Custom Painting

Classic Steelie Wheel Stripes

Another set of classic steelie wheels. This time with triple, off white pinstriping. After finishing a four wheels, I can’t stress enough and just how important, a simple look of a pinstripe can dramatically change the look of your project.

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Forty Years of Flat Out

SoCal of Arizona celebrates it’s 40th year in business!

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I know it’s a little late to post this but before the year is over I’d like to say thanks once again to SoCal of Arizona for being such a huge part of Hot Rodding. Frank, Mary and the whole crew at SoCal this one was for you!
It was a gift from the crew to be given to Frank and Mary for everything they do and for Fourty years in business. I’ve also got to give a big thank you to Norm and William of 10th Street Autobody for thinking of me when they needed to get this gift decorated. I’m very grateful and it was truly an honor!

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Distressed quickie

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The guys and gals at Drew Brothers Customs besides doing collision work have been into trucks, early trucks, patinaed trucks and just plain cool trucks and they’ve been putting together these classic pickups with a Hotrod flare. This one in particular is a 1959 Chevy step side done up with a faux patina paint job and of course they needed some hand brushed logos to finish it up. This was a stencil process considering that Franklin Law needed to keep their logo consistent and unchanged so we opted to do the quick route by using the companies vectored logo, making a stencil, still brushing in the paint by hand with classic sign paint, letting it dry overnight and doing a rub through to give it that vintage look.

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Changing colors

This 1959 Chevy pickup show up and the customer says he needs to get rid of the blue lettering, “it needs to be a different color”. He hates the blue and wants all the colors to be on the warm side. Oh ya and make sure to match the “aged” lettering technique that the other sign painter used. This truck is from Colorado and that’s were the lettering was done originally, Not by me. But now it’s my responsibility for fixing the issue with the wrong color choice. So I says “sure thing!” Here’s a set of photos to show the steps I took. I was able to removed the blue lettering completely before re-lettering the “custom machining” in brown. Fun job! And quick!

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