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Customs 1938 Zephyr 4dr sedan to 2dr kustom convertible conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    thank you
     
  2. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thanks buddy
     
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  3. GEBHARD
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    You do nice work, loved your plymouth....
     
  4. williebill
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    I'm beyond impressed, closer to speechless.
    I do think hoarding Zephyrs is cruel, but seeing what you do with them makes me think they went to a good home.
    The quality of work like yours makes me wonder why I even own metalworking tools.
    Amazing work, thanks for posting your [pics.
     
  5. xpletiv
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    Your PS version looks way better than the silver one. Way nicer form, the silver looks like it rolled.

    sent from my toilet
     
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  6. philo426
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    Just think about what this guy is doing..taking a 4 door Zephyr and turning it into a two door.Welding in the bracing,cutting off the roof and restyling and building a new one.Not just a paper concept but actually making a structurally sound And aestheticly pleasing shape that flows nicely.How many people can do that?Beyond cool!
     
  7. a bloke
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    Amazing talent.
     
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  8. Hamtown Al
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    Dynamite!!
    Thanks for sharing; especially the details.
    Keep workin'
    Al
     
  9. Hell yeah I wanna watch this!


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  10. rat nasty
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  11. Ernie Agent
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    One more reason for me to love the HAMB
    Beautifull work ...... Ernie
     
  12. I admire the talent and work it takes to pull this off. Sure it's nice having the coupe to use for patterns,, but you still need to bring it all together and make the panels to fit those patterns.
     
  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Beautiful workmanship and eye for design! Really enjoy following along.
     
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  14. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    20180129_213946.png 20171215_170057.jpg 20171215_183209.jpg 20171220_183247.jpg 20171220_190046.jpg Made a flexable shape pattern off the decklid so i can start shaping the trunk skins, im doing the decklid skins in 2 pieces. i also made a paper pattern so i know where/ how much to shrink and it also tells me what size panel i need to start out with. these pics are from start to current progress
     
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  15. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got all the shape needed in the panel and at this point its clean up work and fine tuning before the panel is ready for installation. this is my current progress on the decklid, i need to make a hammer form to fold the lip over in the correct place along with making a wood buck and decklid inner structure. As i start doing those things ill post up more on that progress. 20180129_214058.png 20180129_214115.png 20180129_214130.png 20180129_214145.png
     
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  16. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Rocker panel structure was smoked on this car so i need to make all of it, this is just the start of the progress and will be alot more to this piece then what im showing at this time. 20180129_214020.png 20180129_214037.png
     
  17. manyolcars
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    awesome work. Did you stretch the doors to the proper length?
     
  18. 56premiere
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    Wow , ! A question that I have , means nothing but in the pictures before you started. It appears the front and rear doors are the same, except from opposite sides? You are definitely skilled.
     
  19. philo426
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    Awesome work!What gauge steel do you use for the decklid and rocker panels?
     
  20. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    i will be making the doors the stock length as the 2 door, i will be also extending the quarters to meet the doors aswell.
     
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  21. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    im not sure, i didnt measure them but theres a good chance they might be, they will be getting skinned to the correct length so it looks factory.
     
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  22. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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  23. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    i was able to locate some 1940 to 48 Lincoln convertible top iron sides today, year doesn't really matter since ill be customizing the top to flow how i pictured it. 20180131_173239.jpg IMG_1588.JPG
     
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  24. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    The dash on my car was cut out and sold previous to me getting it and these dashs are fairly hard to find. luckily a few friends tagged me on a post on instagram and i found my dash but it 39. i really like the 39 gauge cluster and i think it will look nice when done. I got it all cut down and ready for media blasting and recently found a cherry original 39 cluster but did not come cheap. well worth it though 20180129_214227.png Screenshot_20171224-145130-01.jpeg
     
  25. unclescooby
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  26. mike bowling
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    You should change your shop name to include fabrication and coach work".
    Unbelievable job, definitely watching this one.


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  27. philo426
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    Yeah he has the skills to completely fabricate custom coach work if he so chose!Will you chrome plate any parts of that cool dash?
     
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  28. Beautiful work Skoty!
     
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  29. The 39 guy
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    Inspiring work Scoty! I'll enjoy watching you build this creation.
     

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