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Technical 50 Pontiac Coupe Chop!!! tons of pics

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Flop, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Damn!

    That kind of detail is humbling for hacks like me.

    Yours is the first "mental condition" treatable with shop time.
     
  2. lookin good flop.
     
  3. DIRTYBIRD
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    Looking good man! Keep It Up.
     
  4. PoPo
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    still amazing Flop. The curves of the door look great!!!
     
  5. Keep up the good work
    its the little details like that, that make a car
     
  6. flynbrian48
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  7. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks everyone

    well onto the bottom gap against the rocker.. it was waaaay to tight i dont kno what the deal wasbut its better now.

    forgot to take a before pic this is just after i started wailing away

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    you can see how tight it was on the end thats how it was the whole way..dont no if its because they were cheap rockers or what..but some hammering and a wood chunk fixed the problem

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    who doesnt like a nice tight gap haha

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    next onto the vent window and fix anything else i find then be completley finished with the door
     
  8. JeffreyJames
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    I hope you know that this is really great work flop. I love your OCD and it's really going to pay off in the end when this thing is dropping jaws every time you pass people.
     
  9. The Mandrill
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    OK, I just read this thread top to bottom for the first time, I started at 7:30 this morning and have been working on it all day. FUCKING COOL! Talk about a motivator and great info. Keep it up man! Looks great.
     
  10. banzaitoyota
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    I cant express how awe-struck the attention to detail has made me!
     
  11. Nice work flop,I spent a good 3 days filing door gaps on my shoebox. It sucks but pays off.
     
  12. Mercchev
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    Jeez Louise...I just spent three hours reading this...AMAZING work. One of the coolest things I have seen on the HAMB.
     
  13. carbuilder
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    Flop what is the amount you are using for door gap.
     
  14. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks guys.. you headed to the round up this year jeffery?

    i was always awestruck by detail so i guess thats where i get it.

    these gaps do make ya wanna kill yourself but a pot of coffee gets ya through it hahaha.

    the gap is a tight fitting paint stick
     
  15. MP&C
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    It's all in the details,.......and the hammer :D


    Nice work Flop
     
  16. Stefan T
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  17. StanDaManTX
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    I just went through all 62 pages this morning at work! cant believe I have never seen this thread before. I am so getting fired. Absolutely amazing work by the way.
     
  18. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks guy 200k page views holy fuck...took a short vacation to jersey and philly met up with slowandlow63 checked out his stuff etc etc just about totally done with the pass door metal wise

    today i shaved the hole that was there for the big sliding clip that held on the door handle

    pretty boring i kno but must of it is now a days

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    yeah i kno i got 2 pits!!!!!!

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    wingwindow is next after i order some new rubbers for them...because lord knows how much thickness its lost over the years
     
  19. Damn.... I jus came across this thread and took 2hours to look through it.. All I have to say now is.. Inspiring , Motivating , and Educating thanks flop Im off to my garage..
     
  20. lorodz
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    sweet build keep it up
     
  21. Bash'n'Weld
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    There's no such thing as boring metalwork, is there?

    Nice work as usual Flop.
     
  22. Theo:HotRodGod
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    Looks bad ass! what are the rest of your plans with the vehicle?
     
  23. Flop
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    thanks guys

    yeah that was very boring metal work bash..idk why just was .

    every panel is modified on this car theo i dont kno what more ya want haha.

    well i started messing with the skirt fit why the hell not at this point.

    you can see the bad gap guessing it has to do with the ems panel and me messin with the skirt

    you can see the bad gaps

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    here ya can see what it looks like after some beating to the quarter and filing to the skirt

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    still gotta weld up where i went through with the grinder and file but i didnt feel like stinking up the shop with all the undercoat on the back since its to cold to open the door
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    now time for some input!! what do ya think about adding the little curve to the end instead of comin straight down?

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  24. junkmonger
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    I like the little curve in the fender skirt. Maybe just a little less than the other end of the skirt.
     
  25. PoPo
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    why not curve it, nothing else is straight or un-modified on the car.

    hey what happened to the 47(not sure of year)s front fender? accident or just repaint?
     
  26. BuiltFerComfort
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    Gotta say yes, and I'd start an half-inch higher than your red mark. I would not go with a round profile for the curve, either. Imagine something like a swoopy '~' curve (turned 45 degrees, and toned down a bit) to give a hint of Kool Kustom without going overboard. Just another one of the things that would make people scratch their heads.

    Good to see you're back at it! How's the hand?
     
  27. Flop
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    good point po po the more i look at the straight the more it bothers me. just a tiny little curve into the bottom of the skirt at the back

    the 47 was victim to a hit and run
    the thread is on here somewhere just search under my name

    thank built...to the drawing board tomorrow. that was a last min ida right before i left the shop
    the hand is feelin good got my strenght back..notice a weird feeling every now and again when its in a weird position but i can live with it.
     
  28. harrydude
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    oh my fuck..................

    I am gunna have to pack a lunch to read all this................

    I just poped around.............

    how much chop???

    I am trying to find out the legal amount a guy can chop too??


    keep up the great werk...........

    pssssssssss

    wear saftey glasses...............:confused:
     
  29. Said it before but hey, Flop, THIS THREAD ROCK'S!! Love your work and looking forward to seeing it done.
     
  30. harrydude
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    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    just made it through all this great build........................


    now reading this thread I want to get cuttin up my 40 chevy 2 dr sedan....


    just ca't deside how much chop to do.....


    ps saftey glasses saved the eye

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