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The Mistress (Non ranger)

Here is my background project and the reason the Ranger hasn't gotten too much love...

1/18/2011, I got the whole interior cleaned up, all the electrical crap pulled, lines marked for a Fernon chop...

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I cut the top off and got it sectioned as well.

Roof

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Rear cut off for sectioning

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Here you can see the lines I cut at

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The Main Body

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The 8" section piece (extra metal if needed)

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The pile of stuff so far...

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Setting the top on.

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It was about 6" too long. Odd because I sectioned 8" out of the main body and then 4" out of the top. So we continued to section the roof 6".

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Welded the back roof onto the car.

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Now the front half of the top goes on.

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Rebuilt B pillars, reworked doors, and 7 hours of welding. I got home, took a shower, turned down sex (rare for me), and went to bed early, also rare for me.

But the outside is done, minor welding needed to finish, then a bunch of grinding will finish the chop top.

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Well **** happens and plans change. I decided to go all out rat rod.

So far what has happened... (pardon the cell pics)

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The rear of the cut popped up n retained the dome that bugs are famous for.

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I marked a few more lines to cut to level the roof out and get ready for the next project area... (secret)

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And the part I can reveal for the next step...

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Mini hearse titled "Kradle Robber" which will have a real (small, one might say "baby size") coffin in it.
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Nice looks like some good work so far!
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gonna be sweet man, nice work!
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Looking really nice, but a lot of work and long nights ahead. I don't really dig the coffin chariot rear end in the sketch. I hope you reuse the original rear body lines, and maybe do some hidden flip out rear bench seating and move a v block engine to the front with custom rear axle with fat tires. Would be bad *** imo

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i love the idea for this! so unique... as far as i have ever seen
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It will be using the original body lines out back. As for a v block, $$$ holds me back. I will be sticking with a flat 4 and bus tranny until funds come up. Then a possible inline 226 will be going in...
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in the drawing it looks like a hummer in the back. EWW!
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Sweet, I Like It!!!
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Pic revised with 1958 ambulance taillight housings with 1959 Cadillac taillights, flat roof, suicide doors, white wall tires, 36" Hearse landau...

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