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28-29 Model A Sedan Chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JM31, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. JM31
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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    JM31
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    from markham,tx

    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?

    Thanks JM31's son
     
  2. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
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    Both have 3" chops.
     

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  3. JM31
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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    JM31
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    from markham,tx

    Thanks ! Sweet looking rides!
     
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  4. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    [​IMG]

    Mine has a 3 and 1/2 chop on it.
     
  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Not mine, but if you're going to chop it, then chop it......
     

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  6. Racer29
    Joined: Mar 13, 2007
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    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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  7. 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.
     
  8. This is 4" ...... I lifted the header bar up 1" and it gives good visibility.

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  9. JM31
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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    JM31
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    from markham,tx

    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?
     
  10. hooliganshotrods
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
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    hooliganshotrods
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    from Calgary

    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.
     
  11. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
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    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???
     
  12. Konemies
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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    from Finland

    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 :)

    Jyrki

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  13. Chopped 4,1/2" channeled 5"

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  14. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    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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  15. Glen
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    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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  16. 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?[​IMG]
     
  17. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    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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  18. Konemies
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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    from Finland

    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.
     
  19. CHOPTOP_T
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
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    from place

    heres what im workin with.. chopped 9"
     

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  20. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    from Ojai,Ca

    5 inch chop, I have Camaro buckets as seats.
     

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  21. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :DHi guys.For those of you that are having trouble seeing the traffic lights.IIRC,in the 60`s maybe the late 50`s Caddys there was a "periscope" type of thing that was mounted at the top of the windshield that worked pretty good.
    Hope that you folks know what I am referring to.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  22. Nice chop that's huge hahaha be cool to see it once you have it all togethr
     
  23. throttlein
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
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    I know the look you're after and go with a 6.
     
  24. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    Only the lower link of the suspension was visible...I understand what you have now.
     
  25. 3 1/2" on my '30
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  26. djust
    Joined: May 31, 2006
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    from Oklahoma

    Chopped my Sedan 4" with no channel but now that I have been driving it around for awhile I wish I had only gone 3".
     
  27. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
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    This one has a 4-1/4" chop....
     

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  28. Dubya31
    Joined: May 28, 2010
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    4 inch chop 4 1/2" channel 4 1/2" drop axle 1/4" Dust.
     

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  29. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Old thread but WTF... 6" chop...
     

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