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Projects 49 Ford shoebox - 4" chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MotorVillain, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. MotorVillain
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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    My buddy Erwin has a fantastic '49 shoebox, but it needed a haircut. He decided that 4" would be the right amount. Neither of us has done a chop before, so go easy on us! After consulting a few articles and videos we dove into it. These are the pics of the begining stage... plenty more to come as progress is made.
     

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  2. chillywilly
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
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    Cool! Check out my thread "chops in so cal "for some tips and pics of finishing it off! Way to grab your sack and go for it by the way
     
  3. SycoSteve
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    Good start, I like the profile!
     
  4. Barn-core
    Joined: Jan 26, 2004
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    I'm glad you were able to show some restraint on the chop and not over chop it. Four inches is a good amount of chop for a shoebox. Good choice moving the rear window forward as well, that helps keep the proportions looking right. Keep up the good work, you guys look like you're on the right track. Keep us posted.
     

  5. looks good, I thought 4" would be too much but it looks good.
     
  6. Bandit Ls-1
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    thats looking real! good man.
     
  7. nice start man!
     
  8. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    from Nor Cal

    Looks good guys. Slant those post you'll be good to go.
     
  9. Yep, easy parts done. lol.
     
  10. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    looking good.. make sure when you get the front window roof area welded back at the "A" pillars the window flange is flat for the glass...keep the pics a coming!
     
  11. saxet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2012
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    from Texas

    I like them unchopped, but your 4" looks good. Can't wait to see more.
     
  12. Really nice profile, well done brother
     
  13. goford51
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
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    from griffin ga

    looking good keep us posted
     
  14. I like the 4 inch chop if your not going with a full blown radical custom. Factory should have done that. Right on the money so far.
    Love 49 grilles. My fav of the 3 yrs.
     
  15. hvychvy
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    Looking great!
     
  16. MotorVillain
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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    Thanks you guys! My buddy Erwin (his car) goes by Tatertot on here... hopefully he'll chime in.

    chopped 51... yes you are correct, the easy part IS done, we know there's a long way to go but we're looking forward to the challenge.
     
  17. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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    I have sen a lot of shoebox chops and saw how they were done . I have to admit yours was the easiest I have seen yet to do ! It's not like the usual radical chops I have seen on most which I personally don't care for at all . Yours did come out nice !

    Retro Jim
     
  18. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
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    from New York

    Very Nice work, she is beautiful!
     
  19. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    pretty cool - looks like you did some good planning by keeping stock rear glass. always fun welding sheet metal.
     
  20. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    from Sweden

    Good start nice roof
     
  21. mace69
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
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    from mass

    Looks good man
     
  22. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
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    4rod
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    yeap... 4 inches is perfect...keep it up
     

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