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1955 Cadillac Chop!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flop, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. hugh m
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    Me too...wish I could do bodywork that nice.
     
  2. nvr2lo
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    Awesome!! Really digging all the proportions. Its looking great. Good job...
     
  3. 31ford429
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    very nice job nothing looks better then a long and low caddy
     
  4. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks everyone!! getting close to the end of this one!!

    heres the panel and all the inner working clamped in

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    what goes inside the quarter

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    the bottom over laps the original quarter then i put a piece of round stock on the edge to give it a finished edge

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    a bunch of welding and grinding and fighting and you get this

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    more pics tomorrow my battery died

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  5. flynbrian48
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    REALLY looks good. It'd be cool to use the little chrome "teeth" in the new, canted scoop, have you tried that?

    Brian
     
  6. Smokey2
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    I Love Talent what ain;t AFRAID..................Lookin' good !



    Smoked up in tha Great Smokey Mts. Bye
     
  7. richie rebel
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    looking good flop..........
     
  8. rockable
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    Great work, as usual, Flop!
     
  9. ralphie9n
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    Saw this car in person today. Its one sick ride!! The work that went into this car is incredible. Flop thanks for the shop tour. It was great checking out your work up close.
     
  10. Zed
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    Damn Flop ! Your buids are so inspiring ! you make it look so easy ! :D
     
  11. peter johnson
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  12. BJR
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    How are you going to paint the inside of the scoop?
     
  13. Flop
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    thanks flyin!! there were talks of chrome spears coming out of the scoops!

    thanks richie,rockable !!

    appreciate it ralph cant wait to start on the hot rod!!

    thanks zed!!!

    thanks peter

    bjr i have no clue i dont know how to paint but im sure there is a way .


    heres the make or break part of the car and i think Teds design really took the cake!!


    heres where i started with the back window
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    heres the side pieces shrink/stretch until you legs hurt

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    a little idea of whats to come

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    heres the good part

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  14. billys54
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  15. Oh yes! Looks just right. What glass are you going to use?
     
  16. Flop
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    we are using percys speed glass. yes its plastic but nothing would come close to this shape with the little amount of arc. trim will be made for the new window as well so this is going to really make it hard to tell that its actually plastic.
     
  17. Fair enough. I was talking to a guy at a glass shop some years ago, and he said the plastics they have now are nothing like they used to be. Won´t easily scratch, craze, fog, or discolour due to UV light. Why not use it?
     
  18. Flop
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    you are right james d.scratch resistent etc and i figure if the make windshield for lotus' and lambos they gotta be a pretty good product!! it shouldnt be a huge pain to change if it does go to hell in a hand basket . it will be butyled in but will be a little bit of rubber to mimic gasket around the trim.
     
  19. 55CadillacTed
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  20. OahuEli
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    I think that rear window is right in the money! Blends real well with the shape of the roof and pillars.
     
  21. Nice looking back window. Kinda how i planned mine if i cant find something premade that trips my trigger. Keep up the great work. Joe
     
  22. 40StudeDude
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    You EVER get anything done on YOUR Caddy...been watching for updates...but nothing...!!!

    Look at pick-up rear windows...most are small and curved so they would fit a similar chop...

    R-
     
  23. Malcolm
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    Looking REALLY good, Flop!



    Malcolm
     
  24. Flop
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    thanks guys!!! the back window looks killer in person!!

    got about 3 feet of welding done today!!

    vixen filed out !!!

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    ran out of about every consumable in the shop at this point .back to it tomorrow!

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  25. Not much, been busy being a hubby / grandpa/daddy to our 2 yr old. She comes with me to work on sundays when I can get down to my buds place 1.25 hours away. My car can roll, first time since 64. Just bought used shockwaves off evil bay for rear to finish up fab of C4 rear end. Steering hook up, core support mounts, and front bumper mounts are left. Then blow it apart to final weld everything and make it a vehicle again , instead of a pile of kool parts hanging around. Hey Flop, your work is looking amazing, Ted should love it
     
  26. 55CadillacTed
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    ...looking at those welds,....don't get discouraged Flop.
    You'll get the hang of it some day.
     
  27. rockable
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    I wish you would do a YouTube video of how you weld and finish those welds. Man, you are amazing!
     
  28. Flop
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    thanks hoboy

    hopeing soon i do ted hah!

    rockable really nothing to it . weld hammer grind hammer file hammer grind.


    slow progress today

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    kinda have to lay on your side and use the side of my foot on the foot control of the tig almost in the fetal position .hope that paints a good picture for you.

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  29. rockable
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    Bullshit. I have tried to get your results and still don't. Do the video. :)
     
  30. mashed
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    No need to worry. I'll keep Bondo in business.
     

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