The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by UnIOnViLLEHauNT, Oct 6, 2007.
god seeing this thread come back just depressed the shit out of me!!!! but figured i relive my good ol days for a minute and throw a few pics up.. lately ive been liking the straight post chops more and more. i think if i do another merc i will try it.. chris you should put a pic of the one you been working on, i think thats how ill go next time around..
Now that and flamedabones just makes me want to go BLACK again, stop it!!!
mine was actually green, but always regretted it.. wish i had just stayed with the plan for black!
Glassguy how much was yours chopped?
6 in front about 8 in the rear.
4 1/2 in front , 6 1/2 in back
Was it 6" on tha angle of the A pillar or 6 " of verticle drop? My favorite chop ever on a Merc, perfect flow !! I might be scoring a rough coupe shell and your chop is what I would like to try and come close to .
Sho nuff, here they is! The maroonish brownish car and the car in the backyard have the same chop more or less, the car in the yard is Ryan's car, the ex four door. The maroonish car I sent you the email of in my garage giving you some deja vu (with its 50 ford tail lites haha) I like the overall look of this cut, and I think the straight pillar chop looks good from all angles, whereas the slanted looks shoved forward from front quarter and rear quarter view. Just my opinion. Oddly enough I came across this thread looking for that pic of your car in the snow, got it now!
Here's the two 51s
Your old Merc has to be on the list of best profiles ever on a Merc. Very Kool! I
understand your thoughts on the straight post idea but I would have to chop it
like your old one. Why would you change puffection?
Happy Trails, Mick
3" masking tape wrapped around A-piller and 4" virtically taken out of the C-piller. Makes for about a 2 5/8" front 4" back chop. Tilted B-piller. Moved the rear window forward about 3 inches. No really good side shot.
good post here!
4.5 front, 5.5 rear
WOW!! really nice
Here is mine. Chopped different than the others. My top was moved back, not forward when chopped. Plus the roof was cut down the middle and widen out to keep the doors and windows straight just like from the factory. The point at the front of the roof was removed and a one piece windshield was installed.
seems like my door windows angle down more then most.
Not mine of course but out of my shop. I really just wanted to see if I could post a picture since I had never tried
Rikster i like the three window on your site.
Extra bonus points for getting it right with a 51 back window. Very nice work.
Little Skeet, DAMN is that some nice bodywork!!
Glassguys merc is total perfection. It looks a mile long and incredibly sinister.
Here is another one I just finished.
A 51 with 51 rear glass is tough to do. Gettin out of em when they're broke down and on a trailer is tougher.
Great thread! Thanks for bringing it back up.
Mine was chopped in North Platte, Nebraska in 1971 by a guy named Red Welch. Pretty heavy chop for that time period.
Is it just me or is there a crack in the windshield!!!!!
here you go..
The attention to body you guys give is awesome, that is a beautiful car.
Nothing short of a true work of art!
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