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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by dcadwell, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. ss34coupe
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    Really nice work!
     
  2. Some great old school ideas here- keep up the good work!
     
  3. dcadwell
    Joined: Mar 13, 2014
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    Thank you!
     
  4. dcadwell
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    Thanks! Lots left to get done.
     
  5. 1-SHOT
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    I really like the way you did the chop. I have a 46 Mercury coupe and I think that's what it needs. Frank
     
  6. 48fordor
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    from York, PA

    Have you considered following the L shape of your upper/side trim as a smaller series instead of vertical teeth? Think '47 Olds.

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  7. dcadwell
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    Thanks Frank. Moving the back window forward a lot helps the lines, but even with the modest chop, a functional back seat is lost. Not a concern for me, but something to keep in mind.
     
  8. dcadwell
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    I think that would look great! At this point though, after cutting up the DeSoto grill for the teeth, I'm pretty committed to the teeth. Otherwise I'd have to build another car so the teeth didn't go to waste.

    That said, the grill teeth will be bolting on. I could always make swap-able inserts.
     
  9. 1-SHOT
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    What gauge metal did you use to make the filler panel out of ? I also have a second coupe as a parts car.
     
  10. Mark Grabo
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    from Upstate NY

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    I like the DeSoto grill best.
     
  12. straykatkustoms
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    Hope ya don't mind I did a quickie, I like the Desoto but this one is sure making me think twice. Love your project.

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  13. Bill Rinaldi
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    Nice job on the chop!!! I'm all in on 5 bars, you've got a great look going!! Bill Rinaldi
     
  14. dcadwell
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    I try to match the gauge as close as possible to the car - I think I used 18 Ga. for the filler panel.
     
  15. dcadwell
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    That is pretty cool looking - thanks for putting it together!
     
  16. dcadwell
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    Thanks!
     
  17. 47 ford
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    That's super cool
     
  18. Mark Grabo
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    great idea
     
  19. topher5150
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    Love those headlights.....might have to steal that for my car
     
  20. dcadwell
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    Sometimes the small projects are as rewarding as the big ones.

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    Mom's 1881 lucky silver dollar in her new home. If she brings Howland and me as much luck as she did my Mom, we'll be doing pretty good.
     
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