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Technical Glasscock 1932 Ford - 3 Window Chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    Flop
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    @3wLarry thanks buddy !!

    @pumpman was not assembled by Brookville

    @Olson thanks for the good words!

    @Tony Martino thanks!!

    @rawcjw19 appreciate it buddy


    the bulge isnt gonna cut it

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    simple solution

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    everything is finished up ont he roof seam etc

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    from up top

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    this side was a lot worse then the drivers

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    alot of time invested into this

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    close up

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  2. Fogger
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    Great results, generally it's the original bodies that need saving not the new ones. Looks like someone got in over their head and gave up. Very nice work Flop, looking forward to the chop!!!! BTW my 3W is chopped 2 -1/8" and was done by an old friend who was still chopping into his 80's.
     
  3. Flop, just thought I'd let you know that there aren't many if any metal finishing classes or workshops in the area. You should start one.

    I noticed in the pics, after you've done your magic, that the panels have a different tint- is there something you are putting on the Steel ?
     
  4. druids62
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    Once again Flop; BEAUTIFUL!!
     
  5. pumpman
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    Thanks Flop, I've been thinking about buying some pieces from Brookville and when I saw what you had to go through I was thinking that I should just keep looking for the real stuff. Your work is absolutely outstanding!
     
  6. toreadorxlt
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    good work flop, love watching it on FB/instagram and you messaging me your secrets haha.
     
  7. Pete
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    When does the chop start???


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  8. We are all waiting for the next post from you Flop.....
     
  9. ago
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    Original Ford body is not that perfect. Look at some of the door gaps on original cars. These cars were basic transportation, not show cars.
     
  10. BiscayneBrain
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    Amazing, you work and attention to detail is outstanding.
    Dean
     
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  11. Flop
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    thanks fogger!

    31vicky no real interest in teaching a class sorry buddy . i like to work alone for the most part .

    thanks druids !

    thanks pumpman !

    gotta make the car nice before i start cutting it all apart !

    thanks tweed!

    more metal work

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    wheel wells were a mess from the previous shop moving them up ward

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    the panel was thinned and stretched beyond repair so it came out

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    a whole lot of work back here getting it right

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  12. nice to see some big pictures.! Amazing work as usual.
     
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  13. Hungry for some more.
    Flop, did you get my PM /conversation ?
     
  14. Geez.....your attention to details are mythic. Everyone wants a guy like you for their stuff. Always at the end of the rainbow unfortunately........so many sightings......but never to be seen. Your customers are very lucky individuals, sir. Awesome stuff you do.
     
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  15. alchemy
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    Do you use a Bullseye pick? If not, you might think it's a godsend. Your kind of work would love a Bullseye.
     
  16. Flop
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    thanks guys !! ive been looking at em @alchemy !

    ive been lackin on keepin up on this thread

    the quarter where the wheel well was raised

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    pits in the welds that needed addressed

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    finished product

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  17. wedjim
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    There is a large range of cars on this forum. Some need layers of bondo, some layers of primer and heavy blocking and such.

    Only a few like yours, if that many, that should be clear coated to showcase all the craftsmanship that went into avoiding the usual bodywork 99.9% of cars receive.

    Impressive skill and patience!


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  18. chopt top kid
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    Kick Ass metal work as usual Flop! Can't wait to see the chop!
     
  19. Mr48chev
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    I think all of the superlatives have been used up in the past three pages but I do have to agree with them. That is impressive work you have done.
     
  20. Well said Mr48chev......
     
  21. damnh6
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    Fantastic work ! I cannot believe the issues with a new body with all the time in development and production that the body has so many small problems with gaps and body lines . Keep up the good work !
     
  22. Fogger
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    Check previous posts, Flop said the body wasn't assembled by Brookville or a qualified body assembler, like Bobby Walden. Brookville has too high of standards to allow something like this to leave their facility.
     
  23. King ford
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    Looking for an update on your ""a" flop,any progress?


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  24. Flop
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    thanks everyone !

    well a not so good update as we have hit a serious roadblock with imporper fit of the body when it was welded by the other shop . I had a bad feeling about this from the get go but though i could get away with just fixing the door ... Not so much the case after serious looking and measuring . The A pillar is tweaked in about 5/16ths of an inch ....which directly relates to the 5/16ths of over hang i am missing over the door

    The roof over the windshield will need split, spot welds removed and a pretty good pull .

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    A pillars passenger left driver right . drivers side is correct

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    passenger

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    driver

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    driver

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  25. More work than you wanted but I'm sure you'll pull it of flawlessly and quickly.
    I feel silly to keep asking you if you received my pm, but I will do it anyway.
     
  26. 117harv
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    Flop, outstanding work as usual, thanks for taking the time to do your threads.

    I would like to be your shadow for a few days, just watching and soaking it all in.
     
  27. Fab work Flop - you make it look easy ;)
     
  28. Flop....About time for an up-date from ya
     
  29. dtracy
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    What does it look like at the rear of the doors / quarter panels? This seems like a great deal of difference with that many panels around the door frame. Are you sure this is not a factory defect with the door frames?

    Dave.
     
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