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Technical late 31 coupe mild chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Flop
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    never had such a hard time getting the doors off a car
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    1 man shop problems
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    as the title says ... mild chop on a beautiful late 31 coupe with no patch panels in the body !
     
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  2. Flop
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    roof back on

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    Made up this piece so it's like a 32 styled insert since the visor was welded on ages ago

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    Wow, looks like it was made that way!
     
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  8. Flop
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    still some work to go cleaning up the chop a hair and adding fasteners to the walden insert so it will be removable
     
  9. Dino 64
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    Great job, how much did you take off ?? Very tasteful chop.


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    i'll be watching !!!!
     
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  13. manyolcars
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    Thats the way to do a chop. Anything over 4 inches is a bad idea
     
  14. Stogy
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    Another very happy customer coommmin up...;)...shear craftsmanship. Great work @Flop. Thanks for sharing your metalsmithing adventures.
     
  15. GASSERBOB
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    Beautiful work Flop. Bob...........
     
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  16. Some years ago Cad-Lasalle came over to my house with a couple of other buddies to do a 4 inch chop on my A coupe. Cad-Lasalle hammer welded as much as he could and it came out beautiful. After it was all done we measured it and it came out to 3 15/16. We still laugh about it.
     
  17. upspirate
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    Beautiful work. 2-2 1/2 " is my favorite on an "A"
     
  18. sloppy jalopies
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    I just noticed that you weld lumps onto the door to cowl hinge screw "heads / slots", then weld nuts to the lumps...
    very... very good idea... consider it stolen !
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  19. Very nice work!
     
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    Nice work. What's the plan for the rest of her?


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  22. Flop
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    Full fenders and hood /nasty small block and a tremac 5 speed and a quick change .


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  24. manyolcars
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    Great work, please keep posting
     
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  25. Beautiful, tasteful chop. I like the idea of full fenders.
     
  26. Par34
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    Great work, I've been thinking about using a Walden insert for a removable top. Will be watching this thread closely.
     
  27. 6inarow
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    Good job my friend!!
     
  28. Fitnessguy
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    Those are all things good! Well done, looking forward to seeing more


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    Great craftsmanship ! Ed.
     

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