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Goodmark Chevelle Project Car - Part 12

A Quick Look at Flame Tech

Back when ideas for the Project Chevelle were swarming around the offices of Goodmark Industries, someone had the bright idea of adding to the body one of the most recognizable hot rod statements ever. After all, painted flames in some form or another have been around just about as long as our hot rodding hobby. With the Chevelle's body receiving a beautiful black finish, just about any color combination of flames would work, but after some heavy discussion on the matter, the decision was unanimous that there is just something about the traditional yellow, orange, and red licks that bring out the bad-a%# attitude in any car.

Goodmark's own Barbara Hillick spent many weekends at local car shows talking with car owners and admiring many different types of flamed cars until she connected the name of Mike Lewis of Gary's Auto Body in Decatur, Georgia, with her favorites. Like Barbara, the decision to add flames, scallops, or graphics to your car should be one that involves finding a painter that matches your taste, as there are more than a few styles to choose from.

In many cases, flames and other types of graphics are used to hide blemishes or slight imperfections, and do a good job at it. Obviously, with the body of the Project Chevelle almost entirely new and blocked to perfection, the idea was to add the traditional-type flames to only the front half of the car to achieve the desired attitude, without covering the flawless bodywork.

So without further babble, let's take a look at what 22 years of custom paint experience did for the Goodmark Chevelle, and very easily could do for your pride and joy.

SOURCES
Goodmark Industries
625-E Old Norcross Rd.
Lawrenceville
GA  30045
770-339-8557
www.goodmarkindustries.com
Metal Finish USA
7314 Highway 115E
Cleveland
GA  30528
Gary's Auto Body
3855 Covington Hwy. Dept. SC
Decatur
GA  30032
PPG Industries, INC.
One PPG Place
Pittsburgh
PA  15272
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