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Old 01-15-2014, 08:35 AM
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Sorry, guys. I know it's a Ch**y. A friend of mine posted this and I just had to share it with you. I don't even know what to make of this. Do I like it? Do I not? I'm not really sure right now.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:13 AM
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it doesn't work at all . the newer cab just isn't the right fit for the older body panels . he'd a been better off using the chassis from the newer one and building an extended cab out of the 58 or so donor and use it's body on the chassis .
 
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It's just such an abrupt change in the body line where the hood ends. I can't get past it.
But I do like that they went with a color that was representative of the time. You don't see that on today's trucks and I think it really works.
 
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:34 AM
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To each his own, I guess.

I wouldn't want to be in front of it in a small car. I bed the driver can't see the road surface for at least 40' ahead.
 
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It's cool. I've owned a 58 chevy truck & they are awsome.

Not as awsome as my 56 f100 - but hey - not much is.

Still - that truck took some work & it's cool if for no other reason than it's different!
 
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:43 AM
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I think it was a cool idea and they did a nice job with it, but I also see how the hood sticks up over the windshield. I dont hate it but it is the only thing that sticks out to me. I think I would of pancaked the hood 4" of so to get it down lower, maybe it was done on purpose to be a "cowl induction" style hood?
 
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The concept is not new. People have been swapping body parts on cars and truck making customs for a long time. This was one of the more famous ones from the 80's, a 49 Ford on an 89 Thunderbird. Like it or not, it was a commercially available kit for a time. But the truck above really was done pretty well. They worked hard to make that all fit.


 
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The concept is not new. People have been swapping body parts on cars and truck making customs for a long time. This was one of the more famous ones from the 80's, a 49 Ford on an 89 Thunderbird. Like it or not, it was a commercially available kit for a time. But the truck above really was done pretty well. They worked hard to make that all fit.


There was a guy I would see every year at the etown NJ swap meet driving one of those, he sold the kits as well. Most recent one I have seen is a kit to put a 1940 ford nose on an S10 pickup. Yep no kidding! Wasnt horrible looking, at least it looked better than a stock S10!
 
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I kinda like the truck.....kinda HATE that thunderbird though...ugggghhh.
 
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I've seen more than one '40 Ford VW kit. Some of them didn't look too bad, but they're just too small. And that sound! I hate the VW flat-4 whistle.
 
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On the truck, I can't get past where the hood meets the windshield. It's just not right. Other than that, it's pretty cool.

Now the Thurderbird....yuck. There is no flow to the body lines.
 
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I've seen more than one '40 Ford VW kit. Some of them didn't look too bad, but they're just too small. And that sound! I hate the VW flat-4 whistle.
Now this one flows much better, you are right on the size though. The picture looks good, but walking up to it.....I think it would seem too much of a toy car.
 
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I was at a car show about 8 years ago and there was a guy that was selling kits to convert late 90's model F150's into 53's. What about the downsized Peterbuilds and Kenworths, I think they are pretty cool.
 
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Anything is better than the crap we get stuck with now . There is know way I would buy a new truck . No style , to high off the ground , to big , and way to much $ . Wouldn't it be nice to have a truck you could put something over the side and into the box , get in without a stepladder , not have to put up with more electronics than the first moon rocket , and buy for less than the house you live in , also a 2 tone paint job would be a nice choice .
 
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I'd bet the truck was.kit. There's a place local to me that makes kit to mount fiberglass nose from an early '69s Chevy onto a modern Chevy.
 

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