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Technical 1959-1960 GM top chop pictures

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jounik, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    from england

    The stool the mold is on doesent help, looks part of the mold............. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Dragginwaggin
    Joined: Jan 23, 2009
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    from Canada

    Thanks guys, super appreciate the info.
     
  3. Jounik
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    from Finland

    Yes THOSE braces were cutt off after the supporting fixture was added, sorry ;)
    Heres a better picture of my friends mold for a1953 Packard. The shape dont need hinges, I´ll try to find a picture of that kind of mold also.
    J

    [​IMG]A-IMG_4072 by Zapadruk Ankerias, on Flickr
     
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  4. Jounik
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    Here is an article I found (in finnish)
     

    Attached Files:

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  5. flynstone
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    randy
     
  6. 296moon
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    from england

    Jounik would you have any pics of the mold with hinges on?............
     
  7. Jounik
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    Jounik
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    from Finland

    Sorry no other than whats in the PDF-file (post #34)
     
  8. When my buddy Nads did his '59 El Camino, he started with a convertible windshield and built the framework around it. We did it, in his garage and driveway. Not for the faint of heart. IMHO, this is a very tricky process. Some look horrible. (like some of the Gawdawful ultra chopped Ford Shoeboxes) Detroit engineers knew what they were doing and had a keen eye for what looked good. Burnt orange Chevy is well done.
     
  9. Dragginwaggin
    Joined: Jan 23, 2009
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    Dragginwaggin
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    from Canada

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    Here are a couple of screen shots from the PDF-file, sorry for the other bits that came with the screenshots.
    Dragginwaggin
     
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  10. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    from england

    Thank you Dragginwaggin for some reason I am not able to open the pdf file, looks like they weights on the arms to push the soft glass up ?......................
     
  11. Dragginwaggin
    Joined: Jan 23, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Dragginwaggin
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    from Canada

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    296moon, Yes, that's what it appears to me too.
    I was able to open the PDF file on my iPad, using iBooks.
    Dragginwaggin
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
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