View Full Version : Been Busy, Chopping a top

03-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Going to try to post pics, but site is giving me issues...

03-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Is that your ride?

03-04-2012, 10:44 AM
Now I will be splitting the roof into 4 sections, and probably move up the rear window slightly to get all the windows inline as much as possible...

All the windows ended up at about 10" high. My cousin gave me a hand with it, 2 hands are just not enough =)

Gas Man
03-04-2012, 02:58 PM
That is TITS Rich!!

What was the site doing?

03-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Yes, its my '49 ford rat rod project.
The site will not work with Ubuntu Linux and the advanced picture uploader... only the simple single upload at a time will work.

I'll try to get more pics this week, I have to pick up some clamps, and start splitting the roof. I decided I want to move the rear window up more to match the other windows, but its not much only 1-1/2"

03-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Yes, its my '49 ford rat rod project.
The site will not work with Ubuntu Linux and the advanced picture uploader... only the simple single upload at a time will work.

Try using Firefox through wine. I used to have to tap dance to get a few sites to work right, but not anymore since the damn laptop decided to croak :evil:.

03-04-2012, 09:29 PM
there is firefox, and google chrome for linux, no need to use wine...

03-04-2012, 11:07 PM
I've had FF under linux not work right on some sites, but work just fine with the win FF/wine combo. Only happened with 2 or 3 sites so I never bothered diging into the why.

Gas Man
03-04-2012, 11:34 PM
I have ZERO expierence with Linux so I am no help for you guys on that.

03-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Is that yours Rich? Lotta work for sure but looks like a fun time.

03-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Been working on the chop the past couple nights.
These are from 3/5

03-06-2012, 10:27 PM
pics from 3/6

Gas Man
03-07-2012, 03:40 AM
WOW Man that is some cool ass shit!! But also look like you have a great deal of work ahead of you.

03-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Thanks man, yea its a lot of work, but this is the really fun part to me now, its what I have been working on getting to since I got the cab before winter.

Gas Man
03-08-2012, 09:40 AM
It's super sweet man... looking like you're doing some quality work to boot!

03-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Good news: picked up a '12 take off mustang axle cheap, just need rear brake pads.
Bad news: brakes dont clear my 15" weld racing wheels... so I'm looking for some used 16" x 14" wide I guess now.... anyone know of anyone with some ? O.o

Tonight I tacked in the rear filler panel, just the start of it, and split the roof and started lining up the passenger side.

Also, I am going to be doing some pretty out there things with this truck, so stay tuned... rear is not going to be a standard truck bed.... I'm picking up a donor car shell on sunday....

03-13-2012, 10:10 PM

Gas Man
03-13-2012, 11:39 PM
Real nice!!

04-03-2013, 11:26 PM
Well, some more pics of what I have been up to...

This is where is sits right now. Its up 2" in the rear and about 3/4" in the front.

Its been a long road, but its coming together now... a lot of work to build a truck from the ground up...

Liquid injected propane powerplant is the plan here... you can see the DOT tank in the back...

Bagger Dave
04-03-2013, 11:58 PM
That looks bad ass! :rockwoot:


04-04-2013, 10:23 PM
Thanks man! I like it! I have a lot of sheet metal work to do, but its getting a lot closer to being done!