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Projects 50 Chevy Chop- Finally In Process

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by JVK54, Feb 22, 2012.



  1. That jig you came up with is fantastic. This is a great looking chop so far. Great proportions. You are giving me lots of inspiration, ideas, and knowledge to apply towards my project. Thanks for sharing guys.

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  2. JVK54
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
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    Working on the catwalk panels- In some respects this may be the coolest and most unusual element of this chop. moving the rear window forward is something we've seen on other chops, but never on a Chevy. I don't doubt someone has done it, and would love to see it if they have.
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  3. metalinnovations
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    Just a couple of pics. from today. The rear of the car is starting to take shape.
     

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  4. scoobyscooter
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    That's looking good, makes for great lines
     
  5. That cat walk... mm nice! great flow in the rear
     
  6. robertsregal
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    Great looking chop, now your roof line has a sweet flow to the deck lid. I Like It!!
     
  7. metalinnovations
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    A couple more pics. from today. Rear of the roof is starting to come together.
     

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  8. She's looking good!
    Not to piss in your wheeties or anything, but you asked if anyone else did an extended catwalk.

    I extended mine about 2 1/2 years ago, and I got some insperation for a few other chops here on the HAMB. Here is my build thread http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=390824

    I also sectioned the trunk, and matched the angle with the catwalk.
    Right now I'm almost done wet sanding primer, and mine will be in color this year (crossing fingers)

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    Keep up the good work!
     
  9. yetiskustoms
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    that is a really nice flowing chop!
     
  10. koolkemp
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    Thats lookin really nice!!
     
  11. JVK54
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    Hey Tommy, Thanks much for adding to this thread. Your build is awesome. You took on and even bigger POS basketcase roof than we did..but mine did suck..(see link at beginning of the thread for a blow by blow of that horrorshow)
    Anyway, I was actually by some of the same cars you were. Suck minds must think alike. Keep goin' on that your build..It's awesome.
     
  12. paint2live
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    Well done!! Looking very clean. I'm hooked
     
  13. LeftCoastErik
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    Looking great man! Keep it up! I did extend mine on my Styleline also, but only about an inch.
     
  14. Your very welcome!

    One little dent doesn't make a POS!

    Your putting the belt line back on right?
    If you are, do you think you can use the SST on it?

    That's one thing I wish I would have been able to do differently.
     
  15. Said before a lot, but it's true! You've got fantastic lines on your Chevy! Great work.
     
  16. metalinnovations
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    More pics., Got the trunk working with no flex in the package tray. Started the miles of welding that this thing is going to have. The amount of extra work to get just 2" of forward movement with the window is so worth it. The lines on this car are just coming together nicely. We do plan on using the beltline trim, it is going to take some tweaking to make it fit. Thanks for all the great comments. Thanks, Jon.
     

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  17. metalinnovations
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    more pics. Starting to take shape.
     

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  18. metalinnovations
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    and some more.
     

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  19. deto
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    I'm loving it man. Awesome chop.
     
  20. JVK54
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    Today was one of those great days that keep ya going on a build..The Sail panels areall fabbed and tacked in place. It's awesome and energizing finally get to see the whole profile and I'm freakin' thrilled. Everything flows and rolls just the way I had hoped and Jon's idea of moving the rear window forward ..well..I love the result..
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  22. GYROE-1
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    Great idea on the extra long vise grips:D!!! That chop is slick too!
     
  23. nice chop. gonna do it to mine soon. been looking for some ideas great pics
     
  24. FlynBrian
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    Lookin Sweet! Killer Profile! Flows just right...
     
  25. 'Mo
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    Amen! Killer profile...one of the best!

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  26. jhutch713
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    Great work guys, y'all make it look easy. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thanks for sharing and keep it up.
     
  27. rtomss
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    Awesome job on that back window.....looks great!
     
  28. Absolutely stunning flow on your roof.Great lookin car too....I love hearing how you were working on getting the stance where you wanted it . Roof is one of the best I have seen on a chevy,great lookin Custom.
     
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  29. JVK54
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    Thanks for the kind words you guys. It's pretty amazing when ya have a vision and it finally comes together how you picture it..or even a little better. I'm now a firm believer in that a car will tell you what it wants..what is right for it .This Chevy certainly has, but she also hasn't always made it easy getting there, and I have not doubt that she still has some more difficult days in store .But, Jon and I will be back at it tomorrow nite.. I can't wait to get in primer, get some seats and glass in , throw on the lakes pipes and lights and stuff and just get on the road for awhile .
     
  30. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Great work gents . . . killer chop. Also dig the long clamp. Get the feeling Jon has done this before.
     

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