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Old November 18th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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I have posted an intro and now it's time to get a little more involved. I think you guys are AMAZING!!! and I highly value your opinions and input. I am about 85% to 90% finished with my volksrod all ready and I think I will start a build thread about it to date. Right now I need a little help, my pin striper came over last night and ran some outlined flames on the passengers side of the car and to me something looks out of place. Maybe he just needs to change up a line or two, I thought I would run it past all of you to see what you think? should I just leave it alone or have him change something? He will be coming back on Saturday to try to finish the car.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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tire sizes? Looks epic!!!!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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bro thats a very wild looking v rod!!! flames look juss fine to me !!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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From all the video and stripers I've seen work, alotta times thats the way it is. It looks kinda "empty" or out of place until more colors get laid down. I think you'll see what I mean. Looks good so far to me.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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It all looks good to me but i do see a void behind the tire where the flames start .Not sure why ? It may look great after he's done .The car itself looks awesome Hats off
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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Needs some overlapping flames to make them look good and have some flow. Think "Firebug" with out all the color.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #7
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I think it needs a tag and insurance. Looks great keep the fire burning.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #8
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the forward line that runs along the fender line looks like it doesnt quite follow it. might help if it did
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Old November 18th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #9
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I agree with Dan.
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Sweet ride. Love the looks. Tire size and combo are perfect. What are the headlights?
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Old November 18th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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BBBEEEAAAUUUTTTIIIFFFUUULLL!!! Get it on the floor and DRIVE IT!!!!!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #12
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Thank's guys, The tire size is 135/15 fronts and 255/70/15 rears and the headlights are some old detizs I bought off eBay. With H4 bulbs and built in turn signals. This is my first real car build and I want it to be great, I have built the car to drive and almost feel it's turning out too nice, but I will get in to that and more details down the road. Take care..
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Old November 18th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #13
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Totally agree with Dan and Bill - that was the first thing I noticed, too. Something about that lower front flame seems...forced? Or something. I don't think you can rid of it entirely, but it needs some sort of reworking...narrow up the neck of the flame a bit?
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Yep, the fender line, otherwise, very nice looking car
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Old November 19th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #15
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Just caught the crash bars with the diamond plate. Nice touch. :)
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Old November 19th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #16
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I would eliminate that forward line and let flames come right out of the fender bead. Sweet ride
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Old November 19th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #17
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Add me to the "agree with Dan" list...
The leading edge where the flames start needs to follow the fender line. You have a somewhat straight line right next to a continuous curve. I would also pull it in closer to the wheel well opening.

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Old November 19th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #18
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"You Guys Are Great" Thank's for all of your input so far. I stopped by the body supply place on the way home and picked up some pin stripers tape and played with the flames, I think they look a lot better. What do you guy's think? The area with the tape I will have him add. I am putting one pic from Bug-O-Rama in Las Vegas this year, hope you all like it. I would like to get back east to some shows, It would be nice to make Winter Jam, I don't know if the funds will let me. maybe another big show if that dose not happen.
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Gotta agree with most that the stripe to wheel arch relationship looks odd. I would do something more like this...

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I like JaransonT3's best except that I'd cover the welt area, too, (without any outline color at the forward edge, so it "bleeds" out from the fenderwell) - but then what do I know?
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Man your car is sweet! definitely put up a build thread.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 04:15 AM   #22
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I agree with carcentric....I'd start the flames a few inches into the wheel wells so they flow into the flat lines of the body. It would fill that space and look more like flames are not just an after thought. Great lookin' car though. Tires and wheels are perfect and I like those running boards.
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Watch video of moving vehicles on fire to see how the flames behave.
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Watch video of moving vehicles on fire to see how the flames behave.
I had a v6 S-10 that was so slow I would have had to put the flames vertically
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