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#1 Modlbldr

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

I found these fenders in the bottom of a LARGE box of parts I got from a friend and thought they would be good for a build.
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So I dug out more spare parts from the same box and here is what I have after about 30 minutes.
Now to find the rest of it and come up with a plan. Possibly the grille from something like the Testors Coupster kits. I'm thinking a heavily modified show truck. What do you see? Give me some ideas.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 02 November 2013 - 08:46 PM.


#2 DrKerry

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

I see a lot of things...... different ways you could go with this....



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

Sorry, I must have forgotten to post the next photos.
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Make more sense now?? I'm such an idiot sometimes. Must be all the glue fumes.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 25 October 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:18 PM

Ahh, much better.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

That wouldn't take that much work to make that into something Tom!

 

Good start as far as I can see.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

they look like Auburn fenders, should be fun to work with.  :)



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:35 PM

Interesting idea, will be waiting to see what you come up with, looks like fun!!  :D 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:59 AM

That could be wicked looking Tom. From the front the fenders look like lobster claws. Figure out a way to do the tail.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:14 AM

I am pretty sure that they are Auburn fenders. As I was looking at them last night I could see the exhaust holes had been plugged.
That idea of the lobster tail sounds funny. I had also thought last night that the fenders looked like claws.
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm not sure how much steady progress I will make on this. It just started on a whim.

Later-

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:25 AM

I like the way the shapes flow togethr.

 

Perhaps it might be wise to do some kind of custom truck- for the "lobster tail", perhaps design some kind of camper-type rig?

 

Then paint it red-orange for the full effect.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:29 AM

Thought for driveline.....

 

Grab a '41 Plymouth flathead six and rig up a supercharger similar to the Graham Cavalier. Make this extra special different!

 

http://www.oldcarbro...rochure-03.html

 

http://www.oldcarbro...rochure-08.html

 

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Edited by charlie8575, 26 October 2013 - 05:33 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:30 AM

hmm



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

The genesis of your inspiration is fascinating in itself. :lol:

The shape of the fenders at the front, with the way you have them mounted, looks like it would accommodate the original '40 grille quite nicely.

I agree that it needs a very special engine.  Perhaps an Off'y, with the exhaust exiting through the original holes in the Auburn fenders?


Edited by Shardik, 26 October 2013 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

I like where you're going, but I'd consider pulling the fenders rearward a tad. I think you may be running the risk of getting a little Jimmy Durante-esque, if you know what I mean. ;)



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

What if you used the Smoothster style grille in it. Cut the hood in half basically and having the grille mate with the hood. Make the hood a flatter piece like the Smoothster. Give it a modern kustom look...

Kind of what I did here, just don't blend the grille work back into the door like I did.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hey Tom looks like you are in for a fun build....



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:23 PM

Hey Tom looks like you are in for a fun build....

l agree



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:15 PM

nice idea's and i agree with ace , fenders a tad beack would be nice :)

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:18 AM

I am a Studebaker freak. Drive a 1:1 everyday. My first thought when I looked at this grouping was a full frontal fender wrap at the tip of the grill. Get on the web and look up the front of a 34 Stude. Maybe a 34 Ford grill would work in the midst of everything. I can also see a chopped top with an "A-pillar" front rake. I really like the overall idea. D

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:24 AM

I went on the web and found a pic of a '34 Stude. This is the "frontal wrap" I mentioned above...D

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