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Old 07-30-2007, 10:41 AM
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Arrrgh my camera broke..

I went to the local good guys meet and saw some new things..the thing I noticed is that some people in the custom area are taking late models and putting fenders and quarter panels from older cars on them..

One that I saw I thought at first was a sectioned 50 ford 2door..then when I looked closer the roofline was not quite right..then I realized what I was looking at was a mid 80's thunderbird that had the 50 ford fenders and quarters grafted to it..The one who did this did a very nice job of it and it looked good..nice proportions and very well done..

I also saw a late Corvette with 62 body panels on it and that one as well showed a good level of craftsmanship although it looked just a bit odd as it ws wider than the original 62..Is this a trend..?? Dunno but it makes sense to me...

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:02 AM
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I went to the local good guys meet and saw some new things..the thing I noticed is that some people in the custom area are taking late models and putting fenders and quarter panels from older cars on them..

One that I saw I thought at first was a sectioned 50 ford 2door..then when I looked closer the roofline was not quite right..then I realized what I was looking at was a mid 80's thunderbird that had the 50 ford fenders and quarters grafted to it..The one who did this did a very nice job of it and it looked good..nice proportions and very well done..

I also saw a late Corvette with 62 body panels on it and that one as well showed a good level of craftsmanship although it looked just a bit odd as it ws wider than the original 62..Is this a trend..?? Dunno but it makes sense to me...

Sam
There has been a late Pontiac around here for a while that has what looks like a '49-52 Pontiac front end and rear quarters. He has put it in shows with the older OEMs and has won which I consider unfair.

There was another outfit at York that uses late model T-birds to make earlier versions.

Doesn't make much sense to me - but then it isn't my ego that needs stoking.

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One that I saw I thought at first was a sectioned 50 ford 2door..then when I looked closer the roofline was not quite right..then I realized what I was looking at was a mid 80's thunderbird that had the 50 ford fenders and quarters grafted to it..The one who did this did a very nice job of it and it looked good..nice proportions and very well done..
It's a kit that you can get to turn a 'Bird into a '50. Quite a few around. Some look real good and I have seen some that look tacky as can be. If I remember right the '50's panels glue to the 'Bird. I'll see if I have it bookmarked somewhere as to the company that sells them or did sell them.

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Old 07-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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The Corvette is done by sending your C5 corvette to a company which then strips it down and installs the 60's panels. http://www.crcoachworks.com/
They look inteseting but I notice the interior is too modern for the body and it looks like a kitcar (just my opinion)
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We have a local rodder who has taken a 62 Vette basket case and put an entire C5 Corvette drive train under it, engine, trans axle, brakes ect. The interior is period correct 62 Corvette as is the body and it is an absolute drop dead gorgeous car.

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We have a local rodder who has taken a 62 Vette basket case and put an entire C5 Corvette drive train under it, engine, trans axle, brakes ect. The interior is period correct 62 Corvette as is the body and it is an absolute drop dead gorgeous car.

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I saw a '50 Ford/'86 T-bird in a magazine a few years ago, and it got me wondering what an '88 would look like with '53 Studebaker bodywork.
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