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

  1. choptop40
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    Yeah , nerfs are easy to make..designing something that's aestheticaly pleasing to eye ..smart to leave the brackets behind the pan.you know that's an idea....a rolled pan that unbolts with heavy gauge behind it..mmmm
     
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  2. choptop40
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    image.jpeg ...have original rear bumper..I was surprised..it's kinda light weight....figured it would weigh a ton....no pic of bumper yet..here's another shot of the back...Photo shop rolled pan would be great..thanks in advance...and..also move taillights down 6 inches.....
     
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    Better pic , not much shadow... image.jpeg
     
  4. Peanut 1959
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    Though Moose did all the heavy lifting, I tried to do what I could to lower the taillights.

    Here are four variations, though the last one (with bumper and skirts) is my personal favorite. 1951%20Chrysler%20Photoshop%20(no%20bumper%20or%20skirts).jpeg 1951%20Chrysler%20Photoshop%20(with%20skirts%20no%20bumper).jpeg 1951%20Chrysler%20Photoshop%20(no%20skirts).jpeg 1951%20Chrysler%20Photoshop%20(with%20skirts).jpeg
     
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  5. choptop40
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    Hey hey peanut1959. Thanks..that gives me a really great visual.my friend gave me some of her green metallic nail polish. I really like the color...Plum crazy is right on though....
     
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    I like the bumper too but I think the photoshop is fooling you. I think it would be sticking out a lot farther in real life.
     
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  7. Peanut 1959
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    Quite likely...though it could be narrowed and tucked to achieve that look, if necessary.
     
  8. choptop40
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    hey hey fellow hambers, not much progress lately...got some great news from the landlord,,,my 4 bay garage has 50 amps and he told me i can turn on the power...just call Hudson central and put the juice in my name...that was amazing..so now i can work on the chrysler , weld , grind..you know the routine..
     
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  9. choptop40
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    got this notion in my head to find a 62 buick 4 door in good running condition and do a chassis floor swap..the wheelbase is just about the same as the 51 .........want a nailhead , thats what ive always wanted to have as a drivetrain, well see what the hot rod gods have in store for this build..weather is getting warmer here ...
     
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    let me know what progress , projects, etc,,, you guys are up to , changes , upgrades , wheel tire combos , etc....Kudos to Ryan for a great website....
     
  11. choptop40
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    Not much to update on the 51 , appreciate all the comments and photoshop , ok..so the coupe has factory radio and I want to eliminate that for sure..I usually dechrome the dash on my builds...not sure on the 51. I like the juke box styling...so I picked up a radio delete plate... image.jpeg image.jpeg I'll see how everything polishes up ....more to come image.jpeg
     
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    These I believe we're the first padded dash boards. I also am thinking of eliminating this because underneath is the steel dash...weld up some holes etc..ill see when I get the pad unbolted...the air /heater controller I'll eliminate and bend up some metal to continue the curved section to the gauge cluster....
     
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  13. George
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    There is/was a company that converts OEM radios to modern solid state.
     
  14. choptop40
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    thanks , thats great to know....got my radio delete plate today and was surprised..its shiney and minor pitting......nice mopar you got there....
     
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    Thanks! Dropped a 331 hemi in it!
     
  16. choptop40
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    lots of room in the engine bay...what you use for motormounts ?
     
  17. George
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    Chassis Engineering uppers, some rectangular rubber block motor mounts (vibration dampers?) & fabbed the lowers. Except for loosing the heater it looks like it belongs in there. Did the same on a '48 plym except used doughnut/biscuit rubbers on it
     
  18. choptop40
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    Not much to update on the 51..making progress on purchasing the new shop in Hudson valley...might be in the new place by June...it's a big shop...lots of room and has a second floor for storage...any updates on your rides?
     
  19. choptop40
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    Making progress on the 51. Bought some tools. Air compressor..rented a shop temporarily..has 220 V DBA6C5D3-BEB5-4CB7-9398-8EF0A9E3D6B0.jpeg
     
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  20. choptop40
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    Hey Hey , the 51 is in the garage. Don’t know if I posted this pic here before..transported when I sealed the deal ..Gonna start on it early fall.. Been busy Fixing up friends properties.Also. .Picked up a nice 1950 Plymouth 3 window . Perfect High and mighty clone candidate Super solid . Complete, gonna pass it on . Help out with rent !! post some pics soon. It’ll be in Cars for sale. 757FA915-F770-44FF-961F-9719AC09A37B.jpeg
     
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