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Customs show me your chopped 46-48 Ford Tudors.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ace Brown, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. kustoms2
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    Hey Guys went to dads for dinner and still no pics. I swear I'm not bullshitting you, we just have to find them. I am going over there in the morning to do an all out search for them. My dad thinks they got mixed up with family pics which consists of three huge rubbermaid containers.:eek:
     
  2. Ace Brown
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    wow. i owe you one if you can get some pictures my friend. Are you in Hamilton down by Cincinatti? thanks alot!

    ace
     
  3. Ace, the chop you need pictures of was in Rodder's Digest years ago. The top was chopped the width of the area between the bottom of the drip rail at the rear to the belt line. It was dropped straight down at the b pillar and the front a pillar was leaned forward at the bottom and down at the top to align them. The car was cut thru the trunk floor area and the entire top dropped down about 3 inches placing the bottom of the trunk lid at the tail pan. The rear fenders were shortened to match the body dropping straight down. The roof and drip rail was uncut and the trunk lid remained attached to the roof area like before. The whole roof just dropped straight down. Hope this makes sense. Pat.

    I just got the url for Bill's hot rod book index page. You should be able to look up the article there and find the book. http://www.hotrodindex.150m.com/
     
  4. Rikster
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    Found it... Januari 1994 Custom Rodder magazine... Not a Ford, but a Mercury... but the main body is exactly the same....

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    Windshield is raked back...

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  5. chrisman
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    Now, that's pretty slick!
     
  6. koolkemp
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    Awsome Rikster thanks!!
     
  7. Django
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    That looks pretty good on that Mercury, especially for a 4 door.
     
  8. atomickustom
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    Guy down the road from me keeps hinting that he wants me to chop his '41, but I don't wanna do it because he's an obsessive perfectionist AND he wants it done in a very street-roddy style. But I did look at it pretty hard when he first mentioned it and it would be difficult to pull off well but sharp as hell if the right decisions are made along the way.
    Good luck, and post photos as you go!
     
  9. koolkemp
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    I have to agree....shows your skills when you can cut a 4 door and make it look so cool...now all I have to decide is wether I drive mine for a year or two , or just go ahead and chop it from the get go..........decisions decisions:D
     
  10. Karl stark
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    Anyone remember a 46-48 Merc. 4 door that was featured in an article probably in the mid 50's that had been shortened -(verticle chop?) I don't know if it was in Hot Rod or one of the Trend magazines. An older gent did the work himself and I think was from New Mexico. The photo Rick posted reminded me of it. Karl
     
  11. Hasnt Eddie Paul been working on one in tech articles in OOLlllSKOOO rodszzz? think so. he had something severly chopped.
     
  12. Ace Brown
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    Dunno, don't read thoze magazinezzzz ;)

    Rikster, you are a god among men and i thank you. This chop is not for the faint hearted i believe...so might just have to do it!

    Thanks very much, it is much much appreciated.
    -ace
     
  13. koolkemp
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    I think it was a 39 or 40....been awhile since I remember seeing it.
     
  14. koolkemp
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    Rik whats the chance you could work some photoshop magic with this last pic? I know its not real great starting material ( maybe a better resolution pic of a stock 4 door would be better?) but I am thinking 40's stlye tail dragger cleaned up with a set of skirts, small taillights nice and smooth :D
     
  15. Rikster
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    Yes working with a stock 4 door photo will be easier than using this photo. I will see if I can find a nice photo for it... I have done a bit of work on this already chopped four door.. its not chopped as nice as the article Mercury... but I modified the top a little more and added skirts and did a new stance etc to give it a more period look. But the photo is to low res to put to much time into it...

    Starting photo...
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    And with a better stance, and a slightly shortened back portions of the body and fender...
    I like the side windows on the magazine article Mercury body much better.. but like I said this photo is poor quality and I don't feel like spending to much time on it.

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    I found one more of the white one...

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  16. koolkemp
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    from middle ca.

  18. Ace Brown
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    that's a link to koolkemp's profile. and i've done the google with no results. maybe i'll try the yahoo and see what happens...
     
  19. koolkemp
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    Any luck findimg your dads pics yet?
     
  20. Silhouettes 57
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    Augie Salvador's '47 Ford Tudor Wheeling, WV
     

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  21. Ace Brown
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    thank you sir, much appreciated. looks to have had the same treatment done, the rear fenders look shorter. leaned back windshield tot. never would have noticed the fenders until some pointed out this way of chopping the ol' sedan. cool stuff
     
  22. koolkemp
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    Anyone have any rear shots of this one??
     
  24. koolkemp
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    Here's my old pile that will go under the knife.

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  25. OK, I've been proven wrong... :D
     
  26. Ace Brown
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    Augie's car and the white '46 are excellent chops! That is what i'm looking to do. Lots of work, but worth it in the end. Great photos, any other shots are greatly welcome. Thanks guys
     
  27. koolkemp
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    I would love to see more pics of this one as well.
     
  28. koolkemp
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  29. Ace Brown
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    Rikster, are there any more photos of that custom rodder article? i'd be interested in seeing a little better how that rear half fits together when cut. I've been trying to find that magazine and i can't locate one.

    thanks!
    -ace
     
  30. Ace Brown
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    ttt before i go to bed.
     

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