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Sectioned/Chopped 49 Business Coupe Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kstm49, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    Kstm49
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    from Australia

    Purchased the car about 3 years ago as a going car, but didnt like the colour so decided to change
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    Then we did a few body repairs and changed the colour to satin silver.
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  2. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    Kstm49
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    from Australia

    Then I made the mistake of going to Motorex (Australia's Premier indoor show) with my brother in-law (pinup65) and the Eldorado's. In the group of approx 30 people we had 3 49-50 Chopped Coupes. During the 16 hour drive to Sydney and the remaining 3 days the conversation between myself and brother in-law centrered around my business coupe and what we could do to be different to all the others. The idea of sectioning was tossed around, after arriving home and speaking with Mark at Car Guys Garage, thats when the build took on a totally different direction. The car is now well on the way to a Full Kustom.
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    We started with a 2 and 3/4 inch section of the body
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    Then we lowered the rear wheel arches 4 and 3/4 inches and reprofiled them at the same time.
     
  3. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    Kstm49
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    from Australia

    I will continue posting build pics later
     
  4. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    I have been waiting for this to pop up since seeing it on facebook/shoebox page.

    Cant wait for the updates.
    Very clean choice for cuts.
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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  6. The section work and taillights look great! I'm excited to see what the car looks like with the chop completed! Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Awesome so far, Subscribed!
     
  8. I'd sure like to see a shot from farther back for profile.
    Nice looking work!
     
  9. Good to see you on here. But dont blame me-lol
     
  10. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

  11. Finnrodder
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    Looks like a good start with a good job,keep it up!
     
  12. BrerHair
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    I'm in, looking good!
     
  13. LOPESphotographics
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    Ditto


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  14. Looks like you have accomplished a lot,,still a ways to go but it will be a beauty once finished. HRP
     
  15. shoebox50
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  16. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    Nice work !! Please keep posting.
     
  17. knoxbrendon
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    Nice lookin great I'm subscribed
     
  18. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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    from Florida

    Nice job. I really like the dropped well arches. any thought to getting the tire off?
    I have a hard enough time with my stock wheel openings, it would be impossible if I lowered them, without removal of the shock and maybe spring.

    I love the look
    Godspeed
    MrC.
     
  19. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Nice work there Kstm49.
    Looks like you've bitten off a huge mouthful, but you're chewing like crazy and gettin' through it.
    Looking forward to updates as they come.
    Cheers.
     
  20. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    wow, that is some good work!!

    the ems guy
     
  21. Love to see a subtly sectioned car - and shoeboxes really need it.
     
  22. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    thanks for all the comments heres another update, decided to change the tailights, found a car with tailights we thought might work and went with them-54 Plymouth.
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  23. larry woods
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    These are killer cars when sectioned. Looks terrific . For my taste easy on the chop BUT then you are building it for you not me! Keep us posted!
     
  24. 46binder
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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    46binder
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    Nice to see another car sectioned, lots of work though!
     
  25. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    That is a lot of nice work.
     
  26. KEWL STUFF. subcribed
     
  27. twochops
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    Looking good,here's one that was in Florida last month.

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  28. Nice metal work. Let's see where this one goes.
     
  29. Finnrodder
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    I saw it at Billetproof at last year.Its pretty cool ride!
     
  30. msalamanca
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    That ooks great. To bad the headlights look like that. Throws the flow off.
     

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