The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by m.ralph, Nov 11, 2016.
I feel mine has been chopped wrong
Dale Fairfax’s old coupe, 2” chop by Dave Kinnaman. Removed the fiberglass widened fenders and am making a few other changes.
I think this makes it a 5 3/8 chop
Looks like the middle pillars are too high.
Or the rear part needs a bit of filler (height wise) to give a mean rake to the chop.
I will straighten up A pillar and take more out of B & C pillar . Door window will be a rectangle
I would be hesitant to take out any from the rear.
More pictures on your own thread may be a good idea.
Roof looks a little flat from the front also.
I wondered what happened to Dale's old coupe.
Nice car just made better
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How's that going to go down with the registration officials out here??? It'll do their heads in to say the least
This is what we have to comply with for engineers report then registration .
I will look at how you set this up to achieve this standard with great expectation - knowing these "individuals" will try to cut you down on it, your experience will assist a lot of guys out here to achieve our goals building a heavily chopped car in Victoria - the Nanny state
Yep . We are the nanny state . Gunna be fun as i am planning on channeling it as well . Ya now don't get 10 years for murder so what is the worst they can do to us . heeheeeeee
Had to scroll back a few pages to make sure I hadn't posted it on this thread. Not mine but it belongs to a friend. Photos taken by me at Deuce days this year. He drove it to Deuce days in primer three years ago and it was pretty well totaled then a semi pushed them into the barrier on I 5 on the way home. After getting it home and pretty well torn down he hauled it to our Fellow Hamber Rocket's Hotrod Garage's crew did the repairs and got the body and chassis back in better shape than they ever had been. Then it was shipped across town where a local shop did the paint work and returned home to where the owner assembled it. The car has had close to 10 K put on it since the 4th of July. The trip to Victoria for Deuce days followed by a road trip to Lewisville for the street rod nats and a scenic tour on the way back with a stop in Wendover during speedweek.
The last three photos were taken July 30, 2015 at Rocket's Hot Garage open house before the Vintiques Nationals.
Been missing some love on this thread! I’ll bump it
Great thread! Great chops and inspiration!
Jim Busby fiver.
Been posted many times over the years (understandably) and also answers the question "Can I use parallel leaves as rear suspension in my hiboy deuce?"
Also addresses the "alternatives to a front panhard bar".
Here's 2 more of my 32 Ford Henry chopped 5 windows that I've built recently. The gray one is not completely finished. I still have a few more things
Mike Barillaro's bad ass Y block powered beauty.
I’ve always thought that the Hop Up Jive Five was one of the best ever
Here is mine. 5.5 inch chop and stretched the top instead of laying the windshield back.
Yes, you can. Not as clean looking as a buggy spring or coil-overs, but do ride and handle well. I ran them unser a couple pf full-fendered cars, but not as a highboy. Two of our members (Strokers) run them in their 5W coupes. 90% of the people wouldn't know the difference today.
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