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    Looking for photoshop help to mock up crazy body mod Idea

    OK, basically we all love the curves on the front of a 98+ firebird, but I feel like the rear severely lacks that badassness of a sporty car, so I have this Idea and need some help mocking it up to see what it would look like.

    Basically I want to take inspiration from the rear sections of cars like the Skyline R34 and the corvette, with how there fender curl flows more straight back instead of rolling back in around the back so the back of the car is more of a flat surface with just the bumper "popping out". then use some more flat taillights like on the current challenger to replaced the curved tails on the car.
    I have attached pics for reference and will try to make some rough sketches tonight when I get home.
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    The rear of the corvette reminds me of this for some reason...

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    the thing I like about that particular corvette is how the tail lights are sunk in.

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    that corvette, i didnt like when i saw it earlier on my phone. but now, i think its pretty cool. the back window is perfectly solid black, the rims go with the car well. anyway about your point, i really cant picture this. the car is just to curvy and rounded for a flat rear.
    the only thing im able to vision is the rear as is, flattened, same tail lights and all and i dont like. but id love to see some photoshops of this, unique idea.
    my suggestion though would be to remake an older trans am rear end. like this sexy shit

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    Well, when I saw that you needed help with Photoshop, I knew i was just the man for the job. For I know how to use something like Photoshop, its called Paint. But I first decided to do a little research on what the back end on the 4th gen Firebird looks like, and let me tell ya, Google has nothing but pictures of Firebirds from the front end. So I figured that your not the only person that does not prefer the back end. But I did find some pictures of people that tried to modify the back end to their liking.



    So..............
    on to your request for a photoshopped picture of one of your sample pictures. Now just so you know, I spent a good 5 seconds resizing the first image to fit the Firebird so I think a thank you is in order.

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    OK guys here is a quick (out of scale) sketch to try to show the basic idea, as best as can be done on a 2 dimensional drawing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droccm98 View Post
    that corvette, i didnt like when i saw it earlier on my phone. but now, i think its pretty cool. the back window is perfectly solid black, the rims go with the car well. anyway about your point, i really cant picture this. the car is just to curvy and rounded for a flat rear.
    the only thing im able to vision is the rear as is, flattened, same tail lights and all and i dont like. but id love to see some photoshops of this, unique idea.
    my suggestion though would be to remake an older trans am rear end. like this sexy shit
    Well if my brother decides to scrap his 79 I can get those taillights in that pic. thats kinda what I'm going for in the general concept except over all I want it taller and I'm still in a toss up to use a low lip like that or go for the Trans am rear spoiler from my generation.
    But you see how on the older one it's mostly flat, but more importantly its almost the same width at the back as at the centerline of the rear wheels, it doesn't curl back in on itself.
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    I dig the idea behind this, but I cant see it working with out tons of work. I'm thinking leave the back end stock and make some over fenders like they use on the new challenger or a 240sx. You could make a set that bulges outwards and stays straight to the back, then it would sorta wrap inwards.
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    look at mr.firebird using his resources lol, it actually looks decent to me. and if you know did that section, and sunk it in and put those tail lights, easier than re doing the entire rear and i think id drool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by droccm98 View Post
    look at mr.firebird using his resources lol, it actually looks decent to me. and if you know did that section, and sunk it in and put those tail lights, easier than re doing the entire rear and i think id drool..
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    Ill admit to spending a little more than 5 seconds on this one, however it could still be a lot better. Also I did stray form paint, and used an online photoshop editor....
    The only real hurdle to this setup is if the tail lights from the challenger actually fit like they do in the picture. It would take someone to actually measure out everything and see if it would even fit. If the height and length are good, then fiberglass should be able to solve the rest of the body line problems.

    EDIT: However, I do think that the tail lights from the challenger are too long for this setup. But ya never know, with enough money anything is possible.
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    Plus you might want to get rid of the Dodge letters on the backup light...of course it could serve as a safety purpose. You would be telling people to dodge you when backing up.
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    Plus you might want to get rid of the Dodge letters on the backup light...of course it could serve as a safety purpose. You would be telling people to dodge you when backing up.
    I did not notice that.............hmmm.............clear plexi-glass might be able to fix that, along with the possible length issue.

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    I'll be doing some new sketches in the next few hours, I've refined the design some. Stay tuned. Also it doesn't have to be the challenger lights just something of that flat straight look, that they have.

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    I'll be doing some new sketches in the next few hours, I've refined the design some. Stay tuned. Also it doesn't have to be the challenger lights just something of that flat straight look, that they have.
    Well I'll be waiting for these sketches. I went with the challenger because I think that the circle tail lights might turn out looking something like the Firebird/Supra(UGLY AS HELL) I have pictured above.

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