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Shoebox Ford Mild Chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 49Flatty, May 15, 2013.

  1. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    1964countrysedan
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    from Texas

    Thanks for taking the time to document and post the details.

    Very good thread!
     
  2. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    I will NEVER understand how someone can stop on a good thread and drop a turd. A member takes the time to photograph and document a ver difficult process and a few comments like "that ain't perfect" or "mines better" remind me of my whiney kids.

    The chop rules. If I were to do it different I wouldn't tell you here where a member showcases his hard, excellent work.

    Time out for the children!

    Sent from atop my toilet using the TJJ app for Android.
     
  3. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
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    from Hayden, ID

    I guess it depends on what is being said, and how. I know when I'm working on a project, sometimes I get "too close" and may not pick up on something that someone outside the process might. The whole "forest for the trees" dilemma. I appreciate outside input, because I know I'm not perfect and miss stuff. If someone is just being a dick, well that's different.
     
  4. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
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    DadsBlueFord
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    from Hayden, ID

    Cool, I was guessing about 3". I'm looking at doing 2.5-3" myself.

    Damn, hope you're feeling better!

    See, I'm the guy who'd like to be able to try this, so I need all the help I can get! :D
     
  5. haroldd1963
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    from Peru, IL

  6. billys54
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  7. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    choptvan
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    Hopefully this helps even if just a bit.

    Definitely feeling better. Thanks!

    And if you need ANY help at all, pointers, more pics, a pep talk... whatever! Give me a call or shoot me a PM. Pot O Gold Kustoms 719-358-6981.
     
  8. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Thanks for the back up. I know some things are as stated. " forest through the trees". For sure. But I like mine better? Not sure I needed that. But whatever. Not my call I guess. I try not to put anything on any one else's thread that will bash anyone. Kind of like what you have done in the past. Pointing out a flaw or seomthing that the person may not be aware of or whatever. So again, thanks. I appreciate it.
     
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  9. Shameless bump
     
  10. Weekend bump for my pals in CO.
     
  11. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    so we lowered the rear of the car. And shaved a bunch of paint off to at least make the top all look the same. Give it a better profile to actually see rather than having all of the colors throwing your eye off. We will have those posted after a bit.
     
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  12. Here are the updated pictures. Once Tech Week closes, I will start another as a build thread and will update this one showing the catwalk replacement.

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  13. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
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    from Hayden, ID

    Okay, I take back my comment about the back window. Definitely must have been the angle of the pic. Looks good! Want to come up to Idaho and help me do mine? ;)
     
  14. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    ship it or bring it on down! Would be MORE than happy to do that for ya! I can come and get it if need be...
     
  15. gearhead78
    Joined: Aug 27, 2006
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    from Dallas TX

    I'm not big on radical chops. I really like what you have done here.
     
  16. Royalshifter
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

  17. Fantastic work all around!
     
  18. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Thanks gents!
     
  19. choptvan
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    one last bump for the night crowd..
     
  20. 4444Design
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
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    you nailed exactly the look i also like ...

    i do not like the "leaning" forward a and b-pillars so your setup is exactly what i would have in mind (if i had a shoebox)

    and THX for the numerous pics
     
  21. 40grit
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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    Some of is like blue cars and some like red ones. Those that feel the need to say my blue is better than your red could use a lesson in common courtesy. This chop showed a great deal of thought, great execution and workmanship.

    Thank you for sharing and taking the time and trouble to document the procedure. This was a different approach that I had never considered and I appreciate it very much.

    I will look forward to future pictures.

    John Long
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  22. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    50Fraud
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    Nice proportions. I particularly like the windshield, often awkward on chopped shoeboxes.
     
  23. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Great looking chop. Not too extreme, just perfect for the car. Well done!
     
  24. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    choptvan
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    Wow! Thanks guys! Talk about an ego boost!
     
  25. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
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    Paul B
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    I like the chop, and great tech thanks for posting
     
  26. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    choptvan
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    i appreciate that.
     
  27. It's good to see a tasteful chop with a straight post. not a hammered fastback wanna be. good work.
     
  28. Thanks! That's exactly what we were after!
     
  29. Excellent skill and planning, keep us posted!
     
  30. Zeke
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,716

    Zeke
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    Exactly:D
     

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