Some would-be auto stylist I am. I wouldn't have thought of a bubble-top version on my own in a million years but once spex84 suggested a filled wheel-opening idea as a sci-fi variation it just came to me.
Just in case you didn't see this pic on the previous page, here it is again. Since several like the bubble-top idea, should it keep the regular wheel openings or should they be filled in like the image above?
IF, and it's a big IF, I put on a bubble where would I get one? Bubble tops came in several AMT '60s convertible kits such as the 1963 Ford Thunderbird.
There were a couple in the Revell Custom Car Parts C1151 pack but the two I can see in an old photo look too small (they might be from the Roth Beatnik Bandit).
The chances of finding one the right size to fit my narrowed '66 Riviera are probably pretty slim. The interior opening width: At the windshield: 54mm The widest part in the middle: 55mm At the base of the rear window: 51mm Around the opening is 2mm on the upper part of the doors on each side. The length of the bubble could range from about 90mm to 110mm.
Does anybody have one or more bubbles that they could measure?
I would do the skirts, complete the look. You may need to find a bubble from a blister pack. Dollar store trip should produce some toy with something close to the shape you want. Throw the toy or whatever out and use the packaging like we all know we have done before.
I second the blister pack idea...the Roth bubble is way too small. The Parts Pack bubbles are larger, but more difficult to find...and I don't think they'd have the length you need to create that fastback look.
I did some searching online and found that headphones sometimes come in clamshell blister packs that have an overall rounded shape.
The closest match was this one, intended for a golfball/baseball (there must be different sizes available?):
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