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Dirty Dave
Will Weld For Food
Dirty Dave

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:19 am

Next up is the dash! I've got an idea in my head of how I want it. I just think it's gonna be alot of work to get it!... Many, many hours on the english wheel! afro
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:22 am

moup wrote:
The engine should be next dude! For sure!!! lol!
lol! LMAO
My engine makes Bobs seem... Fantastic!!! Shocked lol!

It is on the list, but after paint! Very Happy
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:22 am

sounds cool whens work starting on that cos i cant wait lol!
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:28 am

dubberatlast wrote:
sounds cool whens work starting on that cos i cant wait lol!
That's my job for friday night/saturday! bounce
Also gotta get rid of the rust from the passenger door... And front wing! Rolling Eyes
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:30 am

cool i will be keeping my eye out for the pics Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:33 am

dubberatlast wrote:
cool i will be keeping my eye out for the pics Wink

As am I, don't forget to put petrol in it though dude!! lol! lol!
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dubberatlast
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:38 am

moup wrote:

don't forget to put petrol in it though dude!! lol! lol!

you will never live that down dave on the way back from volksworld last year i pulled in petrol station put fuel in and had no cash and they couldnt take card as machine was screwed i still get the piss ripped now Razz
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 15, 2007 12:42 am

moup wrote:
dubberatlast wrote:
cool i will be keeping my eye out for the pics Wink

As am I, don't forget to put petrol in it though dude!! lol! lol!
It broke down again today, due to no fuel!!! Evil or Very Mad The new pump shot the pivot pin and just gave up! affraid Bloody cheap tat!!! Mad
Thankfully the pin was still in the engine bay and I just hammered it back in!
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leahcar52
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 1:16 am

Well, tonight Dave decided to roof chop the bug, in one night, knowing full well that we need the car tomorrow!! Yea, i know, hes mad!!

This is what it looked like before he got his hands on it with the angle grinder...

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First off, we had to completely strip the interior, seats, door cards, accumlated crap etc, then the windows had to go...

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Then out came the headliner....

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Dave then started marking up for where he was going to cut and for how much he was going to take out...

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That all done it was time to let him loose with the angle grinder...

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Then with a bit of gentle persuasion, off came the roof...

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All that was left for tonight was to weld some bits of plate on the door pillars to give it some added strength for the drive home.

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Then we taped up all the pillars with bubble wrap to hide any nasty sharp edges for the drive home and to climb in. I mean climb in as he decided to weld the plates in so that the doors are welded shut!

Bloody cold drive home, and some how managed not to get pulled even though we drove past a police car!

Hopefully he should have the roof welded back in tomorrow, so fingers crossed!! lol!
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thecrewkid
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Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 6:37 am

Fair play dude gonna look sweet as fu#k when finished... Cool afro geek geek

I nearly spat my cuppa tea over the laptop when i was reading this affraid good work
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 8:20 am

Dude, I think you are a top bloke for doing this and I know it will turn out to be a sweet looking bug, BUT, to keep using it as your daily,

YOU ARE MENTAL!!!


affraid lol! affraid lol!

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sid_the_geek
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 8:20 am

Oh my god! So much for deciding you didnt have enough time, eh?!

Going to look the Mutts Nuts. You going with the one piece windows or gonna chop the quarters to suit?

Is it worth stressing to people (altho im not sure anyone else is mad enough) that you shouldnt just chop the roof off and drive about as you've lost all the strength from the roof.
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itsabuglife
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itsabuglife

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 10:09 am

fair shout dude cant wait to see it nice work
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 11:20 am

you dont' mess around!! The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 Thumbs roof chop your daily drive in one night! GOOD WORK! its a story to tell the grand kids!
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 11:58 am

Dave you are a legend!!!Shocked Cool Are you going to be using another roof to do the chop? how much in the end did you go for in terms of chop height?

Steve if dave can do one in 24hours then we can do one over the easter!!!
(yeah fat chance!!) lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 12:47 pm

Dude, I take my hat off to you! Keep the pics rooooling! Very Happy
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Impy Mcdub
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 12:59 pm

Dave mate......you are a star!! Cool

Lurve the fact that you bubble wrapped the pillar ends & drove it home!
(especially with the bother the law gave you bout yer car before!) Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 1:16 pm

gona look sweaaaaaaaaaaat as fook well done dude Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 1:26 pm

dave you are really starting to piss me off with your skills dude. if you make the roof chop look too easy there will be no excuse for me not to chop the rod Evil or Very Mad No


only messing mate lol! top work. you are crazy Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 2:37 pm

Thats awesome man... Inspirational... this club is going ot have the lowest average roof height ever by the end of the summer! If you are welding it up tonight is there a chance I could come over and check out what you are up to? would be some good learning to see how its done...
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 7:57 pm

Well done..... Shocked ..........good job it didn't rain on the way home.....THE brolly would have to come out.....eh rach!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 9:55 pm

Good job you did get pulled by the plod..

What do you call this sir and where is your roof..
Sorry officer i'm on my way to the station to report it stolen.. lol!

That might of worked Rolling Eyes
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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 10:22 pm

Shocked where's my WHAT....GAD DAMN CHAV'S....they'll nick anything!!!....good job it's not raining.............officer Very Happy....................................actually ....I've alway's been into bubble rap Embarassed
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 11:57 pm

Well, this is how it looked thismorning

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I do have to admit that when we were on our way home last night, I did think to myself, Maybe I am a little mad!?!? lol!


Back to work today to try and graft the roof on, on my own! My little helper had to work! No

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That's the main part of the roof on and welded! Still got loads of little bits to fabricate and fit! It's a hell of a lot more work than I first thought!

But it'll be worth it! Twisted Evil bounce Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 5 EmptySun Mar 25, 2007 12:15 am

well done dude cant wait to see this in the metal its gonna look so cool Cool
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