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Projects How to make a choppe on a 46 Ford coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by bobo1, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. bobo1
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    All this it is has cause of you!!! : P I am going to work ;)
     
  2. It´s no problem. I thought it´s just a language problem. :)
     
  3. I agree with Schoum, The drip rails (rain gutters) are a must on these cars. Without them the top rear corner of the doors make the quarter windows look wrong. Best of luck to ya.
    The Wizzard
     
  4. Yep agree! These cars need rain gutters. Someone took the ones off mine before I ever got to it but the plan is to reinstall them at some point.
     
  5. bobo1
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    ;) :)

    The big problème with my rain gutters is they have the cancer and I can't use them after chop : (. Exists there in reproduction ? : Confused:
     
  6. On 2 different projects I have made new gutters. No big deal on a good 10' leaf brake. Installing them is a different story. Often times when the gutters are gone so is the roof skin behind them. Get creative with the roof repair and incorperate both jobs into one. This is generally where Top Quality Tig welding skills come into play. We each find our own way to do this job, Just remember that you will be using some kind of Drip rail sealer and there will be a headliner on the inside. No matter your choice of methods it shouldn't show on the finished product. The new part does not need to be welded solid, in fact I advise against that. Today's new 2 part panel adhesives are unreal. Also think Tabs and Slots.
    The Wizzard
     
  7. bobo1
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    Ok thank you for the information ;)
     
  8. cleatus
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    I was not present when Paul chopped his car, so I don't have photos, but he is a friend and has explained some of what he did. He said that in addition to chopping at the pillars, he pie-sectioned the roof where the rain gutters used to be - taking just a little out of the front and much more from the back to help the top of the roof flow off more smoothly towards the back. It gets rid of the dreaded 'hump' that a lot of these end up with when chopped. When standing next to his car you can really appreciate this modification, in that the roof has a much less bulky & hefty feel. Instead it looks sleek and thin and flows so nice. It really is beautiful, and the whole car looks like it just stepped out of the early days.

    In addition to being a very talented metal man, Paul is super nice and helpful to talk with.
    Notice earlier in this thread where Glenn offered to act as a go-between if you have questions for Paul.
     
  9. schoum
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    haha! I have a good influence on you :D:D:D:D

    for the rain gutters, It's easy to rebuild scrath new ones! I think it's really important!
     
  10. bobo1
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    Thank you very much for this information I am going to see with Glenn :)

    It will depend on the style of chop which I am going to adopt ;)
     
  11. stephane-rod
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    :D ah tiens un autre topchop français :p
     
  12. mika112
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    I think as Schoum the best way to do this chop top.
    it is in the shop it's going .

    good luck to you boris.
    strongly as you start, I'm not afraid of the result :)
     
  13. J.B.
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    Rain gutters? Get rid of it! :D
     
  14. bobo1
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    After to consult full of people here I took my courage has 2 hands and with the help of my friend Vilo we let us have to decide to make the chop of my 46 for the New Year's Day, my English being very bad I am not going to extend over comments , the photos are speak about them same. I would nevertheless try to answer if I can understand your questions ;) IMG_0128.JPG

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    We are cut the middle pillar at 5" :D
     
  15. bobo1
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    We have to reposition the roof has its place then to tilt amount of windscreen IMG_0159.JPG

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    My friend Vilo
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    and me I would like to cut all :D
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    and my new grille :)
     
  16. bobo1
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    Before :D WP_000575.jpg
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    That all for the moment , but there's a lot of work on ;)
     
  17. Looks great so far. C'est bon!
     
  18. jamcoupe
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  19. ff1930
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    That's great. It's nice to see a chopped 46 ford.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  20. williebill
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    Looks great. Started with a good, solid car, too.. even better. Thanks for posting.
     
  21. RodLand
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    Looks great. Would like more pictures of back glass area fitting.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  22. stephane-rod
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  23. schoum
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    Nice job Boris!

    Will you incline the B-pillar?
     
  24. Oooo, I LIKE IT! Looks like you had a very nice car to start with and it seems you have a clear vision of how you would like it to appear when done. It's great to have a plan and to stick to it! Well done so far! Do you have a colour in mind?

    -Dave
     
  25. motoandy
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  26. bobo1
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    I'm sorry but I do not understand what you want explain I and I would make for you quite the photos which you want ;)

    No I'm not incline it and no rain gutters :p

    Thank's , for the color I do not know any more, at first I wanted the same color as 41 has Tim Musico, but now, I am not on that that would go to her, black can be, if you have ideas ;)
     
  27. 'Mo
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    Congratulations! Looks great. Caddy grille too!
    I hope you'll keep us informed.

    Will you mold the back fender seams?
     
  28. bobo1
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    Yes :D
     
  29. Bobo, it's obvious to me that you have good taste and vision, so I wouldn't want to influence you; especially since I have the same dilemma!

    The Trend Book 181 from 1959 lists some of George Barris' candy formulas which are likely too "modern" for your build, but the names of the colours might trigger an idea or two: Burgundy Mist, Lime Gold, Pagan Gold, Golden Honey, Oriental Blue, Black Gold and Organic Purple. There were others, but they were light colours which bring up images of customs done later than the style you are using.

    I sure like that dark blue coupe posted earlier - reminds me of a modern version of Ford's Washington Blue.

    p.s. Purple will be available since I hope to change the colour of my coupe after doing some work on it.. ;) :D
     
  30. bobo1
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    Thank's yes I like this color to ;)
    whay do you think of this one ?
     

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