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Projects CUTTING UP A 40 MERC CHOP.....& STARTING OVER.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by cgc1958, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Cepe has been driving his 40 Merc everywhere!! It's been in California, Utah, Nevada. It's an iconic car and has a nice shape. He was looking to re do his chop. Replacing bondo with metal & replacing areas of the chop that needed some love. So we redid it. Making a new brow, adding some reinforcement, making new sail panels, catwalk etc. Here are some pics. IMG_3488.JPG
     
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  2. Pete
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    Oh man, that's a sexy machine right there! Awesome work.
     
  3. Good looking car you got there. Great lines and a great job on the re-chop. I think if he were here mr Barris would be proud.


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  5. Thanks, we did the re-chop metal work. Everything else was done by someone else.
    Thanks!
    Thank you!

    Here is a before and after of the front eyebrow and some photos of some of the steps. IMG_3492.JPG IMG_2084.jpg IMG_2088.jpg IMG_2089.jpg IMG_0019.jpg IMG_0049.jpg IMG_0160.JPG IMG_0214.JPG IMG_0217.JPG
    IMG_3492.JPG
     
  6. slimcat7m3
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  7. You two sure make this stuff look easy, when we all know it's not.
    Very nice work, once again.
     
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  9. 50Fraud
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    Good to see an owner interested in correcting detail work, and a shop willing to take it on. Raises the bar.
     
  10. 54reno
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    Beautiful job!
     
  11. awesome cleanup!
     
  12. desotot
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    Very masterful.
     
  13. Nice work on the clean up. What are you using to do the shrinking?
     
  14. Beautiful, wish i had the same skills:)
     
  15. Thanks!!
    Thank you! This Merc is all Clark!! (I'm still rebuilding my strength back up but I hope to be back to it soon!)
    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Thanks, Clark was happy to do it, & glad Cepe wanted to!

    Thanks!
    Thank you so much!
    Thanks a lot!
    We are using a Pullmax with thumbnail dies and a machine Clark built also with thumbnail dies, & a kick shrinker.
    Thanks! You can learn the skills. Wray Schelin has a great coach building class back east. If you are ever in the states. He also has some videos on line. If you put the time in and are open to learning, & getting past the frustration you can do it! IMG_0220.JPG IMG_0224.jpg IMG_0225.jpg IMG_0230.JPG IMG_0233.JPG IMG_0509.jpg IMG_0513.JPG IMG_0552.jpg IMG_0554.jpg IMG_0555.jpg IMG_0627.jpg IMG_0630.jpg IMG_0634.jpg IMG_0637.jpg IMG_0671.jpg IMG_0673.jpg IMG_0674.jpg IMG_0675.jpg IMG_0677.jpg IMG_0700.JPG IMG_0729.jpg IMG_0851.jpg IMG_3201.jpg IMG_3210.JPG IMG_3211.jpg IMG_1009.JPG IMG_1117.JPG IMG_1129.jpg IMG_1147.jpg
     
  16. 40FORDPU
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    Great fabrication..the owner is sure to be pleased.
     
  17. CURSED GEARS
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    Every once in a while I'll see a car that just punches me in the gut, (in a good way) and this is one of them.The metal work has me completely jealous too.
     
  18. jackalope
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    Wow! Amazing skills and superb results! I was wickedly impressed with the work on the front and then I see the rear! Just shaking my head in amazement by the talent!!!


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  19. Kennyjames
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    That split window is rad!!
     
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  20. Hole-EEE sh#t !! BA'MF'er ! (!!!!!!)
     
  21. Excellent work, can't believe the talent. If only I had a fraction of it I would be so proud.
     
  22. The 39 guy
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    Wow that was a real treat! Superb metal work!
     
  23. Jonnie King
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    cpg1958...
    Perfect...all the way through ! Tell Cepe that Bo's looking down right now and saying: "That chop's got more than "attitude"...it's got "Bad-itude" !"
    Jonnie
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  24. big duece
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    Should have named the thread, "chop-chop". Outstanding work!
     
  25. Late to the Party
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    The catwalk area flows very nicely now. Good work! :)
     
  26. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow, that's some of the finest metal work and sheet metal welding I've ever seen! TIG? Car is going to be perfect.
     
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  27. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Outstanding fabrication skills. Inspiring.
     
  28. Mr48chev
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    WOW that is some fine work. It does raise the bar a few notches.
     
  29. Thanks!
    Sounds painful, thanks!!
    Thanks so much!
    :)
    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Thanks so much!
    Haha, thanks! We'll let him know.;)
    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Thanks a lot! Yes, we tig all the sheet metal.
    Thank you!
    Thanks!

    FYI Clark did all the "new" metal work on this Merc while I was in the hospital & unable to work. So all the "Thanks" are on behalf of Clark on this thread. (I don't want anyone to think I'm taking credit for work I didn't do.;))
    Here are more progress pics: IMG_1156.jpg IMG_1165.jpg IMG_1171.jpg IMG_3368.JPG IMG_1199.jpg IMG_1215.jpg IMG_1222.jpg IMG_1223.jpg IMG_1237.jpg IMG_1235.jpg IMG_1244.JPG IMG_1268.jpg IMG_3493.JPG
     
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