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Old 03-28-2010, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Vintage car aerodynamic mods?

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this 1950ish Dodge that was at the GoodGuys car show today in Pleasanton Ca.

Now, first off I have to thank you guys for the new thoughts I have in my head as I looked at a car. The things I have learned here but more importantly the things that have made me think that I have read here have added a new dimension to my passion...cars.

The very first thing I thought of when I saw this car was how if the guy had rounded the front a little more it would have been a near perfect aerodynamic job!

Now mind you, I am POSITIVE ecomodding is not what he had in mind. If you are not familier with this style it is a "Ratrod". Basically most of these cars are super cartoon looking and in my not so humble opinion ignorant and they ruined the car. But some are interesting and if nothing else, entertaining.

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool. That reminds me of one I saw last year :







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There! See how cool skirts can look if you overlap the wheel opening?
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There! See how cool skirts can look if you overlap the wheel opening?
"Cruiser skirts" very popular in the early sixties.



I have seen custom versions that go all the way from the door to the bumper. If you think about it, why not? Why cover up JUST the wheel well and leave a seam around it? Run the panel from door to bumper and all you have is the seam at the top of the skirt. Now, with the cars of yesterday you had a chrome moulding running down the side that you could use to hide the upper edge of your skirt.

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Very cool. That reminds me of one I saw last year :


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Classic smmmoooooooth 1949 or 50 Merc custom, very cool indeed.

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