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Hot Rods Any pics of fenderless, unchopped Model A coupes?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by midnightrider78, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. midnightrider78
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    Well, I just made a deal on a '31 Ford coupe. I haven't even got the car home yet and I'm already building it in my head. Lol!

    I don't want to chop it if I can avoid it simply because I'm a relatively large guy(6'4", 250lbs). This wouldn't be a big deal if it still had the fenders and boards, but it does not. I am trying to keep this project on the cheap, so buying fenders is not really in the plan.

    I rarely see a fenderless car that is unchopped. So I am hoping you guys can help inspire me with some pics.

    Thanks
     
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  2. They look goofy. Sorry
     
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  3. midnightrider78
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    That's what I'm afraid of. I've only found 1 pic so far that looked decent. But, still not quite right.
    ma cp 4.jpg
     
  4. Channeled/ unchopped looks better but doesn't help in the space dept!
     
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  5. fordf1trucknut
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    6 foot 7 250 pounds here so I couldn't chop mine either.

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  6. anthony myrick
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    section the body taller

    (sarc)
     
  7. The Shift Wizard
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    Pushing the radiator out a few inches, or better yet, extra chassis length between the front axle and the cowl, can balance the proportions. Easy to photoshop to see what you think. Give it a reverse nose job on paper.
     
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    One I owned for a while. full.jpg bills phone 006.jpg
     
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  10. scrap metal 48
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    Hey, I know that coupe^^^....
     
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    I think that if they're on deuce rails (as the above ones are) that helps with height and length proportions ..... as Chris said they could look goofy otherwise
     
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  12. RidingMechanic
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    I like 'em. On a stock chassis they have a primitive look that's appealing, especially with a banger under the hood.
    Can't have to much flash - needs to be subdued colors or old looking paint.

    Dad left me his 30 coupe that's he disassembled in '65, and while he'd turn over in the grave to hear I'm doing anything other than a full restoration, the first time it sees the road it will be fenderless, maybe a commercial grille shell, with a hopped up A or B motor. Surface rust and all. At one time it had '50 pontiac tail lights so it won't be too sacrilegious to re-install a set. ;)
     
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  13. Fitnessguy
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    Never understood why a guy would say they look goofy. This is mine. It doesn’t look goofy.
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  15. midnightrider78
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    That is really close to what I had in my head. Even the color is quite similar.
     
  16. alchemy
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    As shown above, a 32 frame for an unchopped A coupe does wonders. And getting the stance low really helps too.

    But this might not be accomplished on the cheap.

    Speaking of cheap, A fenders aren't really expensive anymore.
     
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  17. continentaljohn
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    Great looking coupe but I like mine chopped and plenty of room for a big man or woman. The key is to remove the back package shelf and loose the stock seat for a thinner one. Then chop it 4 or so inches and plenty of head room for big dude...
     
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  18. midnightrider78
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    As far as stance, I don't wanna get too low. That is one of the reasons I liked fordf1trucknut's car so much.

    What is a fair price for fenders? The last set I found in decent shape, owner wanted $1000. Way over budget. My goal is to finish the car for a total investment under 10k.
     
  19. midnightrider78
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    The package tray and seat are mia. So, I guess I'm half way there already. Lol!

    Wasn't sure if I could chop it that much or not. I assumed 2" would be ok. But I figured, that's a lot of hassle if I was only able to take out 2".
     
  20. straykatkustoms
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    One on my favorite list...
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  21. jim32
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  22. My buddy is building one
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  23. jim32
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    a few more...As has been said on here before there is lot more than a chop or no chop that gives a car good look or stance. Keep looking your coupe has a lot of potential. SK500 18 OMD-2133-Edit.jpg JalopRama 17.jpg DSC_3756aW1700.jpg DSC_3754aW2000.jpg 30728515_2114567168559042_7587139116559499264_n.jpg 10150814_504731902964177_1923905945_n.jpg 68.JPG
     
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  24. midnightrider78
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    That silver car has a lot in common with my "vision". The stance is great. Those headers are exactly what I was thinking.
     
  25. wackdaddy
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    Goofy
    multi-roommates-wall-decals-rmk1510gm-64_1000.jpg NOT GOOFY!!!!

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  26. wackdaddy
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    Here's my no chop goofy looking hotrod :cool:

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  27. classiccarjack
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    If these cars are considered looking goofy. Then that must mean...

    GOOFY = COOL!!!

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  28. If that's what " GOOFY " looks like, Then I like GOOFY!!!!!!
     

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