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Old 06-09-2019, 10:34 AM
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29 Model A CHOP

This is a 29 Ford Model A Sedan Chop sequence.

This is a "Ron's Shop east of Salem Oregon. I help him once or twice a week as a friend. Ron is a Certified Welded in TIG & MIG with decades of experience in old Classics. He primary specializes in saving Classic Bodies, fabrication new frames or modification to oem frames, and suspension swaps.

So this is a chop on a 29 Model A that was a real mess. The body is bolted onto a a 29 frame, less the front clip. The doors have been previously fit and the body is cross braced inside.

These photos show the doors aligned and welded in place so they don't shift and the body is significantly stiffer.

The first cuts are to cut the Doors and the remove them from the body.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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Next Ron starts his cuts. He is using a Makita large grinder with a Five in cutting blade for straighter cuts.

The Chop is starts at the A Pillars. The large diameter cutting blade also allows a full cut through the Pillars.
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You need to figure out how to post these photos properly, how in the world does this happen?

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Old 06-09-2019, 06:23 PM
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I have no idea way the photos are upside down. I do know how to hold my iPhone Right side Up. I'm probably going to use my small Nikon in the future.....

Esp since Clicking on them for a large image and their Right side Up.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:28 PM
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Next Cuts are the B Pillars.

Not to tricky, one just needs a steady Grip to keep from Bonding the cutting blade which can end up breaking it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:32 PM
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Next is the Passenger Side rear section that wraps around into the Rear Window.

Ron makes very nice clean cuts
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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I just did a coupe awhile back but was looking at a sedan today and wow thats a whole different, much larger task. I have my snack from the lobby and am enjoying the show.
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