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Technical Chopped Ford F1 (who does this one belong to)

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by THR1LL3R, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Hey guys,
    Wanting to find the owner or at least fabricator on this F1. I’m assuming it’s a 2” chop due to the fact the roof wasn’t cut into multiple pieces and reworked. Any cons to that? I want to chop at least 3” on mine and I’m not sure what kind of work I’m gonna get myself into... thoughts???

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  2. Looks kinda like the posts are slightly leaned back. Also looks like more than 2" to me.
    Mine was 3"and it took me forever (I'm a self-taught hack) to get it this far (avatar).
     
  3. Asphalt Demon
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
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    IMG_3137.JPG IMG_3098.JPG Mine is chopped 3 inch and I found that's the most you can go without cutting up the roof into bits,as you mentioned, even at 3 inch I had to put relief cuts in the windscreen corners top and bottom.its a easy chop, I like your truck and mine is in my shop now getting redone with a section, channel and some lowering like yours
     
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  4. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    I bought one of these when I was a kid. Chopped top with a Chevy V-8 drivetrain. I did not even know had all that work done on it, it was original paint with spot primer, I didn't have a stock one to compare it to. It was sitting on the side of the road, n front of the guy's house, with a for sale sign in the back window. I got it because I wanted a pickup and I treated it like a pick-up. I was not until I sold it a few weeks later to a guy who really wanted it and knew what it was and how much work was done to it. He paid three times what I paid for it. I did however sand it down and added a coat of "hot rod" primer to the whole body.
    Sorry for the flashback....I don't know anything about yours.
     
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  5. 21B7AD19-8A8A-43FF-90A0-0268FB8EF891.jpeg 62ED1906-92AB-4C89-92E7-BDA930534780.jpeg FD6C7C2C-1B8D-4BC9-BE88-1564C3D4AB2F.jpeg 86F8DD78-5FDA-4C3C-8231-09CD5E568476.jpeg 765E321D-A30E-49BE-A668-958BA2072E88.jpeg 15895196-01EC-4415-B373-2783B5ED37D4.jpeg Here’s some of mine past and present.
    I’d like to do 3” in addition remove some crown from the top. We shall see.
     
  6. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
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    4" chop on my F series cab. About a 2" wide filler piece. No need to quarter the roof.
    The one you posted looks to have had the A pillars leaned back...
    Torchie
     

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  7. Asphalt Demon
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    I do think the 4 inch on torches old car looks better than my car
     
  8. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    No chopped panels?
     
  9. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
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    Dusty roads

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    Mine is a 2" chop with a 3" channel. I did not have to cut the top.
     
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  10. Nice side profile. Hood looks just right. Well done.
     
  11. Do you mean section? Lokks sectioned with the hood pancaked....
     
  12. Mr48chev
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    I've Been around a few of those over the years and would say that around 2 inches is about all you want go if you aren't going to cut and spread the top.
    From leanin the posts on my Chevy I can pretty well guarentee that leaning the posts and reworking the door post, window frame around the front of the door and the inner trim is a lot harder and will take a lot more time and work than stretching the top Plus on a Ford