Register now to get rid of these ads!

Customs How To Chop a 1947 Buick Sedanette in Two Minutes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SuperFleye, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    well....it actually took 9 hours...and it ain't done yet. But during the chop we put up a go pro camera taking 1 photo a minute. I have now compiled all these photos into a 2 minute video for all of you to enjoy:




    The car, a 1947 Buick Sedanette, belongs to fellow Coupe Devils member Hans Ola Christensen. During the summer we studied the car a lot, deciding that it needed a top chop! Time had now come to perform the chop, and with guidance from master fabricator Kjetil Kvipt, we hosted a Coupe Devils workshop at Hans Ola's garage. Our mission was to chop the top in one day. Ofcourse not complete the whole job, but to get the roof down and tacked in place. It was Kjetil's fourth top chop. His first sedanette, btw, and it turned out really great! Below are some photos I took during the chop as well. In total the roof was lowered 2 inches up front and 4 in the rear.

    The Buick as it sat before the chop
    [​IMG]

    The proud and nervous owner
    [​IMG]

    Getting down to business with our hacksaws
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hans Ola cutting the a-pillars
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Our exit strategy in case the top chop failed. Seing the Buick without the roof sure gave me some ideas. This could easily have been the start of a George DuVall designed speedster/roadster from the 1940s. Look at the great speedboat stance, and Imagine a DuVall windshield on this along with maybe some kind of a boat tail trunk...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The roof back on
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Kjetil removing the inner skin of the deck lid in order to cut it up into pieces:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    double post...deleted
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  4. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    caseyscustoms
    BANNED
    from st.joe, MO

    cool ive always wanted to do that with a camera...
     

  5. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Before and after
    [​IMG]
     
  6. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    ...another double post...deleted
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  7. schaefer
    Joined: Aug 8, 2003
    Posts: 187

    schaefer
    Member

    Very cool, the chop looks great!
     
  8. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    Me too :)
    This was my first try..next time I'll use 2 cameras and maybe take twice as many photos!
     
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,123

    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    very cool chop.
     
  10. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,104

    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    Thats pretty cool and it came out great! Whats next?
     
  11. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Awesome chop, looks killer guys!! Thanks for posting!
     
  12. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    resqd37Zep
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    That was awesome. Looked like the Keystone Choppers.
     
  13. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,622

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    That was pretty sweet!
     
  14. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,801

    Baumi
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That chop came out very well. The car look great before but it´ll be a show stopper when finished--- I think I couldn´t bring myself to cutting into such a nice car, but it was for a good reason. I can´t wait to see that car finished , keep us updated
     
  15. LeftCoastErik
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 907

    LeftCoastErik
    Member

    Nice work, looking beautiful!
     
  16. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 676

    cheveey57
    Member

    Pretty cool , thanks forvthe show. She came out great. Now the owner can breath deep.
     
  17. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    Yeah, the owner was pretty nervous for a while. Getting the right flow in the top and a proper look on the rear of the car was a real puzzle! I will do my best to keep you guys updated as the project progress. The plan is at least to have it drivable to our Coupe Devils Bonanza in May :)
     
  18. rusthaug
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 23

    rusthaug
    Member

    Nice, cool chop show, the buick is awesome..
     
  19. Mr Nilsson
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 104

    Mr Nilsson
    Member
    from Sweden

    Really cool video and the Sedanette looks killer!
     
  20. Flynn's_57
    Joined: May 10, 2002
    Posts: 932

    Flynn's_57
    Member
    from Nor*Cal

    Super-sweet; love the music you picked for the show-
     
  21. Cool film.........But the chop is awesome.
     
  22. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,730

    NashRodMan
    Member

    Wow, the chop/car is very cool!!! That car is going to be a trend setter!
     
  23. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,197

    iammarvin
    BANNED
    from Tulare, Ca

    Nice chop job!
    But this gives me a[​IMG] stiffy!
     
  24. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646

    Hotrodbuilderny
    Member

    I was thinking the same thing
     
  25. 1951fordf100
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 45

    1951fordf100
    Member
    from Idaho

    Nice car...Nice chop.
     
  26. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    coolbreeze1340
    Member
    from Indiana

    My thoughts too! I was thinking a massive extention on the catwalk, hardtop the doors and a removable carson style top! Anybody know where there is a cheap Buick I can turn into scrap! :D
     
  27. sr808
    Joined: Aug 4, 2007
    Posts: 129

    sr808
    Member

    This car is amazing. Great work guys!
     
  28. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,584

    krooser
    Member

    That thing looked amazing without the top...nice job guys.
     
  29. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    1951Streamliner
    Member
    from Reno, NV

    thats one of my dream cars, if i had it, i wouldnt chop it.. but yours turned out so good!! im jealous
     
  30. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can
    Member

    Very cool video. The chop looks great too
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.