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they don't call it the "Mild-Custom Spectacular", do they?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ray, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,755


    how i spent the last week:

    sunday the 15th, i went to do some bodywork on my car, finish the fenders, rocker panels and rear wheel openings, etc. to get ready for this weeks trip to salina for the leadsled spectacular. i look at the car for ten minutes, then tell myself, it's the Leadsled spectacular, not the mild custom spectacular! gotta chop that muthafucker!:D an hour later the glass was stripped and the top was down about 4". by the end of the day i had it all tacked together, first pics of the chop would have been monday or tuesday.

    here it is sunday morning:


    tacked into place:


    rolled outside for the first time, much better!



    rear tulip panel tacked into place. i did something a bit different here, i wanted to use stock stainless beltline trim, but not lay the rear window down. the way things lined up, the decklid was about an inch higher than the beltline at the window, no good. i cut the body next to the trunk lip all the way back to the taillights, and dropped it down an inch. it now flows nicely, now the decklid is parallel to the tops of the rear quarter panels.



    the last of these pics were taken saturday, no new pics, but all the filler pieces are in, unfortunately i couldn't get new glass here on such short notice, so i'm running lexan windows for the time being.:eek: ratrodarriffic! :D

    you may notice a piece of scrap lexan i c-clamped into place for a few days, i just HAD to drive it while working on it!
  2. Durod
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 809

    from DFW, Tx

    I like what I see....chop looks good and your p/u looks real tasty, too.
  3. leadsleadolds
    Joined: Jun 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,817


    Loks good so far good luck on getting it finished up in time and nice molester van in the back ground.
  4. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123


    Damn-it thats at least a years work for me. You rock!
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  5. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,279


    damn Ray that rocks! but the stock roofline is so nice on those cars ...all they really need is a mild lowering and some nice paint....hahaahaa fuck that,I'm glad to see someone step up and cut the hell outta something! I like the trunk area too...nice solution. How much chop on the truck?
  6. newstranger
    Joined: Aug 2, 2005
    Posts: 577


    I dig shoebox Ford tail lights on '49-'52 Chevys... and the chop is looking proper as well. Chopped sedans generally look WAY better than coupes... more pics please!

  7. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,755


    i can't claim the truck, wish i could call it mine! it belongs to gilbert, radshit's friend. they both drove up from albuquerque for a small colorado show and stayed at my place.

    the van though, yeah, that's my parts hauler! my girlfriend won't let me paint "free candy" on the side.:confused:

    brewsir, i THOUGHT i liked the stock roofline! i kept telling myself, Watsons grapevine looks sooo good with a stock roof...then like you said, FUCK THAT!:D once you go whacked, you never go back.

    i'm heading out to the shop shortly to do some mud work on it, i'll have some updated pics this evening.
  8. Slide
    Joined: May 11, 2004
    Posts: 3,026


    What's the plan for the b-pillars? Slant 'em? Trash 'em?

    Looks pretty cool so far! Do you have any pics from a more front view?

    I like the taillight treatment, and the wheels/tires/stance are a great combo.
  9. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,755


    it's now a hardtop!

    i was just noticing i had posted no front pics...


  10. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 925


    oh yeah....looks great!

    keep us posted.

  11. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
    Posts: 3,056


    Chopped in one night....why cant I have you for a neighbor?!?...Ray that Chevy is bad the tail lights also...keep the pics coming....
  12. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,025

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Thats a really cool chop...nice proportions..
  13. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,727


    Looks GREAT! Can't wait to check it out in person in a couple of weeks.
  14. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,279


    nice headlights too! Damnit I need to retire so I can move back out there....I like to play like that!!!
  15. Fuck yes....dramatic difference!

    I like the lexan pirate-patch...roll it to the show like that and next year you'll see 10 cars with the same look.

  16. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,361


    The Chop top looks great!! You took the right amount off of the top.
    Good luck with the drive to Salina and I'll see ya this weekend.

    Happy Trails,

  17. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,386


    Weendows...we don' need no steenkin' weendows...looks good Ray, we're leaving Thrusday morn about can catch up in Limon...

  18. That looks really good. I think most chop's would look better with the back window remaining upright.
  19. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    nice lookin chop!
    what is the plan for side windows?
  20. Nothing to say, except that I really like it. Just posting to subscribe to this thread. I'll be watching this one to completion, man. You have a good eye for proportion.
  21. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,439


    old thread, whatever happened to this car
  22. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    how do yo plan to handle the back window????? or do they make laminated glass for it?
  23. gnarlytyler
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,004


    wow lookin good.. glad he kept working on it!
  24. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,755


    i'm veeeery slowly working on side glass, i made some brass channel that i still need to make into frames, it'll have slide in rear quarter glass. just too many projects, and it's my daily driver. right now i have some half-assed lexan side windows to keep the weather out.


    yes, laminated glass is available. i bought one, and broke one so far. FWIW the tile saw method doesn't work on the new repop glass.:D it worked fine on old glass though. this winter i'll probably sandblast one.

    yup, there it is. i let the LBCC board have the scoop on this one, and never got around to posting the updates here. i banged the body out a little better than it was the week before this years leadsled spectacular, and slapped some tinted primer on it. snapped these pics in Salina.
  25. kkoacolonel
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 965

    from Union,NJ

    Ray,the car looks great!.Just remember one thing,it does not matter if your car was mild or wild.We at KKOA don't look to see how it was done.Granted,most cars that attend our events are chopped or radical,and thats ok,but if you had went to Salina with a mild custom,believe me,thats just as Kool too.I've attended Gettysburg's "Sled Scene East" for years with my " MILD" 51 Chevy HT,and for a few years with a bone stock original interior.So mild or wild,a Kustom is still a Kustom.Joe Manna,Central NJ State Colonel.
  26. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    i really like you choice of rims and tires... sets off the car spectacularly!
  27. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    kick ass job on that job looks like it should have been made that way in the first place
  28. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Man O Man! Those shoe box tail lights look killer in that car. You've done a very great job on that car, thanks for the post and pictures.
  29. looks cool Ray

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