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Customs To cut or not to cut

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lowelife, Aug 27, 2010.

    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    oh my god , leave the girl alone .
    if you got the itch to chop something ....go chop down a cherry tree george.
  2. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    I agree with this guy...
  3. LOL touche!!:D
  4. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 619

    from Ohio

    Speaking from experience, keep something drivable. It really sucks having nothing but non running projects.
    11yrs and counting.
  5. lowelife
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 400


    Oh man now I'm more confused than ever. Maybe I'll just sit on it for now, but the winters are long and cold up here and I've been known to do crazier shit to keep from going stir crazy.
  6. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    Perfect car to make a sleeper out of.
  7. imnezrider
    Joined: Apr 27, 2010
    Posts: 199


    I think you just answered your own question...:D
  8. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,413

    from Orange, CA

    Finish the first one and run the Chev the way she is till your completely ready to chop. Also make sure you know what kind of chop and exactly how your going to cut it and the overall look you want from others have said its to nice of a car to not have a real plan for it...I went 5 years with mine apart awaiting the finish...looking back wish i had lowered it and drove the shit out of it for a couple yrs before I tore its apart!!
  9. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,949


    I'd put plates on it and enjoy it, it's good to have a driver.
  10. TeejDio
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 22

    from W.N.Y.

    From what the picture shows, it looks to be a nice solid driver - why not drive it and enjoy it as is and try your first chop on a car a little rougher. If it turns out you have the skills for a chop, you can always go back and chop the 49 after the A is done.
    Just my 2 cents.
  11. Finish the A first then cut that bitch up.
  12. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 499


    I think Your second sentence answers Your question perfectly, and a top-chop would be a major project to take on "on the side". You´d also need to have not only a perfect "vision" in Your head of how it needs to look, but every step of that whole process down to the last window-regulator mapped out perfectly before You even consider getting started. I don´t mean to come across as a know-it-all or rain on Your parade, but I think this car would really serve Your current situation best by being left alone as a cool driver to go to shows, cruise nights, in etc.while the other car is in the project -stage.
  13. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    from Noo Yawk

    That car looks so nice as-is. If it were mine, I'd simply clean it up as needed, maybe change the wheels/tires, lower it a tad, and drive/enjoy it. You can always decide to chop it later if you decide to.
  14. Sid13
    Joined: May 10, 2010
    Posts: 25


    Nice find!! I agree, I wouldn't chop it up. Sometimes less is more... Enjoy it the way it is for now.
  15. junk
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 200


    Uncut but lowered. I'm also partial to wide whites.
  16. fbama73
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 989


    Don't cut it...yet. Drive and enjoy it while you finish the A. Once the A is done, GET THE SAWZALL!!!
  17. adamshumard
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,380


    heres another idea. think about what you have in it. tack a little on for your trouble and let me know a price. i could come pick it up real soon. then you have extra jack to finish the a and i have a driver.
  18. lowelife
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 400


    That looks really good. Is that car on a frame swap or subframed?
  19. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    What's the worst that can happen?i say chop it, you say you never chopped a have to start somewhere, if in the future you get rid of the car, you'll say to yourself, "I should've chopped it" there were dozens done on here that you can study and refer to...Not going improve your skills just nosing and decking it. Do you have anyone that did chop a car that could guide you through the operation?
  20. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    You said, "I think I want to chop it."
    Not convincing enough for me. Too much work unless you are sure. :D
  21. Good point Nash
  22. greazy john
    Joined: Oct 13, 2007
    Posts: 457

    greazy john

    no chop lowered nice tires/wheels and a visor cool bomb material
  23. that's a nice looking chevy, leave it be.
  24. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    Finish the A and then get some input from those that have gone down the path. Personally, I wouldn't chop it. I'd lower it just a little, put some new wheels and tires on the ol' girl and let her be. Maybe swap the engine for a 261.
  25. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 623


    enjoy it now and finish your other then cut the hell out of it later. i drove one for years with a 235 in it everyday...great cars. wish i still had mine.
  26. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    from Indiana

    OK - I was all for the chop, but I just seen that green one and might have changed my mind! Granted the car isn't as perfect as the picture but it would make a solid driver! Nevermind the fact that I should have had "dibbs" on it! LOL
    Besides you're going to be too busy working on my car to work on that one!
    If you straddle the fence on the chop too long, I'll make up your mind for you! I have a sawzall and a key to your shop!
  27. badgeree
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 339


    Finish the "A" first. Be different and have a stock height roof. It'll look better than a Buthered chop, Just customize the rest of it the way you want......OR CHOP THE LID DOWN.....IT'LL LOOK GREAT.
  28. Draggin wagon
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 206

    Draggin wagon

    i say chop it... oh wait... you did, and its coming along good.. fuck the haters!! that car deserved a chop!! oh yea... ill give you back the ignition and keys to it soon... its workin good in my panel!
  29. 56 Frame Dragger
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,212

    56 Frame Dragger

    Man it must be nice having to wonder what to do with your EXTRA car that is CHERRY, I can't even finish with the one I have now, only because of that STUPID thing they call MONEY...... Enjoy one while you finish the other unless you have a MONEY TREE in your backyard, Then I say CHOP the shit out of it..........................................................

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