This is a condensed version of the 15 videos in the playlist for the 1951 Dodge Crusader build by Halfass Kustoms. The transformation from auction purchase to what you see here took roughly four months to build.
Reference points in the video:
00:00 The Dodge 02:35 Tearing down the car to chop 05:55 Chopping the roof 10:52 Explaining the chop process 17:11 Welding the roof together 28:48 Cutting down garnish moldings 31:59 Cutting glass 39:01 Applying body filler 45:55 Priming the chopped top 50:30 Painting door jams 53:25 Painting roof on the Dodge 55:19 Painting the Crusader 57:31 Interior and upholstery 1:03:44 Before and After transformation 1:05:30 Driving the 1951 Dodge Crusader
Editor’s Note: The full build playlist appears below.
1951 Dodge Crusader Full Build Playlist
New project 51 Dodge and what's happening around the shop
Chopping a 4 door Dodge Crusader part 1.
Chopping a 4 door Dodge Crusader door tops and rear window part 2.
51 dodge roof chop door tops and jams get welded up. Part 3
1951 Dodge Crusader – chopping vent windows
1951 Dodge Crusader Chop Part 5 Welding the top and chopping the garnish moldings.
1951 Dodge Crusader – Cutting window glass
1951 Dodge Crusader Chop – body filler the roof
51 Dodge Crusader getting the car ready for primer
51 Dodge Crusader we paint the roof.
51 Dodge Crusader 4 door chop top Paint Fail!
1951 Dodge Crusader chop series we do the interior on the cheap
51 Dodge Crusader 4 door chop top waterpump, exhaust and trunk latch install
Building a heater box for the 51 Dodge Crusader 4 door chop
Car is finished, I do a show of before and after of the Dodge Crusader