Flame Paint Job

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George Barris' Track Roadster. George built the channeled roadster, that sported one of his first flame paint jobs, in 1948.
Buzzy's 1950 Ford was the first car ever to receive flame paint job by Larry Watson. The work was done in his parents' driveway. Photo from the Larry Watson photo collection, courtesy of Rik Hoving Custom Car Photo Archive.[1]
Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T-Bucket of Sunland, California. The Kookie T iteration of Norm's Model T-Bucket was completed in 1956 featuring a Dean Jeffries flame paint job. In 1958 this iteration became a TV star, appearing in the popular series "77 Sunset Strip." As a result of the exposure, Norms T-Bucket became the most famous hot rod in the country, inspiring dozens of imitators while creating a whole new class of hot rods.
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100 truck of Maywood, California. Ed, who was a member of the Maywood Drag Wagons, bought the truck in 1957. He wanted to use it as a promotion vehicle for his custom paint and pinstripe business, so he gave it a red flame paint job the same year.
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury coupe of Pineville, West Virginia. Built by Virgil and his father at Shucks Body Shop, the build was started in 1957. It was completed sometime between 1957 and 1959, featuring a flame paint job.
Ronnie Fossen's 1954 Studebaker of Compton, California. Ronnie's Studebaker was restyled in the mid or late 1950s, and by 1958 it featured subtle scallop type flames.
Jim Skonzakes' 1922 Ford Model T-Bucket of Dayton, Ohio. In 1959 Jim bought the famous Kookie T hot rod from Norm Grabowski. After buying the car, Jim brought it to Larry Watson at Watson's House of Style for a cosmetic makeover. Larry gave the car a Rose Pearl paint job with Candy Red flames.
Ken Foress' 1952 Mercury Convertible of Lansing, Michigan. In 1959 local pinstriper and custom painter Jerry Drake, aka Spider the Crazy Painter, gave the car a flame paint job at Cooper Body Shop.
John Rasmussen's 1929 Ford Model A roadster received a flame paint job in the 1960s.
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden as it appeared in the early 1960s. Bo Sandberg and his fiance Morris gave the car a flame paint job in 1962.
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan of Sweden as it appeared in 1965, featuring a flame paint job by Bo Sandberg of Yankee Customs.
Howard Gribble's 1956 Ford F-100, of Torrance, California, received a flame paint job by Walt Prey in 1975.
Jack Fields' 1954 Chevrolet of Torrance, California. In June of 2016 Jack's Chevrolet received a flame paint job.
Henrik Forss' 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 of Sacramento, California. The build was completed in October of 2018, featuring a panel and flame custom paint job by Kyle Martin of Martin Kolor & Style. Gold Metallic panels, frosted in Dark Gold Metallic were added. These were outlined in Dark Gold Metallic 1 shot with body color seaweed flames stretching all the way down her side.
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster of Concord, California. In June of 2019 Kyle Martin at Martin Kolor & Style dressed the car up with pinstriped flames.

Hot Rods and Custom Cars Featuring Flame Paint Jobs

George Barris' Track Roadster
Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Bucket - The Lightning Bug / The Kookie T
John Rasmussen's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
George Wiegand's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster Pick Up - The Barracuda
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Buzzy's 1950 Ford
Ken Foress' 1952 Mercury Convertible
Jack Fields' 1954 Chevrolet
Ronnie Fossen's 1954 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100
Howard Gribble's 1956 Ford F-100
Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala

Henrik Forss' 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88



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