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Old 01-23-2018, 10:54 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I despise side shaves and asymmetric cars keep me up at night. Has anyone come out with a body kit to make it look right?

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Old 01-27-2018, 11:27 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I despise side shaves and asymmetric cars keep me up at night. Has anyone come out with a body kit to make it look right?
Nothing that a SAWSALL with the proper blade won't fix. And maybe a gallon or two of body filler
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I think I have figured out part of the problem. (PART of it.)

It seems to me, the "visual mass" of a car's headlight/running light area should not appear larger than the front wheel:



The Mirage G4 sedan has a similar proportions problem:

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You may be right. It could also be the cowl height.

Compare with any stanced BMW. The front end wraps tightly around the leading edge of the tire.
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It doesn't have to be this way. Compare those two side by side and it just gets worse for the Honda. They have almost the same basic shape. But all the weird creases, seams, color changes, and WTF moments (like the roof of the Clarity! They couldn't even leave the roof uncreased! WTF?) in the Honda just jump right out at you.
Creases are a cost-cutting measure.

Granted, pressing creases costs money in terms of dies and high pressure stamping machines, but putting extra creases in a panel means you can use lighter, cheaper and softer metal than otherwise.

For an uncreased panel to have the same strength, you'd need it to be thicker or made with higher-strength steel.

Then there are the cars that are so cheap they forego the high-pressure stamping and simply use thicker panels of softer, cheaper steel.
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In the 1990s one might have first heard the term "over-designed."

Also, the Japanese wanted to make their products look as non-European as possible. The selected solution was to counter the Greek ideals of visual balance and harmony with the Ninja warrior armour tactic of violating aesthetic harmony with disjoint and anti-integrated lines, which was meant to distract an opponent.

Works.

Hate it.

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Japanese have been know to lay it on a little thick:



http://v12.auto123.com/en/2010/11/ex...japanese-vans/
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Good thing Pakastani vehicles haven't caught on here:

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How about Philippine Jeepneys? I was over there in 1978 and they were just using up the last of the WW2, Korea and Vietnam leftovers. Saw shops hand building new bodies out of stainless steel and aluminum. The owners put lots of money into metal horses to bolt onto the hoods. According to the tour guides, the Jeepney owners use those as an indicator of how prosperous they are.

Back to Japan, Dekotora! Apparently they don't have much government oversight of what kind of crap can be attached to semi trucks.

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