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Technical Chopping the cleanest 1931 Ford Model A coupe in the world .

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, May 28, 2018.

  1. 48fordnut
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    Awesome metalsmith.
     
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  2. Flop
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  3. The 39 guy
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    You never cease to amaze me Flop. If I ever get a duece or A chopped I will drive the 3000 miles and wait in line for you to do it. Like many I wish I had just some of your skill / talent for this kind of work.
     
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  4. Doc.
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    I recently bough a 32 3 window and never even saw it in person. I just had it delivered straight to Flop's place. It's patiently awaiting it's turn. It's in good hands.
     
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  5. Hot Rod Rodney
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    'Till you got hold of it...
     
  6. Flop
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    IMG_3425.JPG

    A pillar time

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    Inner pillar welded with safety in mind as well

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    That’s about wrapped up

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    Riveted the pivot back in like ford




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  7. Dick Stevens
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    I love seeing the work of a true craftsman! Absolutely top notch work, just as expected, Flop :)
     
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  8. joel
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    Are you going to weld the header panel above the windshield to the top and eliminate the visor?
     
  9. pigfluxer
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    He would have been done, but it’s taco Tuesday.
     
  10. turdmagnet
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    It would be so great for us "less talented" if you (Flop) could do a short video of how you go about closing up a section and making it look seamless. Don't get me wrong, the photos are excellent and truly inspiring (and appreciated), but it would be really neat to see exactly how you do it.


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  11. Blues4U
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    Been following he updates on IG, your work is simply amazing.
     
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  12. mgtstumpy
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    Love it, I'm back on deck now from a 7wk break and catching up with my HAMB backlog. Keep them coming, I never tire of these posts.:D
     
  13. steve hackel
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    Visually, I can see what is going on with the complete roof & rear panel section removed in one piece, but could you "explain" the benefit of making the cut just behind the rear window section and again, just above the rear belt line. I am assuming that this eliminates the occasional relief cuts so many others have made into the roof corners - am I at least on the right track?
    Simply beautiful! :)
     
  14. The37Kid
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    I like that bottom cut vs the center of the window cut, has to make for a better weld. Bob

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. dirt t
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    WOW !!!
     
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  16. Flop
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    No sir . It will have a visor .


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  17. Flop
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    Closer to a body line welds much nicer without warpage and hides much better as everyone looks for the chop through the center of the car . Welding any low crown panel sucks and this is a way to make it warp less . Just gotta watch out for all the ford lead at the bottom


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  18. Flop
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  19. Flop
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    There’s occasional videos on Instagram . Weld hammer file repeat


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  20. joel
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    Outstanding work! I really like how you made the cuts.
     
  21. redoxide
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    Pure ART , way beyond perfect workmanship, beautiful quality craftsmanship.
     
  22. clem
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    Nice top chop. Beautiful work as always.
    Nice to see another “A” chopped so that the quarter window still looks right.
    Thanks.
     
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  23. clem
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    Just a little off topic, Did your avatar survive ?
     
  24. 392
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    Fantastic work and impressive as usual.
     
  25. JimmyD3234
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    from PA

  26. JimmyD3234
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    STILL # 1 IN MY BOOK
     
  27. Gizzy
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    All I can say is WOW....you do nice work ,,,Two thumbs up
     
  28. racer_dave
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    I aspire to your level of expertise.
     
  29. Mr48chev
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    Thanks for sharing, I for one learn how to do it just a bit better every time I see one your threads.
    I really like the chopped but not squashed look of the chop on that car too.
     
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  30. Atwater Mike
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    Cut and fit to perfection. The 'A' now wants to be chopped.
     
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