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Old 06-08-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Well, when I sold off all the 1974 Internationals, including the step-side my daughter wanted for her high school senior ride... I had to promise to find and fix up a 1956 Bel Air. I had a '56 Hard Top but lost it during the Jimmy Carter 22% Interest Rate Recession.

So, in keeping with that theme, I was thinking and playing around, not necessarily a good thing, and figured why not make BABA YAGA! a 1974 Bel Air and match it to my daughters car?

So... this is my initial prototype 'on paper' so to speak... I think it has potential. Will have to massage it a bit, but it's not in the "I hate it" category at the moment.

'56 molding should break on the cab behind the door but haven't gotten the right look yet and don't want to butcher the molding too much, so it could just end up on the bed side.

Now if I could just move the gas tank filler tube inside the drivers side taillight housing and put the gas tank between the rails where the spare tire is.... I could really mess up the gas jockeys and have people wondering just what truck it is..... All those years hanging around Bob Selix's shop took its toll!
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:48 PM   #2
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

I saw do it. The renderings have serious potential.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:36 AM   #3
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

I like the red and white better but thats just me.If you want you could always have the moldings paint on vs trying to make them fit the truck.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:39 AM   #4
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

I think it will be a very interesting look! One suggestion I will make is to not get bogged down in fabricating moldings and spend the money on a good airbrush artist. I have seen this done on different vehicles in 55-57 styles and a couple square body car haulers with 55-61 Corvette cove moldings airbrushed on. Chip.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

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If you want you could always have the moldings paint on vs trying to make them fit the truck.
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One suggestion I will make is to not get bogged down in fabricating moldings and spend the money on a good airbrush artist.
Yeah, I was coming to the same conclusion. The only part of the molding that was going to be a serious issue was the part that goes up and follows the curve of the '56 door. I was hoping to make it work with the cab trim but the various compound curves of that one piece makes it unaffordable if not impossible... so a quality air brush job is worth it when done by someone with 'skills.'

I wounder how a '56 dash, sliced and diced, would look... probably start looking like Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" Cadillac...
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:16 PM   #6
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

go for it, has a nice look.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:02 PM   #7
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Good Morning,

This was an idea I had back a few years ago for my truck. Haven't done it yet but I thought it would be very interesting as I have always liked the lines of the tri 5's and the '56 lines seem to fit nicely. If I ever have enough money to have it done I'm going with it.

So I say do it!

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Old 06-09-2015, 04:36 PM   #8
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Good Morning,

This was an idea I had back a few years ago for my truck. Haven't done it yet but I thought it would be very interesting as I have always liked the lines of the tri 5's and the '56 lines seem to fit nicely. If I ever have enough money to have it done I'm going with it.

So I say do it!

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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

What about doing it as a wrap instead of airbrushing it?
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What about doing it as a wrap instead of airbrushing it?
I have a company close by that does wraps. It would be interesting to see if they could do just the molding as a wrap...
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Still tweaking the design. Moved the top molding back a bit... (maybe too much????) and added a graphic. Might use the same graphic on the tail gate as well.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

try your second version above, with the cab topped in white.

might be too much...
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:48 PM   #13
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

You mean like this?
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Looks good, stop the white at the side window level though.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Perfect, that looks better than I pictured in my head.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

I really like the idea and I prefer the red roof version with the white getting up only on the bedsides... Maybe some old "Chevrolet" lettering from the 50's would look good instead of the bel air sign...
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I really like the idea and I prefer the red roof version with the white getting up only on the bedsides... Maybe some old "Chevrolet" lettering from the 50's would look good instead of the bel air sign...
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What lettering do you have in mind?
I was shooting for this style from the '56.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

Super_Dave Did you make the outline of the truck for your template or did you get it somewhere?
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Super_Dave Did you make the outline of the truck for your template or did you get it somewhere?
I drew it in Corel Draw.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:13 AM   #21
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

The dash if you take your time it could look good,Someone on here swapped a 59 impala dash that looked factory when done.
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

There was a 89-98 version of this I used to pass, on my way to moms house. It was an extended cab with the same type paint scheme. It had the airbrushed chrome trim like was mentioned above. I'll look on the net, maybe I can find a pic if it was produced by Choo Choo customs or simular outfit. I like it, I like to be different!
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Re: BABA YAGA! 1974 Bel Air Concept...

... thinking the molding needs to be closer to the cab...
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Fender skirts......????
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Fender skirts......????
I'll chew on it, but it is my daily driver/shop truck. If I make it too cool... I would never drive it, just leave it sitting in the garage.
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