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32 Ford 5 window perfect chop?

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

  1. maneri33
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    thanks-- we try --been trying for awhile now
     
  2. Baron
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    Here is a comparison shot showing what a difference 1/2 inch makes. The red one is chopped 3 1/2 ". The yellow is a 4"cut. Also on both these cars, the windshield post was leaned back instead of stretching the roof.

    Pair of Deuces ( my first and second).jpg
     
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  3. nunattax
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    sounds right
     
  4. j3harleys
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    I like 32 5W's unchopped or chopped a little or chopped a lot or with the top chopped clear off.
     
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  5. car doctor
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    Didn't have the heart to chop mine and now that it's done I'm glad I didn't. I chopped my model a coupe 4" and it was hard to see out of. 2015-12-23 14.16.39.jpg 2014-11-12 09.13.37.jpg
     
  6. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Mine. 4.75in the back 5.25 in the front ..Leaned A pillar chop with no roof stretch

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  7. Pete
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  8. a boner
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    When they look this good, why bother.....especially if the body is a mint one. Don't get me wrong.....all the different chops look good, but so do they when unchopped.

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  9. mohead1
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    Nice car man....

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  10. nunattax
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    yeah man ive gotta agree with you,if its not broke don't fix it
     
  11. edcodesign
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  12. HomemadeHardtop57
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  13. Blue One
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    This one.
    4AE3A861-1C2A-4933-AA3F-1324C2EC573D_zpsqutds8lr.jpg
     
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  14. nochop
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    Love the color on the '32, what is it? ( If you don't mind me asking)
     
  15. nochop
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    My handle says it for me, but there are some Tasty rods in this post
     
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  16. CheatersPete
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    Mine, 5.5 and 5 in the back... pillar not leaned IMG_6820bis.jpg IMG_6823.JPG
     
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  17. car doctor
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    1929 model a ford Niagara blue
     
  18. nochop
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    Nice, I looking to finish my 5er, looking for the "right" blue, that's in the ballpark.
     
  19. Splitbudaba
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    IMG_2476.JPG IMG_2531.JPG Mine has a 2' chop. I'm 6'3" and appreciate the extra headroom.
     
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  20. Bigbangtheory
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    I think mine is going to be chopped right around 4 inches. We will see......
    IMG_3272.JPG
     
  21. 32partsguy
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    I'm going with 2 inches. I think Brizio / United Pacific nailed it for me. I've seen this one in person and looked at lots of photos.
     

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  22. Pete
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    Side view of 4" chop

    I think it needs 1 more inch
    IMG_1035.JPG
     
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  23. 32partsguy
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    I know this is an old post, but it's good reference material. Mine is now 2" lower! Wash gettin chopped 19.jpg LARS 2018 1.jpg LARS 2018 3.jpg LARS 2018 8.jpg LARS 2018 9.jpg
     
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  24. Here is my coupe at 3"
    IMG_2786.JPG
    In my opinion if you are going to chop a deuce five window this is the least you should do. If it's a Model A then 4-1/2" is the minimum .
    Here is a picture from my five window from the 60's / 70's with a 4" Chop
    Vaun_0006.jpg
    I think it was Gene Winfield who said "if you are not going to chop the top at least 3" , don't bother"
    I have to agree. You should not have to wonder when you look at a car. Is it chopped?
     
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  25. JimSibley
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    The older I get the less it has to be chopped. When I was 21, my first 5w was chopped 5.5 inches and I wanted more, 30 years later I am happy with a slight chop of only 5 inches. At this rate I will own an unchopped car at the young age of 210.
     
  26. Here is mine Chopped 3 inches. If I had todo it all over again I would have gone 4-5 inches.
     

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  27. alfin32
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    image.jpeg Bought the body in '01 with. 3" chop, re-chopped it another 1 1/2", and now wish I'd gone to 5 - 5 1/2".
     
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  28. I think 2.5" on a fendered car and 3.5" - 4.0" on a highboy is perfect.
     
  29. Hard Luck
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    I know I am bringing up a super old thread here, but I think a very important question should have been asked and never was:

    How tall is everyone that has their top chopped and how much room do you have inside the car from head-to-roof?

    I’m 6’1” and have a channeled ‘32 that I have been going back and forth debating whether I want to raise the car back up, effectively “unchanneling” it, and chopping the roof, or just “unchanneling” it enough to make it comfortable for me to drive. My car seems to be channeled roughly 6” and it can be a bit uncomfortable to drive on long trips....
     

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