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jax32 07-22-2013 07:05 PM

Wind wing art
 
I'm putting wind wings on my 32 highboy and would like to have them engraved with the type of art that I saw back in the 50s and early 60s. As I recall, one corner (usually the outside lower corner) was at times engraved with a lacy pattern or sometimes a flower. Does anyone have any pictures to jog my memory or perhaps I can copy?

lakeroadster 07-22-2013 07:25 PM

I know what your after... darned if I can find any pictures.

Remember Lil John Buttera's '27 Touring.... it had the wind wings with the scrolled etchings.... you can barely see the scroll work in the photos below (also in the back window)..

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps28965fb2.jpg

NEW INTERIORS 07-22-2013 08:02 PM

Very easy to do with acid etching if we are talking about the same thing..

MARTINSR 07-22-2013 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lakeroadster (Post 1696947)
I know what your after... darned if I can find any pictures.

Remember Lil John Buttera's '27 Touring.... it had the wind wings with the scrolled etchings.... you can barely see the scroll work in the photos below (also in the back window)..

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps28965fb2.jpg

I have that kit!

Brian

jax32 07-22-2013 09:47 PM

We are talking about the same thing. What I need is the design. I recall as a kid reading a story wherein they quoted the owner as saying he got the design from a doilie or a piece of lace. I have looked at all sorts of doilies and yards of lace but I can't find anything that I think would work.

OneMoreTime 07-22-2013 10:30 PM

As I recall back in the day rubber cement was brushed on to the window to make a mask and then the design was traced on to the mask. Then taking an exacto knife the design was cut out and then the artist sandblasted the design..one can use anything pleasing such as a picture out of a magazine or something to do this with..These days with computers a sign shop should be able to make a mask for you..

Sam

lakeroadster 07-23-2013 06:51 AM

I don't think this is what you're after... but I am still lookin'

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...pse4ad47c7.jpg

killeratrod 07-23-2013 06:57 AM

here i think they have what your looking for.
Peel N Etch Stencils



this link makes anything you want..

http://www.etchworld.com/ecom-catsho..._stencils.html


check out the listing on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/glass-etching-stencils

NEW INTERIORS 07-23-2013 07:29 AM

Your Hobby Lobby should have everything you need..

timothale 07-23-2013 07:56 AM

ParaGraver
 
A ParaGraver in the hands of a skilled artist gives a lot more definitation in the art work. acid etching is all flat. My Nephew is a jewler and does a lot of engraving, guns, glass goblets for weddings, for stained glass work. he hasn't got into doing cars. I sent him some picts a few years ago of a car I saw in Calif at a goodguys show that had a lot of engraving , valve covers, rear end cover, instrument cluster panel, door panel inserts. http://paragrave.com/

cm324 07-23-2013 01:59 PM

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Here is one I photograhed at a local show. It isn't a wind wing but it will give you an idea and could be easily modified to fit a smaller window.

jax32 07-23-2013 10:50 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks everyone. I followed killeratrod's tip, searched eBay and found a design I liked. I'll post pictures of the wings when I'm finished.

jax32 11-22-2013 10:15 PM

Wind Wings
 
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I finally finished the wind wings. The picture is not the best but it gives you an idea of what I wound up with. They are made of polycarbonate with a scratch resistant coating. I had the design sand blasted with 180 grit sand, using a stainless steel stencil I found on e-Bay. They turned out exactly the way I envisioned. Thanks everyone for the help.

MARTINSR 11-22-2013 10:38 PM

Cool! Bringing back the seventies!

Brian

killeratrod 11-23-2013 06:57 AM

looks good. glad to help out.


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