Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hot Rod Art> Car Club Plaques
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Car Club Plaques Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-29-2014 05:47 PM
AZ Geezer
Quote:
Originally Posted by brickyardboy View Post
Looks good there. Funny, as you told your story, it reminded me of one running along the same line. A good friend of mine (he's a sign painter/pinstriper) has had a gathering at his house/shop for car buddies for quite a few years on the last Friday of the month, year round. Sometimes there's 30 or so old geezers gathered sharing their exaggerated car tales, and relating their physical status (I can't pee well anymore!) with anyone that will listen. In the warm months, most everyone will bring their hotrods, and the host will serve hot dogs and hamburgs, and soft drinks (BYOB). Like yourself, Bob (the host) decided that because we're a large group of grumpy old men dedicated to the car hobby, we should have a unofficial name for our motley crew, so he decided to come up with a fictitious car club name, and print it on a bunch of tee shirts for the world to see. Included is a photo of the tee shirt.
Me and my friends run these plaques I had made up. Arizona is known for heat, but as they say ..... "It's a dry heat".

08-30-2013 02:41 PM
poncho62 We have some too for our Ontario Rodders group

08-30-2013 12:09 PM
brickyardboy Looks good there. Funny, as you told your story, it reminded me of one running along the same line. A good friend of mine (he's a sign painter/pinstriper) has had a gathering at his house/shop for car buddies for quite a few years on the last Friday of the month, year round. Sometimes there's 30 or so old geezers gathered sharing their exaggerated car tales, and relating their physical status (I can't pee well anymore!) with anyone that will listen. In the warm months, most everyone will bring their hotrods, and the host will serve hot dogs and hamburgs, and soft drinks (BYOB). Like yourself, Bob (the host) decided that because we're a large group of grumpy old men dedicated to the car hobby, we should have a unofficial name for our motley crew, so he decided to come up with a fictitious car club name, and print it on a bunch of tee shirts for the world to see. Included is a photo of the tee shirt.
08-30-2013 11:09 AM
46highboypu Strangely, I don't have a bumper. I hung mine from the license plate bracket. I think most of the other guys will just display them on the car.
08-30-2013 10:16 AM
brickyardboy They turned out nice! Where will you attach them? Will they hang from the bumper?
08-30-2013 08:10 AM
69 widetrack I think it's cool and a lot of ingenuity has gone into making those plaques, very nostalgic...love it.

Ray
08-30-2013 07:48 AM
46highboypu
Car Club Plaques

I've always liked the aluminum club plaques you see on rear bumpers. Never have belonged to a club until some friends and I started being at the same car shows a lot. More as a joke, just for the fun of it, we started calling our selves the ''Old Guys with Hot Rods''. Since then I have designed a logo based on Crumb's truckin dude with some changes. This logo was printed on shirts and hats, jus like a ''real'' club. Some time back a woodworking friend made an oval wooden plaque with a good rim for me to use as a basis. I looked all over the internet for small (1 inch or less) letters but couldn't find any that were reasonable - they wanted to custom make them. Finally a bag of letters was found in a craft store, a little too large but I used them anyway. The trunkin dude was modeled in clay ( Fimo-Sculpy type) and baked then glued on with the letters. Since there was only one size of letters to work use the word ''with'' was modeled in clay as well. There didn't seem to be a good way to put our location on in letters so I compromised and modeled a small Illinois which was mounted on a plan disc with a little dot to represent ''us''. Once the whole thing was finished and sealed with primer I looked into casting methods. A friend was a big help as he had made a mold from one of his aluminum plaques and cast more in resin. A search through a large art supply catalog provided a source for mold making silicone rubber and casting resin.
As you can see in the pictures (I hope) the plaque was made, molded, and assembled. A box was made and sealed from leaks a little larger than the wood plaque and two part mold making silicone rubber was poured in. After it was cured I tested the volume of the mold with ounces of water to know how much resin to mix for each cast. It turned out there was enough resin in the kit to make four plaques. Once out of the mold the plaques were painted all the same but for the shirts which were the color of the owners car. According to the package the resin should be strong and durable, but since all it has to do is hang out it should work fine.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.