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  • #51821

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    hmmmm… Sorry, but not a fan of louvres on Custom Cars.
    Does not seem natural for me to break up those beautiful super smooth body lines with rows of louvres interrupting the flow. But its just a personal opinion. I know it was done back then… very rarely though.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #51823

    Tony
    Participant

    I agree.

    #52511

    Merc47
    Participant

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    #52512

    Merc47
    Participant

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    #53279

    Merc47
    Participant

    IMG_20170902_202846967Going to do some fadeaway fenders!

    #53280

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    As in ’49-51 Merc style fade aways?

    Interesting!

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #53306

    Shanahan
    Participant

    The Fade aways is an interesting idea. I would love to see how it would look when executed.  As for the louvers, I’m kind of diggin the louvers on the hood. If I were to do it, I think I’d stagger them a little more- have the row in the middle extend a little further and same with the middle row (more of a V shape to them). I’m not so sure about the louvers on the top of the fenders though. It seems a little cluttered being right next to the turn signals. But I do like the thought of doing something a little different!

    #53307

    James D
    Participant

    Not sure about incorporating that Merc ‘kick’ into a sloping fadeaway, but you could connect the swage lines on the fenders and extend the front fenders back to add it to the door. Might make people wonder if it was factory or not…

    47-Merc

    #53308

    Merc47
    Participant

    Cool Car! I like that!

    #53311

    Larry Pointer
    Participant

    WOW!  James, that is so unique.  Wouldn’t folks be scratching their heads over that one?

    #53312

    Tony
    Participant

    Just do it.

    #53357

    Torchie
    Participant

    Just do it.

    ^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^

    Torchie

    #53393

    Shanahan
    Participant

    I love that idea James! It makes me wonder if there would be a way to “fade away” the bottom half of the fenders into the rear fenders, thus creating the 49-51 dip where the top of the front fender comes down and meets the style line/fade away?

    #53394

    James D
    Participant

    Well that’s just a case of pushing the new swage line on the side out a bit further, or?

    You could copy the effect from the 52 Buick, where it still has the hump of the top of the rear fender, as a styling touch.

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    #53395

    James D
    Participant

    Like this…

    47-Merc1

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