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01-08-2013 07:01 PM
mechanik
my chopped 40 ford

had this done in 2007 2" chop and cut below the rear window to leave a full size rear glass I believe theres an article in classic truck magazine. this is new to me but will try to send some pictures
12-29-2012 05:03 PM
deadbodyman I have a 54 chevy truck I'll be chopping...after I see how you guys do....
12-29-2012 09:24 AM
xtra looks awesome it will be helpfull to have the pics for when i chop my 47. im going to try the try the 3" rear and 5" and work the winsheild posts back git it a bit more angle on the winsheild. but very nice job.
11-25-2010 08:54 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by hotwheels1
That last video definitely gives inspiration. Yesterday i went out and worked on the roof section and got it about 1/2 done.
From that fourth picture it looks like you are going to need a LOT more filler! You are going to have to go out to about 18 inches wide to raise it to flat.

Ahhh, I remember my truck, it had an inch and a half of filler up there! TWO GALLONS of filler was applied before I touched it with sand paper.

Brian
11-25-2010 08:46 AM
eloc431962
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
I just hope the guy dont rev it up!!!!! What a hottie....
I could swear i could smell hair burning in that second video.




Cole
11-25-2010 08:21 AM
hotwheels1 That last video definitely gives inspiration. Yesterday i went out and worked on the roof section and got it about 1/2 done.
11-25-2010 06:21 AM
deadbodyman I just hope the guy dont rev it up!!!!! What a hottie....
11-24-2010 07:45 PM
MARTINSR I thought the first video was good..........damn that Deuce is lucky.

Brian
11-24-2010 07:33 PM
deadbodyman the cure for burnout and some inspiration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpqdPHj03io
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O310qCydgnU
11-24-2010 09:37 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by hotwheels1
Well i have to tell ya, this is actually allot of work. I figured i could do the job in a couple of weeks, but now it's been over a month. Chopping the top wasn't the hard part, it's all the little things you have to do to make the chop look like it really isn't there. I hate to say it, but i have kind of hit a burn out point and still feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff i have to do to finish the chop, welding, bondo, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, sanding, etc.......anyways, here are a few pics of where i am at right now.
The burn out can easily happen if you don't take some time to enjoy other things . You still have a couple days of North American Wapiti season (Elk) . Take some time off and enjoy the hollidays and you will find that after the New Year kicks in you will have a renewed enthusiasm . Sometimes ya just gotta get away from it or it seems like it has taken over your life . It actually does . Have fun ..........Allan..........
11-24-2010 08:06 AM
geezer69 man,that thing is lookin good.yep,it can be a bit overwhelmin at times but it is dang sure worth it!!
11-24-2010 07:56 AM
MARTINSR A lot of work but it sure is worth it isn't it!

Brian
11-24-2010 07:29 AM
hotwheels1 Well i have to tell ya, this is actually allot of work. I figured i could do the job in a couple of weeks, but now it's been over a month. Chopping the top wasn't the hard part, it's all the little things you have to do to make the chop look like it really isn't there. I hate to say it, but i have kind of hit a burn out point and still feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff i have to do to finish the chop, welding, bondo, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, sanding, etc.......anyways, here are a few pics of where i am at right now.
11-20-2010 10:47 AM
adantessr If you already have a DA sander, plan on stripping all the old paint with 80 grit . I wouldn't put any paint over the old original paint .
11-20-2010 09:08 AM
MARTINSR Yeah, sand the paint out PAST where your primer is going to end. So that your primer has adhesion all the way out to the end. You can mask it so you don't get overspray all over the place. But there is no need to mask it like that, just sand out further than you are going to prime. Something out on the outer edges like 180 or 240 or even a red scuff pad is fine. If you are going to do a nice paint job you will need to remove all that paint anyway and you can correct it all then.

Brian
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