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Old 08-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Im currently building a 28-29 model A sedan and im trying to figure out what size chop i want to go with. Can i see some pictures of some chops?

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Here's how I angle-chopped my '28 sedan:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...7233&showall=1

I'm planning a pretty big rake, so to ensure decent visibility, I only chopped it 3.5" in front and 2.5" in the rear.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Both have 3" chops.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thanks ! Sweet looking rides!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop



Mine has a 3 and 1/2 chop on it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Not mine, but if you're going to chop it, then chop it......
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

I chopped my 5". Almost went 6" but I can't see now with 5". I originally was going 4 but then started seeing all kinds of sedans with 4" chop so I wanted to go a little more. I duct taped the windshield at the measurement I was trying to decide on and finally went with the 5" mainly because of visibility reasons. I have seen some with the windshield raised up into the header panel to improve visibility.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

I'd like to chop mine 4 inches but If I do I'll probably do 3" so I can see to drive. I'm channeled four inches and sitting on the floor board now! Raked and a visor too.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

This is 4" ...... I lifted the header bar up 1" and it gives good visibility.



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Old 08-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #10
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Thanks! im channeling four inches but im ethier leaning towards 5 in chop or a 4 inch chop. I like the way 5 in. looks but im curious about the visibility. Can anyone tell me how the visibility on a 5 in chop?
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
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That will probably depend on how tall you are, what your seating arrangement will be etc. I'm 5'9 and had a 6" chop on my 29 sedan with bomber seats and I could see just fine driving it, being first at a stop light was another story.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:02 AM   #12
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

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Not mine, but if you're going to chop it, then chop it......
Damn it all - thats about the best looking Tudor I've seen in sssoooo long.

Got any more details on it?

how much was it chopped, how far was the firewall recessed???
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:54 AM   #13
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Hi,

here is my -29 Tudor

2" chopped, channeled 4" front and 3" rear
I left windscreen original size and took that 2" off from frame over the windscreen. I hope you understand what i mean

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:07 AM   #14
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Chopped 4,1/2" channeled 5"


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Old 08-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #15
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

this one was cut 4" and then the owner had me take another 2" out of the front in the painted pic..
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

mine was close to 5 1/2 and it was very difficult to see stop lights with a full header and windshield frame. the green overhead stop light would dissapear way too early when driving thru town.



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Old 08-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #17
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Here is mine. 5 inch chop. I am 6'2 and drive this car as much as I can. I have no complaints as far as visibility goes.Sometimes I have to til my head to see traffic lights if I'm close to em. But I have NO channel. A 5" chop and 5" channel is alot to cut out of a model a. Is this a car that you want to take on 1000 mile road trips? or just local car shows?
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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here is my -29 Tudor

2" chopped, channeled 4" front and 3" rear
Thank you. If and when I get around to building an A that's exactly the profile I want.

Looks like you're running some kind of trailing-arm rear suspension?

Oh wait, I bookmarked your build thread a few days ago...but you haven't gotten that far yet!

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #19
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Hi,
now i have Volvo's rear end and Volvo's original "4-link" with coil-overs. But i will change coil-overs to an original suspension and make "real" 4-link. Reason is: original spring looks better
I try to update project thread soon.

What is "trailing-arm"? I have little problem with english and Google can't help me, sorry.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #20
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Default Re: 28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

heres what im workin with.. chopped 9"
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