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

  1. DarkSky

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    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.

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    Do you have the stock photo for this that you could post as well for comparison?
     
  3. DarkSky

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    Of course. (netcarshow is where I get nearly all of my pictures)

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    I like the new Compass taillights on the GC and the curvature of the rear window corners. +1
     
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    Could you beef up the rear fender flare the same as the front a bit?
     
  6. DarkSky

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    Tried to do that in the belt line although I do realize it looks sort of out of proportion.
     
  7. 66coronet

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    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.
     
  8. DarkSky

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    Jeep-Grand_Cherokee-2014-1600-01 copyd.jpg
    Low res - use the link above for higher quality.
     
  10. Scrounge

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    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.
     
  11. DarkSky

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    I agree, that would probably look better. I'll work on it.
     
  12. Scrounge

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    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.
     
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    Oops, sorry...

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

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Compared to pics of other Airflows, it looks a few inches lower. Maybe the tires are smaller than original. I like the effect.
     
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    Wondering what you can do with the '62 Dart:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=196...WRhbLVAhXl6YMKHXsNCNUQsAQIJQ&biw=1324&bih=622

    In front, I'd like to see the headlights together and horizontal, outside of the grille, where the outer ones are. This will probably involve reshaping the grille, and also moving the turn signal lenses, maybe under the headlights or inside the bumper. In back, the tail lights could also be horizontal, but maybe vertical, like on the station wagon. Or change them completely. And on the sides, the fins could be removed from the front and rear quarters, and the lines that make it look like a Lancer changed. If you have any ideas, feel free to add them; a '62 Dart with a 413 Max Wedge or cross-ram shouldn't have to look like it currently does.
     
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    Oh no, that's a seriously ugly car. I'll try to come up with something.
     
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    Agreed, the '62 Dart wasn't thought out very well, as orders from the top to downsize it came about a year into the design phase, which drastically reduced the time they had.

    Those side fins on front were the tops of the quarter panels, a few inches below the hood. They may have been trying a throwback to when the fenders were lower around the wheels, but combining retro with modern doesn't always work (the effect also seems wrong on the Airflow, which was still in the fender era). I think that keeping the quarter panel at approximately the height of the hood all the way over the wheels would work better. A small ridge maybe 2 inches from the hood came from the front window almost to the grille, but this would be better placed at the outer edge of the quarter panel. Something similar could be done in back; the bulge around the lower tail light into the fender detracts, and the rounded bulge above the upper tail light doesn't match the more pointed ridge up front. This may make the front and rear ends slightly wider than the passenger compartment, but it should improve how the car looks.
     

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