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32 Ford 5 window perfect chop?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by marfen, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. hotrod-40
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 840


    2-3 on yours. If you go more, It will look like a re-pro body, AKA SHITTY.
  2. I like 'em both ways, but in this day and age if it's not yet chopped I'd leave it that way. A stock height coupe is an uncommon sight.
  3. Mine is rougly 2.5" from what I can tell fromt the stock garnish that I have.

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  4. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,286

    from Indiana

    This one has always been one of my favs.. Still chopping mine.. oh' say bout 4 inches..
  5. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,781


    I really love the look when its got a hard chop to it, plus the channel would make it a tight fit for me,but still love it!!! Will cut mine 3 1/2 or maybe trade with one cut already :D
    yeah this one with the 5 inch chop looks great[/QUOTE]

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  6. HotRodBen1987
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 691


    I think either unchopped or maybe around the 2.5" ballpark looks good. But it's your car man build it like you want and whats comfortable for you. Everybodys gonna have their own opinion but the only one that matters is your own.
  7. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,212


    5" looks great! I was always fond of the staggerd look 3.5" front, 3" rear....looks more Bonneville to me....but in the end its all about taste....they all look awesome
  8. hot rod pro
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,663

    hot rod pro
    from spring tx.

    could this be the one your talking about? this is one we built for a local customer.


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  9. thehardway
    Joined: Jan 7, 2009
    Posts: 47

    from Missouri

    personally I think there is alot that factors into what makes a chop perfect, example, a full fendered car looks fine unchopped or maybe 2-2 1/2 inches, but go much more than that and the fenders need to come off. But it really isn't fair to say that as I have seen some 4 inch full fendered cars that really look great. I think stance, tire size, ride height, hood or no hood, or channeled or not makes a big diffrence in what chop to go with. basicly it is the overall combnation of the car that will decide if it is the perfect chop or not. And also keep in mind we do not all have the same taste in cars, I have 2 32 five windows, 1 unchopped the other is about 3 1/2 inches. Some guys think there is no other car than a 32.....Not me! my buddy has a 30 model A on duece rails that if it wasn't for the money I had tied up in my 32, I would throw keys with him. also sorry for bringing up old post!.....I just had to throw my 2 cents in...LOL
  10. 392_hemi
    Joined: Jun 16, 2004
    Posts: 1,738


    Very nice. That's pretty close to where I'm heading with mine. I like how they look unchopped w/o fedners.
  11. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


    No chop,all the glass bodys i see are chopped,plus it will stand out more unmolested. Dont do it.
  12. The rust one on the freeway is mine with me coming back from round up 3 years ago with Elpalcko who took the shot. Mine is chopped 3 inches thanks to Metalshapes for helping with the chop.
  13. Zombie Hot Rod
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,437

    Zombie Hot Rod
    from New York

    Build it, sit in it and measure how much space you've got between you head and the top wood... Then add an inch or two for when you hit a nasty bump and chop away.
  14. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 5,008

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Hell, I'd just like to have a 5 window body to worry about choppin!
  15. I remeber seeing this car in a old gas station or show room of some sort. Any word of where this car is now?
  16. Xman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 377


    It's pretty hard to screw up a 32 5W. They look good no matter what you do. IMHO

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  17. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,420

    Dirty Dug

    5w.jpg Mine's chopped 3", wouldn't change it....just realized how old this post is, hope the original poster's done by now.
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  18. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,724


    user38864_pic463289_1367577151.jpg IMG_2966.jpg .
    Here is the Chemical City Coupe from a few different angles.

    The chop is approx 5.5 " front and 5.25 inches in back. The a pillars were leaned back.




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  19. If you are not going to chop it at least 4" Don't chop it at all IMO
  20. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 428

    from Buffalo NY

    Do we hate this? Unchopped and fully fendered?

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  21. Dave50
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
    Posts: 1,750


    Here was mine Jalopy I believe its 4.

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  22. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,117

    from Bozeman,MT

    The last I heard, the guy I sold it to still has it... Its in Paso Robles, California.
  23. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,287


    I marked this for 3.5". It's actually about 3 5/8ths.
    Personally i like 3.5 - 4". I just think the proportions of the quarter window look best there. BUT thats just me :)


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  24. deuce1932
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 96

    from Australia


    sorry its an old post & forgive my ignorance.. but does anyone have more pics / info on this car..

    it's just about perfect in my eyes..

    thanks Deuce
  25. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,023


    Old post, finally finished mine 5 inches and love it ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423726703.505412.jpg
  26. Ron Duly
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 26

    Ron Duly
    1. Cadillac powered

  27. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,643


    The perfect chop is any amount you want. That's the thing about '32 5 windows, they look perfect with any amount of chop and they look perfect with no chop at all. That's because they are the perfect hot rod !
  28. maneri
    Joined: Dec 8, 2009
    Posts: 169

    from ohio

    10502195_10203608356704547_8646729140380912201_n.jpg old post but nice to see 5 window pics ---want ever makes you happy
  29. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 8,548

    from oregon

    I like bear paws

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