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I am in the process of doing artwork for a set of Gasser themed decals. These will be screen printed by a major decal company. But I am not 100% up to speed on what should be included??? Any help would be great.......let's hear what you want! Thanks

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There were so many famous gasser around. Best bet might be sheet of gasser names and cartoon figures etc for frt ends etc.steve

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Dave,

Thanks for doing the work, I'm sure that many of us will be thankful for your efforts !!! :):):)

I'd like to see some original car names that can be used on all drag cars...60's era style font as well as modern styles and colors. How about some trunk decals..."see 'ya later", "too bad" , etc...

thanks for asking,

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The old B&M Hydro decal with the red tranny and the robot. I'd also love to see some Balanger Brothers Headers decals or any other more obscure decals from the era. I can't wait to see what you're working on.

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obscure decals from the era.

I agree. Decals of companies which were less common, or at least not available in kits already. One specific decal I would like to see is the STP "daisy" decal:

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Maybe multiple "generic" class letters with drop shadows? No sure if that was done with the DTR or Model King modifieds or not, but having a few different fonts to choose from would be a nice option to have. Maybe even some semi-transparent white shoe polish like car numbers for the windows?

The '60s gassers were so varied and so personlized, I think t will be hard to come up with a "universal" name or logo, and many used very few decals and most had no sponsors at all. Pretty good YouTube vid here for reference:

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Variations of "Headers by Doug" and "Stahl Headers" and the big "Prepared by Jenkins Performance Berwyn, PA" door stickers would be great.

Also things like "National Record Holder" "National Champion" various years through the 60's, all in the same size and sign-painters' font so we could mix and match them to say things like "1965 National Champion" and smaller "NHRA Record Holder", typical stuff that was painted on the quarter panels of various gassers and junior stockers.

I'd say just spend a little bit digging through Vince Putt's Fotki albums of gassers and junior stockers and look for reoccuring themes or styles. I think the little small hand painted lists of all the speed parts on the car are pretty cool, would be nice to have a bunch of those manufacturers in the same font to mix and match as well.

I think there's tons of inspiration in just the tri-five Chevys in these two albums- I say go more for the stuff you see on the junior stockers.

http://public.fotki.com/VincePutt/archive/drag-racing/super-stock/

http://public.fotki.com/VincePutt/drag_racing/gassers/

Edited by Brett Barrow

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Are this decal sheets once done where can I order some?

John Pol

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Two good Gasser reference books are:

Gasser Wars by Larry Davis

Supercharged Gas Coupes by Don Montgomery. All the pictures are black and white.

Good luck

Mike

Edited by Mike 1017

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Anything with gold leaf style lettering in it would be nice... Probably challenging to design as well.

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anything with names for the trunk like painter,crew etc. garage station ads that sponcer the car.

JOhn Pol

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Thanks for the ideas.......keep 'em coming!

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Rod_Shop_Charger_gasser_1.jpgNuff said! (except sorry for the lousy pic)

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I'd like to see a variety of vintage speed shops included--lots of the weekend warriors in the '60s were sponsored by their local speed shops, muffler shops, etc. Most of what I remember and have seen photos of featured low-key graphics not much "flash". Another good source for you might be "Super Stock" by Larry Davis.

Do a sheet like that with a bunch of hot rod related businesses on it, and I'll buy enough to keep you in business all by myself...

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gold leaf lettering and lace work would be great

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Can you do the decals for a model of my dads old anglia the pretty penny anglia

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I would like to see decals for several of the later versions of the "Shake Rattle and Run" 57 Chevy from the Chicago area in the 60's and 70's Steve Prideaux

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Dave, its great you are asking for input here!

I'll throw in my two cents also ;)

How about some fictional sets for some of the newest kits...the '50 Olds - "Old Timer", "Rocket Launcher", "Luxury Leaper"

'57 Ford - "Blue Oval Blast", "FEarless"

Hudsons? Yeah, why not! - "Unlikely Candidate", "Hornet Havoc", "Stepdown Screamer"

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It's realy an altered, but I REALLY want a set for the 66 Psycho Mustang (Snodgrass, Tom Sherlock Ford) .



I would like to see decals for several of the later versions of the "Shake Rattle and Run" 57 Chevy from the Chicago area in the 60's and 70's Steve Prideaux

Me two!

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I enjoyed the fake names out of the Model King Austin Gasser kit. I think It would be cool to have decals with a gold leafing effect or an acid drop effect.Also some of the retro-ish bubble letters look good as a font.

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I'm back again, how about some Jr. Stockers? I've got three resin sedan delivery bodys waiting for race decals so I can build them. Real cars that ran, not made up fictious stuff.

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Wow, I'm looking forward to this!

A couple of alphabets in good gasser font styles with a pinstrip outline would be great for "could have been" gasser models. Gold leaf would be a bonus for sure. Model rairoad decal alphabets don't have the right look.

Most '60's gassers had just the names of the owner or team lettered on the door with transmission, camshaft, and fiberglass sponsors spelled out on the hood and quarter panel. The gasser books above are a good resource for photos.

Hope this helps

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GREAT NEWS DAVE! I would like to see some Fun Gasser Names and some local Mom & Pop Sponsers! Thanks Dave...

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What about a sheet for vw gassers, like penny pincher, lightning bug...etc

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What about a sheet for vw gassers, like penny pincher, lightning bug...etc

My faviorite was the Chev Wagon fenderless altered.

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Well Dave, have we given you anything to work with? ;)

Please keep us posted B)

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