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Old 04-15-2004, 09:54 PM
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Opinions on body mod ideas

I have a couple ideas for some body work on my 1934 Plymouth PE 4 door sedan, www.RustToRod.com, and I'd like to hear some comments from you guys if you think it would be a good idea, or just stupid.

One think I've noticed from looking at countless pictures of show cars is that the ones that catch my eye have very smooth looking body lines. Does anyone weld the front fenders to the running boards, then weld the rear fenders to the running boards, for one long continuous smooth piece? My car has another piece, not sure of the name of it, that curves up from the running board to the bottom side of the doors. This curved piece runs the full length of the running boards, and extends another foot or so down the side of the engine compartment. I'd like to smooth that piece in with the running boards and the front and rear fenders.

I know that would be one large piece of metal, about 17 feet long, and it may be tricky getting it mounted to the car. Is that more trouble than it's worth, or would it look cool?

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Old 04-16-2004, 08:10 PM
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:59 PM
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Very good point. I definately like the idea, and I think it will look awesome.
The challenging part is figuring out how to mount one long piece to the body in a way that it can be removed without damage if necessary.
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