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  • #24823
    Bert Gustafsson
    Participant

    The profile looks really great.

    #24825
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Beautiful flow.

    I can tell that you are making sure this one will look beautiful no matter from which point you will look at it.

    Excellent work.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #24826
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    I love looking at your workmanship Kenneth. Everything is so carefully considered and prepared. True craftsmanship that with your sharing we can all aspire to. To me this is where the art and beauty off a sculptor’s hands is revealed.
    Makes me want to go out to the workshop and cut the roof off that v16. . . . I’m joking, I’m joking.! Hehe

    #24831
    Tony
    Participant

    Nice roof shape. The rear quarter window in particular looks like it will be really good. I think that’s an area that separates good chops from great ones.

    #25221

    Thanks a lot for all nice feedback

    Have got a little more job done over this weekend. Driverside roof panel is tacked in and I have made the passenger side panel and nailed it with clecos. Now it´s easier to see the new roof line and I think I´m pretty pleased with it



    When I did Lars and my own 36´s I made contour mallets out of hard board to make sure the radius on the roof would be same at both sides but for this one I made a adjustable profile gauge instead wich makes the work a lot easier

    #25223
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    That adjustable roof radius tool is very clever. Wish I had another roof to chop so I could make one.

    #25276
    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Holy cow…that’s an incredible shape! I love it. Just when I begin to think there’s no new way to chop a Merc, the shape of this chop provides a refreshing example of great lines and balance. Please keep us updated.

    Robert A. Radcliffe III
    King Kustoms

    #25430

    That adjustable roof radius tool is very clever. Wish I had another roof to chop so I could make one.

    You have that 53 Eldo Quentin. Think it´ll look good with a lower profile hehe.

    Holy cow…that’s an incredible shape! I love it. Just when I begin to think there’s no new way to chop a Merc, the shape of this chop provides a refreshing example of great lines and balance. Please keep us updated.

    Thanks Rob.

    This weekend I have really got the blues since BB King have passed away.Long live the King.
    Have the rear window area puzzled together now with new c-pillars and new beltline.




    #25431
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Increadible work.

    The flow and shape are so right. And it is a tru pleasure to see your precision work.
    Looking forward to see the door frames an b-pillars in place.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #25432
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    What Rik says! Inspiring to watch the exacting precision. The build is by far the most artistic aspect of this hobby. Don’t get the blues. B B gave a full life of artistic endeavour. The tentacles reach far and wide. There is a bit of BB right there in your handwork, so you can continue his legacy despite his passing and sing his praises for that. You are inspiring others right now. It goes full circle.

    #25433
    Tony
    Participant

    Wonderful. Beautiful, clean work. Thanks for taking us with you.

    #25873

    Thanks guys,I´m glad you like it even though it´s not like the usuly seen chops with the rear window heavily laid down.When we planned this chop we where looking a lot at both Jeff Nepples and Jeremy Minameyers cars and I think we are somewhere in between them. Managed to move the cars around to get a straight profile photo.
    Thinking of maybe shortened the quarter window about an inch and give it a slightly bigger radius in the rear. Think it will get a softer and older look by doing that.

    #25874
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Great profile…
    I think I agree with you on the shortened rear quarter window. It will beef up the c-pillar size which it looks like it might need from this point of view. It does look a bit narrow, strange that was not really noticeable from the previous photos you took. With the rear quarter windows shortened a bit, the flow from the roof height will be better towards the trunk.

    Good eye.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #25915

    Reshaped the rear of the quarter window with tape. Shortened it 1 1/4″ and made a new radius.A big improvement I think.

    #25916
    J.B.
    Participant

    Looks great, Christian!
    Very nice to see you this weekend at A-Bombers Flat Out Blast.

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