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Old 10-21-2008, 06:27 AM
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Is this car too ugly?

Just looking for opinions on the styling on this 32 Nash convertible. My favorite years for "classic" cars have always been the early 30s, especially converts but this one looks ugly to me when viewed from the side. i'll start with the good views



not too ugly from there...




Still not bad...



Starting to look ugly..It's just all out of proportion; door too long, rear body too short..etc.




What would you do to this car?

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:49 AM
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Just looking for opinions on the styling on this 32 Nash convertible.

What would you do to this car?
Looks like an excellent candidate for restoration!

The car is too complete to Hot Rod it. NIce!
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:56 AM
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Looks like an excellent candidate for restoration!

The car is too complete to Hot Rod it. NIce!

Yes, I personally would not rod it. It runs nice/drives and should be a decent "around town" car... and it has factory hydraulic brakes & 6 cyl...but I just can't get used to it's strange body style; it looks like a French or European car body style. Maybe it will grow on me after I look at it a while longer
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Good find..Resto it or maybe resto rod it..Kinda different but different can be good..

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Get one of the huys to photoshop it with a top, I think it will look entirely different, to the good. A little rake to the top, higher in the back, this would make a really cool resto-rod. When the top is folded down the material may take away some of the cut down look behind the seat. Nice find!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:26 AM
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Get one of the huys to photoshop it with a top, I think it will look entirely different, to the good. A little rake to the top, higher in the back, this would make a really cool resto-rod. When the top is folded down the material may take away some of the cut down look behind the seat. Nice find!

My 16 yr old son said the same thing about the slanting of the rear roofline with more rake. I just can't get that to show up in my mind. We thought about redesigning the rear body?
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Frisco nailed it:
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Looks like an excellent candidate for restoration!

The car is too complete to Hot Rod it. NIce!


It's not ugly; it's just suffering. Those proportions that bug you now will change as it starts coming back to life.

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That has got to be a rare piece........

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Looks good with the top on it..

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The top makes all of the difference.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this "Beholder" sees a nicely preserved and beautiful old classic. That hood is reminescent of the 32 Chevy isn't it?

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Yes that car is too ugly!! You would not want to seen near that thing! Now me being the nice guy I am I would be willing to take it off your hands even being as ugly as it is.
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That pic that Poncho put up doesn't look all too bad...........but I bet the photographer tried his best to find the best angle
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Yes that car is too ugly!! You would not want to seen near that thing! Now me being the nice guy I am I would be willing to take it off your hands even being as ugly as it is.


I'll let you know if I can't stand looking at it anymore..
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