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Projects 46 Ford coupe UPDATE: NOW A TRADITIONAL CUSTOM

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatout51, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. bigbore
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    How much did you cut out in the front and in the rear?
     
  2. flatout51
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    4" out of the front... The rear.... I cut till it looked right to me... I honestly couldn't tell you. Close to 4.5"-5"? at the B post...


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  3. T&A Flathead
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    Car looks good. Have you worked with lead before?
     
  4. flatout51
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    Thanks man! I have... But on a much smaller scale... We still use it at Ford now! But my dad is well versed in lead. I'm going to blast the body when the chop and floors are done. Then body work starts!


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  5. flatout51
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    Weld, weld, weld, beer, hammer, hammer, beer, grind, file, sand, beer, repeat ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1410451710.383657.jpg


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  6. Atwater Mike
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    Nice metalwork on the top; good tip about that 289 Hi-Po left manifold!

    Where did you get your skirts?
    (I have a '47 sedan that will be a neat late-'40s taildragger...)
     
  7. flatout51
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    Thanks! I bought the skirts off of e-auction not really sure they are made for the car but they fit nice!


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  8. Atwater Mike
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    I noticed the 'slope' of the top after the third time you 'adjusted' it...Perfection!
    It was obvious you were taking the car outside for the 'visuals'...
    The procedure of cutting more from the rear is age-old: Sam Barris spoke of that trick, but Tommy Hrones ("Tommy the Greek", Oakland, CA) mentioned it in the '40s.
    If the 'B' pillar indeed came down 1" greater than the vertical descent of the 'A' pillar, it would calc to 'very desirable proportions'!
    Hope the color is maroon or black...
     
  9. flatout51
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    Thank you very much! I have many hours of just starring at it! The color?! I'm leaning towards Washington Blue... But I love dark reds!! Time will tell!


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  10. bigbore
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    Line of the roof is nice. Great job.
     
  11. flatout51
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    Well I took a break from welding and grinding did a little sanding. Trying to strip the rust and paint off so I can see what I have to face on the rest of the body... Not too bad really other than the front fender... It's way out of shape... I'm no metal guy so I'll be replacing it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1411739287.934233.jpg
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  12. coupe33
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    I have been following your project just to see where your going. I have a 46 Ford coupe I bought years ago that was chopped in the sixties and never finished the doors are still welded shut and everything was stick welding. It is pretty much a body, frame, and fenders.
     
  13. Man,I know you have worked hard to get it just right and I believe you nailed the look!

    Go man go! HRP
     
  14. flatout51
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    Thanks man! It has a long way to go but it'll get there!
     
  15. Bishop Welding
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    Absolutely badass car. Beautiful chop. If I could throw this out there as something to digest and really consider. I think you lowered back window 1.5 or 2 inches or so, it would look more like it belonged. It just battles the lines where it is now. Beautiful work. Badass ride.
     
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    Coming along nicely! It already looks great, can wait to see it when it's done!
     
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    Thank you! I had thought about it but personally I like the flow better with the window up higher... with it down it makes the C post seem... weird. I cant explain it. But thanks for the constructive criticism!
     
  20. flatout51
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    Thank you!
     
  21. ss34coupe
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    A chop and skirts. I like it! Good work.
     
  22. flatout51
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    Thank you. I need some new skirts but these work for mock up.
     
  23. JoeyP.
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    Car looks good, the chop is right on perfect.
     
  24. coupe33
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    The skirts go with the flow of the body very well. I think it looks great very good flow.
     
  25. flatout51
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    Aaannnndddd passenger side has begun.
     

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  26. jamesd1502
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    image.jpg Here's my 46.....

    Great looking project man. Love the chop and stance. How long are the shackles you made? I also made some to lower it, added skirts, but feel like I should lower the rear more.
     
  27. flatout51
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    Thats a good looking short door! I cant remeber off hand how long i made the shackles... i should be pulling the rearend soon to finish everything up. I'll post pictures when i do.
     
  28. Inked Monkey
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    For the love of god, hang something on those bare ass walls! I know you have extra crap laying around!
     
  29. flatout51
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    Yeah yeah.... i focus on the car not interior decorating......... Ha!
     
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