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Old 08-06-2013, 08:50 PM
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There is also no reason you can't think outside the box, so to speak.

Here is a stainless steel lid for an insulated mug. A custom lens could be worked info it and it could even be designed so the lens/bezel screwed onto the housing.

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:00 PM
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You are absolutely right, you know what's funny I have I believe that exact mug at work. I pulled the stainless ring off when some coffee got inside it and kept seeping out when the cup was sitting on my desk. But with the lid on I pushed up on the ring removing it then rinsing it in water, drying and putting back on the lid. I have been doing this every day for the last week or so and never once thought it could make a good bezel, but you are very right, that is exactly what it looks like!

I have been eye balling the Corvette ones and may end up with them but that is why I started this thread to get some other ideas. The damaged one is still $40 on ebay.

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I don't want to steal your thread but they reproduce the complete 54 grill with teeth and grill bar. Under 400 dollars. I thought about working one into the front of the 53 BelAir. It might work for the truck but it is pretty straight without much curve. Since your truck is sectioned a new grill surround might be in order. It certainly would go along with the period your are working on.

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Maybe make the bed rolls bigger and put those "vette-style" lights (with mini-fins) into the ends of the bed rolls?
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Maybe make the bed rolls bigger and put those "vette-style" lights (with mini-fins) into the ends of the bed rolls?
Super interesting there Dave.

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I don't want to steal your thread but they reproduce the complete 54 grill with teeth and grill bar. Under 400 dollars. I thought about working one into the front of the 53 BelAir. It might work for the truck but it is pretty straight without much curve. Since your truck is sectioned a new grill surround might be in order. It certainly would go along with the period your are working on.

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I have really tossed around the idea of using the 54 truck grille, or a version of it with some mods as some styling studio drawings and clay models were done in. But I am going to have to walk a fine line being I don't want to swap out the windshield for a curved one. If I were to go all the way to 1953-54ish I would go the curved windshield and change the grille and put a full wrap around rear glass. But I am fighting that as I still want it to be my old truck. So I am keeping it sort of a 1952ish "Cameo" truck styling exercise sort of thingish. I am thinking Harley Earl's personal truck he brought into the studio and had them doll it up.

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This is a cool Harley Earl design.




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I need early fifties, those are cool but too late. I know what I am asking is tough, but that is the fun part.

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question??
wasn't most of the style'n cues shown in the early 50's shows, then later some show up on later vehicles??
like 58 tail lights, might have been used in the show vehicles of the early to mid 50's
they were not going to use parts/style'n that's on the sales floor that year..
am I wrong, what Am I missing
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question??
wasn't most of the style'n cues shown in the early 50's shows, then later some show up on later vehicles??
like 58 tail lights, might have been used in the show vehicles of the early to mid 50's
they were not going to use parts/style'n that's on the sales floor that year..
am I wrong, what Am I missing
You are absolutely right, and I critiqued didn't I! I'm sorry, keep the ideas coming!

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What are you planning to do with the bed? Think about this starting with your stock bed.
Top of bed is squared off but with radiused edges. Radius depends on tail lights
The side of the bed is brought out and has a curve to it. It would turn your fleetside into a modified styleside.
The outside fender dimension doesn't change but the fenders are narrower.
The back of the bed is re-worked to look loosely like the Wildcat concept with the tail light sweeping down from the top of the bed. Or styling the tail light area to incorporate the early Corvette design.

All pretty radical but it's keeping in the Motorama idea.

just thinking.

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What are you planning to do with the bed? Think about this starting with your stock bed.
Top of bed is squared off but with radiused edges. Radius depends on tail lights
The side of the bed is brought out and has a curve to it. It would turn your fleetside into a modified styleside.
The outside fender dimension doesn't change but the fenders are narrower.

The back of the bed is re-worked to look loosely like the Wildcat concept with the tail light sweeping down from the top of the bed. Or styling the tail light area to incorporate the early Corvette design.

All pretty radical but it's keeping in the Motorama idea.

just thinking.

BB
Very interesting BB! I'm glad I posted this question, you guys rock!

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There is also no reason you can't think outside the box, so to speak.

Here is a stainless steel lid for an insulated mug. A custom lens could be worked info it and it could even be designed so the lens/bezel screwed onto the housing.

John


Here is that ring from my coffee cup.

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You are absolutely right, and I critiqued didn't I! I'm sorry, keep the ideas coming!

Brian
that's fine.. I just wasn't around for those shows so, wasn't sure..
and wanted to make sure I was thinking correctly for your "theme"
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that's fine.. I just wasn't around for those shows so, wasn't sure..
and wanted to make sure I was thinking correctly for your "theme"
I wasn't around either, just studied the hell out of it. Thanks for the help!

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More Motorama Cars... food for thought

1951 Lesabre


1954 Cutlas


1954 Vette Motorama Cars


1956 Buick Centurion

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