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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. FIFTY2
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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  2. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,668


    I really like the stance of the car and would not change anything on it. The metal work is top notch for sure and I am like everyone else here, go with a dark color it will show off the car better. Go look at Sam Barris's merc that he did in 50, it is a dark green and it would look like crap any other color if you ask me. Ford even used the car as a cover for one of their magazines (Ford Times) in 50 or 51.
  3. Poopy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 28

    from abbotsford

    I cant seem to find it, but what size are the wheels?
    Joined: Nov 3, 2006
    Posts: 537

    from LOMITA

  5. Fraz
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,818

    from Dixon, MO

    I'm not a fan of those style cars at all, but I'd drive that one. Nice job man!
  6. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    Looks bitchin man!
  7. The wheels are chrome wheel vintiques oem chrome front 15x5 with 560 15 bias ply...... the rears are 15x8 reverse with G78 15 bias ply cokers ....stock track width 78 malibu front and rear
  8. Hey johnny .... The car looks bad ! Nice work. Looks real good up on it's wheels. Any pics of when you first got it ? Frankie
  9. Looks good John. Are you going to be able to reach the pedals?
    Needs more of a chop................... nudge nudge.
  10. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,626

    from Hypocrisy

    I hate the camshaft grille,
  11. Bodywork is well underway about 75% done I keep finding more stuff that needs attention Ill post some more pics once its in primer. As for the grille love it or hate it it definatley will spark a conversation .
  12. good work. not really a fan of the grille treatment.
  13. HRK-hotrods
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 922


    Very nice work... I had to slightly cringe on the use of a perfectly good Malibu wagon(I've been looking for one!:eek: ) but you executed it flawlessly... It's your car so you build it as you want it but if it were mine...

    the cam would go infavor of a stock 51' centerbar. I like the 52' bar better with extra teeth but I think the "thickness" of the 52 grille would be too much. With that being said, the entire grille would be chromed. I like the look of the flipped bumpers, but again, they would have to be chromed. The style of the car almost demands it.

    Everything else is perfect IMO... Can't wait for more updates...
  14. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,626

    from Hypocrisy

    I like the car, I was joking earlier, still don't like the cam though.
  15. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 658

    from N.W,Ohio

    I agree with Fraz,not my style but damn that's gonna be one cool car when your done.Keep us posted. Giz'
  16. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 245

    No Plan

    INCREDIBLE build!!!!! I LOVE it!!!! --- (any pics of the frame swap? -inner rockers, G body.-outter 52? Channeled?) ---AWESOME!!
  17. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    ok sectioned cars are not really my cup of tea but you did a good job...that said, the grille HAS GOT TO GO!!! you are going to have a very nice well done custom and then the grille is going to throw it in the 'ol skool rodz category...dare i say "rat rod" realm. My suggestion is to just throw the o.g. chevy grille bar back in there but with no teeth, nice floating looking grille (kinda the same look) but not cheezy.
  18. HFKND1
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 231

    from Peoria, IL

    Nice job I look forward to watching it evolve.
  19. with

    The malibu floorpan was still attatched to the frame with everything else cut off except the rockers and firewall. After I had the body sort of plopped on there I kept trimming the firewall until it fit inside the trimmed 52 firewall opening. The 52 rockers which are tapered fit over the outside of the 78 rockers and are channeled about 2". more cutting and trimming and generally forcing the two together and HELLO!

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    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,680


    wow. killer metal work. chop looks good too. motivation to get out and get started on mine. like the grill. i have a 49 and the stock grill is gonna go....hadnt thought about something like that.
  21. 63chevyll
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 30


    very nice work
    looks perfect
  22. R.Allan
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 412

    from Ca

    i like it too
  23. update please!
  24. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    Wow, That thing is freakin crazy!!:):):)
  25. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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  26. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    You Sir, have some serious skills and vision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (that grill is friggn' brilliant too!):cool:
  27. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 946


    any updates??
  28. Come on Johnny, blow the bondo dust off the damn thing and take a picture.
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 148

    from wichita ks

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet :>)

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