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1948 chev sedan chopped

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squarepants, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Squarepants
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    This is my 48 chev . The first picture is how it looked a week after I got it just lowered


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    These pics are during the chop
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    And here it is after the chop

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  2. mungo
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    mungo
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    from Australia

    Nice work,looks great
     
  3. The Lone Wolf
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    from Malta

    baaadass
    great job mate looks awesum
     
  4. chaco
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    from Modesto,CA

    I have never been a big fan of that body style, But damm bro yours looks good with that chop. Nice work
     

  5. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    Thanks for the feed back guys I appreciate it .
     
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  6. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    Just thought I would give a little update on my 48 . This winter I am doing a chassis swap Im using an 81 el camino . Im reusing the wireing harness , brake system and steering . I am replacing the tired old 350 thats in it with a nicely warmed over 355 sbc . Its getting a airbag system so it will sit on the ground when I want it to . . I am also doing a few custom touches to it , 47 buick hood vents , 58 impala roof scoop/vent and tear drop skirts . I am still trying to figure out what bumpers I want to run , I know I want to change them just havent made my mind up on which ones .

    My 500.00 donor chassis

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  7. truckedup 28
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    that looks awsome
     
  8. 'Mo
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    That's sweet beyond belief ! One of a kind, almost Fleetline . I hope to see it progress .
     
  9. nice ride . my wife would cry if she seen that elky we used to have one just like it same color and wheels ..
     
  10. slammed
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    Great profile now. Sinister look to it!
     
  11. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    Believe me the el camino wasnt in very good shape . It was a true minnesota car/truck . it had alot of rust , the only thing that kept my feet off the ground was the carpet
     
  12. vivalahotrod
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    How far did you chop it?
    Looks good by the way
     
  13. Squarepants
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    Squarepants
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    from Minnesota


    6 1/2"
     
  14. Fasterthanu
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    That definately looks smooth. I dig it
     
  15. belair
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    Great looking 48. Man that el cam sure needed rings!
     
  16. chaddilac
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    58 chevy roof vent? eeeek!
     
  17. Squarepants
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    Something wrong with me puitting one on my roof ? And yes I know its not really a vent and that its just cosmetic
     
  18. Squarepants
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    Yep that damned thing always seemed to be smoken

    had what we call red neck line lock :D
     
  19. Jibs
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    Damn, 6 1/2, I only did mine 3 1/2 and have a hard time seeing out of it. Nice job.
     

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  20. Toast
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    That looks great! Nice work.
     
  21. chaddilac
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    Just seems like you'd be messing up a nice flowing roof with an add on that's from a different era. Your car though. I just think those vent belong on 589 chevies.

    The rest of the car is spot on!
     
  22. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    Thanks ,yours looks cool also , Its really not that bad , I used a power front seat out of a late 90s buick this way I can set it so I look straight out the windsheild . The reason I went to 6 1/2 is I was trying to get the roof line to flow into the trunk line . I think it turned out just as I wanted it to
     
  23. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    New progress pics coming soon . The chassis is all redone . I rebuilt the brakes completely , rebuilt all suspenion with poly tie rods and bushings . The bag kit is in and it lays the frame on the ground . This weekend Im going to be pulling the body off the original chassis and maybe have the time to start putting the el camino chassis under it .
     
  24. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    this pic shows what was left of the el caminos body , I called it el camino in a box
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    pic shows 48s body up off original chassis about to pull it out . the chassis on the left is the el caminos chassis
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  25. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    these pics are as you can see the engine back in , I ended up having to move the engine back about 8" . When I first put the engine back in it sat way too far forward ,about 10 off the fire wall and the water pump was sitting where the radiator was .

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  26. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    I wanted to put he battery in the trunk but didnt have enough space seeing I have my air bag system in there and had to put a moon gas tank in there also (for the time being) I was able to fit a tray under the hood luckly it just clears the hood when its shut

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    new shifter installed lokar 23" double bend
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  27. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota

    Pulled it out under its own power . Its not sitting low enough in the rear for me (yet) the frame sits on the differential and the front cross ember is about 1" off the ground . Im going to be doing a rear frame knotch so when its aired out the skirs sit on the ground .

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  28. looks great please keep us updated. here is mine runiing a 350/350 [​IMG]
     
  29. Squarepants
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    from Minnesota


    Nice Bomb ya got there . I like it alot
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  30. belair
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    You killed on that chop. I liked the 3 1/2" one too, but yours nailed the roofline. I will leave my aerosedan alone, however-too much work.
     

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