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History Hines / Masterson Chop a 54 Chevy!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Evel, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    So yesterday I got to hang out at Bills shop and watch Bill and Brad work on a 54 Chevy
    that a client brought to bill to have chopped.

    Brad is gonna add to this post as he goes and he will add photos before this point..

    Should be fun to watch!!

    Rolling on Atlantic! Lynwood!

    Janne from Finland jumpped right in and got to work!!!

    The Master!


    Preping the B Pillers

    Welding the A piller
  2. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Around the shop

    Possibly off a Barris car.. Maybe Koper kart.. gonna investigate..


    Aprently this little Flatty came out of Buddy Alcorns merc..

    And After a Long Saturday.. Bill heads home in his Daliy...
  3. the lights
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 113

    the lights

    this is.....BAD ASS. thanks for sharing.
  4. Thanks for posting. Got to watch them a bit in Salina couple years back. Magicians for sure.

  5. Thanks for posting Piero!! Very cool.
  6. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,122

    from Burton, MI

    Wow. Thanks for the tour of the shop.
  7. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    Very cool! I wanna learn to do this with a oxy/acy torch like that. I mig weld at work all day but that torch is foriegn to me.

    Feel free to add more pics!
  8. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,278

    general gow
    Staff Member

    very cool. thanks piero.
  9. Bitchin thread!
  10. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 245

    No Plan

    Thanks for the cool thread & oppurtunity to see you guys do more magic!... Please post more pics of the Lincoln(?) in back ground of pics 4 & 5 w/ the molded on continental kit, I'm currently trying to figure the best way to do a molded continental on a 54 Ford w/ extended 53 Lincoln 1/4's. Thanks again for the peak inside!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,632

    from Hypocrisy

    Holy shit, Bill's shop is a mess, and he has an Eldorado Brougham just sitting there.
    I wanna learn how to gas weld.
  12. I think it would be a riot to have one of those glossy books about fancy garages, have a spread in color of Bill Hines shop. That'd be funny right there.
    Bill Hines is one of a kind for sure.
  13. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    For some reason i have a feeling that that car is Dick Dean's chopped premier...but i am wrong all the time.

    It sure is, but i dig worn out work places. They have more character than sterile shops, althoug, its handy to have well organized shit, instead of sarchin for tools that are buried under other tools....:cool:
  14. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 245

    No Plan

    Are those 61? Imperial head lights, VERY cool, haven't seen a set of those in about a 50 years & what's happening to that El Camino? I love this "look in the back door"!
  15. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    Great peek into the goings on at Bills shop! I bet it's like archaeology, digging around in there.

    How old is Bill? It's awesome to see him still going at it.
  16. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    Thanks Piero,
    I am glad to see things have not changed down the alley.
    Thanks for sharing.
  17. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 919


    cool, thanks for sharing
  18. very cool...great coverage
  19. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,200

    from California

    I love how there's just a Cadillac Brougham sitting pics, Piero! Can't wait to see more
  20. Chopping tops is a very much misunderstood art.........
  21. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,039

    Alliance Vendor

    Very kool!! Thanks for sharing...did you film it?
  22. diamonddrew
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 133


    Wow, if the walls could only talk.
  23. RDP
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 242

    from Kansas

    Very cool! To be able to work with a craftsman like that would be priceless!
  24. I'd be scared shitless of that place burning to the ground welding in there. One of those sparks finds a corner with 50 years of dust and junk.:eek: Must be cool as hell to look around in though.
  25. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,221


    Thanks for about some of you nice chaps help Bill clean his shop up..haha
  26. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,964

    from Finland

    This is kind of strange,just before Christmas Janne visited in my garage and now he is in the same pic with Bill Hines.
    Thanks for sharing these photos!
  27. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,295


    Thanks for sharing
  28. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Great pics! I would love to meet Bill someday!!
  29. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,565


    I wonder what bill's other personal cars are?

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