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scouserl41

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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2017, 04:24:43 AM »
Nice! I always liked that champagne/beige color and had a couple of cars that color, mainly because it never showed the dirt!!
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2017, 07:28:11 AM »
Liz,
This is a quick sketch of another XJS to which I added a chin spoiler, was yours like this?
Looking at the sketch I can see that I made the left headlights larger than the right ones!!
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2017, 08:04:17 AM »
Cool drawing, Brian.  I love looking at these. 

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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 09:09:25 AM »
Liz, I saw on your description "Single Lens" and discovered that the later years had a one piece headlight. I changed the drawing to reflect that.
I still looks a little lopsided, not sure why!
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 09:36:16 AM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: A GREAT LIKENESS, BRIAN!!!   :smitten: I love the cat eyes; the size of the side mirrors looks about right, they were black and dome-shaped; the extended hood makes me think of Batman's car, esp. since I'm short.  You've got the tires right, too! Can you imagine me in the bucket seat?! The Ford Focus that I drive now looks like a mini version from the front with similar hood, though shorter, and with wrap around cat eye lens.
 O0 ~Liz

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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »
Glad you like it Liz!
Here's the last go at this, a little less lopsided (The right headlight was narrower than the left and the roof wasn't parallel to the rest of it!).
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2017, 09:46:45 AM »
Cool, Brian!!

Liz will be thrilled.

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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2017, 09:52:57 AM »
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I LOVE IT, BRIAN!!!  It is PURRFECT!!!  Wish I could paint it!  Do you want anymore photos of cars to draw?  I found the old Buick I drove and even the old military jeep. . .  :smitten: ~Liz

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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
 :heeha: Super job Brian!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2017, 12:31:33 PM »
Sure Liz, I'd love some more.
by the way did you notice the front license plate on the XJS?
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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 09:14:20 PM »
 :thankyou: , BRIAN!  Of course, I did!!!  I am sorta embarrassed  :blush: to be sharing my youthful lusts!  But what the heck!  My dad had no sons so I was a tomboy.  In the 40's I played with a crank machine gun he got me, climbed trees to hide from my mom who wanted me to clean house, played in the taro patch with the neighbor boy; my dad made my first pair of stilts.  Where's STONEY, BTW, he loves to tell stories, too!


 O.K., watch for the next beauty! ~Liz

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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 09:25:52 PM »


Here's the '55 or '56 Buick I drove to the University of Hawaii on a narrow winding road with switchbacks over a mountain pass in my first year of college.  It wasn't long after when a tunnel was bored through the mountain and freeway built to get across to the city.
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2017, 09:51:46 PM »
This is what you give a 15 year old to drive!  My first wheels, a military surplus jeep that I drove my 2 sisters and 2 neighbor kids and myself to high school.  It looked a lot like this, but awfully faded paint and canvas with some tears in it.  No ax and shovel.  Needless to say my passengers were embarrassed to ride with me.  A street before I reached the school parking lot, if I didn't stop completely at the stop sign my passengers would jump out while the jeep was still rolling!  Sometimes I liked to tease them.


This may be my last photo unless I find the '47 Plymouth my husband drove around.  It was like a stretch limo when we took my parents riding.  :) ~Liz
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Re: More car drawings
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2017, 02:42:27 AM »
Fun times Liz!
Your story about your passengers jumping out reminds me of an old sidecar outfit I had hen I was 16 or 17. I was giving a friend a ride home and slowed for a red light, my friend decided to get off just as the light changed and I started pulling away, which resulted in him getting stuck on the luggage rack with his legs going like windmills trying to get back on again!
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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2017, 04:54:48 PM »
:cheering: YES, YES, MAL & VAL!!!  It really was a beauty! 


I was first spoiled with the '55 Buick hard top turquoise and white coupe (not sedan).  Much later when I was married, one of the cars I really enjoyed was a Honda Civic hatchback with stick shift which I didn't get to keep very long.  When my youngest daughter, a lefty, couldn't pass her driver's test twice, I had to give it up for a Mercury Tracer automatic shift.   :(   Such is life. ~Liz

Huh.  That's weird.  I'm a Southpaw myself.  Learning to drive a stick, in Detroit, with a '69 Chevelle SS with the 396 engine and Holley 650 double-pumper carb., wasn't exactly the best move.  Although the location was the biggest problem!  :D

You could start off in 4th gear, if you wanted to.  If you had it in reverse and romped on it; the rear wheels would hop.  What was a drag was coming off a traffic light when the roads were wet.  You had to slip the clutch like crazy to keep the car from going sideways.

Drove a stick once while stationed in Scotland, which means shifting with the left hand.  Long story but ended up driving all night around the bay to get back to base.

Was back in Scotland in '98 and a guy said he heard I had done some driving when I was stationed there years ago.  When I confirmed it, he tossed me the keys and directed me to some store.  Once there I tossed him the keys and then he had me drive back.  I don't know the road markings and asked him how many mistakes I made.  I wasn't expecting "none" for an answer.

I came back to the 'States on a month's leave and held my hand out for the keys to the Chevelle.  The engine's rumble was 'music to my ears'.

At the end of the street was a four lane road, two lanes each way.  Amazingly, there wasn't a car on the road.

So, I turned left and am in the curb lane.  My brother's squirming in the passenger seat.  I looked at him like 'what's with you?' before looking forward again.

A half mile down the road's a traffic light which just had turned green.  It was day time and something didn't look right.  Looked closer and saw the front end of cars.

Oh, yeah.  I've got to be on the other side of the road.  The driver's door was along the curb.  I was on the wrong side of the road!  I corrected and had no problem.  There wouldn't have been a problem if there had been some immediate traffic on the road, either.

An amusing tidbit to look back on.

Oh, if anyone has reason to paint one of these cars moving and from the front; there's an individual item you can add in for an additional 'tidbit'.

The back edge of the hood towards the firewall also scooped up a bit.  Water from a rain storm would remain in place-as long as you were moving.  Air pressure, of course.

 

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