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

  1. czuch
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    That's so clean, I'd believe it was the only one that came from the factory that way.
     
  2. Flop
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  3. Like magic!
     
  4. Cliff Ramsdell
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    No way, I can understand magic. This is more like a creation. Just an amazing job how perfect it all fits and no filler, F%*$ing beautiful.

    Cliff Ramsdell

     
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  5. Flop
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    Itll need mud ! Lol . 95 percent of everything does .

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    Some ford lead

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    All the back wood in

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    Getting there !


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  6. Nice look nice chop 5 in.
     
  7. sloppy jalopies
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  8. Flop
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  9. Stogy
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    Awe inspiring...another very fortunate client.

    @Flop are you self taught or did you work alongside a master of the trade or take this in trade school? You certainly have attained a very high level of expertise in the art which to me it truly is a form of metal sculpture.
     
  10. The37Kid
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    Just a detail question, is that T bead between the two top pieces as it left the factory at the bottom or will it get welded to the bead? [​IMG]
     
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  11. beautiful work man!...I like how you kept the shape of the rear side windows and didnt make a "mailslot" rear window. On a 30-31 I've always thought of moving the windshield up into the header/visor and using a sliver of the visor as a front roof edge as well as moving the cowl forward enough to tuck the doors flush into the frames therefore keeping a lot of windshield height and smoothing the sides and roofline. The '30-'31 is also easy to switch sides and suicide the doors.... I know it means losing a little engine room on a stock frame but they also look good with a reversed fire wall
     
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  12. Beautiful work! (I hope you don't get tired of hearing that) Very nice piece you started with, I got what I thought was the most perfect '31 body last year but not quite as nice as yours. I wont be chopping this one though. :)
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  13. chiro
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    ^^^That's a lot of crankshafts there, bud.:eek:
    Andy
     
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  14. Flop
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    No training . Catholic college prep High school didn’t have trade school .


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  15. Flop
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    That’s the way it came from the factory .


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  16. Flop
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    Chopped in 2 places because the pivot was relocated

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    Digging into the other a pillar

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  17. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Another unbelievable bit of metalwork us mortals can only gaze at in wonder. If I ever need open heart surgery, I want you to do it.
     
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  19. Flop
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  21. spurgeonforge
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    Just amazing! Awesome job!
     
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  22. Flop
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  23. kidcampbell71
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    Damn. Looks like you definitely aced math !! Nice windscreen treatment, man. Pivotal improvement !
     
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  24. Flop
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    Barely .


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  25. chiro
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    A little technical question. Which drums do you use on the SCT to strip and which to metal finish? I'm about to buy one.
    Thx,
    Andy
     
  26. Appreciate you sharing such fine craftsmanship
     
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  27. tb33anda3rd
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    FLOP = Forget Lead Or Plastic
     
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  28. Flop
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    One of my model a to 32 inserts in

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    The hard part done . 3 feet of welding not really cleaned up full of hand prints etc

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  29. akoutlaw
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    Flop, I want to buy one of these inserts from you. How do I contact you? I have tried but can't seem to connect. Bill
     
  30. pumpman
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    Flop, if you ever chopped one of my cars and put notes all over it, it would never be painted. Beautiful job . . . . . again!
     

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