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bird 60
09-05-2017, 05:10 AM
Hi, has any one had their Fender Skirts Chromed on a SquareBird , & what does it look like?

Thanks.

Chris.......From OZ.

Dan Leavens
09-06-2017, 08:47 AM
Chris I have never seen a Squarebird nor a picture of one with chromed fender skirts.

simplyconnected
09-06-2017, 09:07 AM
I had a pair chrome plated for Howard Prout. Maybe he has a picture of Betsy wearing them, I don't know...

bird 60
09-07-2017, 07:08 AM
Thanks Dan & Dave. Hopefully Howard might send a shot with them on his Bird.

Chris.....From OZ.

YellowRose
09-07-2017, 10:51 AM
I have many, many pix of Howard's Squarebird, but not a one of them shows the fender skirts in place. I have emailed him to ask him to post a pic of them, if he has one. Dave, did you take a pic of them before you gave them to Howard? Chris, hopefully Howard has a pic of them and will post it, or send it to me to post.

partsetal
09-07-2017, 12:59 PM
This may not be the photo you're looking for but it is a chrome skirt on one of my stored project cars.
Carl

Howard Prout
09-07-2017, 05:04 PM
I have two pair of fender skirts - one chromed and one painted. Attached are pictures of the chromed ones mounted on my '59 Bird.

bird 60
09-07-2017, 09:53 PM
Thanks Howard. To your opinion, which do you think looks best, Painted or Chromed? Obviously, I have to picture how they would look on my Bird as it is Red. If I do get them Chromed & they don't look right, I guess I can always paint them again, or get another set like you have.

Thank you again.

Chris......From OZ.

bird 60
09-07-2017, 09:58 PM
Thank you Ray & Carl for your input.

Chris....From OZ.

YellowRose
09-07-2017, 10:44 PM
Chris, perhaps this will help you make up your mind! Here is a 1960 Squarebird with chrome fender skirts....

bird 60
09-07-2017, 11:56 PM
Thanks Ray. Mmmm, doesn't really give it more of a wow factor does it. What do you guys think.:confused:

Chris.......From OZ.

YellowRose
09-08-2017, 12:37 AM
Well, Chris, I like it! I would like it even more if that red Squarebird had the external chrome package on it. With the curved sections around the tail lights, and the eyebrows over the tail lights chromed, and the chromed air scoop, I think a red or Raven Black Squarebird and a few other colors looks pretty sharp with the chrome kit installed. I think even my yellow Squarebird looks good with the external chrome kit in place, not to mention the engine chrome kit... But then, that is just MHO..

YellowRose
09-08-2017, 12:50 AM
Well, Chris, I like it! I would like it even more if that red Squarebird had the external chrome package on it. With the curved sections around the tail lights, and the eyebrows over the tail lights chromed, and the chromed air scoop, I think a red or Raven Black Squarebird and a few other colors looks pretty sharp with the chrome kit installed. I think even my yellow Squarebird looks good with the external chrome kit in place, not to mention the engine chrome kit... But then, that is just MHO..

When I was rechroming everything on my Rose I did not think of chroming the fender skirts for some reason. I think it would have set off my '59 even better with that chromed spear point, the wrap around chromed bumpers. I just did not think of it! I chromed the oil cap, the VR, the air cleaner, put chromed Tbird valve covers on it and spent $25 extra to buy the chromed version of the dual MC and Power Booster. I like the way the engine bay looks! One mistake I made was not mounting the combination valve to the wheel well instead of offsetting it from the MC/Booster on the mounting bracket...

bird 60
09-08-2017, 06:36 AM
Looks really good Ray. I also have the Tail-light surrounds as well as the scoop & the front lights Chromed. However, I've & big surprise coming up in the next few days. My Port Hole Windows are complete but with a twist. I'll be washing the Bird this weekend & I'll send some pix.

Chris.....From OZ.

YellowRose
09-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Chris, I had forgotten that your Bird had the chrome package on it, including the chromed front lights covers, which mine also has. As for the port hole, I always liked Anders '58 with them. In fact the PO lived here in San Antonio, and he had them put in while he had the car. I will be looking forward to seeing what your Bird looks like with them!

Dan Leavens
09-08-2017, 09:25 AM
Chris like Ray,I am also curious to see what your pics of your 60 will look like?

simplyconnected
09-08-2017, 12:15 PM
Still pictures don't do chrome any justice. It's like taking pictures of a mirror, all you see is reflection.

The under-side of all chrome is the same. All you see is the reflection of whatever the piece is tangent to. The bottom-sides of your bumpers follow the same looks.

Fender aprons point downward so naturally, all you will see is, 'road'. Moving around and looking at it in stereo-vision renders a much more pleasing appearance.

So again, this is one of those things where pictures don't do it justice. - Dave