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I need a photochop....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

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    In the past couple months I've learned my K5 is kinda wide on the trails around here. If I can get my garage wired for 230 before Christmas I'll have a functional welding setup. My grille is hanging out at the garbage dump and my fenders are slightly wrinkly...this all leads to one conclusion....a narrowing job :D

    Anybody want to try their hand at photochopping it? I'm lookin at about 10" off each corner and would kinda like to envision it before I start hacking.

    Jiminy...I know you're out there. :D
     
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    Sumtin like 'dis?


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    Nope, I've already got the rear taken care of.

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    I'm just looking for some bored soul to simulate a chop job on the front with the flames and everything. I can't get to cutting for at least two more weeks and I'm going into withdrawl.
     
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    Not me. Just simple re-coloring is all I can do with picture programs. Otherwise I'd be posting hacked up InuYasha pics all the times of InuYasha and co. doing stuff that only custom photochopping could produce.
     
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    I'll do it, get me a pic and exact details
     
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    Great photo there!!! :waytogo:
     
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    WHOOOO MEEEEEE? Bwahahahaha, I'll be happy too. :tongue1:
     
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    I'm planning on roughly 10" of chop on each side. 20" total give or take a little. Plans might change depending on where everything would line up well. Basically, to to the inside of the factory headlights or where the vertical chrome strip was when the grille was still on it. Name your poison out of the pics below. Obviously the winch and mount are staying put so I'd prefer one of the action shots with the winch mount be chopped but whatever you want to do works. Thanks guys. I know you've all seen a hundred rigs narrowed but you really don't know how it's gonna come out until you see it.

    :doah: It used to look so pretty.

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    Ok, let me see what I can do, prepare thyself young one.
     
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    Haha, if you want a different pic just check out my photobucket account.

    Thanks man, I'm kinda nervous about how it'll look. I want to do it but I've messed up the lines of enough with trees and my sawzall already. :doah:
     
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    jiminy be sure to post up your results for everybody see! :D
     
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    Here's a quick one, not exactly perfection but you get the general idea. Before & after. Made a few changes - this is closer.
     
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    Thanks Jiminy, much better than I could have done. I wonder how much the fenders will pull back when I bend them in.

    What am I talking about...I haven't even called the electrician yet. :doah:
     
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    You'll probably lose 5 or 6 inches, that would be my guesstimate. I extended them a bit in the pic, let me see if I can pull them back in a tad.

    Well crud, looked worse. The problem with the picture manipulation is changing angles and perspective. These camera editing programs aren't like a Cad/Cam. More of a copy-paste-rotate so you lose size relation easily.

    I think what you see there is pretty close. If you need to extend the fender you can always tig or tack mig in a section from a spare. There are plenty of banged up ones in the salvage yard.
     
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    You don't have to go and re-work it man, I'm just wondering for the sake of my cowl and wipers and radiator. It was an out loud thought and not a criticism of your chop.
     
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    Oh I didn't take it as a criticism, just like to get as close as possible for you. :D I would think you cowl & wipers would be fine being up close to the windshield. You may have to end up putting in a different radiator if you want to go that far in but I bet you could just squeak it.
     
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    if i remember right i think we took about 4 inches off the back of my hood to make it fit when the fenders pulled back the core support...

    just look at everyones pics of their narrow jobs.. its real straight forward, and easy as hell...

    itll look fine man... ;P
     
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    I'm probably just gonna take off the cowl and cut the hood to fit. I'll probably just skin the hood and fenders and brace the core support to the firewall.

    Should be easy, but I have a way of complicating things. I already regret cutting it up after the original round of buildups, but it's a hardcore wheeler now and there's no turning back, might as well make it function as well as possible.
     
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    good luck man... anxious on the progress pics...
     
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    anyone have any info on the truck that dontoe posted?
     

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