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sectioning of the 'box.....progress from today..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    got quite a bit done today,,,finished laying out the section job..two inch section to be removed....
    plotted all the tangents, marked all cut lines out,,,removed the gas tank,,,and cut everything away that didnt look like a 2" sectioned shoebox,,haha..................

    85 % of the cuts are done,,i left the body attached at a few points, so i can doublecheck all the cuts and make sure everything lines up before i do the final cuts......its still attached at the cowl, door post and trunk lid bottom,,,,,,will cut it apart and lower the body down tomorrow if all measuremnts check out, which it appears they will....

    never done anything like this before,,but i wasnt really nervous,,kinda excited,,but not scared,,,,after all,,its only metal, right?

    here are a few pics from today.............
     

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  2. squigy
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    WOW!!!
    you are on fire man!!
     
  3. Tin Can
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    This car gets cooler and cooler. When are you gonna stop with the mods man??????
     
  4. skyrodder
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    haha thats exactly how i felt when i sectioned my chevy.... it's a cool feeling....:D
     
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  5. Evel
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    might as well.
     
  6. Toymont
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    That is gonna be one cool ride man!!!
     
  7. DIRTYBIRD
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    Can't wait to see more progress on this....it's gonna be awesome.
     
  8. ZomBrian
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    That thing is gonna be out of control:D!!! I'm lovin the look. I'd like to see what goin on with the trunk. I remember there was talk of pancaking the lid, but are you going to section first, then pancake or all in one-fell-swoop do it?

    Brian
     
  9. LeadSledMerc
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    It looks like you had a great day, Jim...real nice start!
    Keep the updates coming.
     
  10. lowsquire
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    Wasnt this going to be a simple little mild custom? or am I thinking of another build?
    damn ballsy move. . glad you only went two inches..squashed ones look, well, squashed.
     
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  12. Danimal
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    Love it love it love it. More pictures and more 'how to.'

    I want to do a '54 Chevy truck at some point. I've got 3 spare cabs to play with.
     
  13. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Whoever is your dealer is selling some top notch shit. Looks good though
     
  14. junkcad
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    damn !damn! damn ! this car is just getting more badass with every update. is it a must now to radius the wheel wells or what ?
    j.t.
     
  15. Kustom7777
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    im gonna pancake it at the same time,,,
    got a little figuring to do,,but i think i know how ill do it,,just need to think on it a little more
     
  16. If there is another car on the HAMB that has been as heavily customized in such a short period of time I want to see it!!!
    I absolutely love what you have been doing to your car. It reminds me of a late 50's show car.
    Keep up the great work!!


    BloodyKnuckles
     
  17. Lazer5000
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    That car just keeps getting more amazing.
     
  18. merc-o-madness
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    cool man keep it up! cant wait to see it all welded up
     
  19. N312RB
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    damn dude! awesome!
     
  20. poorboy
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    that's crazy! but i'm diggin' it!
     
  21. Kustom7777
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    decided against radiused rear wheelwells,,,,it will probably get 59 chevy wheel openings..or maybe skirts,,,,
     
  22. Mild Kustom? That was the plan, right?:D
     
  23. Boo....hiss....:p

    Well, you can always do that stuff on the next one, eh?:)
     
  24. Flop
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    how did ya find the tangents you were talkin about jim?
     
  25. FeO2
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    I'm glad to see you only went 2". I just wish I was that smart! This has become my Favorite car on the HAMB. I can't wait to see more.... Charlie
     
  26. twochops
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    Here's a Bailon shoebox with fins that I photoshopped
    with a chopped top and a sectioned body.
    The section looks like more than you're doing,
    and the top is a little different but it will gave you idea
    of what it may look like soon.
    TwoChops
     

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  27. Gotgas
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    Now you need an opened-up '52-54 Merc hood scoop to gain back the hood clearance. ;)


    Man that is rad!
     
  28. 41CADDYWIDOW
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    so, I just had a message left on my voice mail, after listening to a couple minutes of " O MY GOD " and "I'M MENTAL " !!. I realized it was KUSTOM7777 and he just finished sectioning the car. He did it totally by himself. Way to go Jim, I'm proud of you !!! I knew you could do it.
    If he can tear himself away from drooling at the car and staring at it for the next several hours, there should be pictures posted tonight !! Linda
     
  29. choppermatt
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    sweet, valley customs all over again!
     
  30. SlowandLow63
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    Might as well through in a roof scoop for good measure at this point... You're crazy.
     

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