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Event Coverage Upcoming Chop Classes and Metalworking Classes... NATIONWIDE!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pinstriper40, May 9, 2019.

  1. As some of you know, I've been putting on a few classes here and there, focusing on the process of chopping a top on a '41-51 Ford or '49-54 Chevy. These classes are intended to teach students the basics of chopping a top, and they emphasize the importance of good design, flow, and metalworking techniques to make the job easier. I also do metalworking demonstrations and each participant gets to make a mini-project to take home with them.

    The purpose of this class is three-fold. First, it is to give participants confidence in metalworking and fabrication. Secondly, it is to refine their sense of design and understanding of good design. Thirdly, we have a lot of fun!

    Some photos and input from past participants can be seen here:

    The exciting news is that there are A LOT of new dates being added in locations all across the country, so if you're interested in taking one of these classes (some classes I GIVE AWAY the car that we chop in class) there is a better chance that I have a class coming up near you!

    Here are some of the locations and dates with spots open this year:
    Florence, CO...………………...5/24-26
    Pueblo, CO...………………….6/21-22
    Kalispell, MT...……………….8/1-8/3-giveaway car!
    Albuquerque, NM...…………8/23-24
    Arkansas City, KS...………….9/27-9/29-giveaway car!
    Cheyenne, WY...……………...10/25-10/27
    Jonesboro, Arkansas...………11/1-11/3
    Wirtz, VA...…………………..11/8-11/10
    Waxhaw, NC...……………….11/15-11/17

    If you're interested in attending one of these events, be sure to check out:

    There is more than one page of parts and classes to look at, so make sure you hit the "next" button at the bottom of the page.

    Here are just a few photos from the most recent class in Cheyenne, WY. Enjoy!
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    Last edited: May 28, 2019
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  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,385


    Very nice chop.
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  3. Thank you! I'll be heading back to Cheyenne to help finish it up next week and will post pictures of the completed metalwork!
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,100

    Jalopy Joker

    Terrific opportunity for those that want to learn
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  5. Morning bump for you early birds on the east coast! IMG_20190428_203902_876.jpg IMG_20190416_140328_203.jpg
  6. Sounds like a cool opportunity and good meeting you last weekend at Ryan's house Joel.
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  7. It's going to be a fun time! If you can make the class at Jeff Meyers' shop do it! It's not every day you get to work next to a KKOA HALL OF FAME member!

    Here's a link to the chop class at the NSRA NATS in Pueblo, CO! This will be a shorter class but we will still have giveaways and we will still be doing mini projects!
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  8. Bump for the weekend crowd!
  9. Here's the product from last weekend... The 5th chop this year. I'll be finishing up the chop this week and heading to the DIRT DRAGS this weekend!!
    More on the finished chop later. IMG_20190525_210916_263.jpg IMG_20190525_210916_261.jpg IMG_20190526_181954_735.jpg IMG_20190527_221339_489.jpg IMG_20190527_221339_490.jpg
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
  10. More dates added! See the first post for all upcoming dates! A quick look at the finished shoebox chop from Cheyenne, WY... 60225540_10101484175199440_2371577569578319872_o.jpg 60712415_10101484175249340_5778681817330614272_o.jpg
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  11. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 654

    '51 Norm
    from colorado

    the one in Florence sounded pretty good until I saw it was last weekend.
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  12. I'll have another in Florence next year. The next closest one will be Cheyenne, WY. Keep an eye out!
  13. rustymetal
    Joined: Feb 18, 2003
    Posts: 519


    how many inches did you take out of the grey ford sedan.
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  14. 5" out of the A pillar, not sure how much in the back, I just use my eyeball and make sure it's even from side to side.
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  15. I might have to sign up for the Jonesboro class. If for no other reason then to heckle you from the crowd.

    It won't be easy to teach this engineer how to do things with out a tape measure.
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  16. Adam that'd be great! We definitely use a tape measure for the initial cuts, and when we settle the roof back into place. It's gotta be the same from side to side! You wouldn't be the first engineer to take the class!

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