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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by dlandberg, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Way to go!
    How much you are going to snip off?
     
  2. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    Thanks! Im going for 4 inch chop maybe littelmore in back when fitting it in, gonna lean and move the back window and sink it 1 inch.
     
  3. dlandberg
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    Cut the roof today and started to put it back on with some mesuring, it will be 4 inch lower in front and 5 inch back. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538475.984766.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538492.737082.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538510.838561.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538526.655370.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538541.841024.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538556.792924.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1424538573.026530.jpg


    Now the hard part starts!!
     
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  4. Looking forward to this and will follow for sure. Too bad you´ve painted the garnish moldings allready
     
  5. dlandberg
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    Thanks! Yes a little bad with extra work but i have all paint for free so it doesnt bother me i can paint all day long but a chop happens once on a car :)
     
  6. dlandberg
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    Welded front pillors and roof cuts today and cut out the back window then took it outside to get a look at it and clean the garage.

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  7. Damn she looks sweet!!!!:D:D
     
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  8. Finnrodder
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    Looks good so far!
    I am sure that you are glad that you changed your mind about the chopjob scheduling.
     
  9. EBW
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    Very clean and great job !
     
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  10. No turning back now! Profile looks pretty nice, now the hard part to fit it all back together.
     
  11. dlandberg
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    Thank you! yes im glad i did i really enjoy working with metal im been afraid to do big metal work but now it floats on hope it turns out ok!
     
  12. dlandberg
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    Yes now the hard part start to put it all togheter but with a Little patience i Think it will be alright :)
     
  13. dlandberg
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    A question for you all with chopped shoeboxes how have you done with your front seats? Mine is a little high so i think when you sit in it now when the roof is lower i will hit my head. Cut the coils and lower the sitting part? I cant lower the hole seat its only an half inch between seat and floor. Stupid question maybe but i dont have anyone to ask....
     
  14. thats awesome, American flag on the wall, I know tons of Americans that dont even display/fly our own flag.
    Your shop looks like a nice place to drink beers and create awesomeness. good luck with the car!
     
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  15. dlandberg
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    Todays work, moved right side pillor and finished welding it will grind the welds tomorrow and cut and move left side.

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  16. 'Mo
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    I have gained a little headroom in the past by tilted the seat rearward, thereby increasing the angle of recline.
    If you cannot drop the back, and there is enough knee room, try a spacer under the front and see if its any better.
     
  17. dlandberg
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    Thanks for the tip! Will investigate it when its time to put the seat back.
     
  18. EBW
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    Impressive ! I am also going to keep the B Pillar straight. Any close up pics of the inside where you cut ? Great job so far !
     
  19. dlandberg
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    Thank you! Yes the look of straigh B Pillars is nice i think but leaning them looks good on the right car to, will try to remmember to take inside pictures tonight after work if you want to.
     
  20. dlandberg
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    Spend many hours today to fix drivers door gaps and adjusting the latch i had some problems with fittings before i cut the roof so i took the portapower and adjust it today now the gaps around door looks good and door latch close great!
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  21. Finnrodder
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    I guess chopped tops are problem with taller people.I am not the tallest fellow on this planet,so i have no head hitting issues.But i like to get the seat a bit lower,so i'll get a better view out of the windshield.
    I havent modified the front seat yet,but i've been eyeballing it.I noticed 2 things that hits on the tranny tunnel,the seat adjusting rod,that goes under the seat and the another was a bottom seat "sleeve" that is behind the seat.I guess i'll notch the sleeve and modify the adjusting rod.My plan is to fab new seat legs,so i can lower the seat around(hopefully) 2" inches.
     
  22. dlandberg
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    Sounds like an great plan!! I have also looked at the seat legs and thought of shortend them, great idé of notching the "sleeve" i have thinked of just cut it of but the seat get more stable with the sleeve i think. I also plan to raise the floor for Clerence of driveshaft so i think i do that to when the roof is ready so i dont have to fab the seat twice.
     
  23. dlandberg
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    After many hours of work today i manage to get the left side b-pillor ready and started with the left door.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425067155.983205.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425067178.960437.jpg

    I took the last picture just to get a view of the stance, it has got really high in the back after all interior and trunk got removed i think its gonna look great when it all together again and the look of taildragger comes again.
     
  24. dlandberg
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    Rounded the door corner today and welded in rear corner again
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  25. 'Mo
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    Beautiful radius on the door!
    Will the drip rail stay?
     
  26. dlandberg
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    Thanks! Yes i think the drip rail will stay i have try imagine it without but it really doesnt bother me but its still a chance that they will go! Someone maybe have a picture of a shoebox without drip rails?
     
  27. 'Mo
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    This Ayala-built coupe comes quickly to mind. (Best shoebox coupe chop ever, IMHO.)
    I'll see what else I can dig up.

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  28. 'Mo
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  29. dlandberg
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    Drip rails will stay have looked at pictures now i think they look funny without...i know its traditional to shave them but they also have a good purpus here in Sweden with all rain. Thanks for the pics Mo!
     
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