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Projects Chopped 1932 Ford 5 window Coupes

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by m.ralph, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Tony
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    IMG_3511.JPG I took 3 1/2 out of mine.
    Or close to it haha it's actually about 3 5/8"

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  2. Mine is a tick over 5 inches. The key is to lay back the windshield.
     
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  3. Baron
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    Just came across this radical chopped 5W.
    Radical Chop 32 5W coupe.jpg
     
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  4. m.ralph
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    Thanks Daddy_o's_Diner , I read all of your trend on your build. I'm definitely wanting to get my 32 chopped 5 or 5.5 inches.
     
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  5. Now that is one bad ass hot rod!!!
     
  6. flatheadtommy
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    Unknown-1.jpeg I wouldn't have anybody but Baron chop my original 32 hot rod . It would be 5 inch the way Baron likes, but I'm torn wether to chop an original 5 window from the fifties . What do the TRUE hot rodders think
     
  7. Baron
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    Hi Tommy. I, for one, would not chop it. It has survived this long without being chopped I would like to see if left as it was built back in it's day. Beautiful car. I look at pictures of my last 5W, and if I could turn back time, I would have left it another old Hot Rod that survived almost 50 years un-chopped. Guess that is the difference between 30 year old and 65 year old thinking ! Me getting ready to cut the 32.jpg
     
  8. flatheadtommy
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    I guess the one positive thing about getting older is you get wiser, but as everyone in New England knows, that Baron is one talented craftsman and a true hot rodder fashioned from a bygone era !
     

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  9. clunker
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    That picture is awesome. Thank you for posting it.
     
  10. I love chopped Five windows having owned three. But if that picture is yours I would not chop it. Looks perfect just the way it is. :cool: I also owned this one but sold it rather than chop it. I am sorry I sold it. 002.JPG
     
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  11. m.ralph
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    I would love to see some more 5" or more chopped 5 windows.
     
  12. Baron
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    These all look close to five or more. 5w Coupe (3a.jpg 32 5W - chopped - maroon - WW.jpg 32 5W - hiboy - blk patina - 16 inch solids.jpg 32coupe.jpg 1409102486272.jpg 5win1 (2).jpg 32 5W - hiboy - chopped - solids - WW.jpg
     
  13. Baron
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    Few more. 46fa2f411a6f9da2a88e921651c68ca3.jpg 20150616_203108 (2).jpg 1932 FORD 5W (17).jpg Afin 11 14 a.jpg Autorama030.jpg CCF02082013_0000016.jpg Channeled Deuce 5W.jpg Covercar1-1.jpg Covercar3-1.jpg DSCN2604.jpg DSCN2611.jpg email_0709693c0.jpg
     

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  14. m.ralph
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    Thanks Baron, I like the shiny black 32 with the moon disc. My 32 5 window is getting chopped next week.
     
  15. Baron
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    That's all I got.
    IMAG0284-vi (2).jpg IMG_2083.jpg IMG_8423%20-%20Copy.jpg JOHN  BARBERO\'S SHOP a.jpg JOHN  BARBERO\'S SHOP.jpg My-_\'32-duotone-15.jpg oct1003-4.jpg user38864_pic423015_1351708120.jpg
     
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  17. alchemy
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    My Dad's got a '32 five-window that is chopped 5-1/2". It was done many decades before he got the body. We used to think it was rather radical, but the current chopping trends are making it common.
     
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  18. Blue One
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    I really like a stock height 5 window although there are a few that are chopped 3" or so that look killer.
    I've seen one 5 window that was chopped 2", just enough to make you guess if it was chopped or not but a nice subtle change.
    This is one of the nicest chops on a 5 window that you will ever see.
    4AE3A861-1C2A-4933-AA3F-1324C2EC573D_zpsqutds8lr.jpg

    A lot of the heavily chopped ones look out of proportion to me. The 5" chopped ones look like a kids toy that was left laying around and got stepped on :D
     
  19. daveh1932
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    Here's one from the UK:
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    and how it was done! :D
     
  20. Pete
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    Love the video
     
  21. Babar40
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    image.jpeg My brothers car circa 1965. Had a 348 and a 4 speed.
     
  22. j3harleys
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    I Love chopped 5 windows. I would love to chop mine but I cant bring myself to do it.
     
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  23. m.ralph
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    Daveh1932 thanks for video. I couldn't understand a thing that you said. You talk different than us Texans. ha
     
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  24. In L.A. in the 50's you had to pass the Dollar Bill tall windshield glass (Not the frame, the glass) test, It's still a good rule of thumb.
     
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  25. Sounds good to me!:rolleyes: 2.61"
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  26. m.ralph
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    My coupe is being picked up Monday, for its chop.
     
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  27. Baron
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    Be nice to see some progress pictures of the chop .
     
  28. m.ralph
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    Hi Baron, yes I asked for a bunch of photos of the chop. I will post them. Thanks for all your feedback.
     
  29. m.ralph
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    Hi Splitbudaba, you will have more fun driving and showing her off.

    Any more chopped coupes out there? Show me how much chop is on each coupe.
     
  30. daveh1932
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    It's not me in the video, but we all talk like that in the UK, just like Burt from Mary Poppins! :D
     
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