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#1 Modlbldr

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Just posting a few pics of my chop job on my 40 Ford. I am wanting to get your opinion on how it looks. I am planning on a hardtop. Here's what I am using for inspiration.
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Comments welcomed.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 25 October 2013 - 09:04 AM.


#2 PappyD340

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

Well Tom do you want the good or the bad first, let's go with the good first it looks dang good to me I would say you did some very good body work, now the bad well TBH I don't see any, sorry Tom I just had to mess with ya a little, this one should turn out really NICE, I like it!!  got a color picked out?   ;)  :D 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

Looks good. 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

Real nice work on the chop.Looking forward to watching your build..



#5 Modlbldr

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

Thanks guys for the kind words. I am thinking of a dark maroon similar to the magazine car. I've been working on the suspension for a while now and it still isn't low enough. More work on it tonight. I also need to do some work on my euro rebuilds.

Later-

#6 donb

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

The talent on this forum is awesome. I love looking at the workbench projects for this reason alone. Chopped tops! And you know what, the skirts are looking pretty good too. 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

Looks pretty good Tom!!!!!!



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

You know I love the top! I like the reference your using also.

For myself I like to see the skirts outline more than a molded in look, unless it's just the pictures. 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:12 AM

Very nice start.



#10 Modlbldr

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:04 AM

Thanks for the great comments. It's very encouraging.
James- the skirts will be flush mounted but will have the outline scribed in.

Later-

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

I built the same kit,it was alot of fun, I thought about chopping the roof also but just went with a lowered suspension ,cant wait the see the finished car ! 

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

Good looking chop so far. Nice flow.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

Those photos really show the work you put into getting the roof to flow ... I say SUCCESS!  Can't wait to see it in paint ..



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

It looks fantastic Tom..



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:16 PM

whow going to be sweeet :)

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:42 PM

You've done a great job chopping the roof. Ill be following the progress on this one.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:59 AM

Chop looks great!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

Mmm....looking good!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

Looking really really nice already.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

Interesting...this looks like the Matranga Merc of George Barris fame......what a car that was.......!!!!  I have a resin version of it kicking around some place.....done by Jimmy Flintstone....some nice work.....

 

http://www.kustomram...e=Nick_Matranga's_1940_Mercury


Edited by Duntov, 29 October 2013 - 03:06 PM.