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Projects 32 Sedan Lakester roof chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the metalsurgeon, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    New project in house.32 sedan in original paint.Stripped down followed by plastic media blasting.This body is super nice!.
    The look we are going for is a lakester look with the inspiration of the Rolling Bones cars.Roof chop 3" at the rear with 3.5" up front with laying the windshield back to 75 degrees.
    Did research first and this, with many other articles was very useful

    http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/0712sr_chopping_the_top_on_a_deuce_five_window/photo_09.html


    here's progress to date....




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  2. the metalsurgeon
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    progress.....Chop completed with raking back of the windshield ,now to complete the details,filling in extra pieces around the cowl and windshield followed by tig welding and metal finishing.

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  3. the metalsurgeon
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    IMG_4168.JPG IMG_4169.JPG IMG_4170.JPG IMG_4171.JPG
    Right hand 'A' post remains to be corrected as highlighted with the rule.

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  4. pumpman
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    Wow, that car is straight and clean. Like what you've done so far. Will be watching.
     
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  5. Pewsplace
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    What a cherry body to start with and the proportions seem about right. Leaning back the front post changes the door hinge axis drastically. How will you solve that problem? I subscribed to this one. Nice start so far.
     
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  6. brady1929
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    Cool hot rod
     
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  7. I always look forward to your posts Jon. Can't wait to watch this one progress.
     
  8. Malcolm
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    Wow, super nice body to start with. I'll be following along, too...

    Malcolm
     
  9. 3wLarry
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  10. Guess I'm gettin old.
     
  11. the metalsurgeon
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    yep im aware of the upper hinge modification.Pictures will follow on how this is problem is solved.
     
  12. Kirk Hanning
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    I also just chopped a 32' sedan with a straight 3 1/2" cut. I opted to thin out the A pillar a touch. By going that route the top hinge was unaffected. It seems that the top hinge has to be reconfigured within the A pillar on your chop, patiently waiting on what strategy you utilized to accomplish that.
     

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  13. the metalsurgeon
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    waiting for my birthday?yes im getting old....40 today!
     
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  14. bowie
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    That might be the cleanest '32 tudor body I've ever seen. Nice work going on there! OH...happy birthday,too.
     
  15. 49ratfink
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    starting with a body in that condition is almost cheating.
     
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  16. the metalsurgeon
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    thanks bowie! haha i like cheating ,it makes my life easier and my customers happy!
     
  17. krylon32
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    Wow! I should have kept that one and did it myself. My loss, but therr's usually another one.
     
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  18. 3wLarry
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    Gary...you big dummy
     
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  19. Pewsplace
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    Gary, I thought that looked like yours but thought it went to an Aussie. You will a long time to find one that nice again.
     
  20. the metalsurgeon
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    Adding section to the cowl compensate the rake.Last pics show the added section is metal finished and ready to be welded to the cowl body.
    I will be adding inner structure inside the 'A' posts to compensate for the cuts. IMG_4203.JPG IMG_4211.JPG IMG_4218.JPG IMG_4227.JPG IMG_4228.JPG IMG_4229.JPG IMG_4230.JPG IMG_4233.JPG IMG_4236.JPG IMG_4237.JPG IMG_4239.JPG
     
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  21. rusty rocket
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    Are you going to fill the roof?
     
  22. the metalsurgeon
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    yes we are.
     
  23. WiredSpider
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    Looka a lot better than that last 32 tudor piece of excriment you had in the shop
     
  24. the metalsurgeon
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    for sure,too many butchers had their hands on that one.
     
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  25. brady1929
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    Looks great so far
     
  26. the metalsurgeon
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  27. Happydaze
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    The frame looks like the Ionia boys had more hand a small hand in it and it's clearly set up for right hand drive....so perhaps you're right about Australia, it's just not got there yet?
     
  28. the metalsurgeon
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    frame came from these guys

    http://www.blackboardhotrods.com/finished frames.htm

    nice job too!
     
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  29. rusty rocket
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    Hey I shot you a p.m. about the top insert trim. Im building a sedan also and my trim is pitted, looking for replacements
     
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  30. wingman9
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    Impressive work. I didn't realize there were any unchopped tudors left. ;)
     

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