Custom cars & paint- jobs " Flamin-Hell !"

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rolymo35
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Apart from racing sponsers the art of painting cars seems to be a dying art, when was the last time you saw a paint  finish that attracted your attention. We used to have  custom cars shows and areas at race meetings for the exhibition of  these cars, The skills are just as important in the restoration field, but without the interest where is the incentive to develope and produce skilled tradesmen?, very soon we will be left  with :- cheap,  quick "blow-overs" and oven baked  econo jobs Lets see some "Fire "

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 Don't be shy, show us your treasures that are hiding in the garage and have not seen the light of day for a year or few, cars, bikes etc covered in :- pearls& candy- apple, polychromatic,irridescent, webbing, marbling,metalflake and don't forget :- MURALS . Thats an interesting way to spend the winter season in the workshop .Lets see some talent ?

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A better view of the location on the Opel GT Wheelie car, an exhibition vehicle featured on German TV doing the whole qtr mile intheair,         "HI-RIDER"

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 The legendary  hot  Sunbeam T iger 289ci V8, "hell on wheels !" 

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 If you need  to find something to occupy your time ,while you save up for that new part, try this paint job ! only problem is it costs  a  fortune in masking tape

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These paint jobs are great magazine fodder. Either you love this sort of artwork or you don't. I think "yes, great to look at..." Could I live with a tattooed car without sunglasses or strong painkillers?... or both?

(Drums fingers on desk).

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rolymo35 wrote:

 If you need  to find something to occupy your time ,while you save up for that new part, try this paint job ! only problem is it costs  a  fortune in masking tape

Nice paint job rolymo, but I have to ask, at what type of drag meet would you see what looks like a blown V8 powered rail staging next to a Vespa ? No wonder the guy on the right seems to be asking questions.

Chris M.

 

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rolymo35 wrote:

 If you need  to find something to occupy your time ,while you save up for that new part, try this paint job ! only problem is it costs  a  fortune in masking tape

I see the driver has put his helmet behind him and instead decided to wear a cap! Let's hope he didn't regret that decision later on...

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 Jokers ! Jokers! Every where !  When you find the time to make an intelligent post  and contribute something worth while, you will be welcome to return,  untill then please don those sunglasses,  take an overdose of the painkillers and crawl up the exhaust pipe of that nasty old Triumph Herald ( are all Triumphs rubbish) ?  You tell me, only this time make it  just a little bit  more polite.

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Can't speak for the others rolymo35, but my opinion of the cars shown above is that they are not exactly state of the art in custom paint jobs. Sorry mate. The rail dragster looks great, and sure would have taken a lot of care and patience and masking tape, but the flame jobs on the Spitrfire and Tiger look like the sort of amateur back yard efforts we used to laugh at down the Kings Road in the seventies.

 If I can find them I have some old photos from the period of some excellent paint schemes. For example, Pete Darwell of Mechspray somewhere around Rochester was the master of the mural back then, but there were many others too.

I agree though that those skills are probably mostly lost now.

Chris M.

 

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Reply to Chris Martin :- Your accessment and timeline on the the Spitfire was very accurate, it was painted in the very early 70's as a budget price promo job for a ladies hairdresser customer to stand outside their salon and attract attention to the business with pavement traffic, it proved to be quite successful and resulted in them purchasing a much superior Spitfire and commissioning a top quality custom paint-job including a Mural on the bonnet, plus encouraging them to join and support the local custom car club as a hobby. It was not my intention to present the Spitfire as a state of the art  object  or paint job but as something more controversial, which would generate the typical response :- "Thats bloody rubbish, mate, I could do better myself ! ". So OK show me !  Likewise with the Tiger it was intended to attract attention to the local Drag-races and serve as a tow car not participate in shows, back in the 70's the these were tools and objects of fun , not  cossetted trailer queens that needed a morgage to own.          Picture :- A car spotted at the Hot-Rod show at Billing Aquadrome Northampton UK

RolyMo