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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LIMEY, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Well Limey

    That is the right thing to do with a truck like that!

    Klaus

    Hey say Hi to John Wicks from me!!
     
  2. LIMEY
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    Klaus i'll pass your message on as i speak to him quite often. The picture i have has John's T behind yours & Jims RPU behind that....cool pic!



     
  3. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Very nice work indeed chaps.
    Most people don't realize that it's harder to chop a pick up truck than it is a regular sedan. It looks like you fellas did it with the minimum amount of sectioning.
    I can't wait to see it finished.
     
  4. KCMongo
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
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    Looks great, Tech O'Matic for sure.
    Thanks for posting your pics, I've been considering doing this to one of my trucks at some point. Looked at a lot of them last summer and 3" seems about right (for a 6"2' Guy in my case).
    Mongo
     
  5. Roothawg
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    Hats off to a great tech post. Thanks for taking the time to take all the pictures etc. People don't realize how much work is involved in a good tech article.
     
  6. LIMEY
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    Thanks again guys & yeah it almost took just as long to post the whole thing up here as it did to do the chop!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    There's still more to come as we'll have all day next tuesday on it, hopefully get the hammer welding sorted & make a start on the doors.
     
  7. LIMEY
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    I've just found all the pics that i lost & managed to put them back on this old post from last year, i thought some of you new guys & others that may have missed it would like to see it.
    Also here are some pics of the finished job as i never got round to posting them.
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    [​IMG]

    Kev
     
  8. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    thanks for the pics looks great

    alex
     
  9. About bleedin time you posted some 'after' pics!! ;)

    Looks good Kev.
     
  10. low springs
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    from Long Beach

    very nice work.... :)

    this should be in the tech archives....
     
  11. Orange Crate
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    Very nice work guys, almost makes me want to own a CHEBBY......

    GULP, DID I REALLY SAY THAT?????

    MINE WOULD HAVE TO BE FORD POWERED!!!!!!!

    LOOK OUT.... DODGE THAT BULLET!!!!!
     
  12. loogy
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    Man, that's a great looking truck. Nice job on the chop.

    What front suspension is under that thing?

    Chris
     
  13. Skimmer
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    I saw this truck at the Drags or Nostalgias earlier this year looks like it should used n abused just like my 51 Chev pickup
     
  14. chaco
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    This a very helpfull post, Nice work. Truck looks right.
    Chaco
     
  15. LIMEY
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
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    Front suspension is out of a mk2 Jag, Mad Dog needs to set it up a little better as it scrubbs tires out pretty quick, his money i guess! but in general it was a good choice or more to the point it was the right price at the right time.

    Kev.
     
  16. Mootz
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    You guys do good work. Wheres all the bondo?:D

    Mootz
     
  17. HighSpeed LowDrag
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    Looks great. Just the right amount of chop IMO.

    What does &amp mean? Some sort of Hot Rod term not known to colonists?
     
  18. LIMEY
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    I don't have a clue but i've seen it come up on other archived posts, it should just say "&" but somewhere along the way it picks up the other bit!

    Kev.
     
  19. tikiwagon
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    Hi Kev ,Pics look good, i didnt know you had it in you. PS hope you used that flymo in the chop top process
     
  20. InDaShop
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    I can't believe nobody noticed or mentioned that in Post #18 pic #3, Limey's buddy is hanging from the rafters in the background showing his ass.

    Great work on that chop. Looks clean!
     
  21. hershambob
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  22. hershambob
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  23. Limey,great frickin tech article!
    Nice work and a killa truck.....Shiny
     
  24. JohnnyP.
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  25. pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    I give, how do ya get an MOT. on a truck like that in the U.K.?

    Great chop, great line as well.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
     
  26. wagoon
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    bitchin ride! makes me wanna work on our 56'.
    Straight pipes?
     
  27. Flipper
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    Flipper
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    from Kentucky


    I was looking for cool trucks, not nut sacks. What caught your eye?
     
  28. bg
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
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    bg
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    from USA

    You guys really make that chop top look simple but I would LOVE to see a hood being pie cut from a 47-53 Chevy truck..... Anybody have any pictures??:D :D :D :D



    BG
     

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  29. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
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    Limey,Did you hammer weld the seams? How much warpage did you get? Great job Mate!
     
  30. frankenford
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