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Projects 50 Chev chop/section

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hoitink, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
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    Well the story goes I got me a free 2 door chev so I decided I'd take 3" out of the side of it and pull 4" off the top

    I'll post updates as I go

    Just got her home

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    Nice ratty interior

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    Strip down time

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    New power plant chev 350

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    Some rust issues have to get those out the way first before I cut her up

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    Getting her marked up for a 3" section

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    Snip snip

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    Drop her back down

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    The start of lots of welding to come

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    Now for the chop. Keeping it simple strait 4"

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    Now to start on the doors

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  2. hoitink
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    Doors back on and decided to slant the posts

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    Parting shot for now...

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    New toys!!

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    Time to squash the trunk
    First gotta cut out the guts

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    Next mark it and cut er up

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    This part was a lot of trial and error now I know why everyone bitches about doing these trucks and nothing lining up or stretching to place lol. Eventually got er figured out.

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  3. hoitink
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    Innards all abortioned in place

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    The new slimmer ass end.

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    Parting shot

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  4. unclechop
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    Nice work and beautiful lines,
    You make it look so easy!
    Congrats
     
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  5. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
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    Hey, 'Hoitink'...very nice!

    Only here on the HAMB, can we see a grungy old give-away car be turned into a badass custom before our very eyes!

    Keep us posted...
     
  6. big brass balls
     
  7. Spedley
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
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    Nice job! The flow is lookin real good.
     
  8. Wow - no fear! No messing about either. How long did all this take?
     
  9. Circus Bear
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  10. Ron Mayes
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    you make it look so easy
     
  11. Sprcheese
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    Some damn fine work there. I would also like to know how long it took.
     
  12. hoitink
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    Not sure on how many hours but have been working on it for about 2 and a half weeks.
     
  13. Two weeks? Is that all!!?!
     
  14. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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    dec1%20(7)2.jpg dec1%20(7).jpg I love how this is coming out.
    the trunk lid looks cool!

    Check out the quick photochop I did and see what you think.
    I had read that in the 50's sometimes they would raise the windshield frame back up into the roof to better line up the w/s with the door windows.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  15. ford51
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    Nice job!Many hours to finish!Blod and tears.
     
  16. Looks good - probably too late by now though - I expect its already in paint by now!:D
     
  17. jonzcustomshop
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    P1300074-vi.jpg yes by the way this is are moving! he is probably cruising right now...
    here is the car I was thinking of , from riksters site... I think they raised the w/s and pancaked the roof skin
     
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  18. Wow! I can't get a gas filler door shaved in two and a half weeks! LOL.
     
  19. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    Nice job man! I like how you did the doors,instead of cutting through the outer skin you relieved the inner structure ,slid the skin down and trimmed the bottom off,Nice.The trunk lid came out great also.Jobs like this separate the Bullshitters from the real custom builders with talent .
     
  20. OK, Now I'm impressed all to hell. Nice work!. Please keep us posted. I wanna see how this turns out.
    I dont often rate threads, but this is a five star for sure!
     
  21. Nads
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    Awesome!!!!!!
     
  22. OshkoshRob
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    Damn, you made that look easy. That car is the perfect look....I'm jealous!!!!
     
  23. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    god you make it look easy!!! great job, looks killer!!

    ian
     
  24. invizibletouch
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
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    Hell yeah bro! My kinda shit right there. +1
     
  25. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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    Very cool. Normally i don't like sectioned cars..
    But your proportion's look real good! I think this is going to be real slick when your done..
    Nice work!!!

    Tony
     
  26. WoW!

    Mind elaborating on the trunk a bit?
    What would you do differently next time?

    Thanks
    Thom
     
  27. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
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    ....so im assuming this one is done and another car is in there by now LOL
     
  28. lanny haas
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    You can almost see the old girl smile!!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!
     
  29. Not2low
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Not usually crazy about sectioned cars,but yours looks great.Cant wait for more progress pics.
     
  30. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    This makes me want to blow my car apart just so I can section it! After seeing how you went through yours, it looks like a cakewalk. Very nice job tho, that's one thing about being in Canada. Once winter hits, there's lots of time for out in the garage!!
     

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