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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by royalflushcustoms, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. royalflushcustoms
    Joined: Sep 3, 2013
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    Been away a while. Been working on my barbers 51 ford shoebox. Chopping the top, installing drivetrain, lowering the front and airbagging the rear. 20170621_200340.jpg
    The start
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    Pulled the glass
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    Fun begins
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    Point of no return
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    Test fit
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    Angled pillar
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    A lol different than traditional
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    Driver side
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    Engine and trans in
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    Dropped uprights installed
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    Starting the notch
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    Notches done
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    Aerostar springs in
     
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  2. ahshoe
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    Holy Crap, you've been busy. Did you ever set the saws-all down to cool off? Love the chop and especially the amount of "B" pillar slant. Keep the pics coming.
     
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  3. dwollam
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    Looks like it had a bad case of the measles! You got to it just in time Doc!

    Nice work and I like the Ford in a Ford.

    Dave
     
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  4. Jalopy Joker
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  5. royalflushcustoms
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    Haha. It's been a pretty quick project. The pillars were definitely the complicated part. I wanted to keep them thin so I started the angle above the belt line. I'll try to keep up on the posts.
     
  6. royalflushcustoms
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  7. From dorky to beautiful.
    It's amazing the difference a roof line makes.
    You do nice work!
     
  8. royalflushcustoms
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    Thank you
     
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  9. royalflushcustoms
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    Some progress on the sail panel and catwalk.
     
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  10. allredskylar
    Joined: Jun 8, 2017
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    Nice chop I'm chopping my 49 shoebox


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  11. Sweet & Low
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    The chop Looks Dynamite, please keep us posted on the rest of the project with lots of pics. I also like the Ford in a Ford.
     
  12. Chop looks nice, what amount did you take out front and rear?
     
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  13. royalflushcustoms
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    Will do
     
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  14. royalflushcustoms
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    Ended up 5 1/4 in front and about 6 3/4 On the rear.
     
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  15. scrap_metal
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    Looks Like you got quite the car stash. Looking good cant wait to see more.
     
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  16. royalflushcustoms
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    Thank you.
    Yea I've got a few hidden away. A few friends projects as well. Just picked up a 53 pontiac last week.
     
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  17. royalflushcustoms
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    Was able to get some daylight photos. 20171206_124523.jpg 20171206_124516.jpg 20171206_124509.jpg 20171206_124548.jpg 20171206_124538.jpg
     
  18. royalflushcustoms
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    Getting the 2 link in.
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  19. jdownunder
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    That's a really nice chop man
    Your lines are perfect especially the line about 2.5 inches above the drip rail love how that line runs down all the way to the bottom of the back window that takes some creative thinking cheers J


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  20. seb fontana
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    from ct

    Looks like a shadow to me?
     
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  21. royalflushcustoms
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    Got alot done and still much to do. Got the rear 2 link in and convinced lumpy to bag the front. Got the front done and shocks in all corners. Got the wind wings cut down and now working on the garnish mouldings. 20180718_191424.jpeg 20181117_184123.jpeg 20181117_181720.jpeg 20181226_165123.jpeg

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  22. Fat47
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    Could you add some detail on how you did the wing windows?
     
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  23. Great work and pictures. I think it’s just right. Once again, glad to have you back.


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  24. royalflushcustoms
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    First I stripped it down. Pulled glass and stainless around glass out, pulled the rubber. Cut the top free and test fit. Trimmed the height then test fit again. Cut relief cuts in the perimeter to get new angle. Welded to top back together. I test fit again then mocked up stainless in the cut down frame. Marked where the new bend need to be. Then clamped in a VISE and heated the inside of the stainless to bend it. Lightly hammered the bend as it cooled then test fit and marked the excess. Then trimmed and reinstalled.

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  25. Fat47
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    Thanks for the wing window info. Any pictures of process. Great build.
     
  26. royalflushcustoms
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    Unfortunately I did not take process pictures.i was learning as I went. I'll be sure to do step by step the next time.

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