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Projects Recreating the jesse lopez coupe

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

  1. jivin jer
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    Karl, I will start to look for a rest stop. Until we get there you're gonna' have to "pinch it off".

    Trying to see out of this severely lowered glass opening isn't helping things either.
     
  2. Karl stark
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    I'm not gonna say I told you so, but I did say that chop was about 1/16th of an inch to low.
     
  3. banditomerc
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    HEY JER.I chopped my first merc back in '81 using this technique...lots of gas welding...lots of filler pieces.I refered to the small books,eg rod and custom,restyle,etc.thats all the info i could find on chopping back then..Nothing wrong with it.I will gas weld my next project though,just to get back to the old style of doing things.Keep up the good work.
     
  4. Damn, its just a great looking car!
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  5. jivin jer
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    more pics.
     

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    R side sail panel done.
     

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  7. Torchie
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    Jer.
    I know you mentioned in an earlier post that Sam Barris was getting impatient with Mr Lopez taking so long working/changing the rear of the roof.
    How long did this chop take to do originally?
    Thanks for all,of your postings.
    Torchie.
     
  8. jivin jer
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    I need to remember to ask Jesse.
     
  9. jivin jer
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    R side and back glass opening.
     

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  10. Nice work Jer !
     
  11. captainjunk#2
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    wow the did sort of drop right into place I couldn't picture what was done until you posted photos turned out pretty cool
     
  12. jivin jer
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    Hey guy's, where do I find a 12 volt battery that looks like a 6 volt?
     
  13. hotrod54chevy
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    from Ohio

    Jer, if no one answers, my volt would be a hidden 12v in the trunk or somewhere and a dummy 6v under the hood.


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  14. You might try these guys: http://antiqueautobattery.com/

    I am not sure if they offer 12v version or not (their site is not very clear on that) but it looks like they might.
     
  15. I think I just saw some car in one of the mags recently that had a 12v battery with a 6v battery case top covering the top of the 12v one.
     
  16. I am not sure if these people make their replica battery in a 12v but it's worth an email. They list a vintage appearing - maintenance free battery for your project: http://www.restorationbattery.com/2hf.html

    -Dave
     
  17. jivin jer
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    Hey, thanks much. With this info I can remedy this issue.
     
  18. Tnomoldw
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    :)I Know Mark Skipper has a fake top maintenance free battery in Victoria's Secret.:cool::D
     
  19. jivin jer
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    Here we are out side checking that shape with a template. The first pic show's where the template came from.
     

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  20. BrerHair
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    Wow! What a great idea, very cool.
     
  21. Tnomoldw
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    :)''Looks good on paper .'':cool::eek::D
     
  22. Karl stark
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    That looks real good to me, but If they don't match up perfectly just do a little more "cut and pasting"!
     
  23. Waitjustadoggonminute!!!! :D:D:D:D

    Seriously, as everyone has been saying "Looking good Jer"!

    -Dave
     
  24. jivin jer
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    I should have added direction as well as inspiration to that Dave. There would be no way I could do this and not show and use a template like that.

    Here's a pic that shows I get so focused that I forget to take pics. The R sail AND 1/4 window done.
     

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  25. From my perspective you've got your roof line and 1/4 window looking "right". This continues to be a great project to watch, as I like your approach and philosophy towards the build..

    -Dave
     
  26. jivin jer
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    As I was shooting that last shot I heard "psssst" over to my left. It was the front end asking if it had been forgotten. I told it to keep its pants (?) on. It's time is right around the corner.
     

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  28. BrerHair
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    Oh god, he's got the car talking to him now! Pay close attention to what she's telling you, Jer . . . (I know you will)
     
  29. Cheater.... :)
     

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