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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Bearv81219, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Bearv81219
    Joined: Jan 10, 2018
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    Bearv81219

    Those all look so good
    I defiantly am going more for the hardtop with the shortened roof


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  2. Squablow
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    The chopped, hardtopped and shortend roof one reminds me a lot of a stretched out version of the Ed Sloan '53 Plymouth, which is a great car to take inspiration from.
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  3. Bearv81219
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  4. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219

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    Cut the b pillar off car
    And trimmed it down

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    Goal for this week is to get the door cut and extended


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  5. low budget
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    Hope to see you bring this thing full circle, making something out of nothing in a way.
    Im no fab pro here but it does seem like you would be better off using a back glass surround that actually had a glass in it or at least one that you could get one for versus having to cut or make a glass.
     
  6. Bearv81219
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  7. 30dodge
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    The 1954 Chrysler has all the same glass except the three piece rear window the 54 was changed to a one piece.
     
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  8. Jonnie King
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    bearv81219
    These Chrysler's are rare to begin with...and are cool to begin with. Build it; drive it; enjoy it !
    Jonnie
    www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  9. Bearv81219
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  10. Bearv81219
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    Taking more time on this door to make sure everything stays straight

    Tacks on tacks on tacks

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  11. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219

    Mounted extended front door on the car and clamped the qtr on to look at my progress
    This thing looks better every time I look at it

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  12. spurgeonforge
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    Looking forward to your build, looking good!
     
  13. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219

    Set the Mach up engine and trans in the car to get an idea of what's going on in there
    Plenty of room
    Going to cut out some of the firewall to get the engine set back a little more

    Crossmember mount set up I bought won't work but I will be able to chop it up and use pieces of it

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  14. RaginPin3Appl3
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    Awesome! i love how different it is compared with everyone else's car. no small block chevy etc.
     
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  15. mr.chevrolet
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    I have the orig. 3 piece back glass if you're thinking about using it.
     
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  16. Bearv81219
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    Took advantage of the days great weather and got a lot of work done on the 53
    Dragged the car around and got the car in the shop and welded the post onto the car and tacked up the qtr panel
    The door opens and shuts great
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  17. Bearv81219
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  19. ThisOneGoesTo11
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    Bear -this is great work and a fantastic project. I'm starting to look on C/L for a 4 door me-too project. You're making a hard job look way too easy.
    Question: what are you going to do for side glass now that your car is a hardtop not a post? Are those year cars using straight sided glass, where you could cut a larger piece down from a different car?
     
  20. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219


    I'm not sure what I'm gunna do for side glass
    I'll figure that out once I get to that point
    Or Probably just run it without side glass


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  23. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219

    Engine is mounted bolted to the car
    Gotta pull engine back out to finish weld everything

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  24. Squablow
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    The body is already looking more proportional, I like it so far.
     
  25. Corvette Fever
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    Thought I would send you pictures of my 53 Town &Country dash for inspiration.....nice job on your Chrysler, there aren’t many Chrysler hot rods out there[​IMG]


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  26. choptop40
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    Great job..looks amazing..
     
  27. Bearv81219
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    Bearv81219

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    Made some cheap lowering blocks to get the back end down low


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  28. Bearv81219
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    Passenger side coming apart now?
     

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