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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chico'72, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. chico'72
    Joined: Sep 4, 2007
    Posts: 75

    chico'72
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    from Belgium

    hi hambers,
    I'm the owner of a hudson hornet hollywood hard top '53
    Find it in belgium where i live, for the price of a rusty beetle!
    The car is compleet and it's got all the original parts.
    I stripped the car and i'm ready to sand blast the frame.
    I'm not sure if i'm gonna chop it, the roof is already low, but the back window is to vertical to me...
    what do guy's think, any tips practical information, or pics???

    thanks
     

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  2. thinkfink
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 618

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    No chop needed...just lower the monster.

    hudson's rule!
     
  3. ttop88
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 40

    ttop88
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    from indiana

  4. dont chop it!-maybe bag it
     

  5. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,594

    51 MERC-CT
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    Don't think so:) :D
     
  6. dont chop it! no frame means that roof is a major part of the car's structural integrity. oh and not to mention the proportions are already spot on.... save that chop money for killer paint and threads then make that 308 breathe fire. and one last thing- you lucky bastard
     
  7. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793

    Rikster
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    Yes they do look good unchopped.....
    (not 100% sure if this one is the same year as yours but the main body is the same)

    [​IMG]

    But they look KILLER when chopped right.... a quicky... my lunch break was almost done when I saw this post.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,351

    zibo
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    from dago ca

    Like Rikster showed a mild chop would be cool,
    but finding/paying for the front and rear glass would hold me back.
    The plexiglass windshields just don't look good over time,
    and finding a glass-cutter might be tricky over there.
    TP
     
  9. slapshot
    Joined: Sep 29, 2005
    Posts: 184

    slapshot
    Member
    from Belgium

    Don't chop it !!! just drop it .

    having that said , I would love you see do it like "Rikster" photo chopped the car ... however I think you would have a serious problem getting that rear window to look right !

    good luck with it !
     
  10. Ghastly
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 448

    Ghastly
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    from DETROIT,MI

    Chop that heap!
     
  11. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
    Posts: 239

    Firecracker
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    Don't chop it, just put it on the ground!
     
  12. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
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  13. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852

    ALindustrial
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    Mild Chop. 2" off front, 3" off back
    Lower the piss outta it and make her shoot sparks!
     
  14. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 6,023

    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Listen to Rikster!
    If you can't find someone in CA to do a windshield, we're in trouble!
     
  15. DtroitDinosaur
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 182

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  16. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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  17. Trashed & Hammered
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 589

    Trashed & Hammered
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    from HR,Oregon

    If it doesn't rain too much in Belgium...Chop it. w/lift off "Carson" top.
     
  18. 55 on bags
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 161

    55 on bags
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    for sure chop it
     
  19. westcoaster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 271

    westcoaster
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    from SoCal

  20. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,293

    Casey
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    Id section it first ! then chop it ! and lay that back glass down. or use something smaller back there.
     
  21. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793

    Rikster
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    I did bit more work on my digital chopped version. rechopped the top, made a single piece windshield, made some curved side window glass. frenched the headlights and mildly cleaned up the grille.... could work!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Bookz
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 221

    Bookz
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    This earlier bodystyle can handle a mild chop but the later ones just don't need it and would be very difficult to get looking really balanced. These cars where proboly the best looking car of their era and look killer lowered and with little detail touchs. traditional customising was about taking a car and improving it....very hard to do with these.
     

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