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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by studefreak, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    propwash
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    from Las Vegas

    Those Riv headlights just don't work, goodness they're just to garish and your eyes are drawn to them, to the detriment of the rest of the decent bodywork. Also, those taillights are just silly. That year of Corvette had beautiful taillights and the looks of this 'custom' is not enhanced by that silliness going on in the rear. Bodywork looks well down and is tasteful - the other stuff just doesn't work, as previous posters have commented - wheels/white letters? nope....
     
  2. 1928chevycoupe
    Joined: Jun 4, 2012
    Posts: 217

    1928chevycoupe
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    I think the front buick lights was an original idea and looks to be well done.
    Dont like the rear end treatment much.

    This has too many modern touches, needs to be more of a vintage look, (which would also ease people's minds by letting them know this custom was done back in the day before early corvettes became too valuable to cut up).
     
  3. Snot Rocket
    Joined: Sep 8, 2012
    Posts: 122

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    I'm guessing it was a rescued hulk, probably stolen and smashed up in front, that is why the Riviera lights were grafted on. They are an interesting idea, but there needed to be something massive in back to counterbalance the look. Like a vertical stabilizer from a C-111 Mercedes (http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3200.asp?id=11583), or some other tail fin or appendage, maybe graft on a set of 1960 Imperial tails and lights. But he didn't call me and ask for suggestions.The third light is just a waste of body work time.
     
  4. luckyuhaul
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 182

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    It looks well maintained and probably a blast to drive, making sure to wave to all my fellow 'vette "owners".

    The fake soda pop in the first pic is more disturbing.

    Three thumbs up!
     
  5. Ruggie
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
    Posts: 131

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    This thread should be called how to fuck up a corvett.
     
  6. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    yep,butt ass ugly
     
  7. CodeMonkey
    Joined: Sep 13, 2012
    Posts: 92

    CodeMonkey
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    from Moline IL

    My eyes! My eyes!

    Although the treatment for what appears to be the 3rd brake light is intriguing...
     
  8. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
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    fast30coupe
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    from Illinois

    this probably made some people cry
     
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,129

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    I've looked it over again and I still like it. The non-period parts are hurting it, and I don't like how it's being displayed with the hood and doors open. But I don't see what's so ugly about it.

    Corvettes are not sacred.
     
  10. i still like it too, the wheels don't even bother me too bad. some different tires might be better. those bumper/tail lights look an awful lot like the 48 kaiser vagabons i've got for my merc.
     
  11. forgot about the steering wheel. it sucks.
     
  12. lol emailing those pics to my dad, he's been wanting an early corvette for years:D
     
  13. Ruggie
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
    Posts: 131

    Ruggie
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    I had another look and still PUKE!!
     
  14. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    61 chevy
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    thats gone be a hard sell one day
     
  15. I hope they do! most of them are just a bunch of tight asses anyway.
    I kinda like it...
     
  16. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,191

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    I'm definitely NOT a concours kind of guy, well thought out customs are cool. The styling of a 57 Vettes is timeless, for good reason. If that car was mine, I'd take a sawzall to it within two minutes of arrival in my shop. FUGLY is the keyword here! LOL
     
  17. This P.O.S. just gives me another reason to dislike plastic Chevys!
     
  18. I don't like it a bit. That said, hats off to the builder. That's a hell of a lot of work. Some real skills there. I'm sure the owner loves it.
     
  19. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Customs are a creation of an individuals idea.
    Not to my personal liking, but anyone who creates such a car..isn't about pleasing all of us.
    Skill was involved in carrying it out..I can appreciate that.
     
  20. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357

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    not a fan of the Riv headlights and the hood scoops, but i kind of do like the 56 ford parking light housings used as taillights, even the trunk scoop is not bad, i'd take out the third brake light, but its not terrible. Car definitely has potential to be cool...with a decent amount of work haha.
     
  21. Bear-In-Aus
    Joined: Sep 7, 2012
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    Bear-In-Aus
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    from Australia

    It's good to be different. If there's no change, the scene becomes stale! Although not my cup of tea, I appreciate the time and effort that's obviously gone into this car.
     
  22. Once again, someone with skills has a bad idea.
     
  23. Chopped 46 Ford
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Chopped 46 Ford
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    yuck!!
    couldn't find the smiley gif that pukes.......
     
  24. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
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  25. It sure doesn't work for me. Front end just looks out of proportion and the old fashion grille doesn't look right with ultra-modern headlights. I don't know, to each his own for sure.
     
  26. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 676

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    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
     
  27. TheDozer
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 80

    TheDozer
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    Hey, look!
    It's a
    Rivette


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  28. I like it, but I'd change the color and the wheel/tire combo too.
     
  29. MIKE-3137
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,578

    MIKE-3137
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    I'd love to own it,...so I could un-customize it! sadly. that would be a major undertaking.

    The 56-57 bodystyle is my favorite and its painful to see one like this. To each his own I guess.
     

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