Inspired by the PhotoShop thread and some suggestions on this forum, my car modifications are underway (from May 2011 edition of Custom Car magazine)
It's likely to be next spring before I get her on the road.... I'll keep this thread updated with progress - such as shoe-horning the V8 in and getting the interior finished, and the all important 8" slam
It was that image that was posted that inspired the transformation. Then came many many months of research to American 40/50s cars and finally I set my eyes on a '51 Lincoln Mercury and that was that...(I took a trip down to Valley Gas and they had many more ideas!) but, as I said in that previous thread, you guys did such a superb job with the photochopping that it just had to exist. I also noted in another thread the mention of moving the rear-axle back, that's going to be done also. I am most grateful to your photoshop skills and will keep you updated on the progress!
---------------------------------------- 1954 Standard Vanguard (The "Albatross") 1977 MG Midget 1500 1989 Bedford Rascal (The "Basset Wagon") 2004 S-Type Jag 2.5ltr V6 Sport
My bookmark must have fallen out, I can see no reason why I would de-bookmark this. Thank you for the nudge over on the Photochop thread. I think of all the bits done, one of my favourites has to be the new rear lights.
The whole thing is amazing, gone completely is the slightly awkward and dumpy looking Vanguard and in it's place is this marvel. When done, I will need to find an opportunity to see this in the flesh as it'll be the only car I've seen go from stock, via photoshop and into reality, that and it's going to be pretty damned awesome.
So... this is the only Standard led sled out there I'm guessing. Quite likely to be the only one sporting a V8 too. I hope you're keeping the Standard grille on the front, it would be a shame for that stamp of identity to disappear as it's one of the few good original design features, I think just about everything else that stamps this as being a Standard is gone now.
Wow! This is inspiring stuff, it's looking a thousand times better than I could have imagined. Laying that rear window down has transformed this - it doesn't just look like a car with a roof chop, everything sits so nicely.
Like about 500000000 other people, I'll be following this closely!