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do these taillights make my ass look big?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, May 9, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
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    taillight mockup,,,59 impala's..
    they will have lee bubble lenses or flat lenses,,
    just messin around with possibilities here,,,
     

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  2. Not sure if they go with the lines of the car.....
     
  3. CHOPMERC
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    WOW!!!! Jim, i gotta tell ya, I like that alot....wasn't sure i would when you first mentioned the possibility of using them, but they get my vote....
     
  4. PeteFromTexas
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    I like it but the line just don't work...
     
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  5. Crestliner
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Never.
     
  6. Flop
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    to much. needs sumthin real simple so you can appreciate the rest of the car
     
  7. PumpGasRatVette
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    Can't say it gets my vote! Sorry, but definitely a different idea.
     

  8. That's what I was tryin' to say....
     
  9. Searcher
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    Are you a fan of Batman ?
     
  10. 41CADDYWIDOW
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    it looks like its squinting, kinda like Mr Magoo
     
  11. skyrodder
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  12. Kustom7777
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    HAHAHAHA!!!!....that's great,,,,,,i love it,,hahah,,
    maybe that'll be the cars name..
     
  13. Would look a lot better if the trim above them matched the curve of the lights.
    Maybe move the trim on the trunk, on the upper edge, to the bottom of the fins.
    I think they would look cool with the trim moved and a set of lenses on them.
     
  14. autobodyed
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    too much contrast going on. try priming everything one color and see how it looks. right now it looks an angry chinese man! i was thinking maybe early 60s caddy lights in the fins. just my .02
     
  15. MISTERD
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    Maybe down-size by 50%. They fit the contour of the rear.
     
  16. Kustom7777
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    i was thinking that the shape of them is great,,but maybe they looked too big,,
    maybe ill fab a smaller pair.....the trunk line will definitely follow the lenses too in the final version
     
  17. I think there are definate possibilities..... but I think they are a little too big.

    They need to be scaled down just a little bit.
     
  18. Kustom7777
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    i think you are right..i'll paint it all black and it'll give me a much better idea of how itll all come together...
     
  19. el Scotto
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    Maybe if you flip 'em side to side, and put the pointy section up into the wing itself.... Maybe....
     
  20. Wow, and wow. That car is so radical, it's out there where the buses don't run.:) And I write it that way so as to express my awe for your ambition, and not in any way to express disapproval. This seems to be a case where 'you have to be there' to have any chance to make a judgment on the aesthetics of the car. From my vantage point, though, looking at photos, I'd say the tail lights ought to work. It's a cliche', but I think it really has merit here: trust your vision and your eyesight. Your taste is informed by all your years of seeing and doing; follow it. Best of luck to you!
     
  21. AD
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    do it! ,it looks like a liitle cartoon bats head from the back,, looks cool,, maybe now just a real subtle chop,, u still wanna hard top it?
     
  22. CHOPMERC
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    Look again, it is chopped, and in the process of being hardtopped
     
  23. teddyp
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    they look a little to big for the car maybe a smaller home made set
     
  24. Kustom7777
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    side view,,,and a version a fellow hamber photoshopped with no skirts and radiused wheelwells,,,,I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS,,,,thanks
     

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  25. krusty40
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    What about '60 Chrysler ( like a smaller end-to-end '56 Packard ) starting up in the fin? This ties the back of the fin to the car,but does not visually intrude on the bumper overrider/exhaust. vic
     
  26. Kustom7777
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    actually considered that,,and was watching a pair on ebay,,but felt like it wouldnt work (they were too expensive to chance it)
     
  27. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    The shape is cool but the size is all wrong. They don't make your butt look big, in fact they do the opposite. They dwarf the whole rest of the the car. If they were 1/2 the size I'd say tally-ho, but the factory size doesn't jive.

    How about 58 Edsels flipped into the vertical position. That would be weird and might work
     
  28. Kustom7777
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    the edsels have been done,,,dont get me wrong,,they look GREAT,,but wanna do something different (they ARE different,,but not different enough in my warped mind,,hahah),,,,i think i will end up making my own shrunken 59 impala's,,,,
     
  29. autobodyed
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    you mean the boomerangs? i have 2 sets at my shop,im gonna put a set in my chopped 53 buick, i'll let you borrow a pair if you want to try em!:cool:
     
  30. twochops
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    The taillights were done before on a Ford I think it was someone
    in N.J.-------------------------TwoChops
     

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