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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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Bitch’N Cragars

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Pinstriped wheels used to be the norm in the early twentieth century. I love seeing artillery style wheels from the 30s or the old wood T wheels with starburst style pinstripe details dressing them out. It seems the big hubcap that took over in the 40′s-50′s killed off the decorative pinstriped wheel. It just wasn’t needed anymore. Now I’ve seen a lot pinstriped wheels, I see pinstriping everywhere I go, but over the years I’ve never seen a set done up like this. The closest set that I saw were set up at a GNRS in a wheel vender’s booth, on a similar if not the same style wheel but it was still a bit different.
This set now belong on an old ford pickup who’s owner came to me while he’d been updating it. It had some older billet wheels that just didn’t work with the truck. So he had sought out something cooler and with these Cragars in hand I was allowed to do what I thought would look good…..perfect situation! I just had to stick with pinstripe colors that already adorned the truck. Here’s what I came up with. Some pictures of the wheels when I had them and a before and after shot of the truck sent to me by the client.

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The art of show cards

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I really enjoy doing these (this one’s a hand painted show sign that I painted on acrylic) and hope more people start to see the craft that it takes to make one of these. Looks a million times better than that printed vinyl crap you see to much of these days. The Grand National Roadster Show is coming up at the end of this month and if you get a chance to go to this wonderful event take the time and check out all the signs. Most are hand painted and lettered with the exception of the background color which is usually sprayed. You can bet you’re at a quality event when you don’t see many new sign shop tricks with print media and cut vinyl letters. Help keep the art alive and commission one for your Classic or Hotrod. All I need are pictures of the vehicle, specs, and who you want to commend on the build. I also ship worldwide so there’s no reason you can’t have one of these done by me. 3-4 week turnarounds.

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Frenchy’s “Hot Rod Lincoln”

I never get tired of seeing Frenchy’s 1932 ford. Mostly cause it boasts a Lincoln V 12 and has some great detail work. I also had the pleasure of painting a couple pin-ups on it last year and a whole bunch of pinstriping before that. It even has a little bit of hand lettering. I was going through my pictures the other day and ran across this one i shot of So-Cal Speed Shop’s founder, Alex Xydias sitting in the drivers seat and decided I should share it with you. This was taken last year in front of So Cal Speed Shop of Arizona here in Phoenix.

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