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Sectioned Chopped Shortened '52 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Hotrod - BC, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Hey there, new to the hamb. Just rolled my '52 Chevy outside for the first time in bare metal. Snapped a few pics. This car has no lead or filler on it. Sectioned 6". Chopped 5.5" front, 6.25" rear. Shortened 6" behind the doors. Sitting on a '78 Malibu floor plan and chassis. Usually build hotrods. This is my first full on custom. Whatcha think? :cool:

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  2. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    Look'n good.
    Just did mine not to long ago, dig the grille :)
  3. RoadsterRod1930
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 414


    holy chit i like it . its out of the norm. lots of work youve done there. looks good
  4. akreone
    Joined: Aug 5, 2005
    Posts: 139

    from SLC 801

    Wow! Very impressive work. That's one fine custom. Welcome to HAMB.

  5. Choppa
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 35


    Hey Johnny, it's lookin' good! It should be a knockout when it's finished.
  6. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    WOW that looks killer! love the wheels and tires

    more pix
  7. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    is that a big rig cam in the grill?
  8. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    from l.a.

    i never really like sectioned 50s chevs but yours looks good.nice work
  9. yeah, the grill bar is a 425 cat camshaft out of my buddies highway truck. One lobe slightly damaged. '55 Chevy dash. Full air ride. Slated to have inverted '39 Lincoln tail lights.
  10. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    SWEET!! What color do ya have in mind for it?? For some reason a dark candy green is in my head for it.
  11. dark candy green would be cool. Im thinking candy bright red or maybe gold.
  12. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    damn your good. i like that ride.i dont usually like the early 50s chevys but that one looks GOOD. man with all the talent i see on the hamb, if we could all get under one roof could you imagine the rides that would come out of that shop!!! i cant think of any words that that descibes the talent here. maybe awesome,damn i love seeing peoples work on the hamb.sorry i was starting to rant. back to you. good work i like it. alot. cant wait to see more as it progresses.
  13. PAUCHO
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 721


    Very nice...I really dig those coupes,and yours looks great with the chop and section......but ya got me that the final stance ?:eek:.....I'd sure like to see it leveled out.....But don't take any shit from me, Welcome to the board,we're neighbors,I'll see ya on the road...........;)
  14. sledish
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 804


    Killer metal work.
  15. flatblackindustries
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 645

    from Ogden, UT

    Did you have to extend the wheels base on that chassis?
  16. Shortened 6 inches? wow. I can't say I've ever seen a car that has been shortened that I liked until now.

    Nice work.
  17. This will be the stance it will have.The back end cant go down any further due to the section . The top of the rear tire is a half inch from the inside of the top of the quarter. The tire has nowhere to go except through the top of the fender. Hmmm,
  18. the car was shortened to match up with the malibu's floorpan and wheelbase also with a 6" chop the roof would've had to have been lengthened 6".So I cut the roof off shorten body 6" welded the roof back on and it was a near perfect match
  19. flatblackindustries
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 645

    from Ogden, UT

    Gotcha. That's a G body frame right?
    Does the rear spring perches and upper control arm mounts cut into the rear seat area any?
    Or is that not a problem with the original pan?
    Did you use the original grill surround or fab up a new one to mold it in?
  20. Wow!

    Very cool, but I reckon the tyres are too tall and aren't quite in proportion with the rest of the car due to the shortening and section.

    Amazing workmanship though. Wow again! :)
  21. Yes G body. This particular donor was a 78 malibu wagon so the rear floor is a bit different.There is no spring perches its coils .The floorpan is stock other than 8" off the rear. I even used the stock rear seat with stock lower mounts.
  22. Coming from the hot rod world Ive got to have my big n littles.I guess this look is what I would call hot rod custom
  23. schaefer
    Joined: Aug 8, 2003
    Posts: 187


    Looks awesome! I can't wait to see this car!
  24. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    That turned out great! with the amount of section, and chop the shortening brings the profile all together.
    I like the rake and the grille
    not a fan of the column and steering wheel though..
  25. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,950

    from Tampa, FL

    I bet a lot of people are going to like it. Are you going to paint it a darker or lighter color? Gary
  26. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,904


    I like it. Good proportions. I'm not too excited about the cam/grille bar.

    Was that a sedan or coupe?
  27. Vudu
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 59


    Whoa! That thing is badass! Nice work. I really dig the melding of hot rod and custom. The chrome reverse really give it the right attitude to pull that off. That took some vision to be able to take so many huge slices out of the car and still have it work.

    Just my 2¢ but it almost looks like it could use another 6" to 8" of shortening but this time behind the rear wheels. Since the rear needs to sit at the height it's at due to the sectioning, as you've mentioned, it gives it a hot rod rake yet to my eye the length of the rear (emphasized by the sectioning) makes me think tail-dragger kustom. I just did a crude Photoshop shortening of the profile pic to see what it looked like. Like I said, just my 2¢'s your ride and even if you didn't change a thing it's WAY cool.

    Looking forward to seeing additional photos as it progresses.

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  28. That's cool if it's the look you're after. I think in bare metal it emphasises the wheels for some reason. Would love to see it in a dark colour, would change the whole look, but it's too late over here for me to crank up the Photoshop.

    Someone get busy with some colour choices, will ya! :)
  29. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,261


    That's cool! I dig it.
  30. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,575

    from California

    Badass category "Hot Custom Rod"

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