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Projects building a chopped 57 ford

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by finkd, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,500

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    The 41 is still in cali, at fatluckys getting what is sure to be a stellar interior done, I have made a lot of changes in my life this last two years,(all for the better) I now own 100% of my shop , premier body and paint. I am back on track in my kustom life and have been working hard the last 4 months getting some old stalled projects underway, and some new ones started. 2014 should be a very busy year and I plan on having 3 or 4 new customs out...anyway,...I started working on this car about 3 weeks ago, it is another build for roy(guy who owns the 41 ford), I have some crazy things I want to do, I hope I can pull it all off. Here is the progress soo far, chopped 3.5 inches, working quarter windows, dual antennas, next is extending the fins, taillights and rear end treatment.

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  2. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Good luck and it's looking good.
  3. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 422


    57 looks great! I will be watching to see how you do the glass.
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,255

    Jalopy Joker

    Cool project, looks easy - Ha!

  5. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    Looks great so far, Jeff! I've enjoyed following along elsewhere and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this one. I love '57 Fords.

  6. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,511


    Jeff, you have such an eye for proportion, it is always great to see what you are creating!
  7. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,961

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

  8. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,652

    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    what are you running for headlights?
    57 desoto headlights look killer in these cars-

    Looks rad so far-

  9. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    This is gonna be great! Congrats on the positive changes as well Jeff!

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  10. I've been looking at doing this same project. I'm still studying the vent window frame. It's not cutting and welding the Pot Metal frame work that bothers me. It's making them fit correctly as well as work. If you'll post photos as they come along I'll be taking notes. I had the ones on my other 57 re chromed 2 years ago. Getting them apart was no big deal. I ended up making most of the new rivets so it looked factory. What a headach.
    The Wizzard
  11. speedaddict
    Joined: Sep 28, 2002
    Posts: 2,420

    from Austin, Tx

    Going to be very nice!
  12. This is going to be a great build.
  13. syracusegli
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 71

    from ny

    looks good, what suspension set up with it have?
  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,254


    Proportions look really good. I'd be terrified of the glass, you're a braver man than me! Should be a stunner when it's all together.
  15. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,412

    from jackson nj

    I will be watching!
  16. KustomKid9
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,351


    how are u going to cut the windshield?
  17. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    traditional glass cutting method, with a glass cutter and then sanding the edges..
  18. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 422


    Please show us how when you do that. I have cut a few but would be very nervous about one of those.
  19. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,093

    from Hawaii

    ^^^ What he said. I busted two windshields trying to replace the glass in my '56 F100, can't imagine how the shortening and install process might be in your case. I'm all ears, er, eyes. :D
  20. junkjunky
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 110


    Can't wait to see this one done , don't see 57s chopped very often , looks great .
  21. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,500

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    WELL, cutting the glas on this can't be that much different then on my chopped 57 caddy, and it was chopped 4.5 inches where this car is just 3.5, and we didn't(knock on wood) break any on my caddy, got it right the first time. just takes time , cut lil half moon chunks out until you get close to where you want to be then sand the edges, sounds easy , but it is harder then that description.. but that's the gest of it...
  22. layedout49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 483


    Bad ass brother

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  23. FenixSpeedShop
    Joined: Mar 19, 2013
    Posts: 202


    I really really like it :) Those Fords rock! And it's been said, don't see em transformed like this. All the best for 2014.

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  24. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    I'm looking forward to this one! I have a 58 I am toying with

  25. Hardtop or Club Sedan?

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