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Slightly Chopped 1949-51 Ford Shoebox

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Scotch Buzzard King, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Scotch Buzzard King
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    I've seen all of the radically chopped 1949-51 Ford Shoeboxes, but has anyone ever just chopped an inch and a half or maybe just two inches? I ask this because I once saw a 1955 Chevy 210 Sedan that was chopped only 1 3/4", and the chop actually took that too-tall look out of the car while not dramatically changing the original lines of the factory style. I'd like to do that to my shoebox Ford and take away the high-top fade and turn it into just a flat-top if you catch my drift: make it easy on the eyes. Post a pic if you've seen it done this way.
     
  2. Scotch Buzzard King
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    High-top fade:
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    Versus Flat-top:
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    Streamlined.
     
  3. williebill
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    Isn't there one for sale in the classifieds that was slightly chopped in the front only,and not at all in the back? Sounds odd,but the roof looked OK to me
     
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  5. the-rodster
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    I believe what you are so poorly trying to describe is remving some of the "crown" from the roof.

    Rich
     
  6. 00 MACK
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    Whats that guys name that started thye thread with al;l tghe cars from Mexico? Theres shoebox coupe with the slightest cut Ive ever seen.
     
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  8. Scotch Buzzard King
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    Yeah, that's it! :D Definitely going green with that one. Green from the pocket. Green in the face. Green all over the pavement.
     
  9. flatheadpete
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    Yeah....it took a little more off the top than what I wanted......
     
  10. Scotch Buzzard King
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    I'm thinking maybe a 2 to 2 1/2 inch chop would give me the profile I want. Anybody have any pics of a mild chop like this?
     
  11. shoebox1950
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    Brizio did a very mild chop on Eric Clapton's coupe...1.5" I believe...it looked nice, but made you scratch your head and wonder if it was even chopped. You'd have to know shoeboxes to tell- most people would walk right by not knowing it was chopped. I personally don't understand putting in the time and effort for such a subtle effect, but it's been done more than once. Eric Clapton's shoebox coupe sure is nice, though...they also extended the top of the decklid 5".
     

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  12. the-rodster
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    Coupe dimensions are already pretty nice, a SLIGHT chop can look cool.

    Sedans are hideous from the factory, they NEED at least a 4 inch haircut.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Rich
     
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  13. Scotch Buzzard King
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    Dammit, I think you might be right...
     
  14. throttlein
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    Here's my coupe with a slight 3in. slanted a pillar and a 4in. vertical rear chop. I wanted something mild too when I chopped it, along with the straight b pillar posts.
     

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  15. wouterftw
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    I believe this was a 4 door and has been chopped about 2,5"?

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  16. racastaneda
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    BobBleed (A.S.S.) is doing a 3.5 in. front, 4.0 in rear chop on my 51.
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  17. Scotch Buzzard King
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    That's perfect! Exactly what I'm after.
     
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  19. Finnrodder
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    You are right!
    I borrowed this pic from THEKID49's chop thread,he did a 4" chop for his friends 51' sedan..

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    ...which is now in my possession;)
     
  20. Baron
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    2 1/2 inch chop. Windshield laid back. If I were to do it again, I’d take approx 3 – 3 1/4” out of the rear. It will give the door window a better look.
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  21. Baron
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    This is one that caught my eye and was the look I was after for mine.
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  22. THR1LL3R
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    Dang, I was gonna do 2-3 1/2 on my coupe, maybe i need to do 3-4 1/2at least
     
  23. TubularGoose
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    I do love a good shoebox! That eric Clapton ride is freaking beautiful!
     
  24. HomemadeHardtop57
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    You won't find many pics of a 1in or 1 and 1/2 in chop on a shoebox. It's alot of work regardless...most wouldn't go through the time and effort to remove that little.
     
  25. Zed
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    a little late, but ...may be this is what you're after : slightly, but not useless like clapton's coupe ;)

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    this one, a little more, but very light too

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  26. TheLogLady
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    goddamit they are tasty !
     
  27. You said it! Neat!

    CM
     
  28. Kaptain Kustom
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    Damn! :eek: I'm usually not into shoeboxes so much, and mostly just sneaked in to see some tastfully done chops... But this must be the bestlooking shoebox I've ever seen! I agree on the word "tasty". Everything is so correct with this. Really opened my eyes for the shoeboxes out there... thanks!!!
     
  29. damagedduck
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    if ya look at both shoeboxes sitting side by side,i kinda like the less is more look of the slight chop,
     

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  30. roddin-shack
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    My 2 1/2 inch chopped 1949 Meteor Coupe. I kinda like it. When the vent windows are removed it also helps change the appearance. :D
     

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