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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choptop40, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. farmer12
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    Great score, the car looks great! Try to find a 331/354/392 or at least a 440. And try to stay away from a 350 with a car this cool. ;)
     
  2. choptop40
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    Gotta have a heater now that im in the northeast....I've been looking for one for a couple of years for my 49 Dodge....I think my wait paid off..30s Goodyear heater...looks great , heater core passed pressure test and 6 volt motor runs quiet.....Flash Gordon look out.... image.jpg
     
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  3. choptop40
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  5. choptop40
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    Well , interesting things happen in life..selling my 50 Dodge coupe to a fellow in Tennessee who is picking up my 51 Chrysler coupe in Tennessee , delivering it upstate NY , and taking the 50 back to Tennessee.... image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  6. Rickybop
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    Custom Chrysler
    Custom Chrysler
    She's so nicer
    Custom Chrysler...
     
  7. choptop40
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    Rickybop did you make up that ditty...sure sounds pretty
     
  8. Rickybop
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    Thanks, choptop.
    Sounds pretty? Not too shitty?
    Yes, I like to screw around with words. I wrote a long ballad for my wife that came out pretty good. She liked it. Sometime, maybe I'll share a couple hot rod songs I've written. Also a hot rod story set in the future that I started writing before Sandy died. I just haven't gotten back to finishing it yet.

    Custom Chrysler...Custom Chrysler
    Sleek and low and I'll say it twice, sir
    Custom Chrysler...Custom Chrysler
    My pretty girl's picture pinned to my visor...
     
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  9. choptop40
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    Well , it's on it's way to NY from Tennessee...picked up Monday morning , arriving on Wednesday.always dug Johnny cashes one piece at a time.....sure thing...keep the hits coming sir.. image.jpg
     
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  10. choptop40
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    Arriving Today...pic in Virginia... image.jpg shipping bud says its really a nice clean coupe....
     
  11. choptop40
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    Delivered and Looking good image.jpg
     
  12. choptop40
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    man they lowered this car old school..5 inch bloccks out back , spring plate relocated up front , cut coils...must of drove like a f ing tank...all to be remedied....chop is dead on....insured it today also... image.jpg
     
  13. Rickybop
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    Yay. Safe at home.
     
  14. Kevin Buehner
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    [​IMG] BAEEEAA7-EF67-7B75-0334-5ADBFD57A5E3_53_Chrysler Windso_02_1275_750_1_.jpg
    How tall is the windshield? Looks like they may have flattened the hood a little too! Pic is my 53 Windsor 4 dr. Grill and trim seems almost identical
     
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  15. brokedownbiker
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    Congratulations Choptop, it looks like a great starting point. You're right about the chop- it's just right.
     
  16. choptop40
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    Incentive to scan and 3D print a bunch of stuff ...want to redo headlight bezels first...then more...I have licensing rights to 3dcustomcarparts.com , looking team up with investor creative types....pm me if interested...
     
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  17. ..those early 50's Chryslers are neat lookin as stockers,...yours is lookin good..
    53 t&c wagon 013.jpg
     
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  18. choptop40
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    Yes , I agree..just want to redesign the headlight bezels..a bit here and there.looking at a Mark Forged 3D printer...As soon as we settle into our new shop...nice drawing by the way..did you do it...
     
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  19. choptop40
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    Not sure how much it's chopped, my guess is 6 inches...the quarter window was shortened , the main roof section was never cut across, it was moved forward , A pillars slanted inward , outward..I like the he way this chop is done..saves time and a lot of welding..sail panels look ro be hand formed, wheel I guess...that back window looks to be 47-48 Fleetline...may change it out for a more symmetrical one from a late 40 Mopar sedan..... image.jpeg
     
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  20. ..nice drawing by the way..did you do it..
    yup, I sketched that out for a fellow HAMBer awhile back...
     
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  21. Nosed and decked with the rest of stock trim back on, move the stock tail lights down closer to the bumper, a dark color and you're in. running gear of your choice.
     
  22. choptop40
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    Hey JLW , the tail light lowering is definitely a me likey...got a NOS set of Kaiser 47-48 tail lights... image.jpeg wanting to mount these...
     
  23. That’s going to be a stunning car! Hell it already is!


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  24. choptop40
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    have some time this week to inventory parts , examin the chassis , suspension..may do full floor chassis from a running donor vehicle ..Anyone know the track width is on a 1951 Chrysler Windsor..
     
  25. Peanut 1959
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    I don't have any suggestions...except to remind you to keep any OT content out of your thread so we can continue to enjoy your build. :D
     
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  26. choptop40
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    Asking for track width....anyone have info...thanks in advance
     
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  27. straykatkustoms
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    What a kool project, looking forward to watching the progress. I have a complete chassis from a 78 Cougar under my '51 Merc. It's a lot of work but you cant beat the benefits. Good luck...
     
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  29. choptop40
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    Thanks , checked roadkill customs..still.no track width....time to break out the ole tape measure....O.T frame swaps are in my opinion in this day of crazy highway speeds and drivers a great way t go...also pretty damn inexpensive and fast as opposed to a frame modification and all the hours and parts chasing...
     
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  30. gatz
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    IDK if all Chryslers had the same track, but I found some info on the '51 Windsor

    Front; 56.3125 (56 5/16)
    Rear; 59.5625 (59 9/16)

    This is the site

    https://www.automobile-catalog.com/...r_2gen/full-size_2gen_windsor_sedan/1951.html

    that has a link to the "Continue to detailed specs...etc".
    However, when that box is clicked on, there's a message that one has to allow ads to show.
    I modified the Ad-Blocker Plus to allow that website, but the message keeps coming up.
    A few seconds of the "detailed specs" page pops up, then the message reappears.
    Had to copy down fast... lol
    Maybe you will have better luck viewing that page.

    gatz
    Have to agree, that Chrysler will be COOL when done.
    I remember those cars being "stodgy" too........"old peoples cars" as us teens would say back in the 60's.
     
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