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Customs Chopping a 1952 ford F1

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 66gmc, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Road Angels
    Joined: Mar 2, 2015
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    Considering you claim you do not know what your doing...sure looks like you do to me...nice work...my guess is that the coupe in the back ground did not get the steering box
     
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  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Really nice work, thanks for all the photos. Bob
     
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  3. That ol truck sure got lucky. Its new hair cut is real nice. Lets hope the luck continues.
     
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  4. catdad49
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    Sure looks like a Chebby!
     
  5. ...neat truck, nice work, ...with your skills, you shouldn't be "out of work"
    ...hope you get to keep the truck.
     
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  6. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    Still picking away at it, got the rear window bracing all welded in, welded the drivers door top, finished the drip rail, and got the front of the roof pieced back together. I ended up cutting out the inner header panel so I had full access to hammer and dolly the welds at the front of the roof...the header panel is swiss cheese anyhow, this would all go a lot faster if I had started with a better truck, or if I quit going back over my work 800 times and finding things I'm not happy with.
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  7. 66gmc
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    Thanks! It's actually a 33....another project thats been on the backburner for too long haha
     
  8. Very nice work, thanks for sharing.
     
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  9. Nostrebor
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    When does the "ruining it" part start?:D

    All I see so far is some outstanding metal work. Keep at it... you'll have it screwed up in no time!
     
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  10. 66gmc
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    20200628_211303_resized.jpg 20200628_211754_resized.jpg 20200628_211937_resized.jpg vent windows done
     
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  11. 66gmc
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  12. 66gmc
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    rolled it outside
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  13. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    sorry for the crappy pictures, my phone camera doesnt work too good anymore, and the sun/lights keep reflecting off the metal, maybe ill let it sit outside and rust a while or attack it with a course grinding disk so I can get some half decent pictures haha. 20200704_112559_resized.jpg 20200704_112721_resized.jpg 20200704_112724_resized.jpg 20200704_112732_resized.jpg
     
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  14. 66gmc
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    Unfortunately this is probably the last update for this one as it's being put up for sale. The chop is finally finished, I'm not totally happy with how it turned out...I think I could have done a better job, but thats the story of my life haha
     
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  15. 66gmc
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    Well I sold it to a good home. I hated to see it go, but realistically I was probably never going to get it on the road, and I needed the extra cash right now. It sounds like the new owner has the skills and a bunch of parts lined up to actually build a nice truck out of it. Considering where this truck came from I think it would be pretty awesome to see it back on the road. Everyone else who was interested in buying it just wanted to pay me pennies for it, then part it out or make it into a ratty rod.
    Anyways thanks to all who followed along and commented!
     
  16. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    :rolleyes:...You done an admirable job on that Chop and are well justified in patting yourself on the back on that one...Sorry you had to let it go...but something else may say hello...plenty of tin around your parts being the Dry States of Canada were there's more than Dinosaur bones...
     
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  17. 66gmc
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    Thank you!
    I am fortunate enough to have way too many projects already, as cool as the truck was it didn't have any sentimental value and needed a lot of work, so logically it was first on the chopping block.
    Us westerners are kinda spoiled, people here think anything that needs more than a couple patch panels is "too rough". Most of the project cars here end up getting sold to people out your way.
     
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  18. Flat Roy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    Fantastic job on the roof. Being a 1950 F1 owner my self I can really appreciate what you've done with it. I especially like what you did with the wind wing window frames. I'll bet you are one of only a hand full of craftsmen ( maybe the only one), to tackle that job and be fantastically successful.
     
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