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

  1. Welding in the catwalk with a slight reverse curve. IMG_0682.JPG IMG_0683.jpg IMG_0684.jpg IMG_0686.jpg
  2. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    The 40-48 Plymouth 2 & 4 door sedans and the 5 passenger coupes (the ones with the rear seats) have a curved rear glass. The business coupe is the only body with a flat rear glass. Gene
  3. swoopc
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    Posts: 1

    from LA

  4. Yeah, we are switching out the flat glass with curved glass. In this case we think it will keep with the flow of the chop.
  5. taildragger1957
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 162


    Patiently waiting and taking notes. I got a 41 i'll be chopping in the next year. Thanks for your posts. Some of the best chops and threads here on the HAMB.
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  6. Thank you, that's really nice of you to say! We are looking forward to getting back on the 40. It's a great car & we want to take each aspect of it a step further. Hopefully we can achieve that!
  7. Here are some more progress pics: IMG_0749.JPG IMG_0750.JPG IMG_1281.jpg IMG_1282.jpg IMG_1285.jpg IMG_1286.jpg IMG_1287.jpg IMG_1291.jpg IMG_1292.jpg IMG_1211.jpg IMG_1214.jpg IMG_1215.jpg IMG_1240.jpg IMG_1241.JPG IMG_1251.JPG
  8. That's lovely.
    Are you shaving the gutters off it permanently?
  9. Thanks, yes we are leaving them off on this one.
  10. Here is the finished fuel filler delete & the beginning of the driver's side sail panel. IMG_1326.jpg IMG_1343.jpg IMG_1317.jpg IMG_1318.jpg
  11. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 325


    One word....DAMN!!!!
  12. taildragger1957
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 162


  13. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,808

    The 39 guy

    Great craftsmanship! Looks like a very difficult and complex project that few could pull off as well as you are doing.
  14. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 672

    Brand Apart
    from Roswell GA

    I believe it's pronounced DANG!.....
  15. martyk98
    Joined: Jun 12, 2006
    Posts: 118

    from washington

    I'm out of posts?????? I feel like a junky that has run out of stash!!!
  16. Thanks!
    Still working toward that! Thank you!
    Thanks, thats nice of you to say!
    Thank you!
    That's funny! Here's more on the 40 and I just posted more on the 38 Plymouth. More on the chop, windshield wiper delete & air vent delete.
    IMG_1369.jpg IMG_1445.jpg IMG_1422.jpg IMG_1423.jpg IMG_1510.jpg IMG_1512.jpg IMG_1426.jpg IMG_1520.jpg IMG_1521.jpg
  17. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,864


    Inspiring. Great job. Keep the updates coming.
  18. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    from DAGO

    superb work, car is looking amazing!
  19. Thanks!
    Thank you so much!

    Here are pics of the passenger side etc. IMG_1577.JPG IMG_1580.jpg IMG_1581.JPG IMG_1582.jpg IMG_1583.jpg IMG_1584.jpg
    Dog_Patch, brad2v, kiwijeff and 2 others like this.
  20. Amazing project ! What would you say, as to how many labor hours were involved in this project ?
  21. Thanks for updating this thread. Your eye for good flow and welding skills are both amazing.
  22. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    Because I'm pretty stupid, and its hard to tell in some of the pictures, let me ask, are you tig welding all these joints? And, are all of the joints butt welded, or are some lap welded? If they are all butt welded, how are you cutting the extra material off once it has been tacked to other metal, like that last roof section picture?

    I hope to bring myself up to the crude level, by your standard, someday. Besides the shrinker/stretcher (which I hope to invest in) and the English wheel (which probably won't happen in this life), what other tools would be minimum requirements? Gene
  23. speedaddict
    Joined: Sep 28, 2002
    Posts: 2,420

    from Austin, Tx

    Such an awesome build!
  24. Lots!! It's not done yet!;)
    Thanks! Clark's welding is much better than mine.
    The sheet metal is Tig welded. It is butt welded. The extra is cut off with tin snips, a thin cut off wheel, or an air saw.
    You can use whatever works best for you. You can always start off with the cheap stuff, then as you get better build your own or invest more money into them. As far as what tools you need, that depends on what you want to do. You can just buy as you go. Unless you're rich then I'd say BUY IT ALL!!

    Thanks, it's fun!

    Here are some pics:
    We are doing other things while doing the chop, trying to have this done for Santa Maria at the end of May. (When I say done, I mean the metal work done and driving. It won't be painted yet.)

    Getting the frame sandblasted etc.
    IMG_1598.JPG IMG_1607.jpg IMG_1611.jpg IMG_1621.jpg
  25. Great work!! The TIG welding looks really nice. What size filler rod do you typically use? Also what do you guys do about stretching the weld area back out in the areas where you can't reach the back side easily (like the door pillars)? Just curious.


  26. Thanks Chris! In general, the thinner the better. Well, you really want to get to the back of it whenever possible. If you can't then light a candle, wave a dead chicken over your head, and if it's really bad you may have to sacrifice a virgin (which is very hard to find in California)!! I joke I joke, about the sacrifice....not the virgin!!;)
    kiwijeff and hotrodtodd1960 like this.
  27. Hahaha i don't think it'll be easy to find a virgin in Massachusetts either! Looks like the dead chicken and candle will have to do.
  28. Is that all tig welded?
  30. Yes, the sheet metal is all tig welded.
    ratty_aussie likes this.

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