What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

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    What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    I saw some cool 3d renderings of some "what if?" about a 1949 Ford fastback as well as a 1954 Chevrolet fastback on Hemmings blog
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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    Very nice. The Ford fastback reminds me of a Henry J.
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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    I really liked the "one-of-a-kind" employee-fabricated 1953 Studebaker Starliner/Commander convertable! ! ! !
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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    I had a '54 Bel Air in that same orange color. Thing about these is that even in 49, the fastback was pretty outdated. The whole 'hardtop' trend was started by using convertible side windows and a steel roof that gave you that longer rear deck. The whole postwar styling direction was to make a radical break with not-so-recent late thirties styling trends - by '46 they were really old hat and buyers really were looking for something novel to break the monotony, but car makers had to use the old 1942 body dies for stamping out new '46 models.

    The '49 Ford is at least plausible looking, but the whole idea of the '49 was to make a radical break with the past - similar to other '49's at GM. The '54 Chevy is really implausible as the window is massive, yet has very little rearward vision. It is even more bloated and ponderous looking as a fastback IMO.
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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    I agree with the King; the style is getting dated even by '49 (nevermind '54), and these just look bloated to me.

    The Ford BC is another, excellent story, tho Billy Gibbon's Copperhed did it better:

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    I dust-off this subject by mentionning this customized resin kit of a 1954 Chevy fastback with a lowered roof then I saw at http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com/resin/gallery.html



    And the first Corvette fastback show-car showed at the 1954 Motorama and first use of the Corvair monicker. http://crudmudgeon.tumblr.com/post/1...totype-created

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    More fastbacks on the table, I spotted these photo of a customized Ford Yachtsman at https://classicwoodys.wordpress.com/...k-woody-coupe/
    and some renderings done by a fan at http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/...astback-sedan/

    There also a scan from a old issue of Collectible Automobile showing a 1949 fastback Ford who didn't go further then the prototype stage.

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    My aplogies for the bump. One guy did a "tri-five" fastback from AMT kits of a 1957 Chevrolet with the roof of a 1951 model. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/model...5/t/76993.aspx

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    ^ I don't mind at all the fastback greenhouse between the (relatively) modern fins, but would have preferred he kept the wrap windshield with it.

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

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    ^ I don't mind at all the fastback greenhouse between the (relatively) modern fins, but would have preferred he kept the wrap windshield with it.
    I tried to sketch a version with the wraparound windshield then I posted on Deviantart. ^^; http://fav.me/d9jepri

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    Re: What if: 1949 Ford fastback, 1954 Chevrolet fastback

    Keith Kaucher photoshopped a 1967 Chevelle to imagine a fastback version. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/413838653230984583/

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