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Old 01-02-2005, 03:34   #1 (permalink)
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'63 XL falcon doors in aluminium checkerplate?

hey.. i wanted to get an opinion from you guys.
im restoring an XL... unfrotunately the door skins are poo and need changing. i was thinking of decking the car out in checkerplate.

what do you think? this picture is just a quickie. if i was to do it i'd also do the pedals with the same thing and possibly run it along the dash to clean up the hole for the radio.


here's the texture i made from actuall metal if anyone can play around and give me some ideas with the images of an XK.XL,XM,XP etc... 1960-1964
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it's got a bench seat
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Old 01-02-2005, 05:59   #2 (permalink)
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ill ahve a look at it but it might be a little while
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Old 01-02-2005, 19:52   #3 (permalink)
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I like it.. will look great all polished up
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:58   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '63 XL falcon doors in aluminium checkerplate?

i actually think it looks alright. probably easier than getting good condition door trims for that year.
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Old 01-04-2005, 18:44   #5 (permalink)
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Re: '63 XL falcon doors in aluminium checkerplate?

Yes and No... It looks ok-ish like that...but thats gonna be a lot of checkerplating - how good is it gonna look with all that checkerplate?
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Re: '63 XL falcon doors in aluminium checkerplate?

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Yes and No... It looks ok-ish like that...but thats gonna be a lot of checkerplating - how good is it gonna look with all that checkerplate?
haha.. yeah.. maybe i just love the stuff too much. it might make it look a bit tooooo hotroded-up.


thanks to everyone for thier thoughts (: i appreciate it
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Old 01-09-2005, 17:16   #7 (permalink)
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Re: '63 XL falcon doors in aluminium checkerplate?

To be honest i see way too many rice burners with chequer plating all over them and i have to say "no" myself. I think it can be used in a very minimal way, but all too often it looks cheap and nasty. Why not look at trimming it with a nice suede or similar material... make it clean and neat as opposed to hot rodded up!
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Old 01-11-2005, 13:25   #8 (permalink)
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I was thinking it was a little rice..

I'm you made it a theme ie contruction. Then it might work
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That is definately different looking.
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Old 01-11-2005, 21:06   #10 (permalink)
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well i guess id put it everywhere and modify the car to not have bumpers.. thanks for the suede idea.. might do that.
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