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pacificustoms
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Joined: Mar 08, 2011
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Posted: 2011-03-08 5:12 pm   Permalink

I build hot rods and custom cars for a living and love tiki's and tiki style stuff. I built this all out of sheetmetal, now just have to decide what to finish it off with as far as paint or anything.





 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2011-03-08 5:35 pm   Permalink

I like it as is, don't paint it. Is it steel or aluminum? If it is steel let it rust. If it is aluminum anodize it.
I still like it as is.
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-03-08 5:39 pm   Permalink

I agree, a nice aged patina would look cool. Nice work

 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2011-03-08 5:43 pm   Permalink

The tiki's cool, and let it rust, but nevermind that. I looked at your homepage and WHOA! In-SANELY beautiful cars!!! Is it your shop??? Don't quit your day job!

Oh, and welcome!
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2011-03-08 6:51 pm   Permalink

I say leave as is. Love it and welcome


Sidenote..I see you are in Napa Valley. Have you ever worked on any of Rob Struven's cars by chance? He runs Garage Ink up there and has some beautiful customs. You may know of each other at least.

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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-03-08 6:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the compliments!

I think I'm going to leave it and see what happens. It's almost all steel, the teeth are aluminum to where they wont rust so there will always be a contrast, and the rings are stainless.

I'm working on another one now, hopefully I can finish it this weekend.

Yes, it's my shop we build the cars at. Thanks for the compliments on our work, we do our best!

Here's my personal car, kind of tiki (or beach rather) related...



 
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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-03-08 8:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-08 18:51, leleliz wrote:
I say leave as is. Love it and welcome


Sidenote..I see you are in Napa Valley. Have you ever worked on any of Rob Struven's cars by chance? He runs Garage Ink up there and has some beautiful customs. You may know of each other at least.

[ This Message was edited by: leleliz 2011-03-08 18:55 ]



I've known Rob for quite a few years now, never have worked on any of his cars though. Donavan (one of the artists at his shop) did a lot of paint work on the interior of one of our projects though. Are you from Napa?


 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2011-03-08 9:16 pm   Permalink

No I am not from Napa but know both Donovan and Rob. In fact I will be seeing Donovan this weekend in Reno at the Lady Luck tattoo show. Rob and I have been friends for a few years - meeting him originally through my tattoo artist - and then just hanging out at shows and at the shop.

Napa is pretty small so as soon as I saw your site I figured you all were friends

Look forward to seeing more of your work. Always nice to mix up the material and throw in some metal work on this site.


 
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coconuttzo
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Joined: Jan 13, 2010
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From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2011-03-09 4:25 pm   Permalink

Cold hearted steel! That's Killer! Would make for a perfect hood ornament!

I'd kill to see you fabricate a tiki grill for that fine looking car of yours.

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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2011-03-09 6:53 pm   Permalink

Awesome work. I agree, leave it as is.

 
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Tiki Russ
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From: OK/FL
Posted: 2011-03-10 06:51 am   Permalink

That'll be some sweet contrast for sure when it rusts out.

 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-03-10 12:39 pm   Permalink

Love it Love it Love it!!! I agree, leave it like it is...GREAT JOB. Checked out your site, awesome rods. Welcome to TC.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-10 1:11 pm   Permalink

nice ford...

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2011-03-11 06:41 am   Permalink

HéHé! Nice Tiki! Nice job of bending, very clean work. I also agree with Mr Noname, don't paint it.


Welcome on TC!

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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-03-14 12:41 pm   Permalink

Built another one this last weekend. This one I think is going to be my own... Added a bit of fire to the top of it also!







 
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