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  1. flatout51
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    I actually do still own the 51 but it is in very sad shape.... and will most likely never see the road again. I personally like the center piece in there. Without it looks like something is missing... but that's just my opinion

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    I think it's more like a super deep one on a fat chick... sorta smells, some lint in there and rough around the edges. Haha!

    I've always loved them and Leah likes it way better than the 48. I think it looks more like a "car" to her with the slab sides.



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  3. tubman
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    Boy, it must be in said shape if you're gonna start over instead of resurrecting your old car. Too bad; the first two pictures pictures look like they were been taken at least 40 years ago.
     
  4. Inked Monkey
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    Ha! Purser is a baby. That was only a few years ago
     
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  5. dan c
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    sorta. that short piece is the one from the front fender on a standard sedan/coupe. the fancier models have the word "custom" on them.
     
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  6. flatout51
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    Like 15 years ago......

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  7. flatout51
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    It was rusty when I bought it. A re-chop like 10 years ago killed it. Needs a top replacement and start over. It's bad. Needs full floors, FULL floors, every patch around the bottom and moving 4-5 times in the past 10 plus years I've misplaced all the door tops, and chop pieces I need. I have a lead on a parts car so maybe in a few years who knows. 20171025_142216.jpeg 20171012_173818.jpeg

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    Made a little progress today. Got the firewall fabed up and welded in, it's not perfect, the beads are a little wonky but the whole damn car is a little wonky!! Started making patterns for the floors/trans tunnel also. Slow and steady. 20180830_113619.jpeg 20180830_113118.jpeg 20180830_131426.jpeg 20180830_132845.jpeg 20180830_132858.jpeg 20180830_142057.jpeg

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  9. Firewall looks good - no wonky at all.
     
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  10. choptop40
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    Great start...
     
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  11. flatout51
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    About 30 min worth of mallet and English wheel work after mowing. Should get it trimmed and tacked in next week. Nothing exciting sorry. 20180913_144913.jpeg 20180913_144049.jpeg 20180913_144919.jpeg

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  12. Nice! A little progress is better than no progress.
     
  13. flatout51
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    Well I made this car a little closer to my dream car today. I came across a coupe roof last week and picked it up Tuesday evening. Today I got busy working. It's just clamped on now but it fits really well and will go on super easy! Pretty excited! COUPIFIED 20180926_084543.jpeg IMG_20180926_085337_909.jpeg 20180927_111818.jpeg 20180927_124029.jpeg 20180927_124043.jpeg IMG_20180927_150411_995.jpeg IMG_20180927_150411_996.jpeg

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  14. The new roof will look great on there! Score!
     
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  15. flatout51
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    I work weekends so no new progress but I'm excited so a few more pics will have to do! 20180928_170141.jpeg IMG_20180929_140850_040.jpeg 20180928_170126.jpeg

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  16. So rad!
     
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    Got everything trimmed and started welding this week. Passenger quarter is welded. It will all need lead and filler (I'm no metal man) pretty happy though. 20181003_143709.jpeg 20181003_143721.jpeg IMG_20181003_151945_833.jpeg IMG_20181004_152109_536.jpeg IMG_20181003_162330_241.jpeg

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  19. tubman
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    The coupe roof section looks great! It's a big improvement over the tudor sedans, which always looked awkward to me with the faux rear quarter window. Good find!
     
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  20. flatout51
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    Thank you and I agree! The tudor is a better looking car chopped but if left stock height the coupe is a way better roof line!

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  21. I like it.


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  22. adam401
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    Roof swap looks great. Ill be the devil on your shoulder. Go ahead and chop it. You know you want to.......
     
  23. flatout51
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    Man... I dont like chopped coupes but.... the sedan roof will find it's way on to this car to fix its chop! 20171025_142216.jpeg

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    “Your no metal man”???.......it looks good to me!!!!.......Mark
     
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  25. flatout51
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    Thank you sir! Its passable. It will get lead and filler!

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  26. Oh yeah....coupe is 100% improvement over the sedan top but I might be biased... Rockybox.jpg
     
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  27. tubman
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    I said it in an earlier thread, but I'll say it again : "shoebox" coupes are the new deuce 3-windows. There really has been a lot of stuff on here about them lately.
     
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  28. Tim
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    Was wondering if that would happen. Looking good man
     
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  29. flatout51
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    Thanks dude!

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  30. flatout51
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    Don't say that!! The price of a coupe is still half way reasonable! Ha!

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