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Title: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Legacyofthe24 on 01/11/16, 05:15 AM
Hey Sage if you happen to have the time bud, I was wondering if you could recreate the old Chief Auto Parts logo? I can't find a version of it anywhere at all. This poster is the best version I can find of the logo itself.

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Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Sage on 01/11/16, 08:27 PM
Let me look through some of my old Hot Rods / Car Crafts  / Drag Racing mags to see if I can find an ad (or something).
It may be several days though as I'm buried with RL work for the Grand National Roadster Show at the moment.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Highbank on 01/12/16, 09:59 AM
That's one I've been hunting for a while now, just the good old Chief Auto Parts logo. I remember going in to one of their stores that was open 24 hours a day at 1:30am or something to buy a hose for my '72 Courier P/U way back when...
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Sage on 01/12/16, 10:06 PM
Still digging through stuff.
Here's the sad part...
Chief was the title sponsor of the NHRA Winternationals from '86-'99 and I've attended more than one of those. Can I find anything from any of the races? Nope!
I've got a Monogram model of Billy Meyers' 7-Eleven Chief Auto Parts Mustang Funny Car. Can I find the decal sheet? Nope x2!
Haven't given up yet (I'm stubborn like that).
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: skot71 on 01/13/16, 11:58 AM
I may have a Chief Auto Parts sticker for a 1/10 scale RC car.  I'll look tonight.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Sage on 01/13/16, 04:55 PM
Thanks for looking skot71 but I had some time waiting for lettering to dry (yeah, I still paint signs) and was able to finish this up (once I found a decent-sized image to work from it was relatively easy).

Get it -> Here (http://www.racingrafix.com/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=18086) <-.

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Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Robert Vining on 01/15/16, 12:23 AM
Nice work Sage. You know, I was looking at your site the other day, I had to do some googling to get to the photo pages, but man you've done some killer stuff over the years. Especially like the trash cans and toilet seats!

Let me know if you ever decide you want to put together an easy to manage CMS site with a gallery component. I can't do the graphic work you do... but I can sling some code for sure.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Sage on 01/15/16, 03:04 AM
Nice work Sage. You know, I was looking at your site the other day, I had to do some googling to get to the photo pages, but man you've done some killer stuff over the years. Especially like the trash cans and toilet seats!

Let me know if you ever decide you want to put together an easy to manage CMS site with a gallery component. I can't do the graphic work you do... but I can sling some code for sure.

A CMS site? That's geek greek to me. I know what a gallery is and I've even looked into those but I've never seen one that really grabbed me (plus, as you may have noticed, none of my web pages look alike ~ that's deliberate on my part ~ I figure if I try to never make signs look the same then why should my web site). But I'll keep it in mind.

Thanks for liking my work. The charity stuff (trash cans & seats) are always cool to do because there aren't any restrictions. This is my 47th year painting signs and every day is still as much fun as it was when I started. I couldn't ask for much more than that. Been doing a bunch of airbrushing on signs for the Grand National Roadster Show in L.A. later this month. Those are a hoot to do.

Was the website hard to find or just the photos? Usually if you Google 'Acme Signs' I show up on the 1st page of results. Or was there a problem with my hack coding? Just wondering.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Robert Vining on 01/15/16, 09:29 AM
well, if you google your name or acme signs you are number 1, but your homepage doesn't link through to the other pages correctly. It takes me to a white page with broken image boxes everywhere.

http://www.acmesignz.com/ (http://www.acmesignz.com/)
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Sage on 01/15/16, 07:27 PM
All fixed. That was my coding error (one day I'll learn to stop doing things in the middle of the night right before bed. Yeah...one day).
It's also what happens when you have a 2 TB HD wiped clean by a Win7 install (and without even asking 1st) and you lose everything from the past decade and have to start over. Sometimes I miss the little things.
Sorry.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Robert Vining on 01/16/16, 01:09 AM
Noooooo.... I went through something similar in 2010 and 2011. 3 hard drives within 9 months... but the first one had about 5 years of work on it. sucks.
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Highbank on 01/22/16, 10:21 AM
More fine work Sage, thanks for doing that...
Title: Re: Chief Auto Parts logo
Post by: Legacyofthe24 on 02/14/16, 12:21 PM
Hey Sage sorry for not responding back. I've been without a computer almost since I posted the request. Thanks for finding the time to do it. It's awesome as always man.