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32 5 Window Hard Chop (11/16/17)

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Put the new firewall in and kicked the rails up a bit. 

 

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I kicked the rails up a bit to much so I grabbed a fresh frame and redone them. I also decided to channel the car just a little. I think it looks much better now. 

 

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Thank you. I tend to prefer an angled chop, to me it just looks nasty. On a hard chop I think leaning the a pillars back is a must. However that's just my opinion so take that for what its worth (probably not much lol). I fell in love with Ben Haag's "pale rider", this car has aided in my obsession with these style cars. After seeing this car earlier this year I've since wanted to do a similar chop but on a 5 window. 

 

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Your Deuce is looking great. Love a car with a nasty lakes chop. Not sure if you are aware or not but Ben Haag and his Pale Rider have had a pretty wicked accident. Something in the front suspension broke sending the car end over end and side over side a few times. Ben was banged up a bit but basically unhurt. The car however was pretty badly destroyed. Last I had read he wasn't sure if he was going to try to rebuild that deuce or whether he was going to get another body and start again. You can check out the HAMB for pictures of the wreck. Or Ben's Instagram feed.

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Super nice chop.  Going to be one cool rod when she is finished. Just one minor thing I noticed, the doors will not open in this configuration.  The top hinge is at an angle to the bottom hinge.  Not really sure how to fix it, unless you move the top hinge down to where the door line becomes vertical.

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Your Deuce is looking great. Love a car with a nasty lakes chop. Not sure if you are aware or not but Ben Haag and his Pale Rider have had a pretty wicked accident. Something in the front suspension broke sending the car end over end and side over side a few times. Ben was banged up a bit but basically unhurt. The car however was pretty badly destroyed. Last I had read he wasn't sure if he was going to try to rebuild that deuce or whether he was going to get another body and start again. You can check out the HAMB for pictures of the wreck. Or Ben's Instagram feed.

It wasn't even my car but that killed me, I hate to see anything like that happen. Its tragic when people put their hard earned money into a project like that, not to mention the countless hours invested in it. Last I heard he was going to rebuild it but with original henry steel this time around. 

Super nice chop.  Going to be one cool rod when she is finished. Just one minor thing I noticed, the doors will not open in this configuration.  The top hinge is at an angle to the bottom hinge.  Not really sure how to fix it, unless you move the top hinge down to where the door line becomes vertical.

I really didn't put that much thought into it but you're right. 

Suicide doors :o

That's a good possibility!

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I decided to try out a track nose. I layered 4 pieces of .060 sheet and made my own. Still needs some tweaking but I like the looks of it. 

 

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    I just love it!!   So many things that make

it look just right.

  The open cowl vent is cool.  The grill shell

done like that is real cool!  The roof is nice,

it reminds me of a roof job that Dennis L.

did on a '30 coupe!

  Also the ride stance is great if you ask me!!

You are knocking this out of the park Justin!

   I'm building a '30 coupe that has almost that

many louvers as well.

       David S.

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Wow! Very nice project. I'm loving it, and learning a whole lot.

Justin, how exactly did you cut that .060 styrene?

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This is some great work, gonna keep following along

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Wow! Very nice project. I'm loving it, and learning a whole lot.

Justin, how exactly did you cut that .060 styrene?

I drew 4 rectangles, scored them a couple times, and then I snapped them off. Everything else was done with a dremel aside from some fine tuning with my exacto. 

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The custom nose looks very cool, reminds me of the various Moal-built 1:1 hot rods.

 

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