My chopped 40

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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-

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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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Looks good.

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

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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.

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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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Looks pretty good Tom!!!!!!

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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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Very nice start.

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Thanks for the great comments. It's very encouraging.

James- the skirts will be flush mounted but will have the outline scribed in.

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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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Good looking chop so far. Nice flow.

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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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It looks fantastic Tom..

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whow going to be sweeet :)

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

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Chop looks great!

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Mmm....looking good!

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Looking really really nice already.

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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.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Nick_Matranga's_1940_Mercury

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Duntov-

Thanks for the great comment. I'd be excited if it was compared to the Matranga Merc. In my opinion there is no better looking car from that time period.

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Duntov-

Thanks for the great comment. I'd be excited if it was compared to the Matranga Merc. In my opinion there is no better looking car from that time period.

Later-

agreed, Nicks car was my favorite, it existed for no more than a year or so, sad.

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I got the suspension adjusted today. It will sit just a hair lower once it is glued. Right now the gaps in the chassis and floor aren't tight. I also got a quick coat of primer on to check the work.

Later-

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Looks awesome!!!!

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Spent some time last night working on this. I am planning to use the V8 engine from the Revell 32 five window but I can't find a dual carb intake to fit it. Anyone know of one that will fit?

I reworked the seat pattern to replicate the one in the mag. It was a slow progress night last night.

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