As in a five window body that's been converted to a three window? The actual car only came as a five window. I've never seen it done in scale or on a real car. But, that means nothing. I sure haven't seen everything. Especially on traditional cars. No photos yet. Just want to check before I do a build thread.
As Bernard has shown, it’s been done. But even if there wasn’t precedent, I don’t see why not as long as parts are used that fit TRAK requirements. And as you said, you haven’t seen everything as neither have any of us! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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As Bernard has shown, it’s been done. But even if there wasn’t precedent, I don’t see why not as long as parts are used that fit TRAK requirements.
The "It was probably done. But, it wasn't done enough to be considered traditional." is what I'm wondering about. That's why I'm checking before I start a thread. What I've done is a lot more involved than covering the quarter windows.
Bring it on. I just checked the guidelines and they say "...'traditional styled' hot rods and kustoms in scale. This means that each model is built with the styling of the 1940s-1969" and "Traditional styled pre-1970 rod (1969 and older) , kustom (concepts are acceptable) , vintage drags and salt flat cars ONLY! (some pre 40's dirt trackers and other racers are acceptable)."
To me, that means anything that could have been built using parts, paints and techniques of the time.
Filled-in windows have been around "forever" so a 5w to 3w is perfectly fine for me.
Gee, I see that I'm kind of stretching things on my two on-the-daggumb-bench builds... Uh oh.
Post by Bernard Kron on Mar 7, 2019 0:35:46 GMT -5
The other well known traditional custom with filled in quarter windows is the Bob Creasman '40 Ford, first chopped in 1943 with fade aways added in the early '50's by Barris. This photo is from a 1953 issue of Hop Up:
Additional precedent if you need it (courtesy of Rik Hoving):
Also courtesy of Rik Hoving, the LeRoy Semas '37 Chevy coupe with rear quarters filled and so much more done by Harry Westergard in the late '40's:
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5