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Old 10-13-2005, 06:44 PM
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Wow, that is some beautiful work! I like the rounded corners on that hood. The headlight treatment is what I'd like to do on my Olds, too. That floating bar fills that big catfish mouth very nicely.

The headlight treatment can be purchased in kit form here:

http://www.dwpclassiccars.com/hotrodstuff/hs/

Look for the "Custom Beams Frenched Headlight Kit" Not a bad price either. It looks like they use the '52-54 Ford/Mercury headlight rims too. I have a buddy out here working on a '54 GMC, and that's the headlight kit he's going to use. He's the guy I did the GMC truck Photochop for, btw.

Here's some pics of a '53 Studebaker:

http://www.firsttraderegistry.com/fo...aker/index.htm

As you can see, the owner of the '52 Chevy in the other post took the two grill bars from the Stude and welded them together, then had them plated. Looks pretty cool too. Oh, and this Studie isn't bad either.

Let me play around and learn Photoshop a bit more, and we'll see if I can put these items onto the front end of your Oozemobile.

Of course if any of you other Photochop wizards can help a brother out, feel free to jump on it....

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:38 AM
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I posted a thread on body exterior on chopping a 57 NASH metro,, and got a whole lot of great ideas on how to chop it,, is it possable that one of you guys could do a photochop of it ,, to get a better idea of how it would look??? about 3" please thanks Bill
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:06 PM
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I posted a thread on body exterior on chopping a 57 NASH metro,, and got a whole lot of great ideas on how to chop it,, is it possable that one of you guys could do a photochop of it ,, to get a better idea of how it would look??? about 3" please thanks Bill
Lemme go find that thread and I'll give it a shot. IIRC, willys36 outlined the way to chop that top.

The thread is at chopping the top on a metro

I couldn't find a complete Metro with that rear 3/4 view in order to fill in the missing parts. Are those 15" wheels, so I can get a pixel measurement and tell how much of the top is 3"?

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metro chop

I followed the procedure willys36 outlined only on the other view of the car (100_2334.jpg). In that image the front wheel is 85 pixels vertically, at the bead. If it's a 15" wheel, 3" is 17 pixels. That's how much I dropped the top. Since there are 4 cuts and only 3 attachments per message, it will take 2 messages to show the steps taken.

metro1 is the 3" drop
metro 2 is the front stretch to re-align the windshield post (the background is also dropped in the image)

Somebody like crazygutgut, 1Fast65Elky or other artist will have to paint it. I just make a smeary mess.
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metro chop 2

metro3 is the back stretch to re-align the side window line
metro 4 is the back shrink to re-align the back window line

Hope somebody can paint it and maybe even put a front end on it.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:48 PM
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heres a couple, i tried to label what i did in order of cutting it to give a better example of how it would come out....the windshield pillers had to be streched also when they were pulled back, that was probably because i couldn't get the pie cut down on this program to rotate the top some...anyway here's a couple i did. From doin this on the program, i think #3 would be the easiest way that i tried, just strech the roof some....but hey, There could be a better and easier way, I'm DEFINITLY NOT A PRO! heh heh heh.
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:17 AM
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Hey Guys,, thats great,, that gives me a idea of what the finished top will look like,, do you think 3: is enough?? there isn't alot of headroom in there, I moved the fire wall 7" forward for more legroom,, driving one of these is complicated enough with out not being able to bend your legs,,, just in case you might need to use the brake pedal.
I have the front fenders on the car now,, if you want to try for a overall look,, I will have to take a picture,, Thanks alot guys,, thats awsome,, I will have to get one of those programs and play with it,, I;m just computer stupid,, like trying to teach an old dog ,, new tricks,, Thanks again Bill
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Old 10-19-2005, 11:43 AM
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Slightly chopped Nash,
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I will have to get one of those programs and play with it,, I;m just computer stupid,, like trying to teach an old dog ,, new tricks,, Thanks again Bill
Get gimp:

http://www.gimp.org/windows/
http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/

If you're running some Debian-based version of Linux, just 'apt-get install gimp' or (ugh!) click on it in Synaptic.

It takes a while to get used to working with layers, but that's the easiest way to make alterations to images. Here are some instructions for fiddling with car images (they're aimed at PhotoShop but work the same for Gimp, just without the $$$ being sucked from your pocket):

Want Photoshop color changing instructions
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Slightly chopped Nash

Question for you, Malc. Did you draw this Nash Metro? If so, Superb Job Man!

I've always thought somebody should publish a series of books containing line drawings like this in both 8 1/2 X 11 inch size and 11 X 17 inch size for people who don't know how to use Photoshop and such. A person could pull a picture of a car similar to theirs out of the book, then make several copies of it. Then it's just a matter of playing with multicolored marker pens, color crayons, pastels, or whatever to figure out a paint job.

I guess nowadays a person could come up with a collection of drawings like this and store them online, but it wouldn't take long before they were being posted all over the place, so it wouldn't be much of a money maker.

Now watch - somebody will come along behind me and point me to a website that has just what I'm talking about. I'm really good at coming up with ideas about 5 years after they're out on the market.
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Could someone give this 67 Chrysler rat rod treatment? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:09 AM
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To Dusty82 I did it in Adobe Illustrator yesterday.
The problem is getting good photos, this has guesswork in it as the photo was very dark,I also had a photo that was too light.
So between the two.
Just had another go with the Adobe sawsall,

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Itīs been an iffy kind of day so I got out the crayons, they only allow me


thee colors in here
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I tried to get a good side shot of the metro,, but the lighting isn't real good,, Thanks Malc, that just happens to be the origional color of this metro,, great job,, Bill
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I tried to get a good side shot of the metro,, but the lighting isn't real good,, Thanks Malc, that just happens to be the origional color of this metro,, great job,, Bill
woops,,,,,,, wrong picture it has a bar showing ,, I'll post another one sorry
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