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Sectioned Chopped Shortened '52 Chevy

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

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,030


    Nice work! Here's my two cents:

    -the grille kicks ass, leave it!
    -I think the rear overhang is too long as well, I personally would bob it
    -I would probably run the same size tire in the rear to drop the back down, but hey its your car and your style
  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    from SUGAR CITY

    I think the thing that makes this car is the Section and Stance. Because of the rear tires it take it out of the Custom catagory and places it more as a Hot Rod. Look at Bob Bleeds sectioned '50 from the Mad Fab videos, that thing was super bad, and I think that this car screams that same sort of feel.

    If I were buying this car the only changes that I would make are the grille (pehaps a sectioned '51-'52 Chevy grille which is what I think yours started as minus camshaft) the rear tails which could be a number of possibilities and the ridges on the rear truck pan. These are the only things that I think will date the car in a couple of years. Other then that I really couple see a couple guys form the '60's cutting and hammering this car into what it has become now only probably not as well done.
  4. Bernardarama
    Joined: Dec 8, 2007
    Posts: 197


    very nice i am envious
  5. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

    from Austin, TX

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    and metalfinished as!!.........

    as others have already said,,the decklid would look better if it was sectioned,,,,,
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  6. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    Here's a photoshop of the overhang shorten and the deck lid
    tapered down at the rear. But with all the skills that you
    have shown I'm sure the finshed product will be a great custom.
    just the way it is.
  7. nickeynova
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
    Posts: 143

    from texas.

    all i can say is holy cow!:eek: that is killer. love the grill. the stance is perfect.
  8. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,987

    Member Emeritus


  9. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,807

    from DFW USA

    Car is phenomenal, but the camshaft grille has to GO. It's neat looking, but not fitting in a car with that much actual work in it. Run a floating bar grille.. similar look but more inline with what the rest of the car is - which is badass!!!
  10. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,494

    from covina CA

    thats some nice work, i kinda like that grille idea too. i agree with some of the others on the length of the rear quarters, think a little shorter would look a little better, but it looks nice the way it is too. good attitude too. lots of folks post whadda ya think thread, but have no intrest in other peoples opinions.they seem to be seeking praise why ask whadda ya think if you dont care right?
  11. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 366


    Beautiful stuff... Looks killer, what engine is planned for it?
  12. wishihad147
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 95

    from delaware

    very very nice. i like everything !!
  13. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,322


    Excellent vision and workmanship.......The stance is fine.
  14. Sellers Equipped
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 610

    Sellers Equipped
    from San Jose

    I wanna mash in that F!@#er and hit about 80 flying right past the toll booth under the stopper arm thingy what ever you call it...

    You did well bro, ~S
  15. Shagrat
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 212


  16. 31-5window
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
    Posts: 226

    from Michigan

    Killer work dude don't change a thing . do you have any in progress pictures? I would love to see them. how do you do the front end & the rear end are the bumpers welded to the body. is the splash apron custom?
  17. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551


    Really quite outstanding metalwork man ! Look forward to seein how it comes together when painted .
  18. jambottle
    Joined: Apr 11, 2003
    Posts: 559


    i think it was sectioned too much,should have only been 1 &5/8inches.should have only been chopped 1 inch and shortened 2 inches.camshaft in grill should be verticle thru the hood and could be also be the hood ornament.other than that i really like the steering wheel.
  19. Joe Daddy
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 232

    Joe Daddy

  20. i think you should leave it as is...with all that metalwork don't you want to show it off? and everybody don't you see what i'm getting to? he's probably done enough work already!
  21. kustombypook
    Joined: Oct 12, 2002
    Posts: 683


    I like the grill. The metal work is top notch as well. But I do like the photo shopped version with the rear deck lid sectioned and the rear of the car shortened.. Just my opinion.
  22. Ratstu
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 90


    Excellent work! I love it! Welcome to the HAMB John.
  23. Hey thanks for everyones input! I would agree that the rear of the car is proportionaly a bit too long 'but changing it is out due to the position of the side mounted wagon fuel tank and shape of the channeled trunk floor The bumpers are stock flipped and narrowed welded in . Rear gravel pan is also stock. The cam is just too cool and odd to loose! It's also going to have door handles ....gasp!
  24. Fuckin Canadians!

    That thing RULES eh!
  25. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,924


    It all flows just right... dont like the grill but you did a hell of a job...
  26. This has got to be one of the coolest cars I have seen. Ever.
  27. KottonGin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 45


    It should be LOW, and the rear reminds me of a Ghia.
  28. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    from Washougal

    holy shit dude. you have vision and talent for sure!
  29. PATA32
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 57

    Member Emeritus
    from keller,tx.

    killer car !

  30. Some beautiful early Chevies posted lately....... DAMN nice work.

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