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Projects Updated 4/17/20- My 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Build- Chop now in progress

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Mopar Tony, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jacksmith
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    The thing I'll be watching is how the trim under the rear window lays after the chop... it stands straight up before-hand. With the rear of the top leaned forward, the trim may have to be modified to fit flat against the new angle. Time will tell...
     
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  2. Torchie
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    You are correct about that Jacksmith. My window on the Dodge is more upright then most chops and most likely I will need to make that belt trim if I want to use it. Which also means making the rest of the belt trim as well lol. The joys of building a custom. Change one thing. Change it all
    Tor
     
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  3. Jacksmith
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    Ha-ha... That's Hot Roddin'!
     
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  4. Really nice car, thanks for posting it. BigO
     
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  5. Mopar Tony
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    Some progress pics. I'm done for the night though and will be taking the 3 inches out in the morning.
     

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  6. Mopar Tony
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    Me in action silently wanting to shit my pants as I am over my head lol
     

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  7. Mopar Tony
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    Some teaser pics with the roof back down. Also one with the visor back on.
     

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  8. KandN Kustoms
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    Yep, I'd be silently having a panic attack too!
    No worries though, I'm sure you'll work through it.
    Just do it the same way you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.
    Good luck!

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  9. straykatkustoms
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    Very kool! It looks like ya guys cut just enough off. Very Classy, ya got my attention.


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  10. Jacksmith
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    Ahhh... the infamous "point of no return"...
     
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  11. Mopar Tony
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    Thank you sir being my first chop I am still trying to work things out. Do you think that it is enough off or should it go more? I kind of like it as is, to me it is enough to improve the looks without going out of proportion.

    Oh yes, I hacked it up so now I have to fix it LOL
     
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  12. straykatkustoms
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    I wouldn't take any more off the top. Profile look purrfect.
     
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  13. Mopar Tony
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    Thank you sir I was thinking the same thing. Now I'll start squaring it up and welding it back on.
     
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  14. Jacksmith
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    That 3" looks right to these old eyes!
     
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  15. Mopar Tony
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    Thank you sir
     
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  16. 1-SHOT
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    Three inches makes the profile of the car so much better, before it loooked top heavy. Good choice. Some times it only a little change to make a car look right.
     
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  17. Jacksmith
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    I've always wanted to chop mine... Maybe I'll wait to see how yours turns out. I'm not as brave as I used to be!
     
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  18. Mopar Tony
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    I hear that. I originally was going to go 4 or 4 1/2 but after talking to the guy helping me and Torchie I am content with the 3 inches and actually think it looks pretty damn good.

    Hopefully it goes well LOL. If it wasn't for the guys helping by telling me how to do things and explain them to me I'd be lost. I can not explain how awesome it is that strangers would take the time and help me with my project.
     
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  19. 1-SHOT
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    You are doing GOOD GRASSHOPPER
     
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  20. Mopar Tony
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    LOL, wax on wax off
     
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  21. Mopar Tony
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    Made some progress today on the Plymouth. Not perfect and a ways to go but I think it is looking good.
     

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  22. Brand Apart
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    Looking good is right!
     
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  23. Mopar Tony
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    Slowly but surely lol
     
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  24. atomickustom
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    The fact that you're nervous is good. I worried every step of the way on my first chop and it came out great. It's over-confident guys who think they're smart who ruin stuff.
     
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  25. Crayons
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    Very nice , you're on the right track. The profile is just right. But PLEASE lose that visor. NO respectable custom ever had a visor, it just spoils the lines.
     
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  26. gsnort
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    I had a car like yours years ago. I thought it was an ugly duckling. However, you're turning it into a swan. Congratulations.
     
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  27. Mopar Tony
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    Well all my grandfather's customs and my uncles customs always had skirts and visors and they've been building since the 50s lol. I like the visor if it flows right. I'm going to see if I can make this one flow right and keep the visor. If it doesn't look right I'll take it off.
     
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  28. Mopar Tony
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    Well so far I haven't made any big mistakes. With a lot of advice and planning it is coming around.
    Thank you. I have always like this car but the roof did bother me. Luckily it seems to be coming around and heading in the right direction.
     
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  29. choptop40
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    Looks good, great pics
     
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  30. Mopar Tony
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    Thank you I appreciate it.
     
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