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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Aaron D., Jul 27, 2016.

  1. RKS.PA
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    Aaron, bought a new Lincoln 140 MP today. Think that will handle all the MIG work I'm capable of doing. Thanks for your advice on this. Regards....Dick.
     
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  2. Aaron D.
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    Same welder I have!
     
  3. Aaron D.
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    Time for a change
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  4. Blues4U
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    It's gonna get a hair cut, eh?
     
  5. I expect you'll have a video of this operation?
     
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  6. oneratfink57
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    Hands down best machine for the money
     
  7. Tim
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    Was wondering what you’d been up to! Looking forward to seeing how you do this next bit!
     
  8. gnichols
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    I thought racing stripes were normally applied front to back. LOL.
     
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  9. baspinall
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    Will be watching. This is by far the best build thread Ive seen. Informative not just pictures.
     
  10. 48fordnut
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    The videos are the best. Thanks Aaron.
     
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    Looks like the puzzle pieces will work out well! I'm watching.
     
  13. Aaron D.
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    Yep, coming down a modest 3 inches. I am videoing as I go. I should be able to start cutting the top off today.:eek::eek:
     
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  14. Aaron D.
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    Bobby Walden says “chop the doors first “, so that’s what I’m doing. I cut both doors today and I’m working on filing down that last 64th of an inch to make it a perfect 3”s and a tight fit.
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  15. Go, Aaron, go! Thanks for all the videos, looking forward to watching this, too.
     
  16. Travis latour
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    Yes! Chop the doors first!


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  17. FlatJan
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    Now we're talking..;)
     
  18. Aaron D.
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    Rut row ( in Scooby Do voice)
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  19. jlhelm
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    I have a 28 coupe I intend to chop and I have never heard of the idea to cut the doors first. What is are the benefits?


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  20. @jlhelm There is a multi-video series from Walden Speed Shop where he walks you through the whole process. It’s worth watching if you’re going to chop a top IMO.
     
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  21. Aaron D.
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    The biggest benefit is you will have something to reference when you are putting the top back on. It’s so much easier than trying to measure all your openings.


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  22. Aaron D.
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    [​IMG]

    Filing and fitting now


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  23. Tim
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    Yeah buddy!
     
  24. Blues4U
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    Yeah, I wish the previous owner that chopped my A would've done that, the passenger door doesn't fit worth a crap!
     
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  25. Blues4U
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    Looking very clean so far!
     
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  26. 48fordnut
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    Nice work Aaron. Great skills. Attention to details.
     
  27. Aaron D.
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    Thanks 48fordnut. It’s easy to cut it up, the hard part is putting it back together
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    I put six tacks around the top to check everything, then checked the windshield fit. So far so good.


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  28. Looks good!
     
  29. jlhelm
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    I will check it out. Thanks @brEad



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  30. Aaron D.
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    Lids all welded back on. Working on a video of the process now.
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