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

  1. Trichop
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 219

    from Eaton,Ohio

    Fantastic work!
    How did you lower the body down after the last cut?
    My Kinda Garage! That's gonna be a great Ride!
  2. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,077


    I was thinking the exact same thing! and then I scrolled down and you already said it.
  3. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,294

    Member Emeritus

    don`t be shy start cutting !
  4. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 530

    from baltimore

    thats crazzyy!! nice work man
  5. JEPPA
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 574


    Well, ya don't see that every day. Excellent work. Keep us up to date.
  6. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

    from Austin, TX

    that stuff all works on that car,,,,,,very impressive work,,i like the way you tackled the trunk (looks WAY better sectioned)........doesnt look overdone,,,the proportions look nice,,
  7. Jacksons Garage
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 23

    Jacksons Garage

    All I can say is WOW! It would take me a month just to mark out where I would make the cuts. Great job by just getting out there and doing it.
  8. Sam F.
    Joined: Mar 28, 2002
    Posts: 4,225

    Sam F.

    daymn,,that looks pretty COOL!

    you work fast!
  9. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,924


    Nice lines and nice work... cant wait to see it all done
  10. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Thanks everyone.
    Just in the slow process of welding the whole works together properly right now front fenders down tonight trunk tomorrow lol.
  11. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Don't think I would change anything really. I was going for the total pancake look but did the initial chop tried to push it down and realized that it was going to be insane to try to make all the corners line back up. So I decided to cut along the top and move the works down easier to add some flat steel to the top than rework the bottom of the lid.

    Heres a side shot of the lid got the pancake look and the trunk has an original kinda look lol


    Attached Files:

  12. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 366


    It looks like you'll almost have the same look as a factory torpedo back... well similar. The only thing stopping me from doing a section/chop/pancake on mine is because it's a torpedo back. I'd hate to ruin the lines they have from the factory. It doesn't mean I'm going to stop following this tho, I can learn alot just from watching this. Keep up the good work.... eh...
  13. 52merc
    Joined: Apr 22, 2006
    Posts: 143


    looking good great job.
  14. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,439


    nice work man, keep us posted!
  15. emlovesmercury49
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 54


    WOW!!!!!!!!! Im speechless.
  16. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    That is one crazy cool project!
    I was hesitant to want to witness a butchered car but WOW what a transformation!
    Smart cut lines inside and out.

    Too bad that MIG makes ya grind so much though.
    Looks like one of those projects that gives ya black snot!!

  17. ABBoston
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 275

    from Boston

    That is some kickass work you have done to that car - you make it look easy!

  18. when I started to read the post, I didnt think it would be done.

    the car looks great, nice eye for detail.

    any photos of another car that your using for inspiration? if so, show us.
  19. unclechop
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 275


    Reminds me a bit of the polynesian-love that car/colour
  20. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,053


    True Confession, my initial thought was--man, I am glad this car was free because this is a bigger job than this dude thinks!! Wrong!!--some of the most impressive work ever seen. You are in the class of Geo. Barris, Bill Hines, and people of that ability. Thanks for stunning us all with the picture work. As others said, you made it look easy!! Again showing the wealth of talent of our H.A.M.B. community. Very, very impressive and thanks for taking us to school!!~Sololobo~
  21. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    WOW, that is awsome.....and you did it all in two weeks!!!!
  22. Nappy
    Joined: Jul 6, 2001
    Posts: 797

    from York, PA

    Wow. Impressive work.
  23. It's so well proportioned that it almost looks factory. Looks like a torpedo. The best modifications are the ones that don't stand out. That thing will look sooo sweet when it's cruisin the boulevard.
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,270


    Yep, the best modifications are the ones that sneek up on you and make the stock model of the car/truck started as look as if it has something wrong with it. That is going to be one slick and smooth car.
  25. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    Just what I was thinking, I figured "well this guys gonna fuck up a nice old car" boy was I wrong. I'm glad you didn't post till you had some pictures, I'd have figured we'd never hear from you again. Instead, you made that look so easy, I'm gonna run out to the garage and do mine, oughta have it done before Christmas---------------2020!:rolleyes:
    Seriously man, nice work, the proportions and lines are right on. Keep the tetanus shots up to date, and get that thing done.
  26. 78stang
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 9

    from Michigan

    wow! that looks great you really did a good job. keep up the good work and keep us posted.
  27. PBR1844
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 89


    Very nice, wish i had a pair to rape my car like that. looks awesome.Keep the progress coming
  28. Toqwik
    Joined: Feb 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,304


    It is amazing the difference the trunk makes. Nice work....
  29. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,304

    from Kentucky

    Man, you are hauling ass on this build.

    When are you gonna roll it out and take a profile pic?
  30. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Thanks everyone for the comments!
    Just in the process of the slow welding everything up did the front fenders last night and stuck working late tonight Boo.....

    Gonna roll er out this weekend and get a nice profile shot of her. I have to give the shop a little cleaning getting crowded in there lol

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