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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sideweeler, May 11, 2012.

  1. sideweeler
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
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    this is my 51 ford that i bought from a fellow member. I'm in the process of chopping it, and being that this is only my second chop, i thought that i should start a thread so that if I'm doing something the wrong way, someone can correct me.
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    here it is in the shop. it came with a couple extra parts
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    all the glass out
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  2. sideweeler
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  3. Unless your a midget I think there might not be much headroom with a 9" chop.
     
  4. 76ironhead
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    X 2 on that 9" is alot of chop
     
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  5. milner3268
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    a 9'' chop is alot check my thread the big stahus shoebox build i just started posting it i did a 5'' front 7''rear check for reference there isnt much windshield there HA HA HA
     
  6. sideweeler
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    i did 7" in the front and 9" in the rear
     
  7. yetiskustoms
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    Post up some more pics. Chop sounds a little radical. Less is more in my book, but i am sure it will look good...
     
  8. sideweeler
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  9. sideweeler
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    here's the section i cut from a donor roof just clamped in place to get an idea of the roofline
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  10. sideweeler
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    these are all pics from a few weeks ago, I have the rear of the roof about done now. i just want to get all these pics on here
     
  11. sideweeler
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    heres the filler panel i started rolling
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  12. sideweeler
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    the mustang II front clip built by engineered hot rods in AZ
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  13. sideweeler
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    the passenger side panel made
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    i took some round bar, and bent it a little more than the radius of the roof and welded it to it. that kept my roof from drooping when i cut the rear section out. might sound weird, but it worked perfect.
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    and here's the passenger panel tacked in place. all the pics are up to date now. this is where it is at the moment.
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  14. mace69
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    Nice work, a little low for my taste, but a nice job none the less.
     
  15. sideweeler
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    thanks, this is the one i seen that was 7/9 that made me want to do the same
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  16. Finnrodder
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    Thats pretty radical chop,keep us posted!
     
  17. Radical is right, but good work. Let's see where this is going...
     
  18. shoebox50
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  19. daddio211
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    Too radical for me, but it ain't my car and nobody asked my opinion. Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing this move along.
     
  20. sideweeler
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    Thanks! your car looks sick! love the chop
     
  21. sideweeler
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    Thanks! you can absolutely leave your opinion, I'm always open to criticism, i don't get my feelings hurt.
     
  22. chaddilac
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    Keep pluggin' away... it's what you want!!

    Looks cool to me!!
     
  23. Hot Rod Chris
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    Nice work! Keep on keepin on!
     
  24. clarthepio
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    How long did it take you to make your filler panels and is there alot of stuffing around?
     
  25. sideweeler
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    It took about 3-4 hours for each side, and I'm not sure what you mean by "stuffing"
     
  26. EBW
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    Watching this thread.. looking good so far !
     
  27. sideweeler
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    Thanks
     
  28. clarthepio
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    Haha sorry, 'Stuffing around' is aussie slang for fiddling or dickin around with something. You answered my question so its all good.
     
  29. sideweeler
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    got the roof all tacked up this weekend
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    and started on the b-pillars
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  30. sideweeler
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    mocked up the front clip to measure for the rack and pinion
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