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Old 08-18-2013, 12:48 PM
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I thought the 53-54 hood vents might work, but I think oval or if you use vette taillights then round ,,I like the headlight rings but not in your design .

what bed is the yellow truck using looks 63-66 chevy
You might not even like hood vents ,I am tring to find a set of these vents for my truck since it is a big bloch ,they came on 68-72 c60 heavy trucks and buses
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:57 PM
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Check out the thread on local cruises I posted a photo of how he made the bed, damn cool and a ton of work.

I was looking at the look of these lights on my truck, adding a fin of course is in the plan as of right now.





Also standing back and looking at these trucks I am thinking on possible mounting them up at the top of the bed as Randy and some others have mentioned, I never thought about it but this may work.

Brian

I think the panel lights would work great ,I would have to see them mounted both places to decide the position for final install .I personaly like the low mount as on the blue truck,
the turquosise panel I posted earlier had them higher,but you are going Melodrama so you can do what you like ,,that is a good Thang.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:02 PM
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Yeah the panel ones as the 39 Chevy are longer, I want them as long as possible without getting stupid.

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Check out the thread on local cruises I posted a photo of how he made the bed, damn cool and a ton of work.

I was looking at the look of these lights on my truck, adding a fin of course is in the plan as of right now.





Also standing back and looking at these trucks I am thinking on possible mounting them up at the top of the bed as Randy and some others have mentioned, I never thought about it but this may work.

Brian


I have tried three time to view that sight ,but micro soft security blocks it
it says there is a VIRUS present cannot view sight even if I reduce security down to medium still cannot view ,I am afraid to go any lower with it,
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What site are you talking about?

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What site are you talking about?

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when I click on the picture of the yellow truck .what ever site that takes me to ,I cant open it so I really don't know.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:55 PM
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It's on photobucket. You can see it though here on the forum right?

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With the "bullet" style tail-lights - I VERY much doubt GM would have allowed those on an early 50's motorama truck. They are, in appearance - straight out of the late '30's and GM would have wanted a future look - not a 15 year old flashback. The folks who went to motorama would recognize those as being "like what was on (or my dad's) '37 Chev". In '52, (considering the lack of "new cars" in the war years. a '37 was just a very few years ago - so it was very "old fashioned looking".

Those tail lights - in fact anything on a stalk - would have been out of style, old fashioned, and not in keeping with the "future of our products" theme. Motorama was to sell cars/trucks, not a trip down memory lane. You sell them by assuring folks that it won't be out of date before it's even paid for!
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True Harley Earl styling.. especially the wagon with the ridge flowing into tail lights
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Brian I think you are walking a very thin line. You can do something that very well could be what GM design teams would come up with that just looks wierd. You can also end up doing something that is very cool looking that is neither new or particularly unique. To me the important thing is that you build a truck that brings you the excitement and satisfaction it brought you as a 17 year old in High school. Customs are cool because they are an expression one's personal taste. Don't get to wrapped up in what we think you ought to do. We need to be wrapped up in what you want to do.

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With the "bullet" style tail-lights - I VERY much doubt GM would have allowed those on an early 50's motorama truck. They are, in appearance - straight out of the late '30's and GM would have wanted a future look - not a 15 year old flashback. The folks who went to motorama would recognize those as being "like what was on (or my dad's) '37 Chev". In '52, (considering the lack of "new cars" in the war years. a '37 was just a very few years ago - so it was very "old fashioned looking".

Those tail lights - in fact anything on a stalk - would have been out of style, old fashioned, and not in keeping with the "future of our products" theme. Motorama was to sell cars/trucks, not a trip down memory lane. You sell them by assuring folks that it won't be out of date before it's even paid for!
All very true Dave, thanks for the input. Damn, the thing is I am wavering around that "over the top" line with about anything else. These darn trucks are so limited unless you take a big dive! I see your point on the stepping back but on the same respect something along those lines is looking forward in "Jet age". If the "Pod" had a fin on it just as the 53 Corvette did it wouldn't be that light on the 39 Chevy but I sure as heck see what you are saying.

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Brian I think you are walking a very thin line. You can do something that very well could be what GM design teams would come up with that just looks wierd. You can also end up doing something that is very cool looking that is neither new or particularly unique. To me the important thing is that you build a truck that brings you the excitement and satisfaction it brought you as a 17 year old in High school. Customs are cool because they are an expression one's personal taste. Don't get to wrapped up in what we think you ought to do. We need to be wrapped up in what you want to do.

Carry on.

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You are very right John, and that is why I don't want to go too far, it's going to be far enough away from my truck I drove in highschool I don't want it to be completely different. All the mods I have planned are pretty mild, the 2.5 inch section instead of the 6 inch of the R&C Dream truck, this is why I lessoned the chop a half inch, I don't want to go to wild. More of a "styling exercise" than the out and out space ship of the Firebird III.

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wrong year

While looking thru some pict.'s I found Mo Hernandes 55 or 56 truck. He used the back part of another truck cab to make the rear of the bed, I haven't seen the truck for a year and a half, don't know any recent progress
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Holy cowabunga that sucker is wild. Not my cup of Jamaican Me Crazy tea but damn he is doing some awesome fabrication there.

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Agreed. That is really thinking outside the box. I like it.

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