It's just a matter of taste. I think you could extend the front and leave the back stock. The extended rear really kills it for me.
I think the long hood of and short rear look of the 35 Mercedes looks good. The shapes of the two are very similar. I think extending the front fenders on the 32 might help also. They seem to hang out a bit further than the Ford, also I think filling them in behind the wheels helps a lot.
You asked, so I'll give you my $.02. IMO, extending the front and rear is not an improvement in any way, the chop even makes it worse and I do like chopped 32's. The 32 Ford's overall shape and lines were perfect right out of the factory, even now in 2017 the factory design looks great. As I've said numerous time, if we all had the same tastes, the world would be a boring place.
In no way did I feel singled out. I'm sure you're man enough to do so if you felt the need.
Now I'm only saying this as a friend, maybe it's your passion for cars, both 1:1 and models. You have a habit of coming of kind of crude (for lack of a better word) when you see something you don't agree with. The gasser thing is a perfect example, We all know by now that you hate seeing the term used for a build that doesn't fit the actual rules for one. But let's be honest, we are building models, not real race cars that need to follow the rues to be legal and fair to other competitors. After all it's just a name for a class of car. I've never seen you complain that a Lowrider wasn't low enough. Again I. think it's the passion you have.
Again a partial quote but it is all that is needed to make my point. "I guess it's just symptomatic of the times we live in that everyone is looking for something to get butthurt about, all the time, everywhere." Seeing as you are replying to me and Steve, I have to assume that you are talking about us. After all we are the only two to say we found your post a bit offensive. Was I butthurt? I think it takes a lot more than that to really bother me. It's just I get tired of seeing people talked down to because of their ideas of what makes them happy as a modeler. If we all built the same things, this forum would be pretty boring. This quote was a perfect example of talking down to someone. I think Steve said it better than me, it's not what you say, but how you say it.
Now as far as my builds being able to be realistic, you need to look at my Jeep build again, font suspension arms at 90 degree angles where they mount, turbo's that are mounted vertically, an automatic transaxle on a solid rear that bounces up and down with the suspension.
In the end it's all good on this side.
This is a partial Quote so don't kill me for it. "seem to expect overflowing praise for mediocre results" You are assuming what other peoples expectations are, and possibly their skill levels.
I consider the people of this forum family. So when some new member who hasn't ventured outside of a single thread, which by the way, is nothing short of self promotion tells my family to "leave", you can darn well expect me to go off on them.
You came on to a site of model builders asking for help and admitting you have no interest in models, but are willing to make money from our (in many cases years) of knowledge. Then when you get called out on it, you cop an attitude and tell people to leave. Who the @#%& do you think you are?
You're acting like a troll, it's time for you to leave. Unless you are too stupid to figure it out, you are NOT welcome here.
Bill, As I feel like I fall into this category more than someone who builds for accuracy, I find this a bit insulting. I have very little invested in tools, and rarely build things that would work in the real world. I find my builds are more art than function.
I have as much fun building what I do, as anyone else, although I do get aggravated with my builds quite often, but that's probably just my nature. I don't understand the constant negativity to people who just want to build what pleases them because their model would never work as a 1:1.