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1941 plymouth chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zombie77, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. zombie77
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    okay got a new job and little more time ,time to start building this car glad i didnt get rid od it I really like the lines on this car
     
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  2. zombie77
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    just got a new rear window for the plymouth iy is a 1941 merc rear window i like the stock window but i wanted something with a little curve to flow a little more with the chop
     

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  3. LEAVE the ribs in!!!!!!!! It's what sets it apart from a boring old chev. But hey it's your car.
     
  4. zombie77
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    too much sail pannel i dont like the strechedout look to much moved the rear window section foward 2 inch cut it out and split it down the middle so I can bend and try to get the same contour to match were it was moved from "i know there is alot of suface rust but the areas that are getting worked on are ground clean then after the sheet metal work is done i will have have car sand blasted the car sat out side and a yard for years before I got it.
     

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  5. zombie77
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    Not enough needed to move the rear section foward even more to get the look I wanted went foward 3.5 inches now I am going to spit the foof above the rain gutter and move it back to meet the new 40 merc window
     

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  6. farmer12
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    Good to see you're back at it! From what I can see, those sail panels are going to be very large...why not cut some cardboard pieces, and see how it looks. Just my thoughts.
     
  7. koolkemp
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    Shouldnt that be a split window if its from a 40? Looks like a 41-8 Ford or Merc to me?
     
  8. zombie77
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    your right 41
     
  9. zombie77
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    getting there finally finished the door and window the story behind the hold up on this side of the car was the door was cut up into so many pieces from last owner turning the car into a hard top and using alot of the door and window pieces to create a hard top wich also looked good to me that it was like putting a puzzle back toghether
     

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  10. 50bomb
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    Looking good man!
     
  11. leave it a 5 window....
     
  12. zombie77
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    getting there the roof is almost done split the roof and moved it back 4 1/4 inches to use some of the stock conture of the rear roof lots of people woulndt do it this way but I do not own a English wheel and i gave it just enough of the s curve I want in the rear I do not like when people chop the roof and just strech the rear section in a straight line from end of roof to trunck section needs some curve back there
     

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  13. zombie77
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    "GETTING THERE"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""nice to get it out on the street again and take a better look ant the curves before final welding man things looks different on the street than in a small garage I need to tweak a few things but im happy with the flow
     

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  14. thinkfink
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    looking great!
     
  15. zombie77
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    Thanks thinkfink Ive been admiring your car your years it is beautiful wish I had your patience and skill,any new update pic of your car ?
     
  16. zombie77
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    topless taken a week ago
     

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  17. RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    Leave the pillar as it is. Add paint. Do nothing else to the appearence.

    ...just one Hooker's two cents.
     
  18. thinkfink
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    thanks for the kind words Zombie77. But the honor for the built goes to Charles Poelmans. I'll just be the curator.
    And on patience...his bloody perfectionism gives me no choice :eek:
    The guy takes his time and has switched to work on high end Italians in the meantime...But I hope this year is finally the year it will make the first miles.
    I'll keep you posted.
    Here are some shots from 2 months ago.
     

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  19. n847
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    Chop is lookin great...keep it up, I love the look of the rear side windows on these cars with a chop, it makes the B pillar look awesome, but I bet its a bitch to make it right!
     
  20. zombie77
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    pie cut shave, pie cut shave, pie cut shave ,that window took me about a week to get it right this is only the second car I chopped and I want to get it right so I saved about 200 pics of merc ,ford and mopar chops and really studied on what I like and dont like "thanks on the complement.
     
  21. zombie77
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    Pillar is staying just finished the work on it
     
  22. zombie77
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    never understood why people take these headlight of these cars I love them "art decco"
     
  23. zombie77
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    Wow thinkfink that car is amazing lines are beautiful paint looks great
     
  24. thinkfink
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    thanks zombie77. And you are sooooo right about the headlights.
    Don't get that either why some folks replace them.
    Those 40s mopars have so many cool details, especially chrysler and desoto.
     
  25. rockable
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    Damn! Seeing your car fires me up to get mine done! Mine won't look like yours but I think 41 Mayflyers just look damned cool! Most of the time, you will have the only one around.......and that is a good thing to me.

    Keep us posted on the progress. What are your plans for the interior?
     
  26. zombie77
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    kinda would like to do a nice art decco intererior mole hair big pleates nice dash got a 1940 merc guage cluster ,or do a two tone white vinel and what ever clor I paint the car
     
  27. zombie77
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    kinda would like to do a nice art deco interior mole hair big pleats nice dash got a 1940 merc gauge cluster ,or do a two tone white vinyl and what ever color I paint the car
     
  28. thinkfink
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    sounds like a great plan Zombie77.
    Did you see the interior of James Hetfield's new Zephyr (right now in R&C) and shown at GNRS? It's mohair. Maybe good for inspiration.
     
  29. farmer12
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    Looking awesome Jochen!
     
  30. thinkfink
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    Thanks a lot Eric.
     

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