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Old 11-28-2011, 09:18 AM
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33 Chev 4DR cut to make a pickup

I'm sure I'm not the first to try this. I bought a 33 Chevy 4 Dr, metal is good , wood is mostly gone. I could not find a pick up and this body wasn't a fortune. The fenders and grill have nice lines. I braced the body and cut the back off, then cut the very back off and was going to just move it forward. I think the cab would still be longer than stock. It will upper rear corners rounded which I like.
I'm now thinking of extending it by making it a 5 window style. Can someone tell me how wide horizontaly a 32 Ford 5 window coupe window is, just for reference. I haven't decided if I'l chop the top. If I do it will be a 2.75'' chop. I plan on lengthening the frame maybe 6 " Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:40 AM
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The thing is the overall look is going to be based on IT'S lines and size, not the exact length of a 34 Ford.

Making something like that takes a lot of mocking and standing back and looking. You want it out in the open so you can stand back and look at it. You can mock it up by putting the frame on jack stands and moving the rear end back that six inches you are thinking of. Make a bed out of cardboard if you like, or put the bed you are going to run on it and slide it back to the rear end that is slid back and fill in the gap at the front with cardboard that is similar in color to the car. On the roof line, that's a tough one but you can mock it up with cardboard too to get just how big you want it. With chopping the top it "lengthens" the windows so the your quarter windows appear longer than they are. This may play into how much you extend it.

Mocking up something like that, something that didn't exist before you started is very important because you have nothing to go by. You can't look at pictures of similar cars, you can't see what it looks like this way or that by scouring pictures of cars on Google. But honestly, mocking it up and standing back and looking at it is real important.

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I seen on one of the forums a guy took a 30's model truck and made a Coupe out of it... Came out very nice.. This will be one to pull off for sure... My hat's off to you for wanting to try something DIFFERENT....

Here's the one I was talking about..http://www.killbillet.com/showthread.php?t=13921

Pretty cool build..

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Will someone PLEASE tell me HOW WIDE a 32 FORD 5th window is in coupe????????????
I want to slice the rear side windows from the 4Dr, but need a reference to get the proportion. I mocked it up using 8'' width and a 2.5'' chop. I think a 32 window is wider.
I mocked the whole car up. I think the hood looks too long and tall and the truck needs a channel, but I want to run fenders. I like the fenders. So I'd have to section the hood and body to make it look like I want and I aint gonna do that. I'm going to use the bottom rear panel that was between the fenders and have a short box.
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