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Hot Rods Nope... I still dont like it...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by metalshapes, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,737

    Tech Editor

    .... But I had to see to make sure.

    This was a quick mockup to see what it would look like.
    (with some refinement it would look a lot better.)

    But it changes the look of the car completely.

    I think it needs to stay Fenderless... :)

    Dec 09 002.jpg

    Dec 09 003.jpg

    Dec 09 004.jpg

    Dec 09 006.jpg
  2. C-1-PW
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 357


    Too big and floppy.
    Might try some bicycle-like fenders.
    Fenderless would look good
  3. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,141


    +1 for fenderless.
  4. llonning
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 677


    I agree 100%....
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  5. I agree... makes it look too wide

    "Do these fenders make my face look fat"
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,789

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    It does look a bit british, doesn't it? Long...

    It needs to stay without.
  7. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 6,937


    I like the car, and the rear fenders, too, though maybe they are a bit too wide? I'm just thinking out loud about the fronts but they seem to flare out too far to the sides, beyond the tires and it looks awkward from the front. Maybe narrowed in widths with a bit more radius just aft of the wheel to sort of match the curve of the rears? Or front cycle fenders?

    Not trying to be critical at all, just offering a perspective. I'll be interested to see what you decide.
  8. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,295


    That's why we mock stuff up, roll 'em out in the driveway and stand back! You're right, it looks wrong.

    It doesn't look like a hot rod, but what it does look like is a coach built one off. How about mounting those fenders at the bottom of the frame, tucking them in where they belong and then standing back and taking a look? It'd be killer if they were mounted where they should be, like a scaled down Duesneburg or Auburn.

    For a "hot rod" look, how 'bout cycle fenders front and rear tho?

    I LOVE the top!

  9. another fenderless vote!
  10. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,737

    Tech Editor


    Capri's 013.jpg


  11. GreggAz
    Joined: Apr 3, 2001
    Posts: 931


    I agree with dirty... and I like it!

    but that car is so great the way it is, no reason to mess with it.
  12. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    EBay the fenders and get a hooker or something with the cash.
  13. I think fenderless- kinda looks like Cruella DeVille's car in 101 Dalmations with 'em, but that's why it's just a mock-up for now, makin' changes is half the fun!
  14. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,737

    Tech Editor

    They are not mine...:D :D
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 435


    personally i like it with fenders, i would like to see it with hoods and hoodsides too. then again no one ever accused me of being normal.
  16. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 718


    I dig it with the fender, looks longer, and sleeker.
    if you wanted to add a luxurious look to the car, that would do it.
    looks killer without also
  17. kiwicowboy
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 349

    from linwood nc

    how about a pr of 34 front fenders ,cut them down and narrow them ,rap them clowser to the wheells.
  18. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008



    it does give it a longer flowing kinda british mob car kinda vibe

    sans fenders remaneo
  19. Looks like one of those German Staff cars that has been shortened! haha!
    NO FENDERS!!!!
  20. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    I like it with and without fenders.Front fenders look to wide ,Slice and dice.If you use the front fenders consider a full hood.No fenders no hood.That's just my personal opinion . Enjoy
  21. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,737

    Tech Editor

    I know.. It is.

    I've tried a couple things as a mockup.

    A piece of fairing off an airplane.
    ( trying to get ideas for a tracknose )


    A hood.

    Dark Side 066.jpg

    Dark Side 068.jpg

    But I need to quit messing with it.

    I just need to blow it apart for Paint & Upholstry at some point....
  22. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    that piece of fairing on the front looks kinda sexy... whats that off of?
  23. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,737

    Tech Editor

    That was really the only angle it looked good. :D :D

    Some old prop plane, I believe.
  24. I'll go against the grain here & say that I like 'em....or, could like them, if they were considerably altered. From the side it reminds me vaguely of a Bentley (?) touring, maybe. I like the front side line. Low, black, Fiddy says, Brit mobster-ish.

    Problem is, by the time you cut them all down so they aren't cartoonish anymore, it may kill the look. FWIW, I like it fenderless very much, too.
  25. 1930roadster
    Joined: Nov 9, 2009
    Posts: 323


    The head on pic looks like dumbo the elephant. Maybe thin the fenders by 4-5" if thats your style. Personally i say no fenders...
  26. To make the fenders work the attitude of the car would need more forward rake and a ton of work. The last pictures look great but I would want to lower the top of the grille another inch or so - seems a bit high to me.
    What a great car to be working on. No doubt you will make another special hot rod.
  27. MGGeerJr
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 48


    The profile/side pics look good, needs some massaging but a great start. From the front it needs help. The fenders are to wide and the front edge needs to be reshaped, maybe something more like a 36 ford fender. Lower the front edge toward the ground with a tight radius and a high crown on down the middle.
  28. I say some cool motorcycle style fenders that turn with the front wheels is the way to go if you need fenders. If not loose them. Cool car though...
  29. fenders might work with 20 inch wheels and alotta gold chains.............maybe some motorcycle fenders IF ya gotta have em.............then again why f**k with perfection
  30. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    And this is a problem why?? :rolleyes::p:D

    Definitely liking the fenderless version best.

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