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Customs My Ford 51 Top Chop From Argentina

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Path Thirteen, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Hi Friends, My name is Path, Im from Argentina
    Im Chopping my 51' Custom fordor, i cutted 5" in the front 9" 1/2 in the rear
    and the B pillar gonna be slanted, moved back, make front door larger (like a coupe) and and and.... i dont know when im gonna finish it, i only can work on the car the saturdays, but im doing it fast, i made the chop, tack and weld in 1 day !
    Hope you like it !

    Heres when i bring it to my home
    The interior is complete, only missing a radio knob, and two of the knobs that are arround the clock, i dont know what goes there.
    The flathead
    Going to the shop ! There is my falcon and a friend o mine 62 borgward isabella
    the ass !
    The chop, we cutted the roof in halfs, haha i know its weird, hope it works
    Me inside the car
    thats me again happy or scarried ?
    9 1/2" in the back
    The rear glass, im not happy with the position, im gonna change it this saturday.
    The engine is running ! it seems to be all original.

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    This is my first top chop ever, my first big work on a project like this, i built the falcon two years ago, but this is something diferent and crazy, advices, help and everything you can tell me, is SO WELCOME !
    Thank you folks !
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
    Posts: 482

    from SOCAL

    Looks like the rear window is located too high. Check other threads for chops, 4doors are hard to get right, 9" might be too much out back.
  3. Ya dude that's quite a bit wacked out of the back, but you have more luck in pulling it off if you drop that back window down and fill the large gap UP TOP and the small gap BELOW as opposed to the other way around like you have it now. The back window will basically be useless, but it'll look a lot better.
  4. Hi Smokin'! i know, tomorrow in gonna put the rear glass in the same original position but laided down. it looks horrible in that place :)

  5. You are right, im changing that tomorrow, the rear window is there just to chech the flow of the roof.
  6. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,608

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    You're a pretty brave guy to cut that car apart without any bracing welded in to keep things in place. Those cars "move" around a lot when they get cut. Watch your gaps and door fit real close.

    It's going to look killer. Stu

  7. hahaha ! i know... its crazy, but in gonna put it in an axonometric box to take all measures and alignment, so i dont care much if it moves a little bit, but its incredible that the doors still in the same place and nothing has moved without bracings. Anyways my uncle is helping me with this, he restores old cars, specially Ford mode A and T.

    thank you for your advices and i hope it look cool !
  8. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Good and bold start. Keep at it!
  9. Thank you !! :D:D
  10. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,088


    EXCELLENT! keep going and checking in with the guys here. They know their stuff!
  11. pauls fords
    Joined: Jul 7, 2009
    Posts: 183

    pauls fords

    Narrow your bumpers 2 inches and turn them upside down, makes the car look shorter and sleeker.
  12. Yeah, i was thinking in the narrow bumpers, but i didnt tought about turning upside down !! im gonna try that ! thank you !
  13. Thank you !! lets see how i do this haha !!
  14. I like it in it's "brought home" stock form shown in the first pic at the top!
  15. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 2,166

    Stefan T
    from Sweden

    I want see your shoebox ready, so keep on.
  16. haha yeah me too, i want to drive it NOW! Thanks
  17. HI, i like the stock shoebox, but i really like a chopped one ! thanks!
  18. Hi boys ! here i am with a little update of what we did with my uncle this saturday, Hope you like it ! enjoy !

    Why we didnt do any bracing ? just becouse if you a twisted body, of bad chasis mounts, of the car has had a wreck, you gonna keep it twisted.
    So, we use an axonometric box to do all the measures and levels, this levels are made with a water level (a transparent hose with water, like the construction levels, and wires) this let you see if the car is in straight or not.

    The rear window is now in place
    More cuts on the roof, here you can see the wires
    Lifted the back part of the rear window to fit the original frame
    A view of the cuts
    Metalwork Time !
    The other side roof section and the top of the rear window
    Fordor parts to scrap!
    one more view of the back
    This is one part of the shop, all dead bodies haha !

    Advices and help is welcome !

    It whould be cool if you tell me what do you think about this proyect, thank you !
  19. Sebastian.A.G
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
    Posts: 64

    from argentina

    Looks like meen!, como andas, muy buen trabajo, good work, por fin se empiezan a ver estos laburos en argentina

  20. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    crazy stuff i have never seen a chop tackeld that way inside this box thing,amazing.well done.
  21. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    Seems like everyone who's not from the US is always so happy... just an observation.

    Cool stuff, my brother has a Shoebox that was cut down the middle like that.
  22. Hola ! si por fin se estan haciendo cosas como en usa ! :D
  23. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069


    This is the shoe he is talking about......

  24. Im happy becouse here is hard to make things like this, i cant sleep at night thinking about that car, here is so hard to get parts, cars, accesories, is like an impossible mission, i think that share something like this is a reason to be happy !

    Thank you, if you cut the roof in the middle is better for the side glass alignment, and the car will look more wider !

    thank you !

  25. Thank you ! hahaha i think we gonna call this way " the argentininan way" hahahahaha

    thank you so much !
  26. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    Live and learn-First time I ever saw a car in a box but its working out for you. Good luck on your finish out.
  27. Good looking 49 !
  28. I learned a lot of the american ways of doing things

    so i feel i have to share the ways that only a few, old school people uses here, if you put a "straight, good car" you will notice many many surprises

    Thank you !
  29. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,334


    A very unique approach to chopping a top with cutting in the middle like that- I hope you guys in Argentina aren't afraid of a little hammer welding! take it slow when you weld everything up or you'll have more waves than the pacific ocean- I learned the hard way on my hood! Check out my link in my signature to see another shoebox chop!
  30. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069


    The picture Kinda sucks, But its the same idea on the chop.....


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