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Projects 33 Five Window Chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kenneth31coupe, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
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    Awesome chop. Excellent craftsmanship! I'm going to go out in the driveway and throw my 34 coupe in the trash now.
     
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  2. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Probably the best chop I have ever seen on a model 40.
    Perfection !
    Thanks for taking us through it with so many photos.
     
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  3. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
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    from Austin, TX

    That's not necessary! It's fixable... even if you have to swap lids and do it again...

    This chop is very nice with very good proportions, angles and lines... it all adds up to a well thought out chop. It's in my top 3 for model 40 5W's... which I think are probably the hardest to do well!

    3blap.
     
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  4. NoNoNo Don´t throw it away. If you think it´s that bad You still have the option to make a coupster:).

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH.Really kind words and much appriciated.
     
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  5. Woodwork weekend. Chopping the wood around the quarterwindows. P1030947.JPG P1030948.JPG P1030952.JPG
     
  6. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
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    I like all your proportions, especially the side view. What size tires do you have on it?
     
  7. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
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    Nice JOB I LIKE IT L@@KING K@@L :cool: :cool:
     
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  8. Thanks. I run 5.50x16 in front and 7.50x16 in rear
     
  9. Got the welded areas painted and chopped the windshield frame. Time to make templates for the glass and off to the glass guy. P1030956.JPG P1030958.JPG P1030961.JPG P1030962.JPG P1030963.JPG
     
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  10. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Kenneth31coupe,
    You have Amazing metal skills and Thank You for sharing your Chop with us on the H.A.M.B.
    MR CLEAN
     
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  11. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    Your proportions are perfect and compliment the full-fender rendition, which means it will be just fine without fenders. I love Bonneville chops too, but your car could be mistaken for an original body. Great job.
     
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  12. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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    Great craftsmanship as usual Ken...proportions and execution spot on.I prefer fendered but that is purely down to the individual.One thing that I would say, and this again is only in my opinion, I would fit skinnier tyres back and front...the ones pictured make the car look heavy from the waist line down.Please don't be offended, I love the car.
     
  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Love this photo, what are the wheels and hub caps from? Bob

    [​IMG]
     
  14. catdad49
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    Crackin' Good, this should have been a factory option!
     
  15. bobbooth
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    pendine 33.jpg It should have been the factory option !!!! Absolutely love it, Pendine 18?
     
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  16. Thanx .

    No problems. I see that too and I will change the tyres later on but I think if I shall go fender less it might work. Atleast I will check it out first.

    It´s 40 ford rims and 46 Ford hub caps.

    That would´ve spoiled all the fun for us if they came chopped from factory.

    Thank you. That´s a cool pic.
     
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  17. j hansen
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    O.S.W Uddevalla Sweden Skärmavbild 2017-12-06 kl. 17.57.57.png Skärmavbild 2017-12-06 kl. 17.58.46.png 2017
     
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  18. lottokingkade
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    ...some more pictures from pendine 2017
     

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  19. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    probably the best I've seen.........just outstanding work
     
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  20. I never chopped a 33/34 but I must say this looks like it was done to perfection. I love the approach taken on the back.:cool:
     
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  21. Cool pic´s Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you.
    This is my first 33-34 chop and I think it came out the way I envisioned. A lot off research and looking at photos off other chopped cars sorting out what I liked and not about them.And of course a good photo shop off it before cutting is a big help. Thanks for liking it.
     
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  22. I remembered last night I actually did chop a 34. I know it was a severe chop but I cannot remember how we did it. It was a long time ago. :confused: Again your job looks like it came that way!:cool:
     
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  23. While waiting for the new glass I dropped the suspension. Reversed he eyes on the mainleafs and got it down one and a half inch or so. P1030969.JPG P1030970.JPG P1030972.JPG
     
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  24. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Looks Mean..
     
  25. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    That hot rod is perfect!
     
  26. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
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    Man, I love the look of this car. I think that you have nailed the "hot rod" look for a full fendered car!
     
  27. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Wow that looks good! Have you cut the moldings to fit?
     
  28. What’s your address and when’s garbage day?


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  29. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
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    Apart from being a beautiful chop I've learned something about general sheet metal work that I will put to use and in that regard I thank you. What's that I hear you ask?! Well, I always tend to try and minimise the removal of parent metal and often end up with tiny slivers that are difficult, if not impossible, to weld properly. Taking a bolder approach and making a much larger piece, as you have for instance in the corners of the sail panel, makes a ton of sense. Thankyou for that. Every day is a school day :)

    Chris (aged 59 1/4)
     
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