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NEWCASTLE, ONT

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I like anything that reminds me of beautiful women!

Skirts, bras, Dagmars, horns....

 

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In the middle of assembling my chrome grill, it looks like this...

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and the front bumper will look like this if I can figure out a way to mount it.....

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PORT HOPE, ONT

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Skirts and Dagmars way to cool love um or hate um,I love em .Awsom custom touches. Ed

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The question of the day is. How many people know where the name "Dagmar" originated

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They look great on some cars and not so great on others. The car will tell you if it's right or wrong.

 

On the big fat low riders with their butts on the ground, they are a must IMO.

 

 

 

not my car. just an example



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Only old guys familar with old movie stars. Ed

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WASAGA BEACH, ONT

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carta wrote:

The question of the day is. How many people know where the name "Dagmar" originated


 I don't even know what it means. I will have to google it.



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"Skirts, ya goota luv'um or hate um?"


Some people do like them and some people don't ... if we all liked exactly the same things, we'd all be driving exactly the same cars ... variety is good, the only opinion regarding skirts on your truck that should matter is yours.

Wanna remind me of beautiful women .... take the top off :)

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Personally, I hate um. Then again I don't even like fenders that much. Why would you want to cover up a nice set of rims and tires?

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I'm not fond of them on cars though, I have seen some that suit (late 50's Impala's etc)
I especially don't like them on trucks and that goes for any aftermarket accessory on late model trucks that make them look the owner drove through Pep Boys with a magnet
but that's just me - I dont even do stickers

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Lightspeed Mike wrote:

Personally, I hate um. Then again I don't even like fenders that much. Why would you want to cover up a nice set of rims and tires?


 I hate them too !! Not so bad on the 50's stuff like Mercs, but that's about it !! There a guy here in town that has them on a mid 90's Suburban, and I nearly throw up when I see it.



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flatblack55delivery wrote:

Only old guys familar with old movie stars. Ed


 Not just old guys Ed.  Even I keep abreast of things LOL



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my first car was a 68 Chrysler Newport with factory fender skirts ...............i used to take them off before winter cause snow would get pack in there pretty good ..............but could wait to get them back on at the end of winter .........look ugly without ...............i had a 76 and a 77 Newport with factory skirts i would want one without them .........but skirts on trucks ??? i don t know ...........i have my 65 galaxie which i plan to add skirts even if there wasn t any ...........my 56 monarch definetly will have fender skirts ............but there s lot of cars that look ugly if you add skirts
if you look at Atom third picture there s a 66 Chrysler park beside is truck with factory skirts .......it would look ugly without them

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Atomsplitter Looks great. Lower it another inch or two and wide whites. With that grille & front bumper you will nail the look. Some will never get it.

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Or just lower it a little more in the rear.

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A piece of history about "boobs" and "bumpers" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagmar_%28American_actress%29 Check the cultural legacy section, LOL

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Some of our rides would just not look right with-out-em..depends on the look you want..I am tired of the street rod look nothing wrong with it Just for me as I get older I have grown nostalgic and grown to love the fifties cruiser look..and I like em on my ride..

this is how it looked in 1966 ..

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little red coupe wrote:

Some of our rides would just not look right with-out-em..depends on the look you want


 I would agree, some types of builds and styles except skirts as part of the overall package. Were some don't, and they look out of place. But it still boils down to what you want for your ride.



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I think true Kustoms need them. Trucks? Not so sure. How about these?





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Here's my 66 T-Bird with and without ... I prefer with, as they do a nice job of continuing the strong lower body line. Ford was selling a lot of them in 66 without skirts, and most of their adverts that year were showing them that way as well, to help prepare people for the new body style coming in 67 without them.





I have to agree with some of the other posters, when they are added on to a newer vehicle, they generally look like ass.


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Where did the term "Dagmar's" come from, a 1950's TV pionerr.

