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Sectioned/Chopped 49 Business Coupe Build

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

  1. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    Holy crap, this is crazy.
    This is what kustom is all about!
     
  2. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    from Australia

    Some ideas on color would be great!
     
  3. I like an old fashioned Gold for the car at this stage but that will probably change.

    To add some description to the pictures so far,

    The section is 2 3/4", the cut thru the 1/4's is low mostly to get rid of the prior repairs, with the cut thru the pillars at the mid door point.

    The rear wheel arch area of the 1/4's was remade, with the wheel opening dropped 2 3/4" plus another 2" the intent to help restor some visual height to the 1/4 panels.

    The rear 1/4 sections and tail lights are 54 Plymouth peices donated by "Monster Kid" There was a little reshaping to round out the flatter Plymouth 1/4's to match the Shoebox but not really that much.

    The tail light area was moved forward 3/4" on the donar 1/4 sections.

    The panel under the lower boot opening was remade with 1/2 extra curve thru the centre. The lower boot skin and number plate recess area was also remade and filled to match the lower slam panel. The lower corners of the boot opening are rounded.

    There are filler peices fabbed and added to connect the tail light area to the boot.

    The rear bar is also from the Plymouth, it's been shorterened 3" and a number of pie cuts added to help curve it to match the body shape. And it's been mounted upside down.

    A stone tray to match the new rear bar was made and a new shape fabbed to connect the tail light area to the stone tray made and fitted, as well.

    Hope that kinda brings the description and pictures into line.

    Thanks for looking and any suggestions on colour for gary should help make it more confusing.

    Mark Shearer
     
  4. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    from FRANCE

    Very interesting and original rear end treatment :eek:
     
  5. Are you having any side trim? If so and you get a good split I can see it in a dark metallic blue base and a silver top section. That or silver with a white pearl top
     
  6. farmer12
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    Awesome metal fabrication!
     
  7. koolkemp
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    Nice workmanship ! I like the reworked ass end, neat fresh idea!


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  8. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from Branson mo

    Can you still get the tire off the rear? LOL! Nice work! Jim
     
  9. Not without a great deal of effort. Hopefully it will be less of a drama to remove the rear wheels and tires when the four link and bags are installed.

    Even then Gary will probably have to disconnect the rear dampeners at one end to be able to.

    Mark Shearer
     
  10. Very nice, thanks for posting it.
     
  11. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    from Australia

    A update on progress
    Door inner frames were shortened and repairs carried out. New lower door skins were fabricated and fitted
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  12. cant wait to see the finished product
     
  13. Shoeboxke
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    Wow like it a lot!!!
     
  14. Kstm49
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    from Australia

    The profile of both rear 1/4 panels were remade and the placement made to suit the new rear bar. The lower 1/4's were also extended to meet up with the lower tailight area on the bottom side of the stone tray, with a little bump out behind the bumper
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  15. I dig this a lot! I bet it's gonna be real smooth
     
  16. Kstm49
    Joined: Dec 10, 2012
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    from Australia

    Now a few pics before the chop
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  17. Kstm49
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    from Australia

    The cuts for the chop were laid out and the bracing added to the body
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  18. koolkemp
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    Wow, great metalwork!
     
  19. Spanish Fly
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    nice metalwork............................................sweet
     
  20. texasred
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    from Houston

    You "Down Under" boys do some "On Top" WORK:cool:
     
  21. yetiskustoms
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    Nice build approch the metal work is great. And I like the use of the 54 ply quarters
     
  22. BRENT
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    Nice work, like the direction your going.

    Brent
     
  23. Love the work at the back of the car, look forward to the updates, and thanks for the pictures in the thread
     
  24. SloppyEggs
    Joined: Jan 10, 2012
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    Whoa dude, that's nice. I cant wait to see more!
     
  25. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Wow, that is some terrific metal work. Keep the pics coming. Great build guys!
     
  26. thenephilm
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    from cincinnati

    Metal work looks fantastic.
     
  27. Tnomoldw
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    :) pics are coming.. :D:cool:
     

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