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Projects 1954 Chevy Chop Progress

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by BenDover, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. BenDover
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
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    Here's a few pics of my 54 Chevy in progress... I'll cut the glass within a week or 2. The lexan/plexi is clecoed in as temporary template. The car has a metal finish - NO BONDO/FILLER. I'm the flunky helper on the project, my friend Jeff of the HoodFellas is running the show.

    HOODFELLAS








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  2. 00 MACK
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    That roof really looks fantastic!
     
  3. merc-o-madness
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    Nice! finnally someone who decided not to use the stock rear glass! it keeps the belt line right looking the way you are doing it. you cant just lean the factory glass like any other chop is what im referring to on this kinda car with wrap around rear window. nice work good job
     
  4. BenDover
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    hey merc-o, did you mean to say "not to use the stock glass"??
     
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  5. rustypipes
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    perfect amount of chop to pull that back off, looks great. Cant wait to see some more pics
     
  6. roddinron
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    Looks good, can you open that door next to it and give us a profile shot?
     
  7. BenDover
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    roddinron, you looking for a profile picture of the suicide doors on the Mercury or the Chevy?
     
  8. JeffreyJames
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    Wow perfect timing!!! Looks great but I need to seem some profile shots!!!
     
  9. roddinron
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    The chevy, but both would be cool.
     
  10. Jalopy Joker
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    please continue posting pics-looks great-want to see the process of cutting down the curved rear glass.
     
  11. roddinron
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    Yeah, me too. Are you buying a new laminated rear window to cut? I assume you already know you can't cut the original, but I didn't know they were repopping the chevy rears.
     
  12. BenDover
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    I do have the rear in laminate. From what I've "HEARD" the newer re-pop glass is thinner and easier to cut. I've never done it so we'll have to wait and see...
     

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  13. rustypipes
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    this is true
     
  14. ...doc...
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    wow, great looking chop, profile is nice.
    congrats.
     
  15. J's on squares
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    amen to using the wrap around rear glass. it just looks soooo much better than a small back window. that's how mine is and it looks right. your car is lookin' really good.
     
  16. 00 MACK
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    I think this is my favorite 53 or Chevy post chop ever done, The 1/4 windows look killer. I just cant get enough. The beltline/window configuration just screams, "CORRECT"!
     
  17. BenDover
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    Thanks Mack... I feel the same way.
     
  18. 00 MACK
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    Cool, alot of times when the backlite is cut down and the beltline is correct, they have that Checker cab look but again, with the awesome 1/4 window shape you have, thething has the personality of an Ayals Bros merc! LOL
     
  19. JeffreyJames
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    I am trying to take as many notes on this one as I can. I think I know what you guys are talking about as far as the rear quarters are concerned. Sometimes they are too short and sometimes they are stretch out to shit. These ones here seem to be a perfect length. I think the rear window works with the size of the quarter windows also. Almost give the look of a 53 hardtop merc just on that back section and as 00 MACK said an Ayala Bros. Merc from the profile and front.
     
  20. BenDover
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    i'll make sure keep the camera around when we (attempt to) cut the glass.
     
  21. Dat Dirty Rat
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    Very kool...I love the porportions....Cant wait to see this done!!
     
  22. Leadsled RnR
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    Badass man, not a fan of keepin the wrap around rear glass, but that sure does look purty! Good proportions.
     
  23. AD
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    how many inches was the chop?
     
  24. merc-o-madness
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    yeah well i didnt know they were repopping the rear windows and i know u cant cut the factory glass down, as long as u can cut it down its all goood because i know u cant cut the factory glass down. i was just gunna say use plexi alot of cars have it for rear glass.

    and alot of people use the factory rear glass without cutting it and it just looks bad
     
  25. danagamer
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    nice job on the back glass pillars!
     
  26. BenDover
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    I agree 100% Merc-O, using the full sheet of uncut/stock back glass is tough to correctly pull off on a chop.

    We'll be cutting a re-popped laminate rear glass. For now we're using Plexiglas as a temporary template just to get everything dialed in correctly.
     
  27. BenDover
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  29. Big Tony
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    Man that is just freaking right..awesome flow... congrats on a hell of a job
     
  30. BenDover
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    Here's a few updated pictures.
     

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