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Technical Fender skirts

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by tbauer, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 233


    Hey guys ,what do you think about this shape for fender skirts on my 41 sedan ? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1452011828.997980.jpg ]

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  2. Do you really want to know?
  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,792

    Atwater Mike

    Kinda 'forward looking' at the leading edge...looks like streamlining attempt on a subtle round bulbous entity.
    Not trying to sound 'snooty', I have a '47 sedan, going to make a pair of flare skirts for it. Skirts should 'enhance' fender lines, not alter them.
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,508

    Jalopy Joker

    think that you need to rethink design

  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,227

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Dont really know if Id like a sedan with skirts. I realize you are trying to copy your fender contour but try these approaches. Use the same contours on the top and back half but minimize the contour on the front. (looks alittle off)
    Or go totally different on everything and go for rounded contours. Take pics and let us see it.

  6. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

    The long skirts are reproduced by Agape Auto parts. They will need some reshape....but it's hard to improve on their looks. My 41 Merc

    This is what a properly shaped 41 long skirt should look like

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  7. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 233


    Thanks for the advise. I took the rear window garnish and traced it to use it as a starting point. The lower front edge does look like its leaning too much. The paper can't follow the curve of the fender, pulling the lines out of place. I'll start adjusting Thanks !

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  8. I have an opinion on skirts on a 40s car. But I doubt you would want to hear it. I hope you change your mind...

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