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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by tudorfritz, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Damn you make it look easy. Very nice work!
     
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  2. 1-SHOT
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    What kind of lift did you buy? I have a American twin post lift rated at 5000 lbs. there built in Ft. Worth,TX. Thanks Frank
     
  3. In the 22 years that I've been in the collision business ( my day job) I've never had a lift, so this is something I've always wanted.
    Frank the lift is a Direct Lift. I got it from a local lift company here in town. I know of a few people that have the same one and they are very happy with them. It's a 8000# came with a wheel caster kit so you can move the lift around and came with four drip trays and a movable jack crossmember.


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  4. vonschmidt
    Joined: Dec 6, 2016
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    I'm not normally a fan of chopped shoe boxes, but that is a seriously nice chop. The lines are spot on


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  5. Butch1
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    You can chop a top for me anytime. Excellent, excellent work!!
     
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  6. trailerpark
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    Your killing me! I want mine chopped, I just don't have the skill or the check book.
     
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  7. That is looking seriously ruined, great lines on the chop. Man, I've got shop envy, lift or no lift that looks like a great place to play.
     
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  8. Wyld Deuce
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    Excellent work, She's beautiful.
     
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  9. 51box
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    Hey man you are doing a really great job on this chop. The layout is pretty much exactly how I did mine. IMG_0727.JPG
     
  10. 1-SHOT
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    Making GOOD progress keep up the good work.
    I have a Bend Pack sissor lift that I use when I do body work on the sides of a car, so I can sit on a stool. My knees are shot from doing body work for 60+ years. Frank
     
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  11. CharlieLed
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    Very nice fab work but more importantly you nailed the slope of the roof...so many times I see chopped shoeboxes with the rear window laid too flat and the top too low. Nice job!
     
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  12. That's a nice looking Shoebox.


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  13. Doctor Detroit
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    This level of skill is amazing. I can learn a few things just looking at the photos. I'll get around to chopping my '51 Merc one of these days, and I hope I can get it to look as good as your metal fabrication.
     
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  14. 1-SHOT
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    I want one. Frank
     
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  15. joeycarpunk
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    Great execution and vision with the chop. Alot of times I don't care for slanted B post.
     
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  16. Lkfflk
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    Great job on your shoebox I remember getting to that stage with mine here's mine IMG_20170321_155514755.jpg
     
  17. That looks great! I noticed you have the Lincoln door buttons on your car. How hard is it to open the door with those? I really like the way they look but I was worried it would be a pain in the ass to open the doors.


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  18. Lkfflk
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    It's a bit of a pain but if you hide a door popper in the a post say where the dome light switch is it's alot easier that is what I did
     
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  19. Do the door poppers make the doors any harder to close? I hate when you have to slam the doors for them to shut.


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  20. Lkfflk
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    Yea a little bit I do have to slam my doors. I'm still using the stock latches
     
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  21. I finished up the last panel and got it all tacked together last night. I put the skirts on it and set the back glass in just to see how it looks. Now I have lots of tig welding to do, there's just under 26' of butt joints to weld around the window.



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  22. loudbang
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  23. dwollam
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    WOW! Lookin' great!

    Dave
     
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  24. joee
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    ur car is probably the best looking chopped shoebox I've ever seen....i'm 71
     
  25. Silverado85
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    Nice chop on the shoebox. What model lift did you get? My car so low I have to have a drive on lift.

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  27. slickmike13
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    Man tudorfritz this car is coming along beautifully! That chop is on point and very skillfully executed!
     
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  28. 1-SHOT
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    Great Craftsman ship.. that's th difference between a technician and a real BODY MAN. Frank
     
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