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Customs I've made a decision ('47 Ford Coupe)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BigO, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Well folks here is what it will become, this was a hard choice to make but with the help of the HAMB I feel more comfortable to start the process, so here it is....
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    Madfish slanted the "B" pillar for me tonight and that was what did it.
    Thanks to all who helped with this. BigO

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  2. The slanted B pillar makes it look a bit like a mopar of the same era.I like it.
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  3. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    I liked the old look but this look is really nice.. Now get busy....
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,733

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - now move forward as fast as you are able to
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  5. The straight "B" pillars always looked like a poor design to me in the back of my mind, and I always liked the Chevy and Mopar slanted ones, you see them on chopped Ford's but not the unchopped ones. BigO
  6. I can't wait .....:D
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  7. Heck yeah, now that the hard part is over. :)
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  8. That is goin' to be nice, we'll be cheering you on.
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  9. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,839

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I like the look for sure! The slanted b pillars really do make a big difference.
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  10. I recommend rounding off the door corner when you get to the post mods. Here's a pic of my mopar for example.
  11. I don't know what took me so long to f....n think of it....:D
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  12. Thanks for the close up, thats a big part of what i like about those cars, the rounded door top.
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  13. It didn't start that way!
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  14. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,780


    Now get after it!!
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  15. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,418

    rusty rocket

    I love your car the way it is. But it's yours and u dig the custom look. Get to it man!
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  16. Thanks for pointing that out, I guess anytime I saw a close up it must have been on a custom, the lines on your car look factory, nice job.
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  17. It's gonna look great on yours!
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  18. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 22,281

    Staff Member

    I am so glad you chose the custom route with this car. they make wonderful customs .... go man go!!!
  19. Thanks.
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  20. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 22,281

    Staff Member

    If you can build it just like this one , except a coupe w slanted door posts, you will absolutely have a hit on your hands....
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  21. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 741

    Jim Bouchard

    Big O, I’m happy you made a decision. I know it can tough sometimes to commit to a different style. Make it how you like it and you’ll never go wrong.
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  22. Crayons
    Joined: May 31, 2019
    Posts: 122


    Excellent choice.
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  23. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 939

    ken bogren

    Going to be a cool ride!
    I don't think there was a bad choice in the options you presented.
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  24. I started building cars in 1975 at the age of 15, the first was a '65 Fairlane Sports Coupe that was excepted in a 4A class show in Charlotte, NC in 1981 and received an award of 3rd place in my class and have built cars that have been in mags over the years, I enjoy metal work, I am a goldsmith so metalwork and design is what I've done for the past 43 years so leaning the B pillars forward and reworking the 1/4 windows will be fun, I guess what I'm getting at is I'm not new this Hot Rod and Custom thing, once the Holidays are over I'll post some of my cars from over the years. Merry Christmas everybody. BigO
  25. Thanks but if it hadn't been for help from others I would still be trying to make these decision on my own and that sucks. BigO
  26. Thanks Jim, I've always wanted a 40's custom but the look of the hot rod version sent me down a side road, thank goodness I turned around. Here's a pic of a custom '39 Chevy coupe I had going but had to sell but may be getting it back.
  27. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,725

    from san diego

    like it
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  28. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,431


    BigO, I thought you should see this...
    Much like Sam Foose' '40 (i.e., with a little off the top).

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  29. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,537


    Rounding the corner was part of the way it was done.I did my 47 Mercury like that about 1974.I still have the car. Got it in 1967
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  30. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    @BigO I like the version you have chosen with the slanted post. However, maybe you could get the photoshop guys to take the hump out above the rear glass. Even if you are not planning to chop the front, I think the look could be improved on by laying the back glass down a little & shortening (& lowering) the roof between the back of the door & the back window. Wouldn't take much to make it flow better. Yes, I realize the work involved versus the result, but photoshop chopping gives you a great tool to see "what if..."
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