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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squids50, Dec 5, 2011.
ok, thats cool man
Cars looking good i need to stop bye and see it
I will take some pics of it for your. If you look for some pics on line you can find them. There is a good example of one that Brad Masterson chopped for rod and custom. Than there is also one on Riks sight that Bill Hines and Brad chopped in Kansas.
NICE! I think the 1950 Chevy Fleetline is one of the best looking fastbacks around. They look good just sittin' still.
Hey, here's yer tail lights..finished em' after Chinese food last night.
Sweet, they look good!
Love the taillights!
any shots of the relief cuts thru the quarters ??
Here's mine, bought it chopped and bagged.......but got her home and well she needed alot of work. Just got done replacing all floor braces plus both front floor pans and part rears, inner and outer rockers and front of rear fenders........and new wheels and tires....can't take anymore time to cruzz.
Hotrodracer007, your car looks cool too, You need to start your own build thread so we can follow along!
Brad tail lights look sick can't wait to get them back.
Ok I finaly got all the filler work done on the quarters gald thats all done.
Hope to have the quarters in primer this weekend. Found some rust in the rear panel but got it all patched up.
Car looks killer. Like Erick said get a build thread so we can follow along. Did you need to replace your trunk floor pan? If show some pics that will be my next adventure.
any pics of the relief cuts thru the quarters ??/
Dude your ride is looking good bro.
Keep up the great work man very nice...
I looked threw all my pics I don't see any that are close up but here is a link to how I did it. http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_...n-customs/chopping-a-49-fleet/koa0382jpg.html
There are alot of pics on the internet. Just do alot of studing the chops. If you go for it just be ready its a big job. It takes alot of time in the quarters. I took my time I have a few spots that are 100% but this is going to be a daily driver so I am not worried about it.
Ok, I finaly finshed the quarters. Here are some pic's in primer. I stripped the trunk and did some hamer and pecking tonight. Looks Like the trunk lock was leaded in years ago. Hope to finish the trunk this weekend. Ok on with the pics.
Here is a 49 1/4 we did. I just tack it up then weld it solid with the torch. The great thing about welding it with the torch is you have a chance to hammer and dolly it around when its still hot. It also flattens out the welds and is much easier to grind.
I gotta teach myself to gas weld someday......definately the next project !!
Thats how I cut mine. Damn Brad you have it mastered now. I can tell by looking at that one it turned out perfect bet it didn't need hardly any filler. I can see how it would be nice to hammer and dolly it around when the metal is hot. Post some more pics of that one Brad. I love to see how you do work. When you chop a top it just lays where it needs to go and you hardley ever need to add or redo the sail panels true master of the chops.
I'll be following this build, looking good!
Thanks, Rusty hope to see some pics of yours also.
subscribed.....I need to stay motivated on mine, yours is looking nice, you do all that working in pop up? That's hardcore.
Yep I do all the work in the pop up. I kinda wanted to do a 50's custom also like the kids would of done back in the old days in a old building with a dirt floor. But I am also in cal and the coldest day would of been maybe in the low 50's. I think I am going to paint it in there also. We will see when the time comes.
Hey squids... Tail lights mailed yesterday.
Cool Brad can't wait to get them. Also hope to have Masterson Volcano antennas later this year.
Like this??.. save up $300 CASH... done while you wait.
Ya those are the ones. Cool once I get the car In full primer and I can drive it down there you can do them.
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