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Offline Brinybay

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I hate it when they do this!
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:09:07 PM »
Take what would otherwise be a beautiful vintage vehicle and paint flames on it! 
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 05:13:55 PM »
I feel the same way when I see decent motorbikes I'd like to have turned into so-called "cafe racers" and "bobbers", looks awful and ruins the bike... :-\

As for painted or decal flames on cars, that just looks silly on any car, it's ike putting a GTi badge on a 2CV, doesn't make it go faster, just makes people laugh at the driver...  ;D

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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 07:51:28 PM »
They make chrome flame grillework also.  Nothing says a real person is following you like seeing those.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 10:28:52 PM »
I hate just about anything custom when it comes to cars, especially red flames and a $20 flat black paint job!

Now what's wrong with the way it looked off the showroom floor?
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 07:58:35 AM »
Nothing's wrong at all with how it looked off the showroom floor. But there are people with a mindset that customizing is OK and cooler than a car that's original. I know several people who've ruined perfectly good cars making them into something they're not. It's the same mindset of people who turn phones into lamps and TVs into fish tanks. They have no appreciation of history or authenticity.

I know of one person who's taking a 1957 Plymouth and making a "Christine" car out of it. Christine was a 1958 Plymouth Fury painted red, which was not how they came. The Fury was only painted Sandstone White in 1956-57 and Buckskin Beige in 1958. So he's making a fake fake car, or trying to, because he thinks it's cool.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2016, 11:48:22 AM »
My Mom and I were coming home yesterday from the doctors. A 46 ford like the one posted was driving down the highway, all original, maroon color white sidewalls. Looked great.

My Mom and Dad had one just like it when I was little. If She had seen the flamed one, Even my feelings would have been hurt for Her sake.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2016, 12:39:28 PM »
It's the same mindset of people who turn phones into lamps and TVs into fish tanks. They have no appreciation of history or authenticity.

I think i just found a new one to add to the list, turning a lamp into a lamp......................... :o

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272280620471

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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2016, 01:36:25 PM »
My Mom and I were coming home yesterday from the doctors. A 46 ford like the one posted was driving down the highway, all original, maroon color white sidewalls. Looked great.
Dan

Like this one? Sure looks beautiful!
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2016, 02:32:41 PM »
It's only paint, it can be re-done. ;)

Not exactly like using a drill press to violate/destroy forever a vintage telephone housing, or handset, and trashing the wiring to make a lamp. :o :'( :o :'(

Is it a '41, or '46 Ford? Same flavor, iirc. 8)

>>There's been more than paint done to the subject car; lowered, most likely later suspension is readily apparent. Reckoning a much more modern drivetrain, as well...

In order to restore to original, the paint would be the least difficult step, imho.<< 8)

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Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2016, 03:06:41 PM »
It does look really good in red.

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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 09:20:01 PM »
the red table lamp was a actual marked product. I had one when I was a kid... I don't know if they took actual kerosene lamps and painted them red and then electrified them, or made the whole thing new. It was a novelty item and I liked mine until I grew out of that design...
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 10:54:35 AM »
Like this one? Sure looks beautiful!

Exactly, except the sedan model.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 02:46:41 PM »
the red table lamp was a actual marked product.

I'd have thought it'd have been more logical to put the bulb inside the lamp, rather than stab a lamp through the lamp to make a lamp lamp that looks like it was made by a person who also turns phones into lamps........

Kind of like my LED lantern I made actually (and no decent lamps were harmed in the making of that one, just one leaky, poorly manufactured chinese thing with metal so thin it makes a pepsi can look like a tank's armour plating!!), and yes, it's mains powered and probably not electrically safe...  ;D

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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2016, 03:02:56 PM »
Looks good though!
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2016, 04:10:42 PM »
It does, trouble is, the "warm white" LED I picked for it is more like "Thorium Mantle Green", so looks odd... ;D

That and it's cheap & lacks proper smoothing so has bad AC flicker, which is quite noticeable on 50Hz...