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    I chopped it;;PICS

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    RUSTY50F1

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    I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:53 pm

    Well I did it.They say it's easy after the first cut. It's not back together yet but it's chopped. Think I will have to 1/4 the top to get it right. Let me know what you think. RUSTY
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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    Hey Rusty,

    Looks like you have a lot of nice work there.


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    top chop

    Post  tomget on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:38 am

    Hey Rusty

    That looks good. Keep us updated with more pics as things continue. I've done the chop just once. It was more work than I expected. Or maybe I'm just lazy. But I've still got the truck. I bought it in 1992 and I still like it and I'm glad i chopped it.

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    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:41 pm

    Thanks Tom;;

    I know it's going to be a lot of welding, But it should be worth it. Got any pics of your chop? RUSTY
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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:10 pm

    Will it take real long arms to hammer and dolly it?


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    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:15 pm

    My son has LONG ARMS he can handle it. (HE JUST DON'T KNOW IT YET) LOL. RUSTY
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    top chop photos

    Post  tomget on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:43 am

    Hey Rusty

    I've got some photos-they're not in great shape but I'll try here's one for
    now I'll look around for some more detailed stuff:


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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  Lowlid on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:33 pm

    Rusty,

    I'm interested to know if the windshield in your truck is flat or curved glass. I've never chopped an F1, but in the pictures it looks like the glass is flat.

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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  charger on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:22 pm

    looking really good!, good choice on leaving the back window the same size! as for welding it almost gets discouraging after a while! its lots of welding but well worth it!
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    top chop

    Post  tomget on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:34 pm

    Rusty
    Here's ome more of the photos of my 48IH chop, back in 1992:






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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  Darkside Dave on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:46 pm

    Nice work Tom


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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:40 pm

    Lowlid wrote:Rusty,

    I'm interested to know if the windshield in your truck is flat or curved glass. I've never chopped an F1, but in the pictures it looks like the glass is flat.

    Andrew

    Hi Andrew;; All the glass in my truck is flat. If it weren't I would NOT have chopped it. I'd had it done and watched so I could tackle the next one on my own.LOL RUSTY
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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:43 pm

    HEA Tom;;; That Harvester looks GREAT hope you still have it. Nice Job. bounce bounce RUSTY
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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  56panelford on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:15 pm

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

    Tom, the finished truck looks great, a really nice transformation.Does it have a one piece flat glass or is there still a division in the center where it used to be raised, it's hard to tell in this picture
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    IH windshield

    Post  tomget on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:33 pm

    56panelford

    Thanks. Yes I still have the truck. And I used it daily in my little cleaning business for about 4 or 5 years.
    And it worked great. It mostly sits in the driveway now, because I'm drivng my new/old 58F100,
    and I want to do some repainting on the IH as well. Plus I can't afford insurance on more than 2 at a time.
    And the windshield is actually two pieces of flat glass in what
    car folks around here sometimes refer to as a "V butt" windshield. I've always guessed--if I'm saying it
    correctly--that they are talking about how the glazier cuts the "angle" on the glass edge at the
    middle of the two piece windshield and somehow "glues" it together. Thus eliminating the OEM
    metal divider. It appears as a one piece windshield but
    is actually two pieces of glass glued at the "butt" seam. I chopped the OEM windshield frame and he put in the
    glass. And of course the two pieces form a kinda "shallow" V at the center--the windshield and cab
    on the old IH's actually form a kinda V. The two pieces are not actually flat as in say a F1.

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    IH/Street Rodder mag Aug99

    Post  tomget on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:43 pm

    By the way I should mention to you all, this truck--the 48IH--is pretty much my
    only claim to fame. An otherwise unnoticed life--but a pretty
    good one none the less. The IH has been a popular truck with people around
    this area, and Street Rodder mag did a nice article with build photos I can't
    even find anymore-photos I mailed them originally. If you ever see a copy of
    Street Rodder Aug 99 see
    me and my truck on pgs 94-96.

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    Re: I chopped it;;PICS

    Post  56panelford on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:58 pm

    I've seen that done on a 37 ford sedan and it looks good, looks more custom, thanks for the reply.
    John

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