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Projects Recreating the jesse lopez coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Looking good Jer !
     
  2. I'm sorry if I missed it, but how much smaller will the backlite be after cutting through the centre? You've got the line of the roof looking very nice!

    -Dave
     
  3. Hey Jer,
    concerning the rear glass.....
    Are you gonna tape mount the whole uncut [curved]rear glass on the inside and trim it out the size of the opening on the outside?/jus curiosity got the better of me.....Kenny
     
  4. jivin jer
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    The b/glass opening is a "taste" smaller than the original. Jesse had a plexi window in there. It might be possible to finesse the whole assy in there. This would be with the idea that the smaller "glass" and that joint in the stainless would compress to make that work. I'll have to see about that.

    The flow is correct because it can't be anything else. We're working with all the same components. Same thing with the 1/4 glass. It's just the upper and lower corner's that's modified. Everything else remains untouched. The roof is untouched if the truth be known. That's why this is a natural for 19 and 24 year old kids with "some" experience. The same for MUCH older kids too.
     
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  5. jivin jer
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    The thought just came to me that you could really make it easy if you trimmed around that b/glass opening on the bottom. That would leave it untouched. Oh..that is, easy for you. I have to do it this way.

    JEEZ, NOW WE'RE GOIN' TO HAVE 10 YEAR OLDS DOIN' THIS.
     
  6. jivin jer
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    Here's some more pics
     

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  7. Whats going on in these photos Jer? Do you use that sliced up bar/tube as a gauge/template to get the same shape on both sides?
     
  8. I was not asking about the quarter glass Jer, but instead the REAR [curved] glass.....Kenny





     
  9. jivin jer
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    Tom- The roof looses its contour when its sliced up. The upper arc shows the original shape that those pieces are in. When they're sliced up they look straight, like the lower arc. The tool I made forces all the pieces back into the original shape so I can weld every thing up.

    Kenny- All my glass comments refer to the rear (back) glass.
     

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  10. jivin jer
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    More pics.
     

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  11. MATTILAS
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    when ya going to start the thread skip the crown is going to be great, You and jiven jer have a lot of the same grit. good luck to both of you, although luck is not what you guys do.
     
  12. jivin jer
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    More pics.
     

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  13. BrerHair
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    Huh? What? Think Skip is over here . . . http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=533063

    Good sentiments there anyway, MATTILAS.
     
  14. jivin jer
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    More pics.
     

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    :eek:It's a monster! :cool:You got to love it !:):D
     
  16. banditomerc
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    good to see you finally tackle the top,nice flow Jerry
     
  17. jivin jer
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  18. flows nice Jer, keep the updates coming ..
     
  19. jivin jer
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    This is my friend Ron Martynow. Ron and I met at my mens fellowship group. I learned that Ron had some extraordinary fabrication skills when he came down to my shop to help on a project I was doing. This in the Seattle area, mid 90s.

    He came to the Fort Worth area to work at Bell helicopter. He heard that I was in Texas and looked me up. Lo and behold, we lived 20 minutes apart. To shorten this up he came over to see what was going on and he welded up the slices while I was on that cruise awhile back. These are the pics he took as he did the pie cuts and the welding.

    I knew I had to go on that cruise (post #541) and that it would be the one thing that would sink my being able to get to the GNRS. Ron did all the welding and when I came home there was just a little left to do. This is just the sail panels. I could use that as a springboard to propel this project on to the next level. I think it is now well in sight and likely.

    Thanks Ron!
     

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  20. Bud Crane
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    When my coupe received its "Jesse Lopez/Ayala" chop, the skilled body man formed new rear "sail" panels on his English wheel, then hammer welded them in.
     
  21. jivin jer
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    I hear ya' Bud but, this is what was underneath all the lead/primer/paint on THAT Jesse Lopez chop.
     
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  22. jivin jer
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    More pics.
     

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  23. ol55
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    Did Jesse braze all those welds?

    Great Build!
     
  24. OLLIN
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    Finally got my copy of the 1951 custom trends 101 book, and thought of your thread...

    dang. this might have been helpful 6 months ago! :eek:


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  25. Karl stark
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    Have we gone down the road far enough?
     
  26. BrerHair
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    Even back in the day the mags sometimes got it wrong. If Jesse says it wasn't channeled, well then, it wasn't channeled! Edit: guess this is a book getting it wrong, not a mag.

    Yea, have we?
     
  27. OLLIN
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    Well i was more referring to the "6.5" chop" part. I think i read way back that jesse said it was 8", hence the whole 2nd donor roof, And someone way back in the posts came up with 6" by scaling the appletons.

    Its confusing the way they say its "channeled" but i guess the rear of the frame and crossmember is just kicked up somehow to get it lower?

    Either way, i think jer finally nailed the roof profile. Looks good!

    Also thought the part where it says "skirts are 4" from the ground" might help nail down the stance.

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  28. jivin jer
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    ol55- I think Jesse did use a lot of brass on this car. I get so focused on the task at hand that you've brought me back. Oh yeah. the brazing. I think I'm going to pass on it here.

    We could pull over here and look at the scenery but, if we didn't continue on our journey we'd be half way there.
     
  29. hotrod54chevy
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    Yeah, my car has brass in it, and if you ask me, it's best not to use it! It has to be JUST RIGHT to take paint, or else it's trouble!


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  30. Karl stark
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    I know we're only half way there but I gotta pee real bad!
     

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