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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chad, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. chad
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    Anyone have any reference pics of a 33 chevy sedan chop.. i habe a 33 and the roof line is way too tall.. thinking about taking a few inches out, would just like 20210605_184851.jpg to see where some guys have made their cuts and splices to give me and idea
     
  2. trevorsworth
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    That is beautiful!! If you post a direct side profile maybe one of the photoshop wizards can photochop it for you. I’d give it a shot.
     
  3. chad
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    I'll see what i can do for pics.. i am thinking 3"
     
  4. chad
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    This is the closest thing i have to a side shot is when it was the vannila color 20210624_132212.jpg
     

  5. flamedabone
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    Not a great pic and it is a '33 Pontiac, but it is the same body. We took 4 inches out of this one.

    -Abone.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. choptop40
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    if you chop it slant the A pillars..it will save you a lot of cutting and welding , you can drop it straight down and dowel the wood like a model A ...i made steel plates and also bolted the wood together..
     
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  7. I just cut up a four door and have all the tin from the top ,back ,and header panel .Just a few towns over in Brantford .
     
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  8. chad
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    Could you message me your ohine number i am in need of some roof pieces even if i dont chop it
     
  9. Jokester
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    A guy near hear chopped one about 1 1/2 in front and 2 in the rear without changing the size of either front or rear glass. Looks great. I think his was a Master though.

    .bjb
     
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  10. chad
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    Theres no wood left in this old girl.. the previous owner took it all out and used tube
     
  11. Nice looking Chevy....Here's how it might look with a mild chop...

    Chop.jpg
     
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  12. chad
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    Now thats what I am going for
     
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  13. In 1933 chev came out with the eagle , later in the year they came out with what most people referred to as the mercury . The eagle became known as a master , and the mercury became the standard . Apparently there is no reference
    To gm ever calling the car a mercury , it was referred to as a DC body style
    Master (eagle) 109 inch wheelbase
    Mercury (dc) 107 inch wheelbase
    On a master frame the 3rd crossmember is in line with the rear running board brackets and the mercury (DC) crossmember is further back with 2 diagonal braces running to the frame.
    Also the (DC) standard the rear running board mounts served as the attachment bracket for the rear spring .
     
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  14. bigheadbaxter
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    The vanilla color, add a hood, looks great to me.
    Interested in the chop though, post up some prgress pics when you get it going.
     
  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    If nobody posts pics of where they cut their Chevy, search for a 33/34 Ford Sedan chop tutorial. The concept and cuts would be very similar in your Chevy.
     
  18. deathrowdave
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    The biggest issue I see is WOOD .Bow Ties built like stagecoaches , wooden structure until very late ‘36 , and all of ‘37 .
     
  19. chad
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    I like the Vannila color as well. It was Cool Vannila last week. I got a weak batch of activator for the single stage and it never dried completely ... had to wash it all down.... 20210625_100845.jpg 20210624_132212.jpg 20210703_195039.jpg 20210703_195234.jpg
     
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  20. Wheres the fun in doing something just once !!!
     
  21. chad
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    I usually get it right by the 3rd time lol
     
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  22. bigheadbaxter
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    Yessir. 3” around and 1.5” for the rear window
     
  23. 37gas
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    Your car would look great with a good chop, BUT there is a lot of wood in those old chevys that is why you don't see to many of them. I would think you have to take the wood around the door and windows out ,chop the steel body and then cut the wood at the joints to fit it all back together BIG JOB with all the wood
     
  24. Any pictures of back of car and window ?
     
  25. The wood is just more in the way than having enough metal to weld back together .
     
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  26. Have you seen some of the cars guys put back together here ?? Not much easier to make a nice 33 ford from an old race car with the doors welded shut !!!
     
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  27. bigheadbaxter
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    Sorry Chad I would post the link for my build to this thread if I knew how. Search my stupid online name and you’ll find the build with pictures. If anyone knows how please feel free
     
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    from Denver Co

  29. chad
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    The original builder took all the wood out in my car and replaced it with steel already
     

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