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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by v8coupe, Dec 13, 2021.

  1. I don't usually like chopped tops, but I gotta say I like the way you did it... radiused corners (the RIGHT way to fabricate), and not a straight-across cut... you did it right! I always grimace when I see square corners on cutouts, especially on frames. Good job!
     
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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    What's the one thing you can do to an old car that instantly transforms it into a hot rod or custom?
    Cool, man.
    Now the spare tire...
     
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  3. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Thanks for getting back to me and it sure does make sense re strength.

    You must be stoked it looks great, pity the world is as it is otherwise I'd get you to come to Japan and chop mine :)
     
  4. v8coupe
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
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    v8coupe
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    from UK

    Thanks, appreciate it.

    The Spare tyre certainly isnt a good look is it!



    Once the world sorts itself out il be over!
     
  5. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    love to see the look on the tiquers faces when you putt into the event with a haircut !
     
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  6. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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    chop well done !!! the purists will be shaking their heads in disgust .
     
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  7. 34 5W Paul
    Joined: Mar 27, 2020
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    from Fresno CA

    V8 Coupe you are my hero. That absolutely rocks.

    I've photo chopped a dozen Model A's (not just yours Pete) and suggested and cajoled and (other than the dude in Spain with the sedan to coupe) all I get is crickets. You are the first to post up, "Hey waddya think?" and then bam. How about a solid chop!
    I'd bet you already had it in mind before you saw Pete's coupe with an altitude adjustment, but what the hell.

    Great stuff, keep at it.
     
  8. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    @v8coupe Wow, your coupe is outstanding! Outstanding job on the chopsuey.
     
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  9. birdog
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    Looking good!
     
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  10. Tim
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  11. LUTHER99
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
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    Very nice!!! l know what you mean about the SBC and Muncie route , l'm going the same route , sometimes you just wanna go fast
     
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  12. -Brent-
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  13. Rocket88NZ
    Joined: May 7, 2007
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    Great to see, another one saved from a restorer. Good work.
     
  14. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
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    2Blue2

    Go away for a week and holy cow look at you now!
    Very Nice, she's all mean now!
     
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  15. Lil Fatso
    Joined: Nov 8, 2021
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    4 1/2” is definitely the way to go! FBA6C4C6-5FE5-4250-987F-1C0A2520EDB3.jpeg
     
  16. jeff.l.hecht
    Joined: Oct 8, 2019
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    Totally cool, I like it
     
  17. Very tidy indeed. I like the juxtaposition- intentional or not- with the pink plastic coupe on the patio in the first post. Nice work so far, drive on.
     
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  18. v8coupe
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
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    Thanks, totally accidental!
     
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  19. v8coupe
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
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    I stripped it down more and had a quick mock up of the engine and gearbox . I also started making cross members to mount the F1 pedals to and also carry the mount for the gearbox, i will also box the chassis.....when i get time. Merry Christmas everyone.
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  20. v8coupe
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  21. Until I found the hamb, I thought wood was the most recyclable/transformable material. You guys know your way around a piece of metal to be sure.
     
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  22. Another great Model A in the works. Keep us posted and Merry Christmas.:)
     
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  23. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    That’s the way I work. Ask anyone….
     
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  24. v8coupe
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
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    Happy new year.

    Made a little progress. I made some templates and transfered to steel for the chassis boxing and welded them in...
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  25. synchro7
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    Cool, Like it!
     
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  26. Greg Hammond
    Joined: Mar 27, 2021
    Posts: 16

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    Not meant to criticize anyone's methods so PLEASE accept this as sincere. Based off of one of the posted pictures the motor and transmission are rigged to your cherry picker with rope. Poor choice. And to my old eyes there isn't a safety clip on the cherry pickers hook? I'm new here but have worked steel and heavy equipment my entire life and I've witnessed some sad endings when improper rigging was used. When such things fail any damage to immanent objects is the least of anyone's worries.

    Feel free to tell me to piss off but I just couldn't ignore what I saw and really want you to be safe so you can get your awesome project on the street to enjoy.
     
  27. v8coupe
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
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    from UK

    Guilty as charged! Thanks for pointing that out.
    Hope you didnt see the picture of the angle grinder with no guard:(
     
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  28. Very cool project! I will be following along. Looking great so far!
     
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  29. Roger Loupias
    Joined: Jun 24, 2021
    Posts: 159

    Roger Loupias

    Clever work station platform and nice fabrication as well.
     
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  30. Roger Loupias
    Joined: Jun 24, 2021
    Posts: 159

    Roger Loupias

    Whats up with the Falcon?
     
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