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Projects My 48 Plymouth Kustom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by uglysteve, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Bmartin
    Joined: Jul 22, 2013
    Posts: 34

    from mesa,az

    I like what you are doing with the hardtop. Keep up the progress pics. I'd like to see how you bagged the front (if you did) and how you like the ride. Post pics if you have them. Thanks.
  2. vitamindart
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
    Posts: 38


    wow! looks great!
  3. Cragrat
    Joined: Aug 11, 2017
    Posts: 45


  4. Next time I'm down there I'll take pics for ya. Basically just used a plasma cutter and made the spring pocket a little bigger for clearance. made mounts by welding plates to the lower control arms and used one of these do it yourself kits for the upper mounts. I think I made em 3" tall. [​IMG]

    I'm using slam specialties ss6 bags in front. opening the spring pocket wider is necessary because the bags need to compress up into the pocket if you wanna get all the way down. and you need at least 1/2" clearance all the way around the bag so nothing rubs.
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  5. Von Brush
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Von Brush
    from Corfu, NY

    Like the approach for making the second chop. However, l liked the shape of the original chop. Like the hardtop treatment. Keep the update s coming.
  6. bako48
    Joined: Apr 2, 2013
    Posts: 150


    Your doing good! it looks good Steve keep up the work glad to see your still going at with that car. The hardtop treatment is gonna look bad ass! I'm in the middle of carson topping my 36 Plymouth. and gonna build frames for the glass it'll actually seal up. When I make my frames- I'm going to BREAK(bend) up 16 gauge to make my frames out of and then heat it up to bend it around a buck. hopefully thall help you when you get to that point on your car.
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  7. Thanks man! Yeah that’s a cool idea. Everything I’ve seen so far has been dudes bending either some c channel or square tubing and cutting one side to make the frames. It’ll be interesting to see how you do it for sure.

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  8. Little progress. The English wheel is hard! but I think I’m getting the hang of it kinda. I’ve got my panels pretty close. I used the same templates for both sides and made both sides at the same time so they match. I’ll probably get this stuff tacked in and use hammer and dolly to fine tune it


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  9. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,340


  10. Great job, love it.

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