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1950 oldsmobile custom finished! 02/1/2013


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#1 streetmachine11

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

im watching this one for sure! this is a great kit, and a chop will make it really sweet.

nice work so far.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Sectioned and Channelled , too ? For some reason , I'm picturing a "raked" channell on this one ...
Looking forward to watching your progress B)

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:53 AM

Perfect amount of chop. Perfect.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Quite a challenge, good looking start.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:57 AM

Keep going.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:12 AM

Looking forward to this build...

#8 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

All of the above and I am looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

Add me to the list of those looking foward to seeing more.
I cant wait to get couple of this kit.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:21 AM

I'm going to follow this one very closely! I like the Chop Top idea, because when this kind of car is lowered, it looks much better when there's not too much head clearance. Your Chop looks great, just low enough, but not too low. Was it hard to chop? I've chopped one '49 Mercury by AMT and that wasn't very simple-not planning to do that kind of job again, but with this car I might have to do it though. Your proves that it looks great when chopped, even if it's still in rough stages.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

ok time for an update. the rear pillar was ground out to make a new pannel so the fillwork is minimal. also since the doors and trunk will be opened, it will look just as nice on the inside.

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and the replacement pannels in

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the b pillars will be put back on once the doors are cut open. and here are the wheels with the new ride height.

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comments welcome and
thanks for watching :-)


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

I'm going to follow this one very closely! I like the Chop Top idea, because when this kind of car is lowered, it looks much better when there's not too much head clearance. Your Chop looks great, just low enough, but not too low. Was it hard to chop? I've chopped one '49 Mercury by AMT and that wasn't very simple-not planning to do that kind of job again, but with this car I might have to do it though. Your proves that it looks great when chopped, even if it's still in rough stages.


niko, i agree with you once their in the weeds, the top looks too tall lol. since the roof was cut and moved forward it was really easy to work with. taking the window frame out before the chop it allowed it to lay flat giving it that fastback look and also the glass wont need modification it just falls into place. this is acctually my first chop top so only time will tell how it turns out :-D

thanks for watching!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Kewl!


B)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

Slick.

#15 H.A.K

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Kool.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

Ah, nice! I'm very glad to see how you're handling those sail panels...so much better than just throwing mud at it.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:32 AM

Looks great! Not feeling those wheels though. Needs white walls!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:42 AM

Very slick.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

really looks great wih top chopped, sweet!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

Looks great! Not feeling those wheels though. Needs white walls!


X2.

But as said earlier, I really like the body lines, you did fantastic job with chopping that one, very nice! B)