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Customs 41 Ford Business coupe chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.Musico, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Mr.Musico
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    another milestone of sorts was achieved. Having the car all one color does wonders for me and I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel...dont worry this is just primer, not the final color.
     

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  2. 562roadster
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    Woo hoo! Almost cruisin' time for the '41. It's looking great!
     
  3. Mr.Musico
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    thanks man- yeah won't be long now
     
  4. hellonwheels
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    Nice work, awesome chop! I'm shortening the roofline on my '36 as well, accentuates that big beautiful rear end!

    BTW, Dept. of Customs is about the coolest frickin name for a shop that I've ever heard!!
     
  5. hvychvy
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    Lookin great brother!!!!!!Totally dig it!!
     
  6. Ian Berky
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    i love it man!!! i know how you feel!!:)
     
  7. The 41Dude
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    I have had several 41"s and currently have a 41 tudor sedan. The hinges on the hood always seem to be the weak point . When you try to close the hood the back part of the hood at the hinges wants to stay up an inch or so. Lots of people take the springs off to keep from bending the hood when they try to close it and simply push down on the back side once it's closed. If everything is in good order,not bent and well lubricated they shoud work as designed. It seems like there is always a gap between the hood and top of the fenders that seems to be unique to the 41's....just my 2 cents
     
  8. magoozi
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    You cant modify the rear glass opening because the rear glass has a compound curve, I think it looks fine and is a diferent aproach to chopping a business coupe . I like it , swell job, I started again on my 46 coupe, and I hope to have it done this year. I have always like the 41 to 48 coupes, and back in the day, they where the main staple for custom cars. I am happy that guys are starting to build them again, as far as I am concern, shoeboxes and mercs have been over done. I feel these cars are more of a chalange, and lend themselves to more creativity. With their big trunks, they are how I like my woman, comfortable.
     
  9. Mr.Musico
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    thanks for the encouragement- I agree like a gal with "junk in the trunk".
     
  10. big creep
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    wow im glad you chopped it! looks killer!
     
  11. Mr.Musico
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    heres some pics with the skirts
     

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  12. koolkemp
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    Wow its lookin great!! it looks to me like the license plate will be mounted behind a piece of glass just like way back when :D
     
  13. shoebox1950
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    looks great Tim!
     
  14. Mr.Musico
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    I want to keep the vent/wing window but the new shape is kinda funky (or is it?), leave it the way it is? or chop it down? Heres the stock size compared to the new (new one not cut to size yet)
     

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  15. PAUCHO
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    It's good.....keep those vent windows.....I think they'll look fine once you fit them in place.....I thought the same thing about mine but they worked out better than I thought......
     
  16. Skrap metal
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    very different, and very cool! great job.
     
  17. phat rat
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    your's is chopped a bit more than mine but here's how the vent looks in mine. I think the look of a one piece window is too modern
     

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  18. Mr.Musico
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    I agree, im not planning on getting rid of the vent window, but not sure if it should be smaller (its already shorter, but should I also make it less wide.)
    It now is like 1/4 of the size of the door glass, in relation to that wasnt sure if it was too large. Anyways its looks great on both of yours-
     
  19. Mr48chev
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    It is looking great. I like what you did with the quarter windows as most guys change the shape of them too much. Sweet indeed.
     
  20. farmer12
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    Looking good dude!
     
  21. Cal-Paul
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    I want to keep the vent window also...Mr.Musico,we have to hook up and you have to tell me how you worked the vent...the shape throws me off too but haven't worked on the frames yet
     
  22. -Brent-
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    I really love the stance and proportions on this car. Excellent job... I enjoy the progress.
     
  23. rustythumb
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    looking good! will you be able to drive it to l.a.r.s.?
     
  24. shooter54
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  25. Mr.Musico
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    hey man yeah , hopefully it will look ok when Im done

    I am on a roll and feel like im almost done but now I'm running out of $, I still need to buy all my paint- so that may slow me up a bit. Your welcome to stop by and see the progress anytime- thanks again for the parts!
     
  26. 66Coronet440
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    Looks great, man! Those cars have great lines to start.
     
  27. banditomerc
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    This approach to chopping these coupes does save on labor,but still looks good.But like Ian said,that rear window does look a bit tall since it wasn't slanted.Great work though.I like it.
     
  28. phat rat
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    Compare that rear roof line with a stock height roof and you'll see he did lay it down. Before someone says he should have cut the window, you CAN'T. It's curved both ways.
     
  29. Mr.Musico
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    yeah rear glass is laid down a bit- layed down any further wouldnt have worked on this chop (IMHO rear glass laid down too far looks like crap).
     

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