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Projects 33 Five Window Chop

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

  1. Really nice job. Really really nice
  2. I agree, I’ve never thought about it the way he did it and now it makes complete sense

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  3. Wrench666
    Joined: Oct 26, 2017
    Posts: 212


    Great work. Proportions are perfect. Andrew
  4. Ain´t that the purpose of a hot rod. Look mean and nasty and scare the shit out of the neighburhood:);). Thanks Mart

    Thank you


    Thanks. Working on them right now.

    Thank you 31Vicky and Andrew

    We got a touch off snow a few days ago. Took it out and shot some pics and played with the wheels a little bit. Funny how such small changes makes for a totaly different look.
    Merry Christmas.

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  5. 55Deso
    Joined: Nov 7, 2015
    Posts: 244

    from Wyoming

    That last picture with the caps and no beauty rings is just perfection! Im always very impressed with your work!
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  6. Thanks Chris! Welding small strips of patches is not a good thing. A lot of warping in a small area and hard to smooth out. Done that my self but learning by doing and as you said every day is a schoolday.
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  7. Great job. I also prefer the 3rd photo without the beauty rings.
  8. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 3,825

    j hansen

  9. Man that last pic is perfect!

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  10. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,345

    from b.c.

    I like the fenderless version WAY better!
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  11. justabeater37
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,650


    I think the full fendered version without the beauty rings says refined, yet sinister. Kind of like a gangster with a fedora should step out of it after running shine to the local speak easy.
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  12. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 3,064


    You can't go wrong, and you weren't asking for opinions, but I think that thing looks fantastic with the fenders.
    Perfect chop either way.
  13. Perfect chop!
    Fenders and beauty rings does it for me. Those tires seem to have a really tall sidewall.
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  14. hammerd 31
    Joined: Sep 19, 2016
    Posts: 51

    hammerd 31

    Last pic with fenders is killer , just needs a more agressive rake to be fenderless,just my .02 wish it was mine. Thanks for sharing, nice work.
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  15. Looks great. Picture 3 with the fenders is killer. I know guys like the original paint look but this thing would look incredible shiny.
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  16. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,486


    Great work, the fenderless last shot is my favorite!
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  17. The chop looks perfect but I am curious as to how well you pulled off the patina restoration on the surgery areas. Care to elaborate on the paint work? How did you dress the welds? any filler? red oxide primer then thin paint? did you add corrosion to the cut areas or just paint.
  18. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 339


    Been watching in amazement, but that last fenderless shot brought a smile to my face!
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  19. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 4,199


    You make it look so easy. Fenderless. 5 Star.
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  20. I love the fendered version
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  21. the oil soup
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 265

    the oil soup
    from Tucson,AZ

    The patina on the car is perfect, great vibe!
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  22. FENDERS look the best for me. Looks great either way tho. What is going on under the hood or boot or whatever you folks call it.
  23. The boot is the trunk.:D Not sure about the Swedes but the English call the hood the bonnet.
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  24. Ok thanks I thought it was something like that,.
  25. Fenders are called wings someplace
  26. I'd really like to mess with the ride height and sell the fenders.
    If you won't let me play around with the ride height I'd have to keep the fenders
  27. Thanks Kyle. I like it both ways but it will stay fenderless for a while.

    Yeah I see that too. Don´t know why.It´s the same tire size that most run on these.

    Most likely it will be painted shiny in the future. Still need some repair on the rockers and fenders and then the chassie will be updated . This is a rolling project.

    Thanks. Surgery areas are metalfinished and I leaded the pillars where I didn´t had access from backside.I scanned the primer on the car and got some new mixed. Painted the metal with it and then some black on top of it. Took a some paper and pushed against the paint and whiped it off enough for the primer to blend thru. It´s not invisibly but it blends in quite well with the original patina.

    Most likely it will get fendered again.

    In Sweden we call it hood.Currently there´s a stock 59ab but I have a 50Merc engine that runs really good going in there and a Halibrand for the rear.

    I see your point and at some time I was tempted but my plan for this built is a 40´s styled hot rod and I like to have the option to put the fenders back on so therefor I don´t think it will get any lower. I like the raked and low cars that Rolling Bones are doing but not all cars need to look like that.
  28. (QUOTE) I like the raked and low cars that Rolling Bones are doing but not all cars need to look like that.
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  29. 100 people look at the same thing and see 100 different things.
    The very first thing I look at is relation of axle CL to lowest body line/edge.
    Fenders drop that line down, no fenders bring it up, blue car has suspension altered so the line is about the same place as with fenders.
    I like the looks of the car in the first pic the best, with fenders and beauty rings
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