Hello, Allpar Forums member or visitor! If you were a member, you would not see this ad!

Register or log in at the top right of the page...

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DarkSky's Creative Corner

Discussion in 'Photo and Video Lab' started by DarkSky, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. wtxiceman

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    555
    Likes:
    423

    I see a little neon in that.
     
  2. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Took parts from the Viper actually because the next Charger is rumored to be a lot sleeker looking.
     
  3. wtxiceman

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    555
    Likes:
    423
    Now that you mention that I see it now.
    Good job.
     
    DarkSky likes this.
  4. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Another Grand Cherokee update idea. Really wanted to emphasize the capability by making the square shoulders more pronounced. Moved the rear bumper up to make it look a little bit more stout and incorporated a couple cues from the Compass.

    [​IMG]
     
    BobbiBigWheels likes this.
  5. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels I'm likely at work...
    Ad-Free Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes:
    3,020
    Do you have the stock photo for this that you could post as well for comparison?
     
  6. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Of course. (netcarshow is where I get nearly all of my pictures)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels I'm likely at work...
    Ad-Free Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes:
    3,020
    I like the new Compass taillights on the GC and the curvature of the rear window corners. +1
     
    DarkSky likes this.
  8. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels I'm likely at work...
    Ad-Free Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes:
    3,020
    Could you beef up the rear fender flare the same as the front a bit?
     
  9. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Tried to do that in the belt line although I do realize it looks sort of out of proportion.
     
  10. 66coronet

    66coronet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2001
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes:
    99
    I think some people disliked the sloping down roof line in the back causing the back window to be so small. As a cruiser wagon it looks good, but with more side glass, that's why I think one reason the Journey sells better. Ya Ya they call it a cross over. It's a station wagon to me.
     
  11. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
  12. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Jeep-Grand_Cherokee-2014-1600-01 copyd.jpg
    Low res - use the link above for higher quality.
     
  13. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes:
    232
    Another retro request: I've been reading that the '34 to '36 Airflow models were rejected by new car buyers mostly because they were ugly. The main problem to me is that the headlights are too close together. I wonder how the car would look if the lights were moved to the fenders.
     
  14. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    I agree, that would probably look better. I'll work on it.
     
  15. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes:
    232
    Some pics in this article:

    DeSoto and Chrysler Airflow car (at http://www.allpar.com/cars/airflow.html )

    And how one of its European contemporaries looked:

    File:Tatra 77 in tatramuseum.JPG - Wikimedia Commons (at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tatra_77_in_tatramuseum.JPG )

    File:Tatra 77 A in Santpoort-Zuid, North Holland, Netherlands 2.jpg - Wikimedia Commons (at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tatra_77_A_in_Santpoort-Zuid,_North_Holland,_Netherlands_2.jpg )

    Note the central headlight, which moved with the steering wheel; this was more than 10 years before the Tucker. Also, the dorsal fin in back, predating Harley Earl's tail fins, again by more than 10 years. Another car ahead of its time.
     
  16. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    Oops, sorry...

    Here it is (finally). Not sure who the picture belongs to, it was on Google.

    [​IMG]
     
    Scrounge likes this.
  17. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes:
    232
    It's an improvement. Their placement on the hood makes them look scrunched together. On the fenders, they'd have to be adjusted to aim straight ahead, not angled up in the air. This would probably involve making them stick out a bit, like they did on the Pierce Arrow and the Tatra 77A, and I don't think that would look better on the Airflow. Do the lights on the fenders make the car look lower, or was it customized?
     
  18. DarkSky

    DarkSky Fully Charged
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes:
    2,376
    I have no idea if it was custom or not. Just found a picture on Google. I don't know much about these older cars.
     
  19. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes:
    232
    Compared to pics of other Airflows, it looks a few inches lower. Maybe the tires are smaller than original. I like the effect.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
Terms of use and privacy policy. We are not affiliated with FCA. We make no claims regarding validity or accuracy of information or advice. Custom material copyright © 2001-2017 Allpar LLC.