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Customs 41 Ford Business coupe Chop or no Chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.Musico, Jan 19, 2010.

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Chop or Not?

Poll closed Jan 26, 2010.
  1. Chop it

    64.8%
  2. Dont chop it

    30.5%
  3. Chop suey

    4.7%
  1. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
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    Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    Here's a new project. To chop or not to chop, that is the question. I like them chopped and unchopped, so I know its a matter of personal preference, just wanted to see what the concensus is in hamb-land. If any have some pics of 41 business coupes (chopped and unchopped post them up. I dont have the skills for the chop but my buddy does, anything else to consider that might help. Thanks!
     
  2. Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    heres a pic of the car
     

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  3. CHOP CHOP CHOP!!!!

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  4. 64Olds
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 144

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    Chop it, but then again it would look good not chopped also.. its all in what u want. if i had it id chop it
     

  5. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    get real creative make it a 3-window and lengthen the door a little!! CUT IT!!
     
  6. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
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    business coupes look odd due to the qtr windows appear to be the size of the door glass opening....do a deluxe or get some doors to swap.Just my 2 cents
     
  7. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    Check out my Avatar. My '41 is chopped 2 1/2 inches, it has frenched headlights and parking lights. The tail lights are tunnelled in '42 Buick and also tunnelled antena right front fender. I am sorry that the "B" pillar is not slanted. But, I am happy with the car as is.

    41 Dave
     
  8. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
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    To me a mild custom would be better suited for this car ...No chop
     
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  9. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    To me,the 41 roof and windows are too big,compared to a 39/40...but,the profile and shape of a good chop on these cars can be stunningly beautiful..
     
  10. This is PERFECTION.

    Doc
     
  11. 40hemicpe
    Joined: May 12, 2007
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    business coupes are best to chop .chop it:D
     
  12. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Chop the living dog fuck out of it.
     
  13. CheaterCarl
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 639

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    I don't understand what you talking about?
    "do a deluxe or get some doors to swap?"

    I'm NO Ford expert, but I feel pretty good about saying this....
    The Deluxe was a trim package, NOT a body style package, the only doors that will fit his car (w/out major fabrication) would be from another business coupe or an Opera Coupe (what was sometimes called a 5 passenger coupe. )

    in 1941 Fords Coupe was offered in 3 body styles...2 of the 3 had the same roof line (the roof that is similar to a 1940 Ford Coupe) & door size (some call this the short door) These would be the Business Coupe & the Opera Coupe, the 3rd body style was known as a "Sedan Coupe" or a six passenger coupe, this had the long door & abruptly ending roofline. The door overall is longer, not just the widow opening.
    All were offered in Standard, Deluxe, or Super Deluxe TRIM packages.


    As for my opinion, If it was my car I would leave it un chopped, the factory roofline is too sweet to try & improve on. NOT to say it cannot be done, obviously it can, but I would leave it.

    I love old Fords, both chopped & un chopped!

    SIncerely,

    Cheatercarl
     
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  14. There's no better lookin Car on the planet than a properly chopped 41 Business Coupe !
     
  15. Sanford&Son
    Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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    I attached mine, I prefer chopped as you can see. They look a little cartoonish stock, a little like a Chevron Toy Car. Although if you go on Riksters site, Valley Customs did a really nice un-chopped one! It sits really good!:cool:
     

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  16. Mr.Musico
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    Thanks for the replies - what one guys thinks is a perfect chop on this car others will say looks like crap- any generally accepted things to look for to make the chop pleasing to the eye? Thanks again!
     
  17. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 533

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    Cut it!!
    Life's short and our grandsons might end up 'Tuners,,,,screw 'em Chop It NOW !
     
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  18. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
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    Cut that bitch!! Beautiful cars when done right.
     
  19. if its a business coupe ------> Chop it!
     
  20. Vorhese
    Joined: May 26, 2004
    Posts: 766

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    I'd love to have a UN chopped lowered one.
     
  21. skullhat
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 892

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    that blue one is hot, chop it



    skull
     
  22. phat rat
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  23. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
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    its due for a trim
     
  24. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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    Chop it, one of the best customs was Jesse Lopez's chopped '41, also on Rikster's site under Barris Customs.
     
  25. MIGHTY
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 448

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  26. The business coupe doors are the same as the four door. I think what some are saying is use the club coupe or tudor sedan doors that are 8 1/2 longer
    I did that years ago. that and a heavy chop
    plus chopped a 41
     
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  27. Bigdaddy
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
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    Bob,
    Funny you post this one because the one he bought is from my buddy Jason who also owned this blue 41 that he chopped.....I am telling you just let Jason chop it...he knows these cars like the back of his hand!
     
  28. Mr.Musico
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    I appreciate your help with the sale -but jeez suggest something once, then drop it.
     
  29. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    It looks dope as is Tim. But a chop would make it that much better!
     
  30. blue collar guy
    Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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    chop it just do it right. Here is a a few pictures of one we did.
     

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