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Old 08-07-2013, 11:09 PM
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Here something to think on.. Take the same spot on the fenders as this picture...


And take this light and mold it into the fender where the little fin is on top and not on the side like this one..




I think to pull off the look you want,, The lights needs to be molded off the fenders, Not the bed..Just my thinking..
I am thinking something like this but on a pod like a 39 Chevy off the stake pocket of the bed. But I hear you, off the fender is probably the way to go, I just don't know if I want to go that far.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:12 PM
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One thing to bear in mind - if this is going to be a "motorama concept truck" then there is no need to use the original box. Motorama concepts were to test fly ideas for future "if you like this, we might make it" cars.

So - just because the "current" (circa 1952) pickup box looked like "this" does not mean that the motorama one would have. When Brian chopped and sectioned the cab he was bringing a motorama future vision to it. So what would a "sci-fi-future thinker" have done with the pickup box? Maybe putting the rear fenders off a "next year's" Buick, but with the Oldsmobile taillights?

This was the era of the "Corvette Nomad" and the other cars that have been seen already in this thread. So what would Harley Earl have done with a future pickup - even if it had to be based off an AD pickup?

Maybe the back half of a panel, but widened so that the fenders were flush, not even the 'pontoon" fenders that the panels used, but more like a fleetside. Now THAT they might have "tested" at a motorama!
I have some drawings they did in 49 that are very close to what you describe. I wish these drawings where bigger, the ones I have are in a magazine and literally the size of a postage stamp. I have searched and searched for another example of them but can't find a thing.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:13 PM
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Thanks everyone so much, some great stuff.

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50's space, aliens,and chrome, show vehicle with over the top style'n cues..
what about moving the tail lights to the rear of the cab, beside the window at the corners..
parts of these vehicles where sneak peaks at future products, that back then were already in the works..

and part of them was style'n that was off the flipp'n wall..
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I love it BB, where is that at?

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It's at the Peterson.
Care to guess which auto maker created it?

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It's at the Peterson.
Care to guess which auto maker created it?

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Ford? When did you see it there, I went through there about five years ago. I need to get back, they had a couple of Chrysler concepts that are pretty neat.

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Ford? When did you see it there, I went through there about five years ago. I need to get back, they had a couple of Chrysler concepts that are pretty neat.

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Nope neither one. Wanna play trivia or should I just cough up the answer. It's a auto maker you'd never suspect.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:30 AM
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Nope neither one. Wanna play trivia or should I just cough up the answer. It's a auto maker you'd never suspect.

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A Delorean? Hey, check this out, I just googled Delorean and there is a Delorean motor company web site like it still exists! DeLorean Motor Company | The Best Source for your DeLorean

On my tail lights, thank you so much guys. I am thinking that I need to make up my mind how far to go with this, one thing is for sure as you have made it clear if I want to go full on Motorama, clearly I need to raise the lights up at the very least, almost every single Motorama car had fins with lights at the top.

In looking through the styling exercises I have of these trucks they didn't go that route because it is pretty hard and it was a...a......damn you John...a utilitarian like vehicle after all. Even with the design studio adding chrome trim and changing the grille and what not, when it came down to it, it was still "just a truck" and no fins were added.

But I am after the Corvette look soooooooo we will see.



Thanks again guys!

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Posted by MartinSR

"In looking through the styling exercises I have of these trucks they didn't go that route because it is pretty hard and it was a...a......damn you John...a utilitarian like vehicle after all. Even with the design studio adding chrome trim and changing the grille and what not, when it came down to it, it was still "just a truck" and no fins were added. "

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how about these puppies
That is exactly one of the alternatives I have been thinking.

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Thanks again guys!

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see the little lip on the side of the lens about a 1/3 of the way back, now if you could find a chrome or stainless ring to sit on that ridge and go from the ridge to the face of the lens,



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see the little lip on the side of the lens about a 1/3 of the way back, now if you could find a chrome or stainless ring to sit on that ridge and go from the ridge to the face of the lens,



1953corvette10 by newenglandracefan@verizon.net, on Flickr
"Dolling up" another lense with some stainless is always an option.

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Brian, what about molding partial rear quarters off of a correct era car onto the rear fenders of the truck? Say 55 Bel-air just for example, cut the rear quarters, say, 18" in front of the tail light and then trim and fit, mold it onto the rear fenders of the truck. I can't really explain what I am thinking, but in my mind it would give you the fins, tail lights, and definitely "concept" look. Maybe even Caddy lights?

I think the hardest part would be finding the pieces to cut

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This gives you a little fin, a little rocket, but isn't too over the top. You might be able to even have them popping out of the back of the stepside fenders instead of the bed rails if you were willing to incorporate a little bit of the quarter panels fin.
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