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Old 14 Feb 2017, 02:38 pm
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Default Remodel time - how far do I take it?

So it's time to freshen up my PT. We've been driving and enjoying it for eight years now, but it's showing some wear. I intend to keep it a long time, so now I'm trying to decide how far to take this remodel.

I've already ordered a PTeazer smoothie front and a smoothie rollpan. I am planning on adding Brizio ribbed aluminum bumpers, and have sourced a place to make all of my chrome (currently the plastic stick on type) in stainless.

That may be as far as I go this year, but I've also been considering modifying the body to include filling the taillights and headlights, and modifying the fenders with early 40's clips and headlights (they used to make a kit that did something similar).

I've been looking at the sides, trying to figure out how to alter them to look more like a street rod. I came up with cutting the doors and rear quarter vertically towards the bottom of the car, and eliminating the part of the car where the body widens at the bottom.

I was hoping to get some thoughts and feedback on this idea...
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Old 14 Feb 2017, 02:57 pm
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Here's an edited pic I made of what I'm talking about...

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This would involve cutting the doors, rockers, and quarters to pull the finder line down to he bottom...
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Old 15 Feb 2017, 02:41 pm
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I like it. Do you have a larger version of that image your created?
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More importantly do you have the skills to accomplish this work? It the deep pockets to have it done. I say this from a view of someone who has. This is a huge alteration. And would high end fabrication skills to insure that the project doesn't wind up being a parts car. Sorry have to ask. No one else stepped up. So I am.
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Old 15 Feb 2017, 10:15 pm
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If you answered “yes” then parts car is a really good idea.
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Old 16 Feb 2017, 09:39 am
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More importantly do you have the skills to accomplish this work? It the deep pockets to have it done. I say this from a view of someone who has. This is a huge alteration. And would high end fabrication skills to insure that the project doesn't wind up being a parts car. Sorry have to ask. No one else stepped up. So I am.
I can do the work with the help of a friend. I'm not sure exactly what I'd be cutting into - that's one concern. I actually thought about buying a junk PT to practice on - mostly to see what is involved and whether it might impact anything structurally.
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I like it. Do you have a larger version of that image your created?


Not really - I did this in "Paint"...lol I'm still learning how to post pics well...
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I thought about fabricating running boards, but after I did the pic I kind of liked it without...
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well I love it but I will say it kinda has the look of the HHR
Im not sure what you are thinking about cutting or if I missed something
I love the Panel look id try to do the French Doors on the back but that's ever more of a pain its just such a shame that Chrysler did nto really dive into the PT they had the ability to do so much PTruck PTvan 4x4 offer the USA the Turbo Diesel with a 6 speed a AWD version so many options that were juts kicked to the curb
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