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Technical 34 chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Besty34, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Besty34
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Here's how I chopped a five window 34 hope it helps , feel free to ask questions ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982087.115592.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982105.650201.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982156.832603.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982174.638580.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982204.828522.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982222.745520.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982239.913177.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982258.028492.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982297.344298.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1478982331.101639.jpg
     
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  2. Besty34
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  4. 32n343windows
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    32n343windows

    Nice job.
     
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  5. Besty34
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  6. belair
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    Slick as a gut
     
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  7. Nicely done and thanks for sharing all your cuts and methods. Lots of ways to skin the top-chop cat, always good to see how others are doing it. :)
     
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  8. brady1929
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    Great hot rod
     
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  9. I had a 34 that I did 3.5" and stretched the roof. I like laid back windshield post better. Looks great!


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  10. That chop makes that car, good job!!
     
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  11. 40ragtopdown
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    Nice chop thanks for sharing
     
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  12. Xman
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    very nice
     
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  13. ss34coupe
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    Nice work!
     
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  14. Crease
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this Johnny. I was following the chop on IG/FB, just logged in to print out your pics and hang them on the garage wall as a guide. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing!!!!
     
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  15. flh1955
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    from nebraska

    I agree, love the chop. thanks for the pictures. Lee
     
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  16. flh1955
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    Hello: I forgot to ask on the last comment do you know of 33-34- 3 or 5 ford coupe roof sections 1/4 windows sections, back window, 5 window doors trying to build one any help much appreiciated. Thanks Lee
     
  17. Besty34
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    No sorry, I'm in the UK and model 40 body parts are few and far between, there's a model 40 page on FB perhaps they might help
     
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  18. Great thread, and picturesque shop.
    34s look so good chopped, Coupes and Sedans.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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  19. Xman
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    Back in 1975 I chopped a 34 3W the same way you did. By cutting the A pillar at the base and leaning it back as apposed to cutting across the cowl and laying the whole windshield back. I had a problem with the W/S frame sealing across the bottom due to the change in angles. Do you see any issues there? I did cut mine 4 1/2 inches so you may not have the same problem.
     
  20. Besty34
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    I cut my sedan by 4 1/8" , I also dog legged the A post and don't have any issues with water or noise, my only regret was that I didn't put the piece in the base to hide the dog leg like I did with this one .
     
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  21. 3blapcam
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    Looks fantastic & great How-to! Kinda wish you posted this stuff 6-8mons ago!!!
     
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  22. 55zephyr
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    Fantastic work and brave too, 100 times more complicated than my chop on the A. Looking forward to seeing it on the sand.
    Good luck, Ron.
     
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  23. pigfluxer
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    Well done.
     
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  24. dwollam
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    Dammit! You guys always make these metal working jobs look so easy! Wish I had that much talent.

    Dave
     
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  25. 3030
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    Getting ready to do mine next month. When you cut the 4 inches did you cut the b and c posts the same amount so the a is what it is. I always thought the 5 window needed a 1/4 inch wedge to make the door look right. Thanks for the great pics
     
  26. rpm56
    Joined: Nov 29, 2013
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    34's look so cool with a nice chop, yours included.
     
  27. Besty34
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    No I cut it straight across , I know what you mean it takes some of the taper out of the door window .
     
  28. 3030
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    By putting the a post on an angle does the trick then it looks awesome
     
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  29. Jmorton27
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    Damn nice work right there!
     
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  30. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Sooooooo.........Impressive is your Skill Set with Metal Work. Your 4 inch Chop with the laid back front posts looks Bitchin.
     
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