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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by schoum, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 231

    schoum
    Member
    from france

    here is some pics of my first "real" top chop!

    "real" because I not include hot-rod top chop, much more easy!

    It's a customer project, my job is the top chop and the 2doors conversion.

    I start by the chop:

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    2inches on the A pilar and a little more than 3inches on the rear

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    The owner want the more fluid line possible, so the rear isn't moved forward, but just inclined

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    today, the left rear corner is done too. Now I will start the 2 doors conversion. Moved back the B pillar, lengthen the front doors and rebuild the rear quarter panel and glass.

    If you look something wrong on my job, or have advices for me, don't hesitate to tell it to me!
    I'm a newbie on this job!
     
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  2. NICE CHOP! i like your work so far. cant wait to see the door conversion

    i dont know much but what is the difference in 'hotrod chop' and 'real' chop?
    like you mean a 30's 40's car chop as hotrod and real chop as in a 50's sedan chop?
     
  3. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 231

    schoum
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    from france

    All the chop I did before were on model A. And on a model A, a top chop is really simple!
    Here, the cut and the remodeling is much harder... it's the reason of my "real"

    I hope you undetrstand me....:(
     
  4. I get it now. That's what I thought you meant but didn't want to jump to conclusions :)
    Looks real good. Better than most I seen so far


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  5. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640

    jfreakofkorn
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    thats some really nice work =)
     
  6. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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    cederholm
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    Love your work - and your posts!!

    ~ Carl
     
  7. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,420

    straykatkustoms
    Member

    Very kool project, looking forward to watching the rest of the build.
     
  8. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,858

    Buddy Palumbo
    Member

    Good job on the chop so far
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,985

    Jalopy Joker
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    nice work - Cool
     
  10. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Yeah,looks good.Keep up the good work!
     
  11. Marten
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 169

    Marten
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    What price-range should I think off when doing a 2door conversion and chop?
    Don't need the exact numbers, just wondering what this might cost in Europe.
    Thanks...(you may PM it to me if you feel thats better)

    Project looks great so far!
     
  12. Nice work!
     
  13. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,039

    sololobo
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    Really excellent flow to this shoebox. Tu-door conversion is a brave step. It is a treat to see some work from our hot roddin pals in France. Best wishes on this project and thanx again for sharing with all of us. ~sololobo~
     
  14. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

    koolkemp
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    Very nice work !
     
  15. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    Eric H
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    Nice work, I'm looking forward to updates.
     
  16. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    squigy
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    from SO.FLO.

    Suscribed!
    great work.
     
  17. bigern007
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 51

    bigern007
    Member

    Nice metal work.Looking forward to seeing more of this big project

    Bigern. :) :)
     
  18. Nice clean work. Keep us posted with lots of pics.
     
  19. COUPES
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
    Posts: 171

    COUPES
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    from England

    Looking good so far Schoum!
     
  20. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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    EBW
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    Clean start... Subscribed
     
  21. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 231

    schoum
    Member
    from france

    thanks you guys!!!

    Of course I will continue to up-dating this thread, but I only do the chop and 2doors conversion. I don't finish the car. Jim, the owner will finish it alone. If I have news of his work, I will post it here ;-)

    some news soon! the door or cuted!!
     
  22. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    Stefan T
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    from Sweden

  23. bobo1
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 504

    bobo1
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    from France

    Very nice job Chrisyophe ;)
     
  24. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
    Posts: 252

    BRENT
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    Nice work, good job so far!
     
  25. rockguy92
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    rockguy92
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    That's some good looking work. Please keep us psoted on your progress.
    The Rock
     
  26. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 231

    schoum
    Member
    from france

    Some news!

    it's time to lengthen the doors!

    After the door skin, the inner skin:

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    on the body:

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    the B-pillar is moved back to fit the new door.

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    scratch build front glass frame patch, to fill the hole on the lengthened door

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    ready to weld the patch and the corner

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    That's all today!
     
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  27. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,352

    Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    Amazing work!


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  28. bobo1
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 504

    bobo1
    Member
    from France

    Mon Salop : Eek:: Eek: I have lessons has to take : D
     

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