your collection.
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    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,381

    from Ojai,Ca

    IMG_0793.jpg IMG_0794.jpg Stickers I put on bulk oil cans, I have a rag, trash and air hose can. I use tops of chrome air cleaners with a knob for a cover. Dash plaques I put on the metal side garage door. Might as well use them for something.
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  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,336

    Atwater Mike

    I recall scraping off the 'ISCA' decals the promoters forced us as 'displayers' ('players'?) to put on their inside windshields.
    I asked Blackie where his was the last Grand Nat'l he had the Shish Kebob in. Large grin..."Ain't color coordinated!"
    Also conspicuously missing from his cousin Chuckie Krikorian's 'Emperor'...
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  4. Ft.ValloniaStreaker
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 69


    Jnaki, sorry for the confusion I just took it for granted that everyone would recognize what the picture was of. It's a Harley Davidson 3 wheeled golf cart. I was having a hard time matching that wonderful hue of green, so I covered some scratches with stickers, it just seemed like the thing to do...... image.jpg
  5. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 942


    Having most non-motorized or slow moving things in my garage, plus riding mowers, roto - tillers, wagons, and wheel barrows decorated with stickers, I decided to do what the son of a close friend did for his dad at the father's funeral. Russ had done like many of us an either actively or by goodie bag, collected acres of stickers. So, I have decided to follow suit and have my son's do for me what Russ' son did for him. As the funeral ended, guests were asked to please file past the casket if they wished to pay their last respects. Just before the casket was a big box FULL of hot rod stickers. Guests were encouraged to select a sticker or two and plaster them anywhere they wanted, on the casket. Russ' casket when from a run of the mill casket to to a rootin' tootin', personalized hot rodders last ride and put many a smile on everyone's face to! It was indeed a thing of beauty as it was loaded in he hearse and as it was lowered into the ground. I am sorry I didn't take pictures. But, if you are a real hot rodder to the bone, I can't think of a better send off, can you? My kids and friends are all for it and my wife is slowly getting used to the idea. Get a box and start saving those special stickers!
  6. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,504


    I hope this is the INSIDE view of the door; if it's not, at least change your hinge orientation. If mounted "out", all that has to be done to break in, is push the hinge pins out. The door reinforcement at the latch does nothing in case the hinge pins can be pushed out. As far as stickers and such, I use them to decorate the garbage can, like someone else has. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  7. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,594


    Harley golf cart
  8. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,594


    I have one , when you put it in reverse everything goes backwards.....starter , generator, motor
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 771


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  10. boltupal
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
    Posts: 252

    from western ny

    Car and hot rod RUN stickers i display proudly on the car. Car shows are for pussies .
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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,296


    Hey FVS,
    I am sorry that my old eyes and the angle of my laptop showed a dark background. The bright green paint looked like a customized, child's safety booster seat. Any offensive connections was not intended. The quotes: "kids...stickers"... stuck out in the old brain as a fully customized seat.

    When I moved the angle of my laptop back and forth (just today), the photo became clear and I realized my mistake. I blame it on what my wife calls..."old, need glasses, stubborn guy" eyesight. She has worn glasses most of her life, but recently, has commented that I need glasses. I probably do and will look into it.
    Your cart looks very cool and would be a blast to ride around, everywhere. Only a hot rodder would use a Moon Tank. upload_2017-4-27_8-20-57.png
  12. quicksilverart46
    Joined: Dec 7, 2016
    Posts: 423


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  13. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,411


    image.jpeg Back of my van.
  14. ....................Tell us how you really feel.:D
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  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,426


    Man oh man, there's one in every crowd. Lost your copy of "How To Win Friends and
    Influence People"?
  16. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,426


    "What to do with unwanted decals"? Be the kool older guy in the neighborhood and give them to
    the kids that are around. The same thing with photo handouts from the drag strip.
  17. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,705


    They seem to show up in goody bags at events in the PNW. My tool box has it's share of them. When I was teaching auto mechanics the kids always knew when I had been to a car show because there were decals on a shelf in my office along with the occasional can of wax I got as a door prize with one or the other of my primered rides. They usually made good use of the the wax.
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  18. I honestly don't know where all the sticker are,I would think if I started looking for them I would find a few on the shelf where the washer & dryer are,In a couple of old cigar boxes in my study and in the roll top desk,in the night stand beside the bed,still in the good bag where ever that is and on the work bench in the shop.

    The only stickers I am aware of are on the door of my shop,LA roadster show,Deuce Run and a vintage Gene's hot rods sticker.

    I have kept up with most of the dash plaques but they too are in cigar boxes.

    Brenda has a vest with many show badges that is getting pretty heavy. HRP
  19. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,418

    from Tampa, FL

    Tool boxes or the frig. I save space on my car (and I have far too many) for very special event or destination stickers, like national parks, auto museums, race tracks, etc. where I've been - and they are way cheaper than T-shirts. No free advertising on my car! Gary
  20. You are what you eat!!
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  21. unkamort
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,010


    Holds up to 6 cases... PIC00002.jpg
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  22. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    I dont have any more room for stickers on stuff in the shop so I give them to a co workers kid and any other kids. They like them and it pecks a interest in just what they are from. Wish I had a buck for every Summit sticker that came through the door!!
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  23. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,949

    Jalopy Joker

    when selling at swap meets have some free stuff including stickers that come with purchases, etc - they go fast

    Sent from my SM-G930V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  24. jbsutton
    Joined: Jun 17, 2017
    Posts: 7


  25. My brother did the exact same thing. He "upholstered" the complete underside of his Morris Minor roof skin with them...looked really cool!
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    Joined: May 25, 2017
    Posts: 139


    Please do not waste those stickers on kids!!!
    What to do is send them to me & we can work out a $ deal!! I'm a kid at heart with stickers!!
    I want any sticker anyone will send me!! Mike shopdoor.png
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  27. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 879

    Flat Six Fix

    My AMC heavy mother of a fucher to carry out of a basement, and Im near 60 YO.
    Decorated it a bit. But much more to go yet. 20190310_173804.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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  28. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,210

    anthony myrick
    from al

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