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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. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,973

    from indy

    I've had two chopped and sectioned shoeboxes and I personally don't think there is much cooler than the look of one all sliced up like that. However, there is a bunch of work involved in getting the trunk to match up with the rear quarters. I'm also moderately tall and more than moderately fat but I can still stuff my ass into a chopped and sectioned shoebox way easier than a model a coupe. I say ROCK ON BROTHA...
  2. Stick Shift
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,558

    Stick Shift
    from LENA IL

    Oh boy. Thats cool Jeff. I hope that thing has a manual trans in it so when you sell it to me I won't have to change that over. I hope you get pics of all the cars together when the weather gets nice. Time to update that pic from last year. :)
  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,630

    Staff Member

    Cool, A hot rod guy building a custom, Love it. looks good man
  4. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    what he said
  5. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    It take gonads.! :cool:

    What might look good with that would be to pancake the roof about 1"± from ABOVE the drip rails.
  6. Jaker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2003
    Posts: 869



    from the looks of that picture, you might need to section your beard next!

  7. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,078


    i got one door kinda done or some what, what i ended up doing was grinding the edge of the hem off and cutting just the inner like i was thinking, only difference is that i ended up just welded the ends of the door edge and not re hammering the edge over, it just didnt work like i though it may but no big deal, i did how ever re hem the whole bottome of the door and it turned out great.

    so one down, one to go!

    here a couple of pics, sometime i just get in the mood and forget to take pics!


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  8. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,078


    well, i read one place to cut the quarters where the chrome goes, the cowl i just looked for the are that was the flatest, and the firewall i just cut where it looked easist plus i wanted to save the 2 origianal fire wall air vent thingys so i cut below them.

    thanks everyone for support, i new it was gonna be a challenge, but i figured its just metal!

  9. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,777

    from Omaha, NE

    Damn you make it look easy. way to go. Keep the pics coming

  10. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,490


    Looking good Jeff.
  11. Jaker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2003
    Posts: 869


    right on!

  12. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,652

    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Rad Jeff... its looking Great-
  13. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    Please keep posting on this ... Section jobs scare the hell out of me ! I need to get past the fear.......
  14. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,063


    Once again I'm impressed by your skill. Brian
  15. Jeff have you done the front fenders yet? This is going to be my next project but think it will be a truck of some sort.
    Nice job
  16. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,153

    Wicked Tin

    That thing is going to be sweet when you get it done. Love the looks of a sectioned ride. Keep up the good work and keep us posted with pics!!
  17. lucky_1974
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 1,066


    Hey quit messing with this late model shit and get back to building hot rods:D:p...nice work man!
  18. Joel R.
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 22

    Joel R.
    from MN

    I really like it! cant wait to see it on the road,
  19. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,619

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Very Kool Titus!!!....It was great to see you and Jen in Detriot.......I am not short!!!....I have just maybe been section myself..he hee.......I sectioned a van that was donated in High School autobody, Its alot of work and planning.......Littleman
  20. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,737


    I like those cars sectioned. You are the man. Made it look easy, just like the magazines.
  21. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,078


    I pmd tuck about the front suspension he said you can flip the upprights to lower the car, do the upper adjustment holes for the upper control arms need to oblonged for further adjustment? or whats all involved?


  22. sho1off
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 392

    from Buffalo MN

    You can take out material below the trunk lid and you won't have to cut the trunk (see picture) also you can take your cut out of the grill opening

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  23. sho1off
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 392

    from Buffalo MN

    See grill opening is smaller I sectioned mine 4" its alot easier then 5 because below the trunk is about 4 inches and you don't have to worry about the rear inner fenders hitting the top of the quarter panel
    but 5, I would take 4 below the trunk and one inch out of the bottom of the trunk, or drop where the trunk fits down one inch the bumper would hide it anyway

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  24. sho1off
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 392

    from Buffalo MN

    there is also a kit or you can make one yourself that you drill out the bottom rivits on the lower arm that holds the spring and put a one inch spacer or maybe 1 1/2 " between it and then use grade 8 bolts to bolt it back on lowers car a good 2-3 inches
  25. y block
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 42

    y block
    from kcmo

    good looking so far- now you gotta put a flattie in there!
  26. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,078


    got a bit more done on the door, the bottom of the rear of the door hung out a little bit so i took care of that (i cut the inner of the door a little lower than i cut the quarter so the curve wasnt the same).

    i also came up a little short on the bottom edge, i think the factory hem hung down a little more than i made it, so some flat bar stock a little welding and grinding and it fits prefect, i had to do a tiny bit of welding on the back edge of the door for the gap to be good but that turned out good too, i also retapped all the hinge bolt holes and put in some allen counter sunk bolts instead of the old stripped out phillips head bolts (gay) had to drill out 2 of the old bolts but that was no big deal.

    im gonna section the trunl lid 5 inches too, i think itll be neat for all the factory edge still remain, i like to see the line from the back of the car.

    i also took 2" out of the seat tracks and set the seat back in, i dont fit to bad but may have to take a little out of the seat backs to but im not sure, i dont want the seat sticking too much above the window openings.

    stay tuned for more.


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  27. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 562


    titus you are the man.
    absolutely the coolest thing i have seen on here in a long time.
    this thread is definately on the subcription list, keep the up dates coming.
  28. towaholic
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 257

    from Rogers, mn

    you gonna chop it? Please? I will help.
  29. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,862


    Outstanding, I love sectioned cars, gonna watch this one like a hawk.

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