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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pair O' Dice, Oct 10, 2008.
Oh dear Lordy.. dats splendorific!
I'm back with another request. Madfish did this for me awhile ago. The real car is getting closer. The color will probably be a hunter green, not two toned.
I posted this version because the detail is more visible. What I'm considering is the side lovers on the hood.
The story is that when the GM brass was making the final approval on this detail that the drawings were laying on a table and when they were signed, the signatures were upside down. So, the louvers wound up being 'upside down'.
After searching I could only find one example of someone flipping them. (Which I believe involves cutting a section out of each side panel and flipping them side to side.) In this instance, the section was also lowered. What I would like to see is the louvers with the side 'bubble' reversed in place. And as an option, just the louvers switched leaving the 'bubble' in it's original orientation. Finally, the stainless trim. I would like to see it on and off in each version.
Here is the hood side from the actual car. I have the material to make two complete hoods, one with the modification and one stock. I just don't want to cut up metal until I see what it is going to look like.
Thanx in advance,
Not sure if this is what you want plus I see a lot of variations for hunter...
Would anyone care to put '56 Buick lenses in these bezels?
(...and feel free to fix the paint, if you'd like.)
Yes that's it. When I looked carefully at the actual hood sides, I realized that the louvers were made in such a way that they can be flipped as you have shown, but that the louvers themselves have the wrong 'rake'. I had to look at them for a long time to see why they just didn't seem right.
I think that the louvers need to be in the orientation of your second picture but at the top of the 'bubble' like the original. Seeing how the metal was shaped that would make it necessary to cut each one out and weld it in separately. Thanx for the Photoshop. You saved me a lot of work. I like the color of green you made it. I may go a shade or two darker, but that's close.
By the way, I think the story about the upside down drawing is false. Looking at the real metal, you can see that it was intended to be the way it is.
Your skills are prodigious.
You have been a consistent help. Thanks once again for your time!
Just another thank you to all of our regular (and slightly irregular!) contributors to this thread. Your time and talents are much appreciated!
I'm very regular...oh wait...
I thought you talking about photo skills. I stand Correctol.
O/T but who can hate on grump?
Could I see the car in yellow and have crusher lettered on the door please and thank you
Is this because Freiberger is wanting to change the "Crusher Camaro"?
Love this car
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found this on google and i was bored so i colorized it.
the owner of the car had a comment on the photo saying it was green
Could someone turn this into a pickup and use the same rear fenders? Also curious to see it as a flower car/ute.
Ooh, I really like that. Might have to build one.
Moose, or ??
I had you color up another coupe for me to get some ideas from. This is the project I'm working on, and wondered if you can "paint" it?? Black fenders and running gear with an orange body ( kind of a brownish orange- like the Kroil can pictured). If you can stick a motor in that would be totally cool too.
Thanks, Mike B.
Could one of you talented gentlemen put some color on this 55 please and thank you
Oh boy, I can't wait to see this!
With and with splash aprons just in case your wondering...
Ooooooh baby! Zoomies too, that looks great!
Way to go Moose..... take all the easy ones !
I know right...We need a challenge
Thanks, "Moose", looks great ( and like "Wheeldog" said, the zoomies are perfect!)
And I have splash aprons and running boards for it too.
Time to get BUSY!!
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