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

  1. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got to put some time in tonight making the passenger side convertible top mount surface. 20180208_203400.jpg 20180208_204300.jpg
     
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  2. cretin
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    I'm planning to do an early style Westergard inspired custom. With some other ideas spliced in.
    I also came across that '54 you're finishing up on instagram, looks badass dude.
     
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  3. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Awesome, sounds like rad car. Look forward to seeing it. Thanks buddy, car should be out in a few months

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  4. mike bowling
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    You making two of everything? Your work is really top shelf (you tired of hearing that lol) Stunning transformation.


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  5. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thanks buddy, it's nice to hear and really motivates me. I appreciate the positivity alot.

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  6. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Pretty stoked, my convertible parts showed up today. I still need to extend the doors and quarters to match the stock 2 door dimensions [​IMG]

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  7. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got to play with the zephyr over the weekend, had to pre heat and weld nuts to the hinge bolts to break them free and get them out so I can start extending the doors, quarters and get my convertible windshield section installed. Soon enough there will be no traces of the 4 door sedan. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. el Roach
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    Wow! You are definitely a talented man Mr. Chops!
     
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  9. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thanks buddy

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  10. Amazing what "desire, talent, and determination" add up to when turned loose. Beautiful work.
     
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  11. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thanks buddy

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  12. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Spent some time tonight cutting out the original 4 door sedan windshield section so I can install the 38 Zephyr convertible windshield section. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. el Roach
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    I bow to the Master of Metalwork!
     
  14. philo426
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    Yep the dude has awesome metal working talent.Has a concept in his mind and his hands transform it into a reality!How cool is that?
     
  15. ClarkH
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    Just went through the whole thread. Stunning. Look forward to more.
     
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  16. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    I took a coach building class awhile back and it opened my eyes and mind to not create my own barrier and to just get to doing it, when you get stuck or mess up you learn the most. I truly believe if you want it bad enough you can make it happen.

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  17. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thank you buddy, I still have a lot to learn and look forward to those experiences

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  18. SR100
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    Which class did you take?
     
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  19. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    I went to Wray schelins in Boston and then have been mentored by another coach builder by me

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  20. Well, all i have to say is that you are a "quick learner" for sure. I am beyond amazed at this project and your skills!
    And i should say that I am very thankful that you are posting your progress for us mortals to review.
     
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  21. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thank you buddy, I have passion, pride and a vision pushing me. Someday I'd like to build myself my own version of a delahaye out of aluminium

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  22. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got the 38 Zephyr convertible windshield section cut down and somewhat mocked up, need to trim back a few spots and get everything perfectly lined up so I can weld it all in. Pretty exciting for me to see this in place. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  23. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Today I was able to get the Convertible windshield section welded in and I figure while I was there might aswell cut it down, I chopped down 3"[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  24. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Pretty crazy how much lead is on this stock convertible pillar, I went to melt off the lead so I can weld it together and discovered the lead was actually holding it together in that section. Sheet metal was toast. Looks like I will be making some new pieces to fix this and glad I caught this now because after it's painted that would suck[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  25. Weedburner 40
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    Is that where the factory weld was?
     
  26. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    No I had cut that section out, I have another pillar from the sedan I can use parts of it to replace what's bad.

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    Never seen that much lead in a windshield post before unless some one tried to cover something up.
     
  28. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    I've talked to a few friends that have convertible also that chopped them and they said there's where like that also. The pillar from bottom to top is all lead on both sides. Crazy, the story is that lincoln took some coupes off the line and made them convertibles. Not sure if that's 100% true but I could see that.

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  29. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    This is the other side before I cut it and exposed the stock weld where they added the convertible top section. Pretty crude how this was all done factory. [​IMG]

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