Chopped 51' Henry J

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Well here's my next project, It's a Revell Henry J gasser kit that I chopped somewhere around 4mm and now I'm working on converting the tilt front end into a "stock" one with an opening hood and I'm using 57' Chrysler taillights. I'm not really sure how this build will end up but right now I'm thinking It'll be LS powered and definitely down in the weeds.

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Let me know what you think! Billy

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Good looking!

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Very cool. Liking those pointy rear fender tips. Looking kinda like a baby Cad.

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Looks cool. I'd like to see.some better, close up photos of how you extended the rear fenders for the taillights. I've got to do this on my 51 Fleetline and I am looking for ideas.

BTW- I started rebuilding one of these with a removable hardtop. I should drag it back out soon.

Later-

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I don't think I've ever seen one of these chopped before. Very nicely done.

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I chopped one of these a few years ago got it to this stage and the paint started to peel off used black from the Kustom colors from house of color then i shot it with the clear they suplled and it made the paint peel off. I have it stripped and have to redo the rear fender wells as I wanted stock looking ones. Here is is in paint before the clear.

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I chopped one of these a few years ago got it to this stage and the paint started to peel off used black from the Kustom colors from house of color then i shot it with the clear they suplled and it made the paint peel off. I have it stripped and have to redo the rear fender wells as I wanted stock looking ones. Here is is in paint before the clear.

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Another view

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Nice job on the top !

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awesome billy

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That looks good chopped. I really like the Chrysler tail lights on it too!

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Man that chop looks sweet. Great job

Laz

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Should be a pretty cool custom

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Very cool. A sane man would have glued the doors in before starting this. Obviously we have seriously disturbed individual here. I like it.

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Looking forward to this build. I had a 1:1 of these back in the 60's that I stuffed an Olds engine in it along with the hydro. Had trouble keeping the front end on the ground :P

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GREAT ORIGINALITY ALWAYS MAKES A COOL CAR.KEEP IT UP UP UP-LOL.

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Sweet, its got a cool look goin' on!

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That looks very cool. Nice job on the chop.

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Nice work on that chop Billy! I really like those Chrysler tail lights!

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nice chop , love the design changes !!!

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Thanks everyone! I just finished sanding the first coat of primer qnd I'm working on a how-to for the taillights. I'll have pics up tomorrow.

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I chopped one of these a few years ago got it to this stage and the paint started to peel off used black from the Kustom colors from house of color then i shot it with the clear they suplled and it made the paint peel off. I have it stripped and have to redo the rear fender wells as I wanted stock looking ones. Here is is in paint before the clear.

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That's awesome! I love the color and the chop is perfect.

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Ok Here's the pics, I'll start with the taillight how-to.

Here's the quarter panel before anything has been done.

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First trace the outline of the taillight onto the quarter where you want it to be.

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Next cut the outlined area out. (I used a razor saw)

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Now test fit the taillight and file the opening until if fits. To do the point above the taillight I taped the light in place and built up the area above it with filler and then sanded it flush.

This is the opposite side but I did the same on both sides.

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those tail lights look great in there man! great idea!

cheers

bryan

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And here is the last modification I'm doing to this. I had a diecast Mercedes with angled back headlight lenses so I decided to use them instead of the stock ones.

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And the finished product. (The lenses are'nt attached in this pic.

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And here's a shot of the taillight openings.

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Thanks for looking, Let me know what you think. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Billy

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those tail lights look great in there man! great idea!

cheers

bryan

Thanks Bryan! It's good to see you're back.

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