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Projects ‘30 coupe, heavy chop and fendered

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ken Carvalho, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. duecesteve
    Joined: Nov 3, 2010
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    Its neat watching the world go by in the reflection of a stainless headlight and cool to see the motor!
     
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  2. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
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    Hard as nails . looks great :)
     
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  3. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    Great looking car and glad your ride went well!:)
     
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  4. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    No, pulled the original out, and started modifying it from there. Climbed in, climbed out, climbed under, whatever it took.
     

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  5. Tim
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    Looks fantastic and sounds even better! Watched the videos on Instagram a few times!


    remote host is the only way to do it aka you tube.

    but I might have a work around. Stay tuned
     
  6. Tim
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    Www.instagram.com/ken_carvalho_sr

    click on that

    If it has a white triangle it’s a video. This should work on a desk top. On a phone you might have to tell it to open in browser instead of it trying to get you to have the IG app
     
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  7. Tim
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    Any shots of how you cut and pasted the roof together with the slanted chop? Looks fantastic I’m always a sucker for a wedge chop
     
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  8. Congrats! thats a badass coupe
     
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  9. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    Cool, it worked for me, so I guess if someone wants to go to my IG and watch it that’s great, thanks.
     
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  10. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    I just marked off my tape lines of 6” in front, and 5” in back on an angle instead of straight across like normal. I picked the body line and measured up from there, and hoped for the best....I had to grind down a couple of places where my elementary school geometry memory wasn’t quite correct, but it turned out fine to me.
     

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  11. Tim
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    Out of curiosity, because that’s something I never run out of, did you keep your cut lines at the A B & C pillars parallel just increasing amounts.

    or did you slant the cut path all the way across?

    I guess any easier way to say that would be are the cuts a stair case or a ramp?

    seems your A pillars aren’t slanted and the roof isn’t stretched so you probably tipped the back window area forward? Stock a 30 coupes back window area actually leans backwards as it goes up. Hardly noticeable until
    You start really cutting into one. I’d guess with your wedge chop it would just bring the back window area back vertical...

    alright that’s my rambling for the night. Super cool car man
     
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  12. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    The rearmost back window cut and A pillars are straight cuts, the B pillars have a slight angle cut (can’t really tell once it’s welded back together), and the C pillar I marked the cut line straight on the bottom and at an angle on top, I cut the C a couple of times because I wasn’t really able to get the correct angle of the 1” difference from front to back, I then ground down what I needed little by little at the bottom (which is actually the roof cut off) of the B & C pillar to bring the A pillar in line with each other
     
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  13. Tim
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    Awesome! Thank you
     
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  14. modagger
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    Great job! That front on shot is sinister.
     
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  15. Rustygt
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    CC rider. Great rod I had a high boy with the same stance and chop 40 ford dash and a tucknroll bench seat same slicks my first rod wish I still had it
    Yours is very sano and right on the mark looks great 0just parked
    Get on some the peddle and fry up those meats
     
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  16. Rustygt
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    Meant CK rider.
     
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  17. doubleduece
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  18. Love the chop!!!
     
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  19. Travis latour
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    i love seeing chopped full fendered hot rods. i want fenders so bad, just have to find a decent set.
     
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  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    Chopped hard but full fendered for a change. Looks good. I watched your videos. The flathead sounds great. Ran the sound through the bluetooth stereo out here in the garage. My bass speaker sits under my old steel desk. Turned up the volume. Shook the desk. LOL
    Congratulations!
     
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  21. Romanceofcrime
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    Such a awesome coupe! Makes me want to put fenders on mine!
     
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  22. I'd call it 'the Rock-n-Roll Express' cause that's what it looks like! :cool:
     
  23. bchctybob
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    Thanks. From the photos it looks like you took out the whole big boxy crossmember? what kind of crossmember did you put in to hold up the trans in the rear? I'm asking, because I've got a buddy who has been after me to help put a flathead in his A. I thought we would have to pull the body and that's way to much work for me to do on the buddy system.
     
  24. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    This isn’t my picture, but it’s where I got the idea... welded in half of a 6” pipe, where i notched the crossmember, and in place of the flat bar they used, I used 3” C channel. Welded in place like theirs. Rubber cushions between the channel and trans mount, and bolted in place. Only thing I removed was the grille shell, radiator, hood, original engine/trans. Worked everything together with the car on 6 jackstands under the frame....3 on each side body, frame, fenders all left intact and assembled.
     

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  25. 66ragtop
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    Awesome car. Love the chop!
     
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  26. in2deep
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    Nothing, nothing like the Model A!! It's great! CAltered.jpg
     
  27. Itchy-Pit
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    Nice Work! THX for sharing ENJOY!
     
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  28. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    Got it wired up and gauged. Had the fuel gauge ohmed to match my sender but the guy still got it wrong, so I modified a ‘64 Impala gauge to use for now. Since I installed dual temp. gauges for the Flatty, I moved the ignition switch to where the original speedometer light was, and then attached the top of the light to the key so it looks like the light is still there when the key is in. Put a light switch in the upper dash rail as I didn’t want a switch “floating around” somewhere under the dash.
     

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  29. Barbarian
    Joined: May 5, 2019
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    Looks killer. I’m debating fenders for mine I’m building. Love the full fender with a heavy chop look
     
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  30. roddering
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    Love the chop! Looks killer and nicely done.
     
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