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THE SHOEBOX IS CHOPPED!!,,,with pictures............

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, May 4, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
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    first of all i gotta say a BIG thanks to my buddies vic, darren, and my girlfriend linda,,,,
    the chop went very well, and couldn't have accomplished it without their help,,,,,,

    i woke up at 4 AM this morning, and was so excited about chopping the car, i couldn't fall back asleep....

    vic and darren arrived at 9 AM, and after a brief discussion of the plan,,we immediately began cutting,,,,,,,we didnt waste any time getting to work...

    linda took these great pictures, and brought us snacks and drinks (thanks hon)...

    my cat just had to be involved too,,,

    pretty mild chop...3" front,,,4" rear..

    here are some pictures from the day....
     

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    me looking too serious with the sawzall....hahah..
     

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  3. Kustom7777
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    vic, me, and darren gettin 'er done...

    darren (cool, "artsy" shot)

    darren and vic...
     

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    end of the day pics...
     

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  5. Kustom7777
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    a shot from the rear (LOVE it from this angle)
     

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  6. Kustom7777
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    more pics,,,,,,,,,,
     

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  7. lowsquire
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    from Austin, TX

  8. Kustom7777
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    post mock up...

    MAN,,,we got a lot done,,,these guys came to work!!.cant say enough good things about vic and darren,,,,they are TRUE friends,,everyone should be so lucky...i owe you guys BIG time,,,,,,,,,,THANKS again guys,,you rule,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    lots of tedious work left to do,,inside bracing,,rewelding the package tray, b pillars, quarter window curved corner, some small filler pieces in the roof,,,etc, etc,,,,,,,,
    many hours ahead,,,but we accomplished SO much more than i thought we would today,,,,
    very happy with the chop, proportions, etc.....

    choprods was VERY helpful with information on doing the chop..if you are considering chopping a shoebox, i HIGHLY recommend you buy one of his how-to guides,,,,,

    damn,,,im still pumped up from today,,,,i'd go back and do more,,but i'm just about out of gas in the welder!
     

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  9. SlowandLow63
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    Dude, awesome. I wish I could've come down to see it/help. Looks real good, now just make the quarter window a good shape and its perfect. The hard part is over.
     
  10. Stude-sled
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    That is going to one the coolest shoeboxs ever.
     
  11. chaddilac
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    that looks awesome!!!
     
  12. Toast
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    Wow! That is lookin good!
     
  13. teddyp
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    looks like a great chop keep the great work
     
  14. wrong generation
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    agree'd

    i never really cared for the shoebox fords until i found this site and started seeing chopped versions now i kinda love them
     
  15. converseandbowlingshirts
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    it takes BAWLS OF STEEL to build a car like that. it's a great one to follow.
     
  16. thesupersized
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    nice! did you spread the bottoms of the A pillars?
     
  17. Kustom7777
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    no,,,just at the top corners..
     
  18. autobodyed
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    from shelton ct

  19. solo_909
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    nice one day chop!!! do it again do it again!! great work guys
     
  20. Flop
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    start weldin grindin and hammerin!!!

    looks good man
     
  21. damnfingers
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    I can't believe you got that much accomplished in one day...you'd better buy your buddies a bunch of beer.
     
  22. Kustom7777
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    yeah,,,,i hear ya,,,
    your pontiac chop post will help keep me motivated,,,,,

    weld, grind, hammer,,,,,repeat.
    etc
    etc
    etc
    etc
     
  23. Flop
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    turning it around this week so now its onto the other side:eek: then grind hammer weld blah blah blah
     
  24. rodknocker
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    Badass man... Badass
     
  25. mikes51
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    I believe you. It looks like the rear window was never disconnected from the top. Someone spent some time figuring that trick out.
     
  26. hot_rod_17
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    Kick ass job. It's gonna look rad when its done.
    Keep up the good work fellas.....
     
  27. Kustom7777
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    the top is cut away at the BOTTOM ,,a neat trick and one that works well,,totally avoids that "dip" that happens when you cut it the conventional way....
    i typed "video" by mistake,,,meant to say instruction package,,
     
  28. Lazer5000
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    Is that the car my '51 dash is going in? If so I am proud to have helped (even just a little itsy witsy tiny bit). Got to love those fins.
     
  29. Kustom7777
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    the dash is in already,,,,,,,looks great,,
    i have some cool plans for the interior,,,,a spaceship vibe if you will....
     
  30. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    One day? I feel so freaking ashamed of myself. Im going to live in my garage all week and finish this damn Merc chop now, see you suckers in a week!!!

    Looks great Jim, had no idea you were going to make it that far. That idea on the rear glass paid off bigtime. And man the old 51 in the background sure gave up the ghost already! Foreshadowing pic? ;)
     

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