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Old 04-21-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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started my chop today, lots of cover up sheetmetal work to be done this week so i dont need suggestions or criticizm on how ugly it looks or how ****ty it is right now,IM NOT DONE...now then heres how it looked before dark, i have tube work started in rear area alon rails and sheet metal under hatch/glass welded in pretty much i just need to finish sheet metal work and all the cosmetic work this week its almost sealed up to...leaks in three places now by the way its way further along than in pics ill post more tommorow it actually turned out looking pretty good by the end of night...







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nice , looks sweet with the roofrack, nice job
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thanks man,

alsoif anyone is wondering about some cosmetics im gonna wrap some sheet around sides of hatch and where i cut in body and weld and clean up sides, and body lines, and bondo some smaller crevices, other than that i filled sides with 3/8 plate ontop of old rear pillers and im going to cover those too, should look nice all around when i get done with the cosmetic stuff then im jumpin right in my exo build,
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Nice chop JOb! :-)
I wonder how long it took you to shape off your top...
Looks good at the moment...
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cool stuff!
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this is gunna look tight when its done.
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Nice chop JOb! :-)
I wonder how long it took you to shape off your top...
Looks good at the moment...

i started cutting at like 5 and finished test fitting and triming at bout 7 then was welding from there on
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Looks Great! I like that you kept the rear seat area enclosed. Good looking ride!
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yea i like it that way...i just hope when i built the exo cage that it serves its purpose and keeps the occupants safe....guess ill add triangulation when in doubt.
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Just a thought for another sweet mod. Fab some seat mount brackets to do a set of buckets in the rear. The additional seat heigth with the headrest may save the rear seat passengers from a headache, and keep the rear glass from breaking when someones noggin bounces off of it on the trail.
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good idea ive got some buckets i might try that...for now im waiting on my buddy to bring the tube bender over so i can start my cage
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That is the sweetest chop on a four door I have ever seen! Dude you rock! I want to do that to mine now.
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i no me too i wanted to do this but heard it weakens ur chassis.
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It does, because we have a unibody, but it shouldnt weaken it by too much. But you can compensate the weakness with a cage, which is what Crashzx6r is doing
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oh im not bashing at all im just saying i wanted to do it 4 cheap.
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