Airbrushed murals new paint job

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  1. shorty102292

    shorty102292 Bobtail Member

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    I'm looking into the cost to have a mural airbrushed onto the back of my cab. W900l. It will feature 3 faces and have a saying that honestly I don't know exactly. The three faces are like a pyramid top center my stepfather and just below to each side my grandfather and one of my uncle's. With there names below. Im 28 this is my own truck. These three men shaped who i am today. I would like help with the saying.
    I understand it will be expensive and prices could vary wildly. I want this to be fairly large. I live in Michigan i could travel to have it done just looking for a ballpark idea on cost and suggestions for a proper saying and someone who could make it happen
     
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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Can't help on the saying but that's a nice way to pay respect to them
     
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    If you have pics maybe look into vinyl. I saw a prime truck with a family portrait on the side and it looked great from about 30’
     
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    Wrap might be quicker and cheaper.
     
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  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    Yep.
    Do a vinyl wrap.

    That way you can move it to a different truck, when you replace this one .

    there are also many other ways to honor people who were important in your life.

    I know someone who had a children’s playground built and named after his parents. His parents loved kids and didn’t want a fancy funeral, their desire was to have that money spent for something that would last a long time, and would help kids somehow.
     
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    Praise God trucking Bobtail Member

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    I have a 2014 international ProStar I have a code 524285 ???can someone help me out let me no
     
  8. shorty102292

    shorty102292 Bobtail Member

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    You really need to start your own thread.
     
  9. buddyd157

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    not only will this cost money, and not as much as an artist, but it'll also save a potential new owner from having the truck repainted. cuz it can be a very long time to sell.
     
  10. shorty102292

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    I have thought of this. But my truck is a glider kit. I have no intention to sell ever. I guess it could change but for the most part no. Big cams are easy to work on and i want nothing to do with all the new emissions junk or engines.
     
  11. SmallPackage

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    Not much help in the present but there was a local oldtimer down here in the San Antonio area that went by the handle of “preacher”. He could hand paint and letter anything you wanted. My uncle had him hand paint different looney tunes characters on the back with different sayings on each of his trucks. The Pete in my avatar has wile e coyote holding a fork and knife in each hand licking his lips with “eat more wheat” underneath him. After almost 40 years I need to have it repainted but I to do not know of anyone in this area talented enough to do it. It has become a Lost art!

    There is a woman in the WA or OR area that does awesome free hand work. She has a you tube channel and posted some really cool stuff she has done on trucks and cars. Maybe research that. I cannot think of her you tube handle at the moment.
     
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