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Projects An Amateur Chops a Brookville Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bcap55, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,336

    anthony myrick
    from al

    Thanks for showing the part of the cut a lot of folks forget about. The trim and WS frame is important
    On a side note I have been anti- filled tops many times here. Most of the time they are lapped over and welded
    In my younger days I was the guy that got to do all the mud work on these
    Fun Fun
    This is why I started butt welding every thing I could. Makes the finish work so much easier
    Top looks great
    Please continue teaching a teacher
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  2. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,943

    from Mesa, Az

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
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  3. Bcap55
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 81

    from PA, USA

    I don't have any more progress pics to show because the chop at this point was done. Here are pics of the finished product.
    IMG_20181028_181445496.jpg IMG_20181028_181511565.jpg IMG_20181028_181536971.jpg IMG_20181028_181544204.jpg IMG_20171114_163231036.jpg IMG_20171114_163144189.jpg IMG_20171114_163152768.jpg
    Close-up of the sail panel area.
    IMG_20181201_183347848.jpg IMG_20181201_183256906.jpg IMG_20181201_183221141.jpg IMG_20181201_183247070.jpg
    I like the way this part turned out. Cutting out the sail panel then reinstalling after the top chop helps preserve the compound curve of the roof corner.
    For my first attempt to chop a car, I'm very satisfied with the results. It's good but not perfect. There are high spots and low spots. There is a lot of work to do to get the door gaps right, some spots are to tight some are to wide. I'll deal with these later on in the build.
    Thanks to everyone for looking and following my progress, and thanks for the compliments. I appreciate that.
    I hope this helps anyone who is thinking about chopping their car. I certainly benefited from others sharing their work. I never would have tried this without seeing how others have done it.
    Now a question for you guys. Should I continue this thread as a build thread, or should I start another for that. What do you guys think.
    The next step in the build will be getting the engine installed. It's a 49' Olds 303 Rocket with a T5 four speed trans.
    I'll be posting a separate thread on the HAMB asking for help with any tips or info I need to do this engine swap right. Keep an eye out for that. If anyone here has any experience or knowledge with putting an Olds Rocket in a Duece coupe post your comments in that new thread. I'll try to get that started this weekend.
  4. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 897


    Great work. Should be killer ride.
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  5. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,302

    from Essex, Ma.

    I'd continue the build in this thread.
    I'm in!
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  6. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,230

    j hansen
    from sweden

    ^^^^What he said.
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  7. Allmotor
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 112


    Nicely done
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  8. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 366


    I'm in!!
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  9. I am already subscribed to this one so keep going.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  10. always be closing
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 2

    always be closing
    from miami

    Great thread, thanks!
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  11. Excellent from what we can see in the pictures. If it is not perfect I have faith that you can fix whatever is not up to your standards. In real life we may see them too but it looks exceptional from here in WV. I would keep this thread going to keep it all together from start to finish.
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  12. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,513


    I have enjoyed watching you chop the top and would like you to continue the build. If you decide to start a new thread please PM us it . Thanks Frank
    Excellent job
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  13. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,137

    dirty old man

    I see no reason to start a new thread, but if you decide to do so, then please post a link to it on this thread. That would be the simplest and easiest mway to help ensure that we all find it.
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  14. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 334


    Either way, do whatever is easier for you. If you decide on another thread drop a note on this one so we can follow. Thanks for posting this, I for one have learned a lot.
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  15. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 721


    Thank you for sharing this build. I will be following however you decide to post the continued build! Please continue to post lots of pictures! Bill
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  16. Bcap55
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 81

    from PA, USA

    Ok then I'll continue this as a build thread. Thanks for your replies.
    The next step will be the engine and trans installation.
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  17. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,560

    Dick Stevens

    Thanks, I am looking forward to watching the rest of the build continue!
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  18. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,533


    Love these technical threads and being meticulous about doing it right the first time. I can't wait to see the rest of the build.
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  19. Just found and read your thread. Not much I can add to all the praise already heaped on you. Every bit is well deserved! I will add my thanks to you for sharing your efforts and am subscribed for the rest of the build.
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  20. martyk98
    Joined: Jun 12, 2006
    Posts: 112

    from washington

    When I view the work done on other's cars, I always look around the shop. How clean and organized your shop is reflects on your quality workmanship. CUDO's
    (amateur my ass)
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  21. I've never owned a 32' and likely never will. I certainly will never chop one. Regardless I've read the whole thread up to this point and will continue to read it. Very inspiring.
    Fantastic work.
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  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,327

    Bandit Billy

    That was an enjoyable beginning, I'll stick around for the rest of the fun
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  23. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 576


    Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing the details!
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  24. ...anyone that can do work like that, is a pure magician!
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  25. Really great work. Very inspiring

    I think a lot of "professional" shops would do the chop a lot more amateuristic.:rolleyes:

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  26. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,127

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge!
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  27. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,792


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  28. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,648

    from Michigan

    So nice, B. Came out goooood. Mostly, glad you're happy with the results. Thanks again for an excellent show-and-tell. Looking forward to the rest of your build.
    Had a thought. Your '32 will likely be around long after we're all gone. Most guys have pictures of their build. But a copy of this thread could go along with the car.
    Uh..."Hello" to everybody in the future!
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  29. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,648

    from Michigan

    ...of course, they'll have to use an adapter for digital to plasma or quartz or something...
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  30. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,057

    from Seattle,Wa

    Maybe you could add " and continued build " to the title? Or a moderator. Nice job!

    Sent from my SM-G900V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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