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Customs ***My first Shoebox chop for my first customer...Thanx Omar for trusting me!!***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ian Berky, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. bkn
    Joined: Mar 2, 2007
    Posts: 59

    bkn
    Member
    from anaheim

    wow.... great job man, I really enjoy this kind of threads, true motivation, just what i needed since im chopping my 46 ford tomorrow. keep up the great work
     
  2. my47soto
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 191

    my47soto
    Member

    Great job bro, I will be chopping my DeSoto more door in a few more weeks, I'm still taping and measuring. I have balls of masking tape every where. I'm in no hurry cause you only have once to fuck it up then there's no coming back, hopefully mine will look as good as yours.:D
     
  3. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    Member
    from Ponder, TX

    Gorgeous lines. I really like the B Pillar treatment.
     
  4. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
    Member

    Thanx man!! Good luck!!

    Thanx man!! Measure x 100

    Thank you!!
     
  5. FatDaddy53
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 467

    FatDaddy53
    Member

    very nice job on the roof bro......
     
  6. Very impresive. Nice work.....
     
  7. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
    Member

    Thanx so much man!!

    Thanx!! Ether, your Merc threads have helped me a great deal on all of my work!! Very inspiring bro!! Thanx!!
     
  8. Bent
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 190

    Bent
    Member
    from Canada

    One of the nicest shoebox chops I've seen. Very nice work, keep it up!
     
  9. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
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    Holy crap!! Thanx man!!

    I'll post more pics later!!
     
  10. ...doc...
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 755

    ...doc...
    Member
    from Houston

    WOW, that is an awesome looking chop, no gaps in the sheetmetal, nice flow, good looking welds.
    Omar must be super happy.


    great job!!!!
     
  11. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,097

    b-bob
    Member

    From up north, that is a great job you did. I love the flow on the sail panels. Looks far better than just leaning the rear glass forward. And the new panels are far better than having a pile of relief cuts all around the back glass. Well done.
     
  12. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
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    Thanx a lot man!! Omar seems stoked so far.... Especially that i'm not breaking his bank!!:rolleyes:

    Thanx man!! It just seems easier to me to make new ones than trying to figure out all the relief cuts, it can get confusing IMO!!
     
  13. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837

    PeteFromTexas
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    Looks great Ian. Feels good to lower the lid on a car!
     
  14. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187

    edweird
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    now thats a nice chop! your very talented!
     
  15. The Hyena
    Joined: Nov 29, 2004
    Posts: 141

    The Hyena
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    The only way id be impressed with that is.......












    if you would chop mine !!! :)

    lets hook that up man !
     
  16. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
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    Thanx!! It does feel good but very nerve racking to cut somebody else's car !!:eek:

    Thanx so much!! I just try to replicate what i see on this forum!!

    Let's do it!! And i'm not kidding!!:D
     
  17. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,280

    MUNCIE
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    Right on Ian keep up the good work!!
     
  18. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Beautiful work! I like the way the B pillars came out. Looks factory.
     
  19. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

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    Thanx Muncie!! Here's some better shots i took today of the profile. You know it's always nice to get compliments but one of the main reasons i post this stuff with lots of pics is to help others in their chops if i can. I sure have learned A LOT from looking at pics on the HAMB!!

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  20. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,546

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

    Looks great Ian.
     
  21. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
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    E HANSEN13
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    Looks great man good job for your first chop...
     
  22. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
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    Thanx man!!

    Thanx!! My 2nd chop.......My 1st shoebox though!!;)
     
  23. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,878

    chaddilac
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    Dude.. you nailed the roofline.... seriously that is the most essential part of a chop, screw that up and it becomes the focal point! You did an excellent job... I find myself considered trailering my shoebox out to california! and I wasn't planning on chopping it at all!!:D
     
  24. 51Gringo
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
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    51Gringo
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    from Nor Cal

    nicely done, keep it up
     
  25. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky
    Member

    Holy shit!! That's some crazy stuff there man!! :eek::eek: If you ever decide to do so, I'll make you proud!! Garnish molding and all!! I saved all my paper templates and measurments!!

    That's crazy!!
    Means a lot.... I've seen the work done on your merc!! That's some serious stuff man!!
     
  26. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 362

    Skrap metal
    Member

    hey man, i gotta tell you that the profile of that chop is damn near perfect!
    great flow, great lines wow!!
     
  27. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep
    Member

    im on top of the world! ive had this car for 7 years! and finally its getting done! thanks Ian! :D
     
  28. Hey Ian . . . great work and attention to shape, profiles, gaps, details, etc.. I tell you, if you were in Columbus, I'd be more than happy to have you do the chop on my 34 coupe -- you have an eye for it, you obviously care about the details, etc.. Keep up the great work - you've done very well!

    Dale
     
  29. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,380

    JohnJoyo
    Alliance Vendor
    from Austin, TX

    Keep up the great work and thanks for posting up the pics!
     
  30. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837

    PeteFromTexas
    Member

    Hey Ian, have you taken Gene Winfields class? I learned a ton. It's really amazing some of the things he teaches. If you are anything like me, you are eaten alive with this Kustom stuff. I'd rather die then do anything else.
     

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