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Kustom 1952 Plymouth skirts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tbauer, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    I thought my friend Ratfinkbob needed some skirts on his Plymouth. He already nosed the hood and frenched in some caddy taillights. We made a pattern out of card board and borrowed some style for the bottom edge from a 1942 Oldsmobile. now we have to fab up a latch to hold the skirts to the car.
     

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  2. GREASER815
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    Nice work. I am not really digging the bottom edge treatment, but nice workmanship.
     
  3. j conrad
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    very nice but i think i would have done a straight or slightly curve bottom edge.. they look a little like flattened german helmets
     
  4. MoparFinman
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    Nice!!! How did you build?
     

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  6. flopalotofit
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    I like them ! Ive got a set of stainless stone shields for rear fenders and a set of 49 3 rib bumpers with the gards if needed...flop
     
  7. tbauer
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    The front of the fender is lower than the back so we need some type of transition. Any ideas to make them better would be appreciated.

    I think you right about the helmet look.

    To build them we made a pattern of the opening out of cardboard then drew on the bottom design. Then I transferred the shape to metal and added an extra 1/2 inch all around. I then used an English wheel to give them a little shape, but this could be accomplished with a body hammer also. I used a tipping die on a bead roller to bend the extra 1/2 inch of metal inward , but this could be accomplished with a pair of pliers and strong hands.

    I'll ask if the bumpers are what he's looking for.
     
  8. What did not only looks stylish and custom-built. You nailed it be happy. I never liked the rear wheel opening on the 51-52 Plymouth. The same fender on the 49-50 are better
    To get around that on that on the 52 wagon I started years ago. I took the top half of four fenders. And went with no wheel opening
     
  9. tbauer
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    Was that the wagon with the Buick headlights?
     
  10. Very nice job on those skirts!
     
  11. fatty mcguire
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    lot more work but you can do it like the moonglow and drop the1/4s down
     
  12. creepjohnny
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    from Sunland,CA

  13. Voodoowagon
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    from Fort worth

    those look great
     
  14. tbauer
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    I wonder how bubble skirts would look?
     
  15. Spanish Fly
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