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Customs *** 1953 Chevrolet Chop..... I know, another one!!!***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ian Berky, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Damn Ian you Are becoming the master! Thanks for posting such detailed pics, im saving almost all of them!
     
  2. hvychvy
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    hvychvy
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    Awesome work,thanks for the updates!!!
     
  3. MERRELL
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
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    lookin real good!!
    MERRELL
     
  4. Wow! I really love watching your posts, your documentation is flawless. You have created the perfect chop. Although the internet connection sucks out here, I log on just to see if there is any progress on this project and my own. Great work Ian, if I ever get stationed on the West Coast again, my 52 Chevy is coming to see you!
     
  5. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    from California

    Very nice work, Ian! Vent windows are a bitch and you just made them look easy :)

    See you at SOK

    Rob
     
  6. Awesome to watch. Hopefully you'll post some shots of the shoebox chop. Thanks for the tip on the vent windows.
     
  7. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from Slow lane

    Comin out so Cleeeeean!
    Im amazed at the lead work, i try every now an dthen but i make such a mess that i always change course.
    I'd like to learn though, i hate bondo, and its friggin hard to lay down and sand!
     
  8. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Thanx so much fellas!!!!:)

    I am no longer intimidated by wing windows!!:cool:
    I know you guys probably know this, but i'll mention it anyways.....The more inches you take off on the A PILLAR, the more difficult the window pivot will be to modify IMO. So when chopping a car keep that in mind..... 3 to 5 inches!!! Put a little heat on the pivot , changed it's angle.......Done!! NO BINDING !!

    HELLFIRE, thank you for protecting us brother!!!:)
     
  9. Holy fuck Maestro!
     
  10. punkabilly1306
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    I did not realize this, so thank you for making mention of it
     
  11. Big Nick
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    Well done Ian! I like how you just take the paint off the areas you are working on, very neat!
     
  12. SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    SKOTY CHOPS KUSTOMS
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    awesome job ian, badass holmie.
     
  13. jamcoupe
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    Ian that chop looks perfect!
    What size steel plate did you use for the vent window template?
     
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  14. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Wow!! Thanx so much guys!!! I've been working and looking at this car for too long now..... All i see are the flaws!!!!:(

    The template is 3/16...... I think?!?!?! I go through the remnants at the metal store and pick whatever's there!

    I WILL be done friday....... more lead and filling today!!! cleaned up the beltline yesterday and then some!

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  15. punkabilly1306
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    from ohio

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that the customer will be very satisfied with the job you did "flaws" and all LOL
     
  16. Ian Berky
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    Thanx brother!!! The guy is actually very happy!!!:)
    And he's a prop maker, currently working on " pirates of the caribbean 4 ", I've seen his stuff.... AMAZING!!
     
  17. SanDiegoJoe
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    beautiful job... really nice flow.

    go man go!
     
  18. punkabilly1306
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    what are you using to strip the paint so clean like that?
     
  19. Ian Berky
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    Blue rapid strip pads on a 4 1/2 " grinder..... very gently!!!! I love 'em!!!
     
  20. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    O C D....maybe.

    Craftsman...Certainly. Really really happy for you man, you're doing an awesome job and making the world cooler one custom at a time.
     
  21. Bodger45
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    Beautiful work.
     
  22. squigy
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    Damn kool...Very nice work area too, nice and tidy and clean
     
  23. I hate to be pesky, but is there any way you could post some pics of the beltline with just the round rod before you put down the lead. I would love to see that. Sorrry for the bother.
     
  24. TJratz
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    x2...also...what is that machine that has the duct work going out the window? Some sort of dust filter a/c unit?
     
  25. fitzee
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    Very nice work.You can see you take pride in your work. great workmanship
     
  26. cederholm
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    Damn!!! That's an amazing job! Great looking car and shop! Not sure if you inspired me to work on my ride or clean my garage!
     
  27. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Thanx a bunch guys for the kind words... the chop is done, next rear air ride!
    Way too nice!!!! :)


    I wish i had pics of the beltline but i didn't take pics!!!:(
    I welded a bigger rod at the bottom and a smaller one at the top and narrowed the beltline as i went around the rear window. Welded both rods all the way and filed it with lead, only one lead stick BTW, Not as much as one would think. The beltline isn't very high, just enough to separate the top and lower body, and the customer wont be using trim. One day i'll own a pullmax!!!:eek:

    Here's the final pics!! Now it's time to get ready for the SOK!!!:)


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  28. Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

  29. DJLATIN
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    sharp work right there. props.
     
  30. duffy.
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    Looks awesome!
     

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