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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Jan 28, 2009.
My Shoebox with new deck built from Buick 54 roof
It also makes it a lot easier getting into the trunk. Don't have to duck that large piece that would be hanging down and the new panel also makes a nice bulkhead when putting stuff into the trunk.
My kustom stude some like , some hate, i love driving this thing!!! 324 olds and overdrive, 24 mpg !
here is my 53 ford. i took 1.5 inches out of the hood.
thats what i found, think its from scott`s hot rods side....maybe
I'm not a fan of pancaked hoods or trunks. But you might find this interesting...
This young lad is eager to SECTION his PANCAKES.
Wow, what a beautiful car!!! How much of a top chop did you do?? What is the color?? I am in the process right now of pancaking the trunk lid on my '49 Chevy - took about 6" out - still piecing it back together. I believe a top chop would be easier.
hahaha,,,thats great,,,i deserved that after what i posted in the scallops thread,,
Mark Gustavson's Custom Clinic site gives a nice list of custom car terms.
And a very good one for "pancaking".
Most photos shown here show sectioned hood, and even "pie-cut" sectioned hoods. That is not called pancaking. Those modifications are either made to fit a sectioned or channeled body, or in case of pie-cut sectioning to reshape, or streamline the looks of the front of the car.
Pancaking in general means that the hood opening is made smaller. The complete hood is first welded to the cowl, fenders and grille top. Then a new smaller hood opening is cut. And ussually the new opening is much flatter than the original which included the round shapes from the hood top flowing into the fenders.... hence the name pancaking.
This is the discription custom Clinic is giving:
Reshaping the hood opening to the top section of the narrow raised V shaped area, centered over the engine found on many older car hoods. The hood would no longer be as large as the original. The unused remaining outer section of the hood would be welded and sculpted to the front fenders and grille. A complete reinforcement of the new opening edges of the lower now immovable section and the flatter center opening section is necessary. This term probably arose from the expression "flat as a pancake" and or from the shallow cover on womens makeup compacts which held makeup used to powder their nose and face.
Thanks for the reference. Do you think I would be right in calling the trunk lid on my Studebaker "pancaked" or would another term fit better?
I sectioned this '48 Chevy Stylemaster,,about 5 inches and shortened the fenders over a foot using 53 Chevy truck fender peices.It should be painted in a few days.
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