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photoshoppers: i need your help to visualize something on my shoebox PLEASE

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
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    after tacking the studebaker fins to the shoebox, i am beginning to think the cars lines may be improved with a mild chop...originally i had not planned to chop the car,,,but the more i look at it (and the more hambers recommend a chop), the more i am realizing that with the fins, a chop may be just the ticket,,,,,,if anyone has the time, could you do a MILD chop on the car?....maybe 2" front, 3 1/2" or so in the rear, or whatever you think would look good,,,,i want to lean the rear window rather than add a panel between the rear window and decklid..

    also considering hardtopping it in addition to chopping it,,,,i may have a line on some convertible side glass & frames....

    maybe hirohata/matranga style frames would also look good,,,,,??

    i actually have photoshop now, but am just learning the basics,,i dont know nearly enough to do this type of work yet,,,but you can bet that when i do, ill be doing tons of it for hambers,,,

    thanks guys//
     

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  2. Kustom7777
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  3. Here's a quickie
     

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  4. My 2¢... if you're going for a 1959 east coast custom feel, I'd leave it unchopped.
     
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  5. Found this on Riksters site. Built by Bailon.
     

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  6. Kingpin
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    Here's another one. A Shitty but a quickie. Hope it helps:confused:
     

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  7. poke chop
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    Here's a quick one I did for you. I laid the rear panel down, but I didn't lay the windshield posts back. I wasn't sure how you wanted to approach that. I saved it as a gif file, and if all goes well it will be animated so you can watch the before and after in the same picture. I will gladly send you the full-sized file if you would like. It was too large to post here.
     

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  9. poke chop
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    Here's another animated view from the back. The image is on a 3000 millisecond loop, so it will take 3 seconds for the chop to appear.
     

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  10. RATFINKFOREVER
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    from Canada Eh

    chop it looks so much better
     
  11. poke chop
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    I might as well do all three angles. Again, it is on a 3 second loop.
     

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  12. WQ59B
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    Shoeboxes always look like they need a haircut to me. Hardtopping it would go well with the late '50s approach, too.
     
  13. KernCountyKid
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    nice job poke chop.
     
  14. Kustom7777
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    thanks VERY much guys,,,,,,,
    i know that must have taken some time to do,,,i appreciate it a LOT,,
     
  15. I vote for the chop as well. I really like the fins, you're right, they really help to sharpen the cars lines. My $.02
     
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  18. ka-zoo
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    I really have nothing to add except that those animated Gifs are great. very fun to watch...

    The car does look great though, love the new fins!
     
  19. poke chop, That's killer.
     
  20. Chad s
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    IMO, the hardtop thing is getting a bit overdone on shoeboxes. I havnt seen one yet that really looks right. To make it really look right, like it came from the factory, you'd have to scratch build or modify from other cars, a lot of stainless trim to go around the window openings. All of the hardtop'd shoeboxes you see without that trim look pretty half ass, IMO.
     
  21. AD
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    saw this thread yesterday,, its just such a kool kustom. ,i'll see what i can do later at home, this is the Koolest build I've seen in a while, striaght up original kool, the mild chop and hardtop would look KILLER!, long live the bat! awesome work man!
     
  22. chopper99
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    I would chop it and keep the "B" pillers.
     
  23. SlowandLow63
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    Ditto. Other than a chopped Vicky, I haven't seen one that looks really right. However, the convert pieces may help that cause out greatly. You're call Jim, you know how hard a coupe is to pull off.

    Were the Stude fins a late addition? I've been outta the loop.
     
  24. poke chop
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    I'm glad you guys liked the animations. I think it is much easier to compare things if you can watch the transformation. Kustom7777, I hope they help.
     
  25. Gotgas
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    Completely disagree. I think this simple hardtop chopped coupe is the best looking shoebox, ever.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123979&showall=1

    Opinions are like buttholes though.. we all got one and we all think everyone else's stinks. :D
     
  26. touchdowntodd
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    no chop... my vote
     
  27. Kustom7777
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    i keep going back and forth myself....i brought the car outside today for a full profile shot,,,,,it looks awfully good to me as is,,,BUT on the other hand, a mild chop would improve the flow as bit,,,strongly considering hardtopping it with matranga/hirohata style curved window frames.....DEFINITELY don't want to overchop it though....still on the fence,,but leaning towards mild chop/hardtop....
     

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  28. Kustom7777
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    thanks VERY much,,,,,,looks great,,i appreciate your taking the time to do this
     
  29. Kustom7777
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    any chance you could repost this link,,not coming up for some reason,,unless its my computer
     
  30. touchdowntodd
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    i think the chop would throw the fins out of proportion.. imho..
     

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