The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pair O' Dice, Oct 10, 2008.
Awesome! Thanks for your help!
A mint green is a color you don't see too often.....understated and elegant.......so I'm going with that. Also, black wires, a black frame and black radiator shell to complement the windshield stanchions and top.
Thanks Ruben and you're right, understated and elegant but maybe not "hot rod" enough for me. The wires look great but I will be using the 21 x 3 disc wheels.
Any more ideas??
No prob, Moby....my girlfriend made me watch The Great Gatsby last night, so I think some of that may have rubbed off in my rendering, hehe. Anyways, I'm sure whatever you decide to do to your little hopup, it will look cool.
Something a little different...
I think it looks great black.
Bellypan and wheels...
Number and scallop added...
This one looks great!
Only color id paint that is black. Check out Mr.ModelT's car.
sorry no photoshop
Funny you mention Mr Model T's car because that's what started me on this build. I'm not much for copying other people's ideas but I liked his car enough to copy it. At least I started to and then found a 1921 Willys Overland frame with quarter elliptics and "inside out" frame rails plus long hood sides, so it will be similar to his but not exactly like it. Great ideas so far, keep 'em coming!
Madfish, I like that scallop or whatever you call it on the side, kinda gives it the racy look I was thinking of plus it keeps the hood from looking too long. Does that paint style have a name?
Also, can somebody rake the windshield back about 4" at the top? The original photoshopped mock up photo (post 15484) shows the body stretched 4" ahead of the door (which I have since done) and the top stretched to match (which I have not), but if I raked the windshield I could avoid stretching the top. Just not sure how it would look.
Thanks to all who have posted photos!
I don't know if it's 4 inches, but the windshield is laid back a bit...
Anyone else? I wish I had the vision you guys do. I could take elements from each of your pictures and incorporate them into a finished car. Like the old saying goes, "I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like when I see it"
That windshield angle looks about right, 4" probably wouldn't look right on this car.
man that is perfect!......now i want one.
perfect family car
^^^ what he said
Madfish, I like the way you think!
Had a '53 Ford like that. Tried to put an Olds in the front seat. Never did get it going. Dumb 17 year old kid!
Then along came Kodak.....
Now if that isn't a car for getting to church on time I don't know what is.
You guys are awesome, you could go into business together, I can see it now.
Here are some refinements Madfish did for me. What do you think? The two tone blue and green was my idea.
The trouble with raking the B pillars forward is that it makes the rear quarter windows longer - throws the proportions out - makes it look halfway like a wagon. If you want to do this then I would suggest shortening up the rear windows too.
I also tried a version where i leant the back of the body forwards to create a Victoria style sedan coupe, with a slightly raked back roof.
Can someone please photoshop this for me? Black of course and really really dark maroon. Thanks.
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