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Hot Rods Fixing a mangled 33 Chevy coupe body UPDATE 31/10/21

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 66gmc, May 22, 2017.

  1. Watching, hopefully this thread, unlike so many started on here, will have a happy ending
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  2. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,200


    very nice work!
  3. following...Nice work!
  4. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,330


    keep us updated
  5. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,885


    Just saw this thread. Nice work. Thanks for posting.
  6. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,550


    Great to see another old Chevy being built. Maybe one of these day's I'll get back on my 34 Master.

  7. robtlor
    Joined: Dec 7, 2010
    Posts: 118

    from Lincoln NE

    image:1911.jpg Not hamb friendly bbut here is my Chevy Coupe. Still on a wood structure.
  8. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    ^^^that is beautiful!
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  9. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    Looooking gooood!!! I'm subscribed
  10. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    Well obviously I lost interest and this ones been sitting in the back corner of my garage for the past 4 years being used as a junk shelf and an engine stand. I finally dragged it out a couple weeks ago and tack welded some axles under it so I could dump it outside because I need the space...then I got inspired and figured I should just finish getting some of the metalwork roughed in and then find it a new home instead of letting it rot in my backyard for eternity. I finished building the back of the body and got it all welded together, then did a bunch of other random stuff including a 3" chop last week. There's a few more things left to finish up in the next couple days then I'm going to be finding this one a new home, now I kind of hate to see it go because I've been enjoying working on it, but realistically I need the space and cash right now haha, plus it deserves better than to collect dust in my garage or rot outside.
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  11. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    Oh and if anyone has an abundance of time to waste I made a crappy video showing the chop process haha.

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  12. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,502


    Really neat. Great save, truly.
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  13. What -Brent- said.
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  14. WOW , very good work
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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,767


    From this observer's standpoint you're moving this project onward will make another very Happy as you did bring much needed repairs and mods that will highly benefit the resurrection...

    I hope you remain Hamb bound with another period correct project as your work is inspiring to say the least...any thoughts about what that might be after takin care of business @66gmc?

    Lots of potential candidates out there in Canada's wonderful slowrust zones...maybe things aren't as plentiful as Stogy thinks...but at least if somethings hiding it won't be the rust dust it'd be here in Ontariario...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2021
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  16. 1936 5W
    Joined: Aug 22, 2015
    Posts: 8

    1936 5W

    I am impressed by your skills. Nice save!
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  17. Love that you kept the back window full sized ,I dont know why some guys chop thru the back window and they look like crap ...
  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,480


    Are these '36(?) sedans the same car? If they are, I see what you've been busy with for the last 4 years.

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  19. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,453


    Very impressive rescue!
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  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,538


    Far better than a lot of car stuff on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to shoot the video. I judge all 5Window chops by the look of the quarter windows. you got that chop perfect. Good luck with all your future projects.

  21. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    I've got a 36 Chevy Pickup and a Model T project, both are much easier projects, which is good because I rarely get time to work on my own stuff anymore!

    All our projects out west have been getting bought up by you Ontario folks lately, which is great because no one around here wants them and the alternative is the crusher!
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  22. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    Thanks, I ended up taking 1.5" out of the back window just so it would line up with the roof contours better, but I agree. I'd rather do a little more welding than end up with the squashed mail slot look.
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  23. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    haha no I cheated and bought another 35 that was already done, still have the other 35 and have some ambitious plans for it, but that's a looong way off! Most of my time gets spent working on other peoples cars!
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  24. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 595


    Thanks that's very nice of you to say! I need all the luck I can get on my future projects haha.
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  25. Nice work, someone will get a great start to a hot rod! I'm glad you're okay with the transfer of early iron to Ontario, we need all the help we can get. I have to do rust repairs on my 06.
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  26. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,459

    from Minn. uSA

    Wow: Very nice metalwork. Anymore pics of the body straightening process? Since I'm not a bodyman, I can use all the visuals I can get. Esp when things turn out that nice. Oh, btw; the truncated rear of the chev reminds me of the rear of the JADO Spl, once the rear frame parts are gone.
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  27. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 727


    (quote)…then did a bunch of other random stuff including a 3" chop last week.

    Hahaa. For some reason this made me chuckle. Nice job. I like the look.
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  28. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 644

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    some inspiration for you. my brothers 33 that he has owned since 1966 2017-06-28 23.00.16.jpg

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