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Projects 1954 Chevy Chop Progress

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

  1. stickylifter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,265

    from Detroit

    Did you guys pancake the trunk on that car at all?
  2. stickylifter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,265

    from Detroit

    Oh, and did you ever get the back glass cut?
  3. Knucklehead29
    Joined: Mar 13, 2009
    Posts: 132


    What did you do to get that stance? Man that ride height is PERFECT. Did you have to notch the frame to get the rear that low? If I could get my bel air to ride that height I would be a happy man.
  4. hunter1111
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
    Posts: 73


    can we get some more pics? thanks
  5. Merge
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 378


    bump....interested as well in more pics, stance and info on the chop
  6. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 502

    E HANSEN13

    Gerat job bro... Look good i like it...
  7. BenDover
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 192

    from SGV, CA

    Thanks guys... no glass yet and I'll try to add some more pictures soon. I've been super busy latley with life stuff... I barley have time to do anything lately, no life... In fact, my buddy had to drive my car into the GNRS because I was tied up that weekend. I'll be back 100% in November though.
  8. apbmalibu
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from Wisconsin

    I have a '54 Chevy 150 that I just bought and want to have it chopped. I'll do body work, but won't attempt something like this. Your's is the first I've seen that looks perfect. How many inches were removed front and back? It looks like you slid the roof forward and leaned the B pillars to accomadate the new location of the roof. Was the rear glass leaned forward a little then too? I can't seem to figure out how you did the rear exactly.
  9. hunter1111
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
    Posts: 73


    Novembers coming tuned in and waiting for updates. :)
  10. BenDover
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 192

    from SGV, CA

    Hey!!! Well, no major progress on the 54 as of yet... I'm just happy to be able to drive it every now and then.

    I hope to have the rear glass and rear side glass in within a few weeks. I'll make sure to take as many pictures as I can as it's being cut.
  11. flattrap
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 122


    Nice job your car is Bitchen! Great stance.
  12. HOLEY TOLEDO!! AWESOME TIMING.. those gotta be the best lines on a 54 ive seen. just gettin ready to do some choppin on my 54 next month, what better time than now to catch yours in action. i cant wait to see the final.
  13. sixpack_2_go
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 56


    this thing is one of the most beautiful works of art i have seen since the bill hines/monster garage 54 chevy. i wish i could do my 54 in bare metal, but i have to replace some body panels and i've been trying to figure out how to blend them well enough to be unnoticeable. any more pics? i would love to see more!
  14. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,499


    Like everyone else, I too would like to see some pics of the cuts!
  15. I think you need to finish sand that car all the way down to 3000 grit and buff it then wax it. Shame to cover that up with paint. That is truly a work of art. Thank you for sharing this with us.
  16. anthonyg
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Posts: 102

    from arizona

    that is probably the best chop i have seen with the original backlight kept. i plan to use a donor backlight but thats because i like that extreme slanted/raked look in the back...probably gonna use shoebox rear window...but great job, cant wait to see more pics
  17. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,867


    You ever get that rear glass worked out?
  18. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 562


    any new progress to show?
  19. Flatheaded
    Joined: May 17, 2005
    Posts: 338

    from Nordakoda

    Love the looks of the roofline, you really nailed the chop. Nice to see you used the original back window. Not to change the subject but what's the story on the Stude pickup? Would love to see some pics on that!
  20. Dead End Sleds
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 224

    Dead End Sleds

    A little of topic, but are your lakes pipes functional and do they have mufflers anywhere on them?

    Awesome car. This is chop I want.

  21. BenDover
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 192

    from SGV, CA

    What up guys... not much happening here other than work, work, kids, wife and house work. I need to get back to the 54 this summer. I will try to get the rear glass cut and installed within the next 2-3 months, time permitting.

    Yes, the Lake Pipes are ran straight w/out mufflers. I don't have a radio installed either...
  22. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    hey did ya ever get the back glass cut/installed yet??
  23. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    Damn ive never seen this, and happarently it got a bit of delay itself....
    The car is perfect, and i also love the Hoodfellas stude truck.
  24. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,162


  25. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 382

    sierra rod shop

    looking real sweet
  26. paint2live
    Joined: Apr 9, 2011
    Posts: 23


    The perfect 54 chop!
  27. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,227


    I am getting ready to chop my '53 210.I have not decided on the rear window treatment yet.Your car looks dead on.Why not slide the rear glass into the package tray....that's an old trick i was thinking of using..I have not heard of laminated rear glass.Who has them?
  28. 1EvilPaul
    Joined: Sep 3, 2013
    Posts: 74


    Looks great man. The door gaps lining up are right on. It's nice to see when someone puts in the effort on some nice custom work.

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  29. nixstudios
    Joined: Sep 24, 2013
    Posts: 57

    from Hazard ky

    great job on the chop

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