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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by cgc1958, Oct 22, 2015.

  2. Thanks!
  3. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 713

    from l.a.

    I look forward to seeing you guys checking out the shop. Doing great work from what I've seen in in the valley too, so we're kinda neighbors lol
  4. Thank you so much! That's so nice of you to say. Being neighbors, you should definitely come by some time.
  5. More Pics:
    -No turning back now
    -Determining if we are happy with the amount chopped so far. In this case less is more. IMG_8678.JPG IMG_8690.JPG
  6. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,352

    from Napa, CA

    Nice! Looking forward to seeing this progress, should be beautiful.
  7. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 713

    from l.a.

    Chop looks good!! Gonna lay down that rear window? Or going with glass from another car?
  8. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,738


    Would look sick as a hard top with functional windows
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  9. Thanks!
  10. Thanks! I think laying down the rear window is gonna be the winner.
  11. Agreed! But on this one since we shaved the drip rails we think that the re-working the B-pillars is gonna help with the overall flow of the door openings.
  12. IMG_9852.JPG IMG_9853.JPG IMG_9855.jpg IMG_9856.jpg IMG_9857.jpg IMG_9858.jpg IMG_9860.jpg IMG_9861.jpg IMG_9862.jpg IMG_9865.jpg IMG_8761.jpg Since we are eliminating the vent window, and the door tops are off, we went ahead and started filling the vent window "notches" in the door frames. It's so much easier to do on the bench!
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  13. Question for you Cgc1958,
    Are your pics and progress real time as it happens ?
    Is has this project already been far ahead and you're posting now?


    Looks like you have a nice shop, so how many guys are throwing down on this one?
  14. These pics are about 2 weeks behind. I don't want to get crazy with a ton of pics at once. That might get a little obnoxious.

    Thanks, it's just Clark and I. We have 5 other projects that we are working on as well and a 6th that just went to paint.
  15. Thanks !!!
  16. Loved the backstory. I noticed that at speed, my 60's hood got a little weird so I pulled the latch apart and sturdied her up. I totally would have gone for a chop too if the hood would have popped up. Totally justified!
  17. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 713

    from l.a.

    great work guys
  18. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 877


    Couldn't disagree anymore with that!

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  19. Nice examples! There are also great examples with the drip rails. I think whenever I am all or nothing that's when I get into trouble. There are always exceptions to everything. That being said I recognize that I am militant (to a fault) in my preference of Kustom cars over stock cars.

    Here are some more pics:
    Making sure we have all the proportions right.
    Laying down the back window to make sure we are happy with where it's sitting.
    The 1st stages of the B-pillar, which will look significantly better once we have it all together. It looks a little crazy in these pics.
    (Background 36 Plymouth owned by Michael K "Polished Pistons" Chopped by Ian Berky. We are doing the grill shell and other metal work.)

    IMG_8763.JPG IMG_8781.JPG IMG_8782.jpg IMG_8784.jpg IMG_9874.jpg

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  20. Thanks!
  21. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,463


    I love them '40 plyms..... Especially chopped
  22. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 877


    Looking great!!!
  23. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,459


    Looks amazing sans drip rails , barrios bros style , are you mig or tig ?
  24. Yeah they are beautiful cars!
    Thanks, Tig welding all sheet metal. Mig welding bracing.
  25. If Clark had to chose one I'm pretty sure it would be Tig everything! Anything you see that's not a stack of dimes is my welding. One day I will catch up to him! (If he knew I posted this pic he would kill me....figuratively of course...shhh;))

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  26. More progress pics: We are slanting the B-pillar quite a bit. But we are happy with the direction it's heading in.
    IMG_8816.JPG IMG_8824.jpg IMG_8830.JPG IMG_8836.JPG IMG_8841.JPG IMG_8843.JPG
  27. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,043

    Okie Pete

    Very nice profile . It is disappearing into the asphalt .
  28. I burned a hole I'm my hand just like that once. :)
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  29. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
    Posts: 364

    from Sweden

    Nice work! Great car to chop!
  30. Beautiful work so far.
    Buuuuuttt... maybe it's just the camera angle, but it looks like there's a slight notch between the roof and the top of the back window. Please tell me there's actually a smooth transition between the roof and rear window.

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