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Projects 50 Chev chop/section

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

  1. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,885


    dont ya just love doing things twice . when it only shoulda been done once. dont kno how many times i cut things back out because they were a hair off.
    when i did the window on my 50 poncho i got away with just laying it down so all the stock stainless could be used . i think my "ramp" that so many people use was an 1/8th inch and fits perfectly under the trim but you have more out of the front posts so i dont kno how that woulda worked in your case.. just throwin it out there for ya.

  2. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,106


    I agree, I think taking any more out of the roof would have made it look like a turtle.

    You're doing an awesome job,'s really coming along fast. Thanks for the updates and keep hem coming.
  3. Preacher
    Joined: Dec 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,956


    Nice progress I love the lines... you have been busy!
  4. Nice work
    Its going to look great when done
  5. Customikes
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 312

    from SoCal

    Wow. Tons of really cool work. Appreciate the opportunity to see it.
  6. FIFTY2
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 334


    Looks Awsome

    Must be something in the water in Canada:)
  7. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 366


    You make this look wayyyy to easy... Killer job.
  8. brentthebarber
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 265

    from San Diego

    I didn't mean to offend anybody. I was just throwing my 2 cents in. I love the way it looks too. I just personally wouldve done it. Keep up the good work.
  9. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,613

    from Hypocrisy

    I don't like it, start over.
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
    Posts: 22

    from SAN JOSE

    Great work! Your car looks badass.If you cut out a little in the center of your front bumper it would match the grill opening.but other than that all it needs is the black rims and the wide whites.Thanks for all the pics and Happy New Years to you and all the Hambros.
  11. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,482


    I don't know. I really like the way you sectioned the trunk. It is definitely pointier at the back than we are used to seeing but I don't think that makes it wrong. To my eye it still works, I've just never seen a Chev that looks that way before.

    I say leave it alone. It is one of the things that makes this car unique and identifiable when parked next to 20 others.

    Great build and great thread too. I'm enjoying the updates (and taking notes)

  12. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    you beat me to it! DAMN! Nice job! I don't think I have the huevos to tackle that kind of project. Keep posting those pics!
  13. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,654


    Damn dude you don't waste any time. Must be those Canadian winters. Nice work and thanks for posting.
  14. JLasvegas
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 207

    from Skin city

    Damn, all these Canucks building these badass cars in the winter, I need to relocate to a colder climate
  15. elvi411
    Joined: May 29, 2008
    Posts: 131


    The car Rocks!
  16. southpark
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 713


    any updates on this its been 8 days is it in paint yet?
  17. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008


    From what I have seen on the weather chanel they are in the middle of a major deep freeze...prolly to cold to wotk on it , but if you have been I wanna see some pics too :D Love the car!!!!
  18. 50bomb
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 724

    from Lodi CA

    nice job! i have a 50 chevy and took 3 1/2 off the body. like the door job!
  19. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    Leave the trunk. It works, and like one of the last posts said: it ain't gonna look like everybody else's. You already have one belly button, that's enough.
  20. The rear window looks and flows better now. any plans for the level of finish? colors ?flat? shiny? Once again nice job!
  21. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Thanks guys for the comments.
    Took a week off working on it been doing little things here and there. It's been pretty cool out this way -31 this morning without the windchill.

    Only plans I have for the body this year Is just to throw it in primer and run the crap out of it. I want to focus on the interior this year and make it nice an comfy for me.
  22. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    I think I might need to move to Manitoba--sounds warmer than Wisconsin...
  23. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558


    very nice, and you did it all in one day too! NICE. Really, great starting price, nice laid out idea and excellent execution. Sure you have more in Mig wire and cut wheels that the car cost, but well on its way to sweetdome. Get more pics up as you go! Makes me want to whack one!
  24. 49Dodgeboy
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 637


    just spent the last hour reading this thread at work, damn you make it look so easy and trust me, we all no its not. Great work, nice inspiration and what a great way to show how to save an old ride........
  25. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,918


    What a beautiful car this is going to be. I have subscribed to this thread just so I can see how it turns out. Please, please keep posting on here, I don't want to miss one bit!!

    Wicked, wicked kustom!
  26. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Well another cold snap again lol but finally got my ass in gear welded up the hood and got my headlight rings in.

  27. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

    from Austin, TX

    great work,,,,,very creative on the nose..i really like the way the bumper compliments the grille shell (or vice-versa,,haha)
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,659


    grille looks good...i hadnt noticed it befoer (got lost in some of the pages). i like the way you widened it out to match the bumper. this is gonna be a killer car....thanks for all the updates and the photos.
  29. essexrat
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 243


    Are you located in Winnipeg? I'm planning on moving out that way once it warms up a bit. I've got my eye on a 51 or so 2 door Chevy...I've got a 57 Chev 2 door sedan that I was thinking of starting on, but seeing your project makes me want to head another way...there are already too many 57's out there...I really like the stance of your Chev...reminds me of The West Coast Chopper Chevy...I realize that one is a 54, but still has some great lines....keep up the great work, and maybe once I move out that way, I'll bring my own Chevy and we can chop, section and deck it over a couple beers....since you work so quickly....must be the cold...I always work faster when it's frozen...
  30. 51fleetline
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 367


    damn the motha is off the hooook homie...keep up the good work!!!

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