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Project: "Inferno" 49 Merc - *Small update p14-15* 9/26/14


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#21 JasonFL

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

 Wanted to keep the chrome look so I had to carefully cut the bumpers and mod them up.
Here's the bumper and the exhaust opening I found off a chrome tree
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I took the rear bumper, cut it in half, shortened them up, brought them a little closer to the body, and then dropped them down just a hair or two.
Then I sanded the sides of the chrome cones down and I'm able to hide it behind the bumpers so it all looks connected. 

Here it is all together kinda just sitting there but you get the idea. A little more tightening up and it should be there.
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Any opinions on weather I should move the tailpipes out further and make room for a license plate?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

Awsume work so far...

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

Love the exhaust, and I vote no on a plate.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

l see a custom to this extent as a trailer queen, which means you don't need plates. But if you DO wanna drive it you could use magnets & stick it anywhere on the back~

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

WOW,that things looking GREAT!!! :D

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

I love that you did with that trunk line, thats is VERY cool! and the hood is lookin great too........keep up the nice work!

cheers
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

Awsume work so far...

Thanks Carl.

Love the exhaust, and I vote no on a plate.

Thanks Randall. That's one vote for no plate.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

I love that you did with that trunk line, thats is VERY cool! and the hood is lookin great too........keep up the nice work!
cheers
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Thanks Bryan. Appreciate it

Edited by JasonFL, 26 August 2012 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

l see a custom to this extent as a trailer queen, which means you don't need plates. But if you DO wanna drive it you could use magnets & stick it anywhere on the back~

Haha...no such thing bart, if it were up to me I would drive everything but thanks for the compliment. Good point about the magnets, I could just throw it in the rear window if need be.
That's 2 for no plate

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:07 AM

Dude this is hot lookin. I'm lovin this one.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:17 AM

Great job on the bumpers! I can't wait to see more progress.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:16 AM

I say, if it's a driver, recess the plate somewhere else. It it's meant to be a trailer queen, either ditch the plate or stick it in the back window.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:22 AM

I like everything you've done so far .. nice bodywork! The trunk line and hood change are subtle but oh so good!

The flames will be spectacular! Do show by step how you create them.

The exhaust is a great idea ... I think it could spread a bit .. just enough for that license plate. This SHOULD be driving on the street!! :)

Edited by Foxer, 27 August 2012 - 06:25 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

I am loving this one, Good redesign of the hood and trunk. I also like the door lines by the A pilar. Good luck on that flame job, VERY difficult tape work! Love that exhaust. Check out my Merc too.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

This is awesome! I love seeing a fresh rendition on this kit! Keep up the good work!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

You could recess a license plate housing into the trunk...

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:58 AM

Looks great so far.

Personally, I think the rear of the car will appear more balanced with the bumper halves being shorter (also happening to give you room for a plate). I'd definitely try to keep the trunk clear of clutter, so I'd avoid recessing the plate there. You're going to have a lot going on, visually, with those flames, so I think the less is more approach will pay off large on this one.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

I say, if it's a driver, recess the plate somewhere else. It it's meant to be a trailer queen, either ditch the plate or stick it in the back window.

Thanks Ken. It will be a driver so I'm still not sure what to do. Maybe throw it in the back window

Edited by JasonFL, 27 August 2012 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

Dude this is hot lookin. I'm lovin this one.

Thanks Samuel.

Great job on the bumpers! I can't wait to see more progress.

Thanks Billy.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

I like everything you've done so far .. nice bodywork! The trunk line and hood change are subtle but oh so good!

The flames will be spectacular! Do show by step how you create them.

The exhaust is a great idea ... I think it could spread a bit .. just enough for that license plate. This SHOULD be driving on the street!! :)

Thanks a lot Mike. I'll be sure to show steps, I've never masked flames that small. Should be fun...haha. It will be a driver, still not sure about the plate, maybe back window.