Fancy Bars

(Click on the picture for a larger version. Err, I meant to say, click to humungify-quadrupulate-embiggen-yowzify-ginormousitize. I gotta get with the times! Or maybe not.)

I doubt I’ll ever need their services, but if I ever did get super scared of my neighborhood and wanted to install black bars/gates to keep the chusma out, I think I’d try to find out the info on the people that did the fine work for this lil’ pickup truck. That sure is some fancy metal cutting. I’m always impressed by the various ways working people show their creativity; it might not be a book, a painting, or something on film, but the DIY spirit always manages to wriggle itself into the sunlight, despite all the constraints the lack of money tends to impose.

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8 Responses to Fancy Bars

  1. Lex says:


    Yup! That is fine work. Maybe next o nthe owenr’s list of things to do when they have some money is a cool paint job to highlight the ironwork.

    This design reminds me of Michael Amezcua’s gates and sculptures, whose work I usually see on a more grand scale, like the gates on the MTA building on the north side, Cesar Chavez & Vignes (near the jail/bail bonds area ) and other public commissions.

  2. Lex says:

    Oh, one more thing. When I saw the title of this post on my RSS feed, I thought this post was going to be about another dive bar in NE converted into a hipster place. My how I miss the old Footsie’s with the half-deaf bartender, $2 beer and “no dancing by order of LAPD” sign.

  3. Dona Junta says:

    That looks like my Tio Tiodoros trocka but he had carton on the back so I guess its not his lol

  4. Jesus Quiroz says:

    It’s flare, and flair at the same time.

  5. People are gettin super creative with their cars dude…i wonder what’s gonna happen next!


  6. tacosam says:

    Very cool p-ka. The design on the sides, it looks like one of the characters/monsters from the movie Monsters, Inc. Even the back bumper is fancy. Pride in craftsmanship and ownership. At least it will be easy to find his or her car in the parking lot of the mall or Dodger Stadium.

  7. moon says:

    This could be a driving business card. His name and number should be on the truck. Think of the business he’s get. Great work.

  8. mad mexican says:

    This reminds me of the fools who spend thousands of dollars for chrome rims for a crappy car, the iron work is the only nice thing about the old truck.

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