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Projects 48 Chevy coupe chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kenneth31coupe, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 148


    What would it take to have you come to North Carolina and do that chop to my 48 olds? (just wondering out loud. )
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  2. Rounded the rear top corner on the door. Still have the passenger side to do and then there´s a lot of welding.


    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
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  3. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
    Posts: 613


    Excellent planning & execution. It is always good to see a skilled craftsman at work. Thank you for sharing.
  4. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    Some people work with a canvas and paint and call it art. You, sir, are a real artist.
  5. Thank you very much.

    Took her out for a look in daylight.





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  6. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 835


  7. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,547


    That car is "fuckin" awesome!! Excuse my french.
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  8. AlkyWagon
    Joined: Aug 13, 2014
    Posts: 99


    Looks great, man!!!
  9. Awesome craftsmanship, very cool ride!
  10. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,338

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I am still always amazed at the abilities and craftsmanship of the classic car hobbiest in countries other than the US! And I mean that in the best way possible. I have never thought twice about cutting something up and using it to increase my skills. But most car guys I know are intimidated by the thought. Not you guys ! Great craftsmanship and an excellent eye for overall flow and design, Even if you did start with one of Rik"s Designs, you still need to put paper to metal!! Again VERY NICE!!! Larry
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  11. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 953


    I'll be following along. This is excellent.
  12. Thanks. I can see in your avatar you have one in need too ;)

    Thank you Pete and no problems. I don´t understand french anyway

    Thanks man

    Thank you very much

    It sure saves some time to have a Rik rendering to work from.Thanks a lot.

  13. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 835


    Kenneth, If I could have you around here in Mo., I would chop my car as I love the way your car turned out. Around here, I would be afraid that my car would not turn out the same as yours.
  14. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,314


  15. 1950sled
    Joined: Mar 10, 2015
    Posts: 109


    Great work. looks really nice
  16. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,073

    from Houston

    You must be the Sam Barris/Gene Winfield of Sweden..
  17. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,623

    j hansen
    from sweden

  18. kustomitch
    Joined: Sep 2, 2015
    Posts: 277

    from Monson MA

    Very nice work. This thing looks awesome
  19. Looking really fine. Can't wait to see it with some paint and wide whites fitted.
  20. Love this..... well executed, keep the pics coming !
  21. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 953


    I am loving your build.

    Hope you don't mind, but seeing as a chopped '48 is my future dream early kustom, I did some photoshopping of your car as it NAILS what my future vision is.


    chopped 48.jpg
  22. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,241

    Atwater Mike

    Now, THAT was SLICK! Great job on the fabrication of the curve, and masterful application!
    When I was 13, friend and I chopped his '31 Plymouth 3 window coupe. The oval back window looked like a football, with its non-radiused ends coming together.
    I suggested some slots to 'round off' the errors, but he said, "This makes 'em see that it's chopped!" Looked 'less than professional'... :p
  23. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 469


    Above is the kind of detail work that separates you from the rest of the pack. Most would have just tried to work with what was there but your solution is so much better.
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  24. Thanks for kind words . Some times I wish I was living in the US.

    Thank you

    Thank you. Your Merc is coming along nicely too

    That´s high praise. Thanks a lot

    Much appriciated.
    Thanks James. So do I
    Unfortunatly I´m almost done with it but if the owner can send me pics of the progress I will post them here.

    That looks nice. Hope your dream will come true

    You was a bit younger than I. I was 15 when my father and I did my first project .

    Thanks. Back in the days I would have fixed it with some pie cutting but I have learned that it will not take more time to make new pieces ( if one have the machines and tools reqiured for such a job) instead of all the welding and grinding time it takes to clean up pie cutted areas.
  25. Wow you really nailed that curve. Well done!
  26. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,234

    Okie Pete

    Amazing metal skills , the roof line flows , Great work.

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