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Old 11-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

I've had a lot of guys asking about the chop on my 41, so I thought I'd post some pix of the process......I DIDN'T CHOP IT MYSELF......My buddys Laurie Peterson and his brother Geoff of "Canada Customs and Hot Rods" chopped it for me.....I just don't have the skills, and these guys are custom car champions......

BEFORE pic.......




Now it begins.......sorry for the dark pix, but you get the idea......




The "B" pillar gets slanted......




The black sections above and below the rear window are sections of the original roof from Laurie's custom 54 Buick.....they just had the right angles for the job.....







Filling in the "C" pillar with sheet metal formed on the english wheel.......



Filling and finishing the slanted "B" pillar, and rounding the corner of the quarter window.....



She's shaping up pretty good now.....



Working on the drip rail........eventually, the drip rail will be changed so it doesn't hug the quarter window so much, but we didn't decide on that till later......It will get done before the next paint job.......





Rolled outside for a look.....It's tough to see what you're doing in a little garage......You can't really stand back far enough to get a real image.....



One thing I don't have pics on is......The windshield was a little to high compared to the side windows, so Laurie took 2" out of the "A" pillars, made a cut across the roof about 3" above the windshield, moved it all down to join the gap in the "A" pillars.....this left a 2" gap across the roof above the windshield that had to be filled.....







Here we are left to right....Laurie, me, and Geoff.....



Here's the car as it sits today.....










Thanks again Laurie and Geoff.....I feel like a greasy MO FO lookin' through that mail slot !.....
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

Thanx a lot for posting the build pics!!! I love this stuff!!

I have 1 question, are the panels overlapped? Im not asking in a bad way at all, Im just curious to see how some people go about welding the panels.

What a beautiful car man!!! I've always loved it!!!

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

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Thanx a lot for posting the build pics!!! I love this stuff!!

I have 1 question, are the panels overlapped? Im not asking in a bad way at all, Im just curious to see how some people go about welding the panels.

What a beautiful car man!!! I've always loved it!!!

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Thanks for the kind words......It's all butt welded.....
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

what a fukin job man perfect stance ...looks like it just rolled out of the 50's
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the kind words......It's all butt welded.....
Even better!!! See i've never used this clamp system and it seemed to me that when using these you have to lap weld. I need to get some of these and try them!!

One of my favorite fords!!!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #6
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Nice shifter!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

I've always liked your chop. Looks great, thanks for the peak under the tent.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

I think that may be the nicest '41 I've ever seen
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

Thats sweet! looks like a real tough top to chop and get right, and they succeded!
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

Thanks for posting the pics of your '41, these coupe's just beg to be chopped. I also noticed that your side stainless trim holes were filled, looks so much better with the mouldings.
I really like seeing your car or any other '41's that are out there, especially business coupes. So anyone out there please post pic's of your '41 chopped coupe's.
Mine was chopped some time ago and I don't have any history on it. It was hammer welded and leaded, and came from Southern California?
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

absolutley bad assed my friend!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #12
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yeah that rules.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:50 AM   #13
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whoa! nice!!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:23 AM   #14
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thanks for posting that up.....
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:29 AM   #15
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dammit man! thats sweeeeeet!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:45 AM   #16
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

AWESOME...Ive always loved that car...great to see how you guys did it !!

Killer stuff !

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #17
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thanx for the pics !!
and as we say in holland , vette shizzle !!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:05 AM   #18
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

That is really cool, thanks for the update and pic's
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:13 PM   #19
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Default Re: 1941 Ford chop process pix.....

I've always likes that roof line. I had my 48 business coupe rear window laid down then changed my mind. cut it apart and stood it up and forward. still have mixed emotions about it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:21 PM   #20
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FREAKIN SEXY !!!!!! Beautiful kraftsman ship!!!!! Way KOOLSVILLE!!!! You got skillz man!!! SKILLZ!!!!
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