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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2008 12:01 AM »
So the chop is underway.  3.5in vertical drop up front and 4in drop in the rear. Progress is slow, but Im to the point that I can start to see how the lines of the car are coming together. Any comments good or bad appreciated and now for a few pics,



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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2008 1:03 AM »
I think it is looking good. It looks like you had to cut the roof across the top too..I hate to do that but I seem to end up cutting it every time. It is where I always run into the most trouble with oil canning.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008 2:00 AM »
I've always heard that is one of the tougher bodies to chop and look right....Your rear half is looking great.  I love that look and the slope is right on. Keep it up.  It's hard to see the front half with the door still full sized. :)
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008 11:51 AM »
looks good. alot of times that bodystyle just looks squished
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2008 2:06 PM »
Yeah........what Jake said!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2008 3:09 PM »
Im trying hard avoid the two thing I dont like when these cars get chopped, first being that the rear windows get too small and odd shaped.  The other being that the back window and surrounding metal gets laid down so far that the back window turns into more of a sunroof than an actual back window.  Granted far from being done.  Doors will be chopped soon enough.

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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2008 3:51 PM »
I agree with Sko alot times these look squished, yours looks like its flowing which is what you want if you talk to any old kustom guy.
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2008 4:46 PM »
My Merc has a rear sunroof. :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2008 4:54 PM »
Quote from: "Eyeball"
My Merc has a rear sunroof. :)


Yeah......... knida what I was thinkin'.
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2008 5:31 PM »
Sweet chop. I love that car more every time I see it. Lookin' great!
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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2008 6:22 PM »
These have never been my favorite cars, but yours, sir, is looking extrordinary! Keep us posted...

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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2008 5:19 PM »
I don't know if you remember that Hot Wheels car Tail Dragger, but that's what I think of with that chop.
http://www.hotwheelscollectors.com/showroom/checklist/product.aspx?upi=6614 Here's a link to it.
It's coming along very nicely- I can't wait to chop something fun...
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2008 9:28 PM »
Don't know if anyone's been following this HAMB thread or not...  http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=245687- . Check it out - some good - some not so good.  You'll see how nice Swisher's is compared to (IMHO) a poor 41 on the thread and there is one very pleasing Merc.
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2009 9:01 AM »
Well I haven't done an update in a while and figured I probably should.  Seems like Ive had everything about three times, but I think I have everything where I want it.  Finish welding stinks, but definately getting faster at it.  Also picked up a set of skirts and and a different trunk lid.  Both need some minor tweaking, but look good.  Oh and some new pics.

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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2009 2:42 PM »
Man, that chop looks wicked!