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Chop or Not...My New Model A Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by xadamx, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Leave it alone?

    430 vote(s)
    68.9%
  2. Chop it?

    80 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. Bob the rear fenders?

    47 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Chop it AND bob the rear fenders?

    67 vote(s)
    10.7%
  1. theHIGHLANDER
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,037

    theHIGHLANDER
    Member

    I voted to chop it. I'd go 3" and bob the fenders too (didn't see that vote with the chop). You know what you want. I'll go out on a limb and say that more than 1/2 of those who voted not to chop it would rather have it that way and would get the warm and fuzzy from it you wish to create. Then why did they vote "leave it"? Don't mean to start a shit storm but there's that fear of change and lack of ability that gets seasoned with today's instant gratification. Sure it's done. By someone else. To the limit of their vision on that car. If you have the ability and dedication to see it through, go for it. Words don't convey the tingle inside you get from a chopped Model A coupe. If ya think it kicks ass now...

    I'll also add this. Zenor's car is unchopped and should be. The vibe is completely different and he hit the mark. Your coupe is talking to you and you should listen to it.
     
  2. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170

    xadamx
    Member

    Here are a couple 4" chopped Photoshop images. You can see the little 4" piece of tape I used as a guide on the B pillar in the first picture:

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  3. Fenders and chop don't go...That thing is awesome, please don't chop it!
     
  4. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,399

    dsiddons
    Member
    from Indiana

    Chop it two inches.. That would be the perfect chop for that car.
     
  5. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    Evel
    Member
    1. 60s Show Rods

    how about bobbed with a nurf bar.. quick pS
     

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  6. Oh god that thing is sexy just the way it is! PLEASE don't slice that up!
    If you truly need a chopped coupe, trade that for one!!

    Doc.
     
  7. 65 impala
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,086

    65 impala
    Member

    im a fan of chopping cutting and modifiying but it looks just right the way it is start a new project
     
  8. JOHNNYSCAT
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
    Posts: 94

    JOHNNYSCAT
    Member
    from Kansas

    When in doubt CHOP IT!!
     
  9. Awesome just the way it is. Chop it and the stance isn't as bad ass. Do those front wheels rub at all?
     
  10. you have to ask??? leave it.. or sell, get a basket case and have at it, you would probably have enough $ to get a good driver and project.
     
  11. sugarlou
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 120

    sugarlou
    Member

    For me the chopped version takes it to a whole new level of cool.
     
  12. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89

    CRFyou
    Member

    it seems like you have a car that isn't everything you want. or at the least you want to make it your own.

    maybe that's why i don't like buying "finished" anything. cars or motorbikes.

    as much as people are pretty adamant about not chopping it, 3 inches would make that thing ride clean. as well as bobbing those unicorn tail rear fenders.

    but that's just the style i prefer. a lot of people here apparently like that car stock. and you have an idea of what you want. for some reason, i can tell you don't want to leave this car as is.

    that photochop looks mean as shit. i really like that.

    again it's your car, enjoy it!
     
  13. Looks great, leave it alone.
     
  14. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496

    64Cyclone
    Member

    I thought "no way in hell I'd chop that one"...then I see those photoshop'd pics. You gotta admit that looks pretty good. CHOP IT!
     
  15. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 959

    chopt top kid
    Member

    I voted to chop it....What'd you expect...
     
  16. vintagedrags
    Joined: Aug 24, 2008
    Posts: 314

    vintagedrags
    Member
    from Erie, PA

    I'm usually with the Chop-it crowd and couldn't wait to vote for that.
    That is until I saw the pics.
    Leave it as is!!!
     
  17. Want2GoFaster
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 57

    Want2GoFaster
    Member

    ^^ I agree with CRFyou. My taste seems to be along the same lines.
    Those photochopped pics definitely give it a whole new vibe.
     
  18. stevens2@htva.net
    Joined: Jul 26, 2008
    Posts: 52

    stevens2@htva.net
    Member
    from 14883

    If you like stockers thats ok, but don't let your sawsall get too rusty. Here's my 31 pick'em up, 3" out of the roof and rear fenders. If you are tall, make sure you can fit in it. This truck is NOT a long distance driver for me. Good luck Chuck.
     

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  19. HeyyCharger
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 939

    HeyyCharger
    Member

    Gee those pics of it with the 4" Chop look NUTS!!

    At first, I said, NO WAY!

    But the chop doesn't look bad at all!

    That's my 2 cents just to mix you up all the lot more!!!

    Sure is a tricky one!

    HC.
     
  20. I must say I like it as is. I do like a chopped coupe but yours looks very nice like that.
     
  21. badgeree
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 339

    badgeree
    Member

    I love my chopped, bobbed Model A, but i'd be mighty happy driving yours just as it is.
    The roof height makes it stand out from the crowd. Plus, the paint looks too nice to hack into. Wait a few years and see how you feel. It's probably easier to chop it then, than to unchop it later. (Unchop...is that a real word?"
     
  22. jkherd
    Joined: Mar 13, 2009
    Posts: 86

    jkherd
    Member

    That one shouldn't be touched, drive and enjoy it as is.
     
  23. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,822

    indyjps
    Member

    NO WAY
    That car is done, start driving, if you really feel like welding theres plenty of scrougy bodies, pick one up, weld for several years and build another car.

    Oh yeah, they whole time you can be driving this one.
     
  24. BLACKIE HARVELLE
    Joined: Nov 12, 2005
    Posts: 145

    BLACKIE HARVELLE
    Member

    a mild chop if any but that is a real nice car drive it for a while its realy only unchopped once it can always be chopped later.
     
  25. A Model Man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 20

    A Model Man
    Member
    from S.Carolina

    Me ? i likem uncut..
     
  26. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170

    xadamx
    Member

    Very cool. Something else to ponder!

    There's no rubbing at all, they tuck up in there really nice...even with the new 16" wheels and tires that are a tad taller than the old ones.
     
  27. Adam,

    Drove past the shop on Saturday and saw the coupe parked on the side street.That car is perfect! I only wish I had time to stop and check it out...One of the best looking full fendered cars I have seen in a long time..Awesome job as usual....

    Damn i loved your Roadster:cool:
     
  28. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,530

    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    that puppy is bitchin,is the paint really as nice as it appears?
     
  29. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,636

    MR. FORD
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Fenders and chop don't go? Yeah, you're right, that doesn't look good at all....





     

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  30. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208

    Racrdad
    Member

    I would drive for a while just like that. I think it would look good with a subtle chop. 2 or 3 inches, just enough to enhance the awesome look it already has. But again, drive it for awile and see it ifs a "keeper" then proceed with enhancing what you already have, not changing the overall look.
     

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