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little outa the middle, TITUS's 50 ford coupe sectioning

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,040

    titus
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    Well ive always liked Ron Dunn's Valley custom built shoebox, so ive always wanted to build one like, then going over to bleeds for the pile up a few years ago and seeing the one that he owned made me really want to do it, well ive kept my eyes peeled and looked here and there and then finally found one locally that was solid enough where when i section it that it wouldnt fall apart!

    so on with the show,

    got her home thrusday and figure id might as well start on it, im sectioning 5" like Dunns

    so enjoy the pics, i got the body sectioned, got the a and b pillars tack welded together and tonigh or tomorrows job with be to section the doors, im just gonna cut the inner and slide it up then re hem the edge back over so there will be not welding on the outer door sking, so one less area for me to warp to hell!

    JEFF
     

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  2. titus
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    heres some more

    stay tuned for more pic tonight or tomorrow

    jeff
     

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  3. jonnycola
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    You're a fucking madman!

    That rules.
     
  4. Do you have to move the hinges?

    That's quite a challenge, there's a reason most people don't tackle a section.
     
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  5. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    titus
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    i dont think ill have to mess with the hinges, basically i picked the flattest area of the cowl between the hinges so they will go down strait down, so far its been really easy, i think i only have abour 4-5 hours in it, granted i still have alot of welding to do but thats not to big of a deal.

    jeff
     
  6. Burn up sum wire ! ! Lookin good.
     
  7. kustombypook
    Joined: Oct 12, 2002
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    That kicks ass. Keep up the good work and post more pics.
     
  8. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    from Garner, NC

    wow.... that's a lot done pretty quick... looking good...
     
  9. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    from Central NJ

    I absolutely hate sectioned shoeboxes, but if I was forced to pick one that I liked it would definitely be the one from Valley Customs. Great chioce on a car to model after. I can, however, appreciate the work that goes into it and that so far looks like a nice job.
     
  10. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
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    Jeff, you're a crackhead...hahaha...when are ya gonna fire up that Hemi in the coupe? Oh, and I got a question for Jenny, how do I get ahold of her?
     
  11. Is there some kind of longer days up north there. I swear you must have like 36 hour days...........

    Looks good....
     
  12. Cyclebilly
    Joined: Apr 4, 2004
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    from Chicago

    Do you ever sleep?? Keep pouring down them Mountin Dews and you will be driving that thing down by me in a couple weeks, haha

    Looks great jeff!

    Keep up the good work!

    Bobby
     
  13. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    i love the fact that you section a car and your shirt is still tucked in.....hahaha

    Next time you section a car please call me so we canfilm it for mfs
     
  14. In the three days I spent with Gene Winfield his shirt was tucked in the whole time.. I think I'm going to start tucking in my shirt.
     
  15. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
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    I wish I had a shirt long enough to tuck in around my belly...now I'll never be a fabricator...
     
  16. The Brudwich
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    You have balls! I love balls
     
  17. Ruiner
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    Ruiner
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    This isn't exactly the place to be coming out of the closet Brudwhich...but I'm sure we'll be understanding...
     
  18. yngrodder
    Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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    Cool,
    Drew is doing one right now also for one of my freinds I think they are doing four inch section but it is also chopped and channeled
     
  19. Bondoboy
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
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    lookin good. made it look easy!
     

  20. I second that...... I just never liked a sectioned car.

    However you are doing a great job so far and I am looking forward to following along.
     
  21. 40Tudor
    Joined: Jan 1, 2002
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    Go man go. Good pal used to have a sectioned shoebox.

    I always dug the hand gestures driving through the 50s as random dudes tried to explain to their wives/girlfriends/buddies what the deal was with the car - big stirring motion with finger pointed down then two hands brought together vertically seemed to be the most common. That and the guys that swear it's a Stude ;-)

    His car had been cut 6" in the 50's and the data plate happened to be on the thrown-away part. Never did know if it was a 49 or 50. Getting the doors/trunk/hood to fit is going to be a challenge.

    What's the plan for the grille? Bullet or not?
     
  22. sho1off
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
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    from Buffalo MN

    next a 6"chop?
     
  23. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
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    I have always like Dunns car and I really liked the cool one Bob had also. Looks like your on the right track. Keep us posted.
     
  24. how many cut off wheels did you use??? that is alot of work, and for the people that dont think he sleeps, check out Jeff's hair in the one pic.......hahaha.


    Don
     
  25. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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    myke
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    from SoCal

    Wow. Not a project for the faint of heart. Can't wait to see updates.
     
  26. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    wow,,,lots of work,,,,,,looking good so far (and done quickly),,how did you determine where to make your cuts?..
     
  27. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    as you can tell by my avatar that the Valley Customs Shoebox is my favorite by far. that is the car that got it all started with me. you are doing a great job on it and i cant wait to see it out of the shop and on the road!! keep us posted!!
     
  28. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    Hmm I dunno, if thats him in the pic, hes not a short dude! That might be cramped in there!
     
  29. I bet you do. Looks good titus, keep up the good work.
     
  30. Moe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2003
    Posts: 197

    Moe

    That looks great !!!! Keep up the good work ..... and us posted with updates ....
     

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