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    After viewing the post a few days ago about the 53 4 door sedan that had been shorten to a coupe, I started pondering what could be done with a plain 47-52 4 door. I don't have Photoshop, but this is what I came up with after some cutting and pasting. Some of you can probably do better. I just wanted to see what you think.





    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    Here's one for you!
    Jeff[8D]


    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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    • #3
      The top on Jeff's rendition looks a bit like a 1955 Mercedes Gullwing.

      Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Editor of "The Down Easterner"
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter
      Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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      • #4
        Yes, I thought about trying the technique with a 47-50 Land Cruiser, but I wanted more of a coupe look and not a sports car effect. There's no doubt that the green car looks sharp. Is it sectioned or did the proportions just turn out that way?
        I posted my pictures when I was in a hurry and accidentally had the same one twice. I'm not sure which one I would like best. I was trying for more of a 3 window coupe without the long deck of a business coupe originally.
        I wonder how the frame could be shortened without compromising the strength? I have some ideas, but I have certainly never tried anything like this. I have even wondered what a shortie body like this would look with a hot rod type frame and no front fenders ala rat rod. A hopped up Champion engine would be different.

        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          I have a 51 business coupe, the trunk does look too long but i don't have the heart to shorten it, too nice of a car. But it should be done. You'd have to remove at least 8" from just ahead of the trunk. Any one want to do it on a puter?

          101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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          • #6
            Post a good shot from the side and someone will probably give it a shot.
            I wouldn't try this for real on a business coupe because they are fairly rare and neat looking already. I figured that there are still 4 doors out there that could use a new look. Lots of careful work involved for sure.

            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              scissorshop.....the caso way.

              Or is that the...........how in the world am I going to get my money's worth out of a $700 photoshop program........WAY?


              Disclaimer,....I'm well aware of Elements, Paint, etc. just ruins the joke to be literal. But necessary to inform those that I'm aware.

              ChopStu

              136 weeks till completion.
              61 Lark

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              • #8
                The long front end looks really cool on those. I think a close match is a 52 2 door hard top with a bullet nose.
                Don't listen to me though my opinion is tainted due to the fact that I am trying to build one.
                I really do like the look of those pics with the long front.

                Dean.

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                • #9
                  I don't know if you saw my efforts on the '49 prototype....



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                  Tom Bredehoft
                  '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
                  '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
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                  • #10
                    That thing looks like a plastic surgury candidate.
                    Not knocking the effort but...
                    Cool car in need of nose job.

                    Dean

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                    • #11
                      When I saw the other post about that prototype I wondered how it would look shortened and now I know! Cute, but still a face only a mother could love.

                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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