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Old 10-18-2005, 01:36 AM
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1959 4CV -- just playing

This thing is already pretty minimalist so there's not much that I can think of to do to it. It's dropped about as much as possible in the attached image, with the tires and wheels that are pasted on it. There is no room to chop the top and still haul humans. I'm stumped as to what else to try.

Do the 17" wheels and tires look stupid?
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Nothing looks stupid in 5 spoke chrome mags. But I think you could still chop the top. Even if you had to chop the seat or drop the floor pan or whatever to fit your body in.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:14 AM
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Drop and rake the body a tad, leave the top.

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Leave the top

OK leave the top but raise the bottom window frame to line up with the hood and truck line. I'll try to insert a quick drawing to show what I mean. (I tried twice from the box below that says Attach files but when I preview it doesn't show so I'll submit and see what happens. If it doesn't go through maybe you could advise how you added your illustration.
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Drop and rake the body a tad, leave the top.
That looks cool, thanks malc!
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:51 PM
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OK leave the top but raise the bottom window frame to line up with the hood and truck line. I'll try to insert a quick drawing to show what I mean. (I tried twice from the box below that says Attach files but when I preview it doesn't show so I'll submit and see what happens. If it doesn't go through maybe you could advise how you added your illustration.
Attaching a file is not quite the same as inserting an inline image. When you're editing your message, scroll down to the "Manage Attachments" button. Use that to attach an image. An inline image either requires you to have already uploaded the image or to attach the image then insert its URL into your message (which seems double the work for nothing, IMO).
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adding the drawing

I'm hoping the image went through this time.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:17 AM
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Like this ?
The front of the front window frame-lower and the rear of the rear window frame-lower would be awkward to shape.
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Window frames

Yes, I'm sure it would be awkward and even more so if you were to make the rear door lower window line just a little higher at the back. It's maybe too subtle to notice in my drawing but that was what I was aiming for, giving the lower window line from front to back a slight rake also and putting a wedge effect in that area that coincides with the nice wedge of the roof line and adds to the rake without actually changing it.
I think it looks sweeter now and you haven't altered the head room. It's still probably giving the effect without all the bother of chopping which I'm thinking would be a lot more work.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:44 AM
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Here it is with some inches out of the roof, I suppose you could sit in the back, reclined.






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Bingo!

That looks great! Only my opinion but you've certainly added more than you've taken away. Just take off the platform shoes and throw the "big panama with the purple hat band" in the back and you're ready for some serious cruisin'.
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Hell yeah, add a chevy block and some wheelie bars, give it metalflake and maybe some scallops, and take it to a long straight road.
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