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Hot Rods and Flames

Hot Rods and Flames

Posted by Jay Moody on 11/2/2005
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I've painted many kinds of vehicles, but I've always felt that "Hot Rods" and "Flame Jobs" are the origin of everything else.

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Apple Green Flames
This steel '26 begged for something a little out of the ordinary, so I added some apple geen flames with 3-D shading.
600 x 391 px  (49 KB)
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More Green Flames
Rods seem to want a focal point at the rear, also!
600 x 369 px  (60 KB)
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Mama's Tee
These T-bucket owners said "Anything but flames!"
690 x 368 px  (64 KB)
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Humpback!
These were some of those rare people who wanted something really different, so we avoided all of the trends! I included some palm leaves in the graphics, for a little more exotic effect.
600 x 400 px  (75 KB)
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Classic '32
This car was one of those McMullen Roadster inspired jobs. We tried to add some more color, and improve on the original.
400 x 259 px  (26 KB)
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Bantam Altered
I narrowed, streched, enclosed and hinged the body, until it was hard to recognize. The paint is classic '70s.
400 x 307 px  (28 KB)
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3-D Kameleon Flames
I love to experiment! We tried for a "carved" look, with the color-shifting paint adding some mystery to it.
600 x 396 px  (66 KB)
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'33 Chevy Coupe
This is a rare Chevy "Mercury" coupe, which existed before the Ford models, and are smaller than the standard body.
600 x 342 px  (57 KB)
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'40 Ford Standard Coupe
At the owner's request, I came up with a special color mix for this one, then lightened the body behind the flames for a more single color (monochromatic) look.
1024 x 768 px  (202 KB)
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Willys Super Gasser
This 'glass bodied car ran in the 8's!
400 x 266 px  (32 KB)
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Arizona Willys
The car featured lots of Southwestern effects, such as turquoise, snakeskin, sandstone, tooled silver, guns, and a cowboy in a sunset!
600 x 387 px  (55 KB)
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Rumble Seat '34 Coupe
I try to make the paint interesting from all angles.
400 x 255 px  (21 KB)
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Sclames
"Sclames" are the combination of "scallops" (parallel lines) with "flames". Hence the names "sclames".
600 x 377 px  (48 KB)
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Tribal, 3-D, Double Pattern Flames
Of the flames I've done, this is my personal favorite.
1000 x 659 px  (224 KB)
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Bringing Up The Rear
The owner wanted a mural on the back, so I also put one on the radiator shell.
800 x 554 px  (123 KB)
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Beam Me Up, Scotty!
Space aliens need a "date" too.
410 x 712 px  (62 KB)
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'40 Mercury
I loved doing the surfboard show sign, to match this '40 Mercury.
600 x 391 px  (68 KB)
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Chevy-Jeep
We called this one "Goin' Deep", and modified the stamped sheetmetal Jeep lettering to the new name.
1024 x 623 px  (168 KB)
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'57 Chevy 210
The owner did not like the color of the car, so we planned the flames to dominate the car.
600 x 386 px  (63 KB)
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Chopped '32
A little too traditional to stand out, we used a dark blue striping, and some roof flames, for a different look.
1024 x 683 px  (196 KB)
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Da Reaper!
This mural added to the graveyard theme on a purple T-bucket.
1024 x 857 px  (222 KB)
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Finishline Flags
But some people don't want flames.
341 x 293 px  (33 KB)
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PT "Hot Rods"
I've been doing a lot of newer vehicles in recent years, based on the traditional hot rod themes.
750 x 497 px  (107 KB)
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Surf's Up!
This is on the hood of a PT Cruiser "woodie".
400 x 582 px  (34 KB)
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Real Fire
Currently gaining popularity is the photorealistic flame style. It's been around since the mid 80's, but now they're speading like....well...
512 x 768 px  (72 KB)
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Kameleon Flames
The color-shifting paints make a nice accent , with some texture and a double pattern.
400 x 258 px  (34 KB)
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Hot Chiles
Sometimes I get an adventurous customer, with a new approach.
400 x 303 px  (42 KB)
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Zeed Flames
These were an experiment in the early 90s, before the Tribal Flames became popular.
600 x 329 px  (50 KB)
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Ribbon Flames
These are inspired by ribbon blowing in the wind. I've done a few variations on this theme.
400 x 279 px  (35 KB)
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Flames...Again!
Flames make up about half of my business. I guess it's a good thing, and my customers still allow me some variation on the classic design. This one had some Kameleon tips on the flames, and bullet shaped centers.
1024 x 620 px  (153 KB)
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Grim Reaper Tee
Tired of flames?
600 x 398 px  (63 KB)
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DRAG BOAT
Captain CHAOS!!!
1000 x 666 px  (186 KB)
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Cutty Sark figurehead
"Nannie the witch" on PT Cruiser hood
1024 x 677 px  (177 KB)
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Tell no tales!
2007 'Vette hood
600 x 394 px  (65 KB)
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Jolly Roger
2007 'Vette rear
600 x 396 px  (58 KB)
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Treasure
2007 'Vette side
592 x 392 px  (54 KB)
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Layered Flames
PT Cruiser
1000 x 654 px  (189 KB)
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Designer Flames
Mazda
696 x 272 px  (56 KB)
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Spread Eagle
800 x 531 px  (80 KB)
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Kameleon effect
400 x 600 px  (46 KB)
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3D flames
600 x 397 px  (51 KB)
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Green Meanie!
Nasty hot rods need nasty flames!
800 x 522 px  (111 KB)
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