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Projects Chopping two 1940 mercs

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Sledge, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    Next I re-contoured the C pillars



    after getting the right shape I reweld the C pillars and add some reinforcement






    Then I lay the back window down to check the shape
     
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  2. Sledge
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    Yeah the green merc will be a more mild chop similar to the Kirkegaard Merc. yep I got the message about the hood, Glad you're happy with it!
     
  3. hiboy32
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    hiboy32
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    from Omaha, NE

    I definitely need a merc...
     
  4. Billy54
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    Billy54
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    from Houston

    Awesome work Kevan...cant wait to get started on my 39 Convertible!
     
  5. 1951Streamliner
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    Damn! They're both looking great man. Can't wait to come by sometime and see your new shop and meet you.. Hopefully soon! I'll drive the '46.
     
  6. brady1929
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    Great job Kevan
     
  7. DAMn that is some kick ass work dude....wish you were Down Under, I have this car that needs a haircut.....haha !

    Awesome stuff, keep em coming !
     
  8. FOURTYDLX
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    FOURTYDLX
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    Your the best. Looks easy, But I know better. Have fun
     
  9. hawkerdriver
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    Normally I sit on the couch and drink all day, but this thread makes me want to get off my fat ass and do something with my life. Great job Kev and Jason!
     
  10. FRANKTHECRANK
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    Awesome work,.......and great pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Keep chopping all these Mercs you're going to pigeon hole yourself... but what a helluva pigeon hole.
     
  12. Nice wok Kevan. Yu have definitely got this down to a science now.
     
  13. 53chevy
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    Wow! looking forward to the updates. Good seeing you at your club's benefit show for Anthony .

    Kenny
     
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  14. Very nice cars and work ron banks Fresno cal
     
  15. COUPES
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    COUPES
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    Great Chops! Mercs are so ugly un-chopped :D Subscribed
     
  16. I must confess, your tops are breathtaking! My favorite cars of all time, so happy to see more of these getting restyled!


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  17. Sweet! Nice work as always, Kevan.
     
  18. jivin jer
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    THIS IS COMPLETELY OVER THE TOP! Pardon the pun.
     
  19. I christen ye "Sir Kevan, King of the Merc's".
     
  20. ph8ed4life
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    As always, amazing threads and great pics of the killer work!

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  21. lomofo1949
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    Cant wait to see more Kevan..You keep me inspired on my merc bro. Im finally getting mine sandblasted this weekend. Cant wait on giving my coupe a hair cut. Ive studied the hell out your photos over the past year or so. Im fkn commited.

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  22. Sledge
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    hahahahaha
     
  23. Sledge
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    I still need to chop the back window down but I started one of sail panels. it will need a lot more shape but getting close.
     
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  24. Mopar Jack
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    Great work brother...
     
  25. OLLIN
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    You're getting it down to a science man...

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  26. Sledge
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    Glad to hear there's some progress brotha! Don't get overwhelmed, just brace it up and start chopping when you get it back form the blaster! Give me a call if you have any questions!
     
  27. Sledge
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    Nathan Jaggard came over on holiday for the California Hot Rod Reunion and to check the progress on his merc. He's a great guy and was very pleased with the results so far! This was the first time he's ever seen his merc or any 40 merc in person! He bought the car sight unseen almost a year ago from a guy in Michigan and I've been storing it for him until I could work on it. Nathan has a killer 40's style model A coupe and really "gets it" when it comes to the early style cars! Im blessed to able to build cars for such cool cats!

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  28. nifty
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    hahaha don't I look a plonker!
    Great to meet up with you finally Kevan, it was a real pleasure. I was totally blown away with your shop and the cars that you have.
    To say I'm pleased with the way the car is progressing is a complete understatement, it really is a dream come true. I think this will be a real gem when you've worked your magic on it, especially with some of the ideas we were talking about.

    keep up the good work Kev
     
  29. bobo1
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    Sledge , your chop are very nice do you alraydie chop a 46 coupe long dors or only Merc
     
  30. Sledge
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    Thank you bobo1, yes I will chop a 46 long door! I haven't done one yet but have studied them very closely and Im ready for the job!
     

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