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49-54 Chevy Fender Skirts...lets see em'

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GREASER815, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
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    Anyone have anything different than the standard factory style skirts? Looked at the overlay ones, but looking to be different. I have a set of these laying around I got very cheap...ever seen them on these cars, any way to make them fit in better with the lines of the 49-54 Chevy?
     

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  2. IL GIMMI
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    When i first got my 54 Chevy it had similar skirts as the ones you have. Those were the first things to go. I Honestly think any overlay skirt on a Chevy of that year looks terrible. If that's your Chevy in your avatar, it looks good the way it is. Would be a shame to put those skirts on it.
     
  3. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
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    i personally would just go with the flush stock skirts, but maybe extend them down a bit to meet the bottom of the fender, thats what im doing for my 51 poncho...
    i just feel its a lot more tasteful and clean
     

  4. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    Ill second the mercury flared lip. that always looks good on those cars. it makes it look a little lower too...
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    i also saw this at a show in phoenix. I really dug it. its different then the usual!
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  5. Lone Star Mopar
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    My brothers been reworking my stock skirts to match the body line better. It makes a world of difference. Looks just like they should have fom the factory ! Sorry bout the crummy pics :cool:
     

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  6. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
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    from san diego

    I always thought something like this would look good but with the rear side coming all the way down to the bottom corner like a tear drop similar to this. without the moulding
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  7. butcherted
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Here is a set of after market steel skirts from the 60s.
     

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  8. 73super
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    flatblackchevy.jpg
     

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  9. Bigdaddyhemi
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    I think mine are either Ford Or Merc they came with the car. The car is going in the shop next week for body & paint. I was thinking bubble skirts but I love the look of the ones I already have.
     

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  10. GREASER815
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    I really love the green car. The purple car has a neat look too, The flare on the bottom seems to make all the difference.
     
  11. Old Gold
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    Handbuilt flushmount cruisers....
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  12. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
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    previous owner grafted in these 56? Chevy fenders... I liked them but after I notched and bagged it , it was near impossible to change a tire...
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  13. Kulturepimp
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    These are some scratch built ones I came up with for a '51 for a customer I also put '54 qtrs so disregard that part.
     

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  14. deaconjwh
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
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    from Parma, OH
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Picked these up on the Bay a couple of months ago still in original box. Brand is Perfection. Steel in red primer. List of models they fit as 'universal' on the box. Pencilled in price on the box was less than 10$ if I remember right. Will need some massaging to fit perfectly, but I like them.
     

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  15. 49ratfink
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    if I wanted a 49-54 to look like ass crack, these would be my first choice for skirts.
     
  16. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Dave Jenkin's vintage built Chevy :cool::

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  17. Mr Lucky
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    I am beginning to like the looks of the overlays. Someone posted in the tech section; "Crafting skirts with no sewing". Check that post. Making your own skirts looks like an easy project. I would start with 16 gauge steel. It is harder to work be holds shape better.

    Good luck.

    P.S. I like the Packard stainless.
     
  18. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
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    from Ohio

    What kind of skirts are those? Hate to flog an old thread, but that IS different!
     

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