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Customs started doing my first chop start to finsih!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by merc-o-madness, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. merc-o-madness
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    Well me and some club members started doing our first chop FOR REAL! I did some photoshoppin and decided i liked to try 3.5 and 5.5, it seems like alot of people are doing really heavy chops lately and i just wanted to do something a little different, to show that extreme isnt always better. I prefer straight b pillars on this style chop. Its not exactly my first but i dont really count my first as one for real cause it was only practice on a totally rotted out, bondoed up, picked apart rotted frame junker. but i never got to finish it cause my parents got sick of looking at such a piece of shit. heres a link to it...
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=179142
    anyway i hope u guys approve of it...
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    i extended the cat walk...
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  2. merc-o-madness
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    while i was at it i also did a load of patch panels inside and out. i still have alot to do on this to finsish
     
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  3. hotrod-Linkin
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    looks good.what's that big ole rubber mallet for??? those moment??
     
  4. merc-o-madness
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    heres my brother , "the supersized" here on the hamb
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    heres a pic of me welding some bracing in and Justin, Fyocuk239 helpin me
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  5. merc-o-madness
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    tell u the truth i dont remember why i had just a stress reliever i guess
     
  6. merc-o-madness
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    imma add more pics this afternoon
     
  7. publicenemy1925
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    Looks good. I would like to see it outside for a better look.
     
  8. merc-o-madness
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    ima try to roll it out today
     
  9. Whtbread
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    I couldn't possibly agree more. Looks like you got a very well proportioned chop going there. I plan on a 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 chop on mine.
     
  10. stinkity stoink
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    Looks good. I think I might have driven by that car a few times on my way to my parents house. Wish I would have known you were going to chop it. Would have liked to check it out and maybe give a hand. Would have built up the nerve for me to whack my chevy.
     
  11. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Jay, that looks friggin kick ass. Real super kick ass.
     
  12. Kustom7777
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    great job,,nice choice in the proportions,,,overchopped shoeboxes look like shit,,,,,
    cant wait to see a full side profile shot,,,,,,,,,where the hell did you guys do that chop?, in the batcave or something?...it looks dark as hell,,,,,,,

    keep up the good work

    jim
     
  13. merc-o-madness
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    thanks! Yeah Jim i have a secret underground lair,for some reason alot of my lights been going out lately and im too lazy and always forget to buy new ones so its kinda dark in there, so i use a flood light alot
     
  14. VanHorton
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    looks good man, i like it. just the right amount taken out...
     
  15. Kustom7777
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    i like the extended catwalk,,,,,now a real BIG cat cat walk across there!,,,,
     
  16. beefeater
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    the proportions look good. easy on the mig, you're gonna make more work for yourself then you need to.
     
  17. merc-o-madness
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    well ive have been takin my time with the welding been doing alot of skippping around, but i still wish i had a tig welder or gas welder.
     
  18. cleatus
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    Looks like you've got a good eye for it brother.
     
  19. Kustom7777
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  20. Chad s
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    Are you using flux core, or shielding gas? The chop proportions look great, but the welds look like they do have a lot more weld bead than a MIG weld should. While a gas or TIG weld is all around better for most sheet metal situations (much easier to grind, and great for hammer welding), MIG welds can be made to have a lot less weld bead than you have there. More heat will get better, quicker penetration, and very little proud weld bead.

    And while I do love gas welding sheet metal, with a chop, you are bound to have some areas where you cannot get a dolly in there, and the warping you get from gas or TIG can not be hammered out, and MIG is the best way to go for those areas.
     
  21. Chad s
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  22. thesupersized
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  23. CHANEY
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    sweet!!! that thing looks sick
     
  24. merc-o-madness
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    alright i took it to its first carshow being choppped today! no glass bare intierior, but i still got alot of compliments. i didnt get a chance to snap a good side profile shot cause my friend and brothers car parked right next to me right away, but i will get a pic outside one of these days.

    i need to lower this sucker reallll bad
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    i thiink i have to lower my seats but i like the smaller windows
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    i got a crappy pic of side view
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  25. merc-o-madness
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    yeah i know our cars look like shitty rat rods right now, but we are all trying to get em to look like nicely done customs.
     
  26. Slag Kustom
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    give me a call im home from fl but still a little fucked up still from the bike wreck. ill help you get it set before lead east
     
  27. merc-o-madness
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    alright i finnaly had some time to move it around the block just to take pictures
     
  28. CHANEY
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    nice work !!!
     
  29. 00 MACK
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  30. teddyp
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    I saw it at the wiskey sat nite you guy,s just get better and better keep it up looks great
     

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