Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by hd44blazer, Nov 28, 2011.
Awesome. Glad its something that can be done anywhere.
Any progress with this beast?
A little, I just finished converting the dually hubs about 30min ago in my machine tool class so i'll be doin some work on it this weekend for sure. I really need to get workn on the cab though too.
as promised I have updates
started the chop on the cab 3" to be exact and with no prior experience with chopping tops I hope i'm headed in the right direction
I consulted a buddy of mine who does body work for a living and his advice to me was "it's a bitch" so we'll see how this all goes
here's what I have so far
my process started with getting the body level then measuring up from the concrete to equal distances all around the cab and then 3" up
from those first lines to make the chop section, this created a bunch of lines I later connected with masking tape to create two straight
lines all the way around the cab i followed for my cuts
then i marked four points on each side of the cab and ran tape to each of those points across the roof making a "+" on the roof so i could cut it into 4 sections
just for an easy visual comparison here's an old pic of the rear window
also got my hubs and rotors assembled
that's gonna be killer....
You gotta do suicide doors on it when your all done.
Be the al Capone offroad vehicle.
You're going to leave all the dents and dings right? Sweet ride man, I wish I was brave enough with sheet metal work to attempt something like that. When I had my V8 S-10, I wanted to chop the top and do suicide doors on it with the old school 1/4 turn door handles. Just never had the nerve to try something like that. :dunno:
Im leaving the majority of dents in but I had to pop a few big one's out of the roof otherwise it wouldn't line up. Im leaving the bullet holes in the back of it though.imp:
Had not seen this before looks real good.
That will be sweet.
Are you going to run front fenders on it?
I seen a pic of a Willys truck with out fenders and it looked Awesome.
started tacking the roof back together today
driver window frame and drip rail
driver A-pillar and drip rail
rear window frame
center of windshield frame
I found it! Been looking for this. I love this so far! And it is looking good.
thanks, I'm just happy the body lines lined themselves up rather quickly and easily once i started moving things around, i was really unsure of how that stage was going to go, but so far so good
looking good man
Dude....... I wanna see this thing in action sooo badly! :woot:
That thing is gonna be freakin' killer when it's done. Sweet project!
Freaking awesome dude, I love the body.
I like the explosives drawer on the toolbox too
I can't wait to see the stance on this thing once it's a roller.