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

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  1. JJK
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    Amazing car, what driveline are you running Skoty ?
     
  2. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Well that's where things are not that exciting, I have a rebuilt sbc and 700r4 that I'm running in it. I had considered finding a older v12 from a jaguar or something similar. We will see as the build continues

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  3. Larry Clare
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  4. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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  5. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    I cut back all the bad part of the pillar out and was able to get a piece off the old A pillar to replace the bad portion. Worked out well, got the convertible windshield section fully welded in, chopped down 3 inches and finalised. Pretty stoked to see this done and really pulls together the fact this will be a convertible. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. This thread smells like a grinder on metal. I wear safety glasses while reading, just to be safe.
     
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  7. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Haha!!

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  8. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got my dash back from media blasting and powder primer today. Looks so much better now[​IMG]

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  9. that is really nice, beautiful piece!
     
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  10. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Unfortunetly no updates this week, have alot going on and didn't find time to work on my cars

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  12. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got to play with the 38 today and ended up dissecting the 4 door decklid to see if I can use a good portion of it to make my new inner structure for the new skins. The coupe decklid is longer then the sedan. Looms like it should all work out and just need to make a few filler panels and it can look stick [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Got some parts for the convertible top aswell, just a few more items and it will be complete [​IMG]

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  14. manyolcars
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    How far do you go with metal finishing the underside of your welds?
     
  15. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    I knock all my welds down before plannishing, I don't get to crazy, I'm good with a skim coat or a high build primer coat.

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  16. NashRodMan
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    Any photo of this car is is cool and artsy!
     
  17. chevy54man
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    Just awesome, inspiring work! Thanks for the pics and letting us mere mortals watch the transformation~best to you man!
     
  18. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Thank you buddy, I'm enjoying every part if this build. I'm now starting to come up with some radical ideas

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  19. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    My buddy Field from metal union sppedshop made me some quarters and skins for my car and this is a rough rough mock up. Pretty cool to see it really taking shape, hope to have these all in place soon. [​IMG]

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  20. dirt t
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    I so uch enjoy your posts.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Terry aka dirt t
     
  21. The37Kid
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    Just found this build, what a great project. I really like all the stuff in the background. Bob
     
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  22. rpent
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  24. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    Have not had much time to incest in my zephyrs but will soon enough, here's where I'm at to date and also picked up this cool little lift to make it alot easier to access all panels high and low with out having to be on my back or knees. [​IMG]

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  25. philo426
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    Be careful,looks a little unstable.Man that thing has great lines!
     
  26. rpent
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    What chassis will you be using?Im rechearting Chassis for my 39 2dr sedan.Can you give me an estimate on chopping mine.Thanks Rex.. email is rpent3@gmail.com [​IMG][​IMG]

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  27. Fabber McGee
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    Skoty, do you plan to streamline the rear of the fenders (particularly the fronts), or leave them as they are?
     
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  28. Peanut 1959
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    I would never incest in a custom...nor outside of one!
     
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  29. choptop40
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    Man , I've chopped , cut , channelled , i
    Seems that originals are upward of 50k....coach built is the best form of flattery....
     
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  30. choptop40
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    Would be cool to run battery power.....
     
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