Rex's BelAir Revival

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    It looks like an SUV.
    :EDIT: I like it though.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Rex, that is the best chop I have ever seen using the Bel Air concept. Great job.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    this is a really good idea.

    looking in the windows (the positioning of the seating) I'd say the front door and windowscreen would need to be more over the front wheels.
    unless this is based on a real people-mover/crossover like a Chevy Uplander?
    I know this will sound VERY stupid but over here in NZ all minivans and people movers have short fronts etc and I have never seen anything like a Uplander that has 3rows of seating. If a company can design a minivan that doesn't have to have a snub nose etc and can look like an Uplander(which cos it looks less like a van is much better!) then why isn't every company going with that kind of design layout and why do the traditional short nose vans still exsist?
    designing a peoplemover that doesn't actually look like one but is still the same size inside and out is alot harder that people think, but GM has clearly mastered this problem with the Uplander.
    Know what I mean?
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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Rex, I love the quality of your chops - this one look production ready. You merged the Bel Air and the Enclave beautifully, I also appreciate the track

    Nevertheless, I don't think that this theme actually becomes a minivan (I didn't even like it on the BelAir, to be honest), and I also hate the "crossover" thing. Either make them true off-roaders (see Rodeo/Frontera) or keep close to the ground.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    I also did this one:


    But it even less suits the Minivan/Cross-over category.


    The first chop was adding BelAir to a Enclave original.
    The 2nd chop was adding Enclave to a BelAir original.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    I like the second one better, like how the line is different.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Save the BelAir Nomad for the (hopefully) incoming wagon contest everybody's waiting for

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    I also did this one:


    But it even less suits the Minivan/Cross-over category.


    The first chop was adding BelAir to a Enclave original.
    The 2nd chop was adding Enclave to a BelAir original.
    [cough] Nomad [/cough]

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    second one is alot better, but needs the shorter front with the door more forward like in the first one, to make it fit the bill of a people mover more, otherwise its a stationwagon. also make the door shorter and move the front seats forward a bit, although the pic was made from a Bel-air doesn't mean it has to the same scale.
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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    I actually like this... nice job Rex

    I dont know about the business on the tailight.. is that bubbly bit that sticks out part of the taillight?

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada
    Save the BelAir Nomad for the (hopefully) incoming wagon contest everybody's waiting for
    TRUE

    If we can enter stationwagon type cars into this
    contest let me know and I'll get started asap on another entry

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Nope, this is purely VAN and X-Over vehicle.
    Some SUVs are sneaking in solely due to they all overlap , and designwise they are similar, but no wagons. My nomad is just here for fun, not as a contest entry.

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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    Nope, this is purely VAN and X-Over vehicle.
    Some SUVs are sneaking in solely due to they all overlap , and designwise they are similar, but no wagons. My nomad is just here for fun, not as a contest entry.
    I think you should keep developing the second one though, its a great idea.
    also I actually think some cars and suv's should be sold with white/red-wall tires like that.call me oldskool but most of my real cars have them.

    If you do stick with it then sharpen up the side windows and the chrome-window-trim needs fixing from being transformed
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    Re: Rex's BelAir Revival

    I like the first one alot. A very cool looking van.
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