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#1 jeffs396

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

Always kinda liked these years ago when they came out, but thought they could be improved upon somewhat. Some details GM missed the boat on I think...side view mirrors within the 'vent window' area? :blink:

 

The 1:1 for those young ins that may have never seen one:

 

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#2 midnightprowler

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

I have one in the works as well, looking forward to yours.

Edited by midnightprowler, 28 August 2013 - 12:11 PM.


#3 jeffs396

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Is it just me, or is it more difficult to build a thread since the forum redo? :blink: You lock the thread, you can't modify your post...

 

Anyway, here's what I've got going so far:

 

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#4 dino246gt

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

Interesting, keep it going!



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

Cool project Jeff. l have edited mine you have to use the full editor to edit after post...


Edited by slusher, 28 August 2013 - 03:05 PM.


#6 Wonderbread Kustomz

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

That's gonna be cool!

#7 george 53

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Those didn't actually have FUNCTIONING vent windows. They DIDN'T move. The main door glass went up and down, but that's all. The mirror was mounted to the door AND foreward window mount.



#8 jeffs396

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

Those didn't actually have FUNCTIONING vent windows. They DIDN'T move. The main door glass went up and down, but that's all. The mirror was mounted to the door AND foreward window mount.

 

I realize that George, what I'm saying is that the mirror appears to be 'floating' in the area between the A-pillar and the door window, disrupting otherwise smooth lines...

 

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#9 plowboy

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:54 PM

Looks a lot better without the non functioning wing glass Jeff! I never had noticed how the mirror mounted on the real car. Can't wait to see what you do with it!



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Just by getting rid of those dumb non-functioning vent windows, 80's looking wheels, and the missed placed mirrors makes it look 10 times better!

 

If you can make it look that much better that quick, I can't wait to see more.



#11 Jeremy Jon

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

I remember those cars, pretty rare to see one now

 

Looks cool Jeff, looking forward to seeing more!



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:57 PM

NICE start! :D 



#13 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

Regarding rear view mirrors, I'm surprised these haven't been replaced by cameras yet.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

Looks cool without the dumb mirror window thing Jeff!

 

Would also look great as a convertible.....especially with the wheels you went with.

 

Kind of Lotus Elan-ish. ;)



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

Their is one around the corner from me that has been sitting there for sale for almost a year. If you need refrence photos let me know, I'm sure they wouldn't care based on the amount of dirt on the thing. :D



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

Save those stock rims - dechrome them, add some lug nuts and a hub cover, and they'll look like '30s Ford truck wheels.