 

After her marriage to Angelo Lewis in 1941, she moved to New York where he was a Naval officer, stationed at Navy Ferry Command on Long Island. She adopted Jennie Lewis as her stage name (taken from her real life married name, Virginia Lewis). To keep busy, she became a fashion photographer's model, and in 1944, other models encouraged her to audition for comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. Although she had no show business experience, she was cast in their Broadway musical revue, Laffing Room Only, a Shubert production at the Winter Garden Theatre. With Olsen and Johnson, she performed in four sketches from December 23, 1944 to July 14, 1945.[1]

As a chorus girl named Bubbles, she appeared with Bert Lahr in the Broadway comedy Burlesque, which ran for 439 performances from December 25, 1946 until January 10, 1948. The play was set in the basement dressing-room of a midwest burlesque theater, a New York hotel suite, and a theater in Paterson, New Jersey.

[edit] Television

In 1950, when Lewis was hired by Jerry Lester for NBC's first late-night show Broadway Open House (1950–52), he renamed her Dagmar. Lester devised the name as a satirical reference following the huge success on television of the TV series Mama (1949–57), in which the younger sister, Dagmar Hansen, was portrayed by Robin Morgan. As Dagmar, Lewis was instructed to wear a low-cut gown, sit on a stool and play the role of a stereotypical dumb blonde. With tight sweaters displaying her curvy 5' 8" figure (measuring 42"-23"-39"), her dim-bulb character was an immediate success, soon attracting much more attention than Lester. Lewis quickly showed that regardless of appearances she was quite bright and quick-witted. She appeared in sketches, and Lester made occasional jokes about her "hidden talents." Her appearances created a sensation, leading to much press coverage and a salary increase from $75 to $1,250. With Dagmar getting all the attention, Lester walked off his own show in May 1951, and Dagmar carried on as host. On July 16, 1951, she was featured on the front cover of Life, and the show came to an end one month later

 

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I'm not a "LOVER" of the skirts!! Some cars look alright with them but not for me. Skirts for the 52 Pontiac are under the bench, didn't buy the "torque thrust "D"'s to cover them up!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Skirts:

I remember in the late 50's,,There was also "Bubble Skirts" and another version called "Needlenose Skirts".

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Funny thing I've noticed since putting the skirts on a month and a half ago.
People that like them REALLY like them! I saw a guy catching up to me on the 35/115 hwy and he followed me for a few kilometers till I stopped at a gas station and he pulled over to let me know how cool he thought they were. Lots of thumbs up on the road (even from a nice looking female OPP officer that I was teasing with an empty Timmies bag), I've found people waiting for me to exit a store to ask about it, people taking pictures beside it in parking lots and then there are the rest of YOU! just kidding. I know it's the whole package that makes it more of a '50's look and not that I care but I just didn't think the people that don't like it REALLY don't like it.

I can't wait till I get the Dagmars on and see what haters have to say then!?!
As BobT said "Some wil never get it"

I've also decided not to sell it till I'm done everything I was envisioning it to look like.
Wait till I have the flying brick painted on the door....

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BLACKSTOCK, ONT

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NOPE, sorry Brian, like it W/OUT the skirts!!! but thats just me.

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Slammed with skirts it would have a 60s custom look without having to do major changes .Personally I like the custom look and you can change it easily if you get tired of it by just removing the skirts,nice truck either way. Ed

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flatblack55delivery wrote:

Slammed with skirts it would have a 60s custom look without having to do major changes .Personally I like the custom look and you can change it easily if you get tired of it by just removing the skirts,nice truck either way. Ed


 Removing the skirt is always the fun part !!



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Re:" Removing the skirt is always the fun part"---

Today you might find some rusty nuts there!!

Nothing would surprise me anymore!! Lol

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You are one sick puppy,Sasquatch,and I thought Hemi was bad. Ed

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sasquatch wrote:

Re:" Removing the skirt is always the fun part"---

Today you might find some rusty nuts there!!

Nothing would surprise me anymore!! Lol


 Yeah, and a big hammer !



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Hemi, I saw that 'Burban with the skirts I think you mentioned again today in Newcastle (I assume it's the same one). It seems a little "out of it's era" to me...but I guess to each his own.

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fast Ed wrote:

Here's my 66 T-Bird with and without ... I prefer with, as they do a nice job of continuing the strong lower body line. Ford was selling a lot of them in 66 without skirts, and most of their adverts that year were showing them that way as well, to help prepare people for the new body style coming in 67 without them.





I have to agree with some of the other posters, when they are added on to a newer vehicle, they generally look like ass.


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 I totally agree - this car suits the skirts



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