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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. A-Wall
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 488


    don't change it! it's perfect. i bow down to you.
  2. I just started the bodywork the other day. Its seems like every square inch needs atention in some way. Makes me tired just looking at it. Im trying to get it in paint by april 09. I need overhaulin to take over . On second thought I dont need this one to be a 2 tone billet wheeled sled. The interior is going to be pearl alabaster white seats and headliner for a cool 60s show car vibe (minus the angel hair) I think with. a 57 chev 210 steering wheel. Exterior color is still undecided.... Suggestions?
  3. MarkX
    Joined: Apr 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,232

    from ...TX

    just keep going................... youre doin fine so far...........

    this one Id like to see in person someday..........

    Plan to make any U.S. shows with it next year?
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 721


    Hey that your bumpers are molded to the body, I guess they can't be chromed and will be painted the color of the what will be chrome ?.....I'm guessing the door handles, belt line trim, and the cam shaft ?.....If so, I would suggest a light color so the small amount of chrome doesn't jump out against a dark color.....silver, silver blue, silver green,light gold, light copper or something similar.....IMHO.....

    Of coarse, my opinion is worth everything you paid for it.....:D
  5. Hey wife and I had dinner with you and Dan THE MAN and Shawn in Vegas after Viva last year.That was fun! Are you goin this year? Anyway to answer your question the cam grille ,belt mldg,door handles,stock headlite rings window garnishes,and tailight bezels will be chrome. (and wheels)
  6. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 720


    I like the rear. Remindes me of a '57/'58 Seville.

  7. I would love to have it done at least to some degree and attend Billetproof washout ...Hotrodarama (if they have it)...Goodguys Puallyup
    It would be awsome to go to Santa Maria or some So Cal shows but I dont see that in my budget for next year.
  8. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 932


    nice metal work... looks great!

    KEEP that grill... so dig it
  9. Turbo442
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 702


    DAYUM!!! That is sweet. I actually started a plastic model similar to that about 12 years ago, incoroorated a lot of early vette parts. I am inspired to dig it up and finish it now.
    Keep us posted:D
  10. PAUCHO
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 721


    Hey Johnny......yeah, we're all going back to Viva next year....that was a blast !..... I know this car is gonna turn out fabulous.....I've seen your other builds, and you always pick the best colors......I can't wait to see what you do with the firewall !:D....That's your signature !
  11. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,439


    killer metal work! i can dig it
  12. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    That looks bad ass. Nice job!

    I think the cam grille kicks ass. And for everyone that disagrees, how many Model As are there out there with cam shaft spreader bars?
  13. Kreepea_1
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 448


    Ditto on what the others have said! 6" shortening....hmmmmmm. Good use of the bump stick!
  14. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,960


    Kool!! I almost put the door handles back on my Merc. Changed
    my mind because I wanted everything smooth.

    Keep it up!!

    Kan't wait to see her finished.

    Happy Trails,

  15. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,094


    very nice work!! good to see another BC guy on here.
  16. That is a fine piece of work and the bodywork is fantastic.
  17. Pauly da mick
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 245

    Pauly da mick

  18. laid55
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 359


    I did it.maybe just slide the rear wheels and openings back a few inches.a little too much ass hanging out there.nice work though!
  19. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    That thing is jaw dropping! I'd prefer chrome bumpers and the grill is a little cheesy, but I love everything else about it. Killer car!!!
  20. Heres some construction shots

    Attached Files:

  21. more. The body was shortened 6" so when the roof was put back on it lined up almost perfect. The body and new floorpan didnt mate too well at first but a little slice there a hack here and presto chango!

    Attached Files:

  22. Looks great John,I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
  23. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


  24. Moonglow2
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 657


    My compliments! The overall proportions of the car are great. The size of the tires now pull your eyes away from that beautiful body. I would consider 14s with a low profile.
  25. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,626

    from Hypocrisy

    Your neighbors must hate you.
  26. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    I love the construction shots! More please!!:D
  27. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,556

    from UTARRGH!

    Wow that is cool. I usually am not a fan of sectioned cars but you nailed the proportions! Looks great! I am impartial about the cam grille. I think it tends to distract from the beautiful smooth form of the front end.
  28. bobx
    Joined: Apr 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,061

    from Indiana

    nice job. keep the updates coming.

    and keep the grill. it works. its different.
  29. More random build shots. The guy standing next to it is 6' 3", to give some
    idea o

    f the hieght. The highest point roof hieght is 4'2" aired out.

    Attached Files:

  30. old kid
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 826

    old kid
    Member Emeritus
    from middle ga

    you got it right the first time. leave it!

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