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THEM! Tx chops the Elrod "A"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Elrod, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. green
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
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    Looks good. I saw it when ya'll where welding it up.
    WAIT! STOP!
     
  2. I'm soo glad you finally came into the fire.

    For those who don't know, Elrod has fought us to keep this one stock, to the point he got a chopped coupe body, a set of 32 rails with a flathead, then a roadster body trying to throw us off the trail, but we were still after the origonal coupe.

    When he got another Model A, a really nice Stock Cabriolet the reigns started to loosten a bit.

    Now that he finally chopped the coupe, and on his terms, I am so happy. I only wish I could have been there to help.

    Nice work, hopefully I can swing by and see it when I come down this weekend to meet the moving van.
    TZ
     
  3. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    from Irving, TX

    Jason, It looks great. You'll have to down size from a ten gallon cowboy hat to a five gallon hat.

    See you in Austin.

    Bart
     
  4. Elrod
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    We really regretted that Flt-Blk couldn't be there, but that is the life of a Nomad. He was there in spirit. I'm still interested in that axle Tyler, so maybe we can do an exchange before the Moving van pulls out of town. Let me know when you'll be back.

    Here's another video from the THEM! Chop.

     
  5. 29Jay
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    Awesome!!! I'm not one to tell someone else how to do their thing... great choice on the chop!!! Great work... This is probably the only place you can get such credit for 3". he he he...

    Nice work guys!
    29JAY
     
  6. Elrod
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    haha! Hey Jay. How's the sedan coming along? You going to make it to the Round Up in it?
     
  7. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
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    I went into the shop after work again last night working on the smaller details that are needede to put the car back together before the Roundup. Put the tank and hood back on just to see how it's looking so far.

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    A big part of it was the quarter window garnish mouldings. I chopped them 3 inches, MIG'd 'em back together and then spent about 30 minutes each on them with a file to make them look like they were made that way.

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  8. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
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    wow it looks good. 3" was the perfect amount I think. Good thing you did all your homework before and and found the right amount. I agree lowering it will top it off, but even as it it sure looks mean. Did you get the throttle linkage figured out? I had an idea for it, but kinda hard to explain without seeing it again. Also Elliots Hardware in Plano has a nice selection of bit and pieces to make throttle linkage.
     
  9. GatorO'dell
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    THEM guys got the sweetest cars!
     
  10. JustJoey
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    Wow good work guys. Next time you guys chop a top can I come sit in a corner and watch??? :D
     
  11. Durod
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    good lord, guys. that looks real good.
     
  12. Anderson
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    We're just playing catch-up to the California guys :p
     
  13. Revhead
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    yeah He obviously hasn't seen my cars HAHA :D
     
  14. Elrod
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    Thanks guys. Yeah. I think it's headed in the right direction now! :D

    Few more detail shots of the chop...
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  15. 29Jay
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    Dang it looks good.... How many beers will it take to get you guys to help me chop my sedan in about 3 to 4 months? THEM make it look soooo easy...

    Great looking ride!
    Jay
     
  16. touchdowntodd
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  17. Elrod
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    Getting closer to the RoundUp

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  18. 29Jay
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    Very nice! I'm looking forward to seeing this chopped up thing in Austin!
     
  19. Elrod
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    Thanks Jay! I've got the coupe home now for some small final changes . Look forward to it being down there and showing it to you!!

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  20. Florian
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    far better than before :cool:
     
  21. GatorO'dell
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    Looking good! You guys did a great job.
    Watch out for THEM!
     
  22. Elrod
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    A little last minute engine work!! Obviously not finished, but will be working on this all day tomorrow.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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  23. Byron Crump
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    Looks good...btw, have you done much on your roadster? I thought you said you were getting close on that one but maybe I am not remembering right?
     
  24. Dat Dirty Rat
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    I love mill....nice job!!
     
  25. Elrod
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    Thanks DDR.

    Merc - Unfortunately, the roadster hasn't progressed much. It's up in McKinney (not at my place) and when we go up there, priority isn't on working on my car. I've got the front end under the frame, and the front motor mounts need to be welded in and then the engine can sit in the frame, and then the body goes on after cutting out the rear subrails.

    So.. hence the work on the coupe for the Round Up. More changes will hapen to it after, and hopefully I'll get moving on the roadster after moving and marriage that all happens in the next few months! :O
     
  26. Byron Crump
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    Marriage...cool, congrats.
     
  27. Elrod
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    Got the dual Strombergs running today at noon, so now it's just finish up a few other little things, and party down at the round up!!!!!

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  28. Old-Soul
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    hard to beat a nicely chopped coupe, let alone one with fenders! Great work, guys!
     
  29. Roothawg
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    Just out of curiosity, why the staggered cuts on the a pillars/doors?
     
  30. Doctor Destructo
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Looks very nice. Congrats!
     

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