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  1. Cody Walls
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    C87A86C5-A802-401A-8901-7B0A3913B12C.png Six months ago the owner of a 1947 Dodge Business Coupe approached me about finishing his project. The car was very near completion; the hood needed to be done but otherwise it was primed and ready for paint. It had been to many of different shops over a 10 period but the car never had a cohesive direction. This presented a challenge as ‘47 Dodge Business Coupes aren’t the most beautiful body designs, but I do love to be pushed creatively. To get this Dodge focused in the right direction I contacted Eric Black to design the body. There are countless modifications planned but in the end this will become a sleek and beautiful example of what a 40s Dodge should’ve looked like.
     
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    Just some of the non up to par metal work the previous shops did .
     
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  8. Primered Forever
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    Outstanding as usual!
     
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  9. Phillips
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    This is great, saw the design posted on Black's IG, glad you are having a construction thread!


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  10. Awesome! Love it!
     
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  11. Peanut 1959
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    Any renderings of the front and back treatments, or do we just have to stay tuned?

    Either way, I'm subscribed!
     
  12. Johnboy34
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    What a fat ass in this shot!!! :D:D:D
    [​IMG]
    Is a little diet in the plan also?? ;)
     
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  14. Bugguts
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    Yowza! You really do amazing things with metal. Thanks for sharing with us mere mortals, as it really does encourage me to try and learn more. You do nice work.
     
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    Really nice work.
     
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  16. Outstanding work.


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  17. Cody Walls
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    Yes there is , you’ll have to stay tuned . I don’t want to give away everything just yet . But needless to say we’re not going with the stock grill . And it’s definitely a great improvement over the stock front end . Trying to keep a much dodge as possible .
     
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    Yes there is
     
  19. hrm2k
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    another Cody Walls piece of automotive art................( drooling waiting for more )
     
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    Some of the early shots reveal the attempt to weld with a hatchet! Nice save!
     
  21. Cody Walls
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    That’s just some , but there is a lot more I have to fix that I didn’t post . The bad part everything was covered in 1/2 of body filler and it was ready for paint.
     
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  22. belair
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    Wow. Huge difference between reality and fantasy. Looking forward to your work and seeing the finished product. It came to the right guy.
     
  23. Cody Walls
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    Just some progress on the roof and the dodge just got a whole lot cooler with stack injection . I would have like to seen an old hemi in this project but the car came to me with a new one so we’re using it , the plan is to make it look like an old one .
     
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  25. xpletiv
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    You said "not up to par" like it was no big deal.......holy crap, my cat could do better.

    Admire your abilities, though!


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  26. Wow, an awesome improvement and more to come. I'll enjoy watching this come together.
     
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  27. old steel
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    Your the man buddy put Milton on the map the body mods are off the wall, when you are finished every one will want one.
     
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  28. Hard to believe, anyone would spread that much mud and say it’s ready for paint!
    Looking forward to see all of it! Awesome work your doing!


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    Yeah, I saw those photos and said to myself... "Turns out I am qualified to open a hotrod shop." ;)

    Cody's follow-up photos put me right back into my britches.
     
  30. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Cody.Looking good as usual.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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