View Full Version : Flames: love 'em or hate 'em?

Paul Pless
06-11-2006, 03:24 PM
I realy don't feel like getting too deep into the political economy, so I offer this to distract myself



btw, I like them!

Paul Pless
06-11-2006, 03:26 PM
also thought this bronze was kinda cool


it could be yours for twenty grand:eek:

more here:http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.stanleywanlass.com/images/automotive/cal_kid.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.stanleywanlass.com/bronzes_automotive_cal_kid.html&h=360&w=480&sz=52&tbnid=IFVEEeC2sSc21M:&tbnh=94&tbnw=126&hl=en&start=14&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bcalifornia%2Bkid%26svnum%3D10%2 6hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

06-11-2006, 03:34 PM
That looks like a "34 to me Paul,love a flamed car,or truck.

Paul Pless
06-11-2006, 03:36 PM
geeman, it is, its the car from the movie, The California Kid, starring martin Sheen.

06-11-2006, 03:40 PM
Was that a Boyds car?

Paul Pless
06-11-2006, 03:44 PM
I feel certain it is not a Boyds car. I think it was a restored car that was built in the mid 1950's and then freshened up for the movie which I think came out in 1973 or '74.

...the car is still around, it pops up at rod shows from time to time.

06-11-2006, 03:46 PM
Ok,Seems like I read about that car years ago in R&C magazine.Back when it was built for the movie as you say,,,my memory could very well be faulty,it was a LONG TIME AGO LOL

Kim Whitmyre
06-11-2006, 03:57 PM
I realy don't feel like getting too deep into the political economy, so I offer this to distract myself



btw, I like them!

'34 Fords are my absolute favorite rod. :D

06-11-2006, 04:28 PM
Mine are '40 coupes or '50 coupes-Ford of COURSE!!!!!!

S/V Laura Ellen
06-11-2006, 04:56 PM
Yup, A Calgary Flames fan.

06-11-2006, 04:59 PM
Why you ugly no good stupid inbred pinko commie nazi gopher screwing.....

Oh wait, you mean on cars.



Ross M
06-11-2006, 06:41 PM
Never been a big fan of yellow/orange, but I think the blue/silver can be righteous:


06-11-2006, 07:05 PM
Flames are perfect on a souped up hot rod. Less appropriate on a stock restoration.

06-11-2006, 07:34 PM
Ross, those flames I like.

06-11-2006, 07:37 PM
Kate! your supposed to be out flagging down a cop or something interesting.

06-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Tomorrow's a work day.

Joe (SoCal)
06-11-2006, 07:43 PM

06-11-2006, 07:49 PM
You could move that pic to the Mercedes thread.

06-11-2006, 07:50 PM
Joe, it floors me as to how quick you are with finding appropriate pictures to post:D

Joe (SoCal)
06-11-2006, 07:55 PM
What can I say I've always been a visual guy ;)

Wild Wassa
06-11-2006, 08:03 PM
I like flames, I like them a lot. It doesn't matter what size of flame height either. Whether they were little ones from a drip torch, or bigger ones that I've worked on knocking down,


... or slightly hotter flames from a high temperature burn, when I have fired, ceramic sculpture.


"Flames: love 'em or hate 'em?"

Flames are cool but I do hate smoke.


06-11-2006, 08:17 PM

Proves my point posted in the Mercedes thread.

This one lives in Florida.


Those persons who are without principle have no basis for honor. To such a person nothing is sacred.
(Legends of the Star Dancer)

06-11-2006, 09:28 PM
Now that last one is a CAR!!!!!!!!! YA!!!!!!!!!!1

John B
06-12-2006, 12:25 AM
a chopped 34 3 window coupe. It doesn't need the flames,,,Gilding the lily.( I'll take your word on it being a 34 because I can't see the bottom of the grille).
As I said in another thread 1934 just has to be the best auto styling year! Well, it does it for me anyway.
34 and 39 deluxe coupe for me because 40's weren't available here.

06-12-2006, 02:18 AM
Burn, baby, burn!


06-12-2006, 02:51 AM
Hey John B, I've been trying to find a pic of the hotrod keelbulb that Team NZ had in the America's cup. Any ideas?

John B
06-12-2006, 03:24 AM
Not off the top of my head Stiletto. The only guy I could ask is in Valencia right now.

06-12-2006, 06:16 AM
Now that last one is a CAR!!!!!!!!! YA!!!!!!!!!!1


The innerds and running gear are from an "86" buick, if i remember correctly, and the outteres are a "25" Ford Touring auto. Runs too quite according to my friend in the drivers seat. I admit it needs more pop in the exhaust but i don't think glaspacks are the way to go.


06-12-2006, 06:27 AM
silver flames on blue car, definately.

Warren, I had the best time stoking a friends climbing kiln in the wintertime,,she was a beast

Nicholas Carey
06-12-2006, 01:59 PM
The best flame job I ever saw was a tone-on-tone flame job -- black on black. It was sweeet! Very subtle.

But here's another good flame job:


06-12-2006, 05:09 PM
I think the sign in the background says it all.


Paul Pless
06-12-2006, 05:20 PM
Well there are flames


and then there are FLAMES :D :D


06-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Yeah, but who wants to rebuild the motor after each burn.

Paul Pless
06-12-2006, 05:59 PM
well this guy doesn't seem to mind:D


and his boss is well known for blowing stuff up...