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Projects Chopping my 54 plymouth savoy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yetiskustoms, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    so i have been holding off on making a thread on here because im computer illiterate, but here we go...

    i have had my 54 savoy now for several years and bought it strictly as a driver beater while i build my 54 chevy i have had for almost 20 yrs. like anything, i cant leave anything alone. lowering it was not enough. the heavy tall roof never looked right to me. i always seem to have somone elses car in my shop and my stuff get back burnered, usually half finished. i didnt want that to happen to this car. i finally gave in and decided i needed to do somthing drastic to get some much needed personal satisfaction in finishing somthing. only this time i am setting a goal and would not stop till it was done. 34 days to chop and paint the top on my 54 savoy. only im doind it completely solo and still working a full time job. many many nights spent in the shop till midnight. most of my pics have been posted on the hamb fb page. i am really happy with how it came out, i hope you are too....



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    stripped and ready to go..
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    yes thats a strap to my rafters..... like i said, solo
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    b pillars cut, leaned, welded...
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    fitting wing windows
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    extended driprail- thanks dr.j
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    interior trim mods....
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    prepping to bodywork
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    in prime, blocked, and test fitting glass
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    in the booth!
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    sealed with the green base down...
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    panels laid out, pinned, and .025 moss green flake. FLAKE EVERYWHERE!!
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  2. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    lace laid out
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    candy time!
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    cleared!
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  3. AZbent
    Joined: Nov 26, 2011
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    That looks good. Do you want to come over to y house and do my truck, I will even help. haha
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  4. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
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    from oregon

    Bad ass!!! I love how unique it Is its. Not the usual merc or shoebox.. You dont see these much and especially custom ones.
     

  5. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    installing glass..
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    window trim chopped, bodyworked, and painted...
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    a whole new car!
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    on our way to rose city round up hrs after finishing. and 150 miles too
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    wife approval
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  6. blackdog
    Joined: Nov 9, 2011
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    from Golden BC

    Dude that is one of the coolest cars I've seen in a long time!
     
  7. White05GT
    Joined: Feb 28, 2012
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    from NC

  8. Lukydevl
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  9. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Flippin' Amazing!!!
     
  10. daliant
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
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    It's too bad plymouth couldn't have cut that roof line from the factory, that looks freakin' amazing!!
     
  11. Looks bad ass Eric!
     
  12. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

    Love it. All of that in 34 days!!!!!!!!!!

    Lord knows what mods the 54 will have after 2 years.....way cool.
     
  13. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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  14. Looks ok......and by ok I mean absolutely sick! Excellent work!
     
  15. great job, one of the coolest 54 Savoy's out there
     
  16. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    Great job! I know how difficult that model can be!
     
  17. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Thanks guy. Before I even started I mentally prepared my self for the "when are you going to paint the rest" speach. My answer is, when I can afford to do all the chrome and interior too. Might be a while...
     
  18. This thing is super cool! Great job!


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  19. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    from MN,USA

    Mission accomplished, very nice.
     
  20. That's awesome....not a mopar guy myself...but you took what many consider ugly and turned it bitchin! I dig it...hey thanks for using PPS and 388n yellow tape...as a 3M employee it means a lot to me and my family.
     
  21. tikiwagon13
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    Looks Great!


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  22. FlynBrian
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    Wow, Nice job! Like it a lot.
     
  23. If ever a car needed a chop, that one did. Nice job! You nailed it!
     
  24. honeyman
    Joined: May 24, 2010
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    from Steiner

    You really got the roofline proportions perfect...fabulous job!
     
  25. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    What an improvement. Looks great and love the flake.
     
  26. How many chopped Savoys have you seen? I know I haven`t seen many. Super job on the chop,and solo no less. You`ve made an ugly duckling into a swan. Well done!!
     
  27. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    from NC

    That roofline looks so good! Excellent job!
     
  28. Cortney
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
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    That thing looks fantastic! Love the lace!!


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  29. SteppinOut
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
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    Always been a Mopar fan but always hated the C pillars on 53-54 Plymouths. Your chop completely removes the offending part and looks like the roof the factory should have built. Probably would have sold a lot more cars in 54 if they had hired you for design work. Just perfect!!!!
     
  30. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    those are really cool looking cars, I'm surprised you don't see more of them done up.
     

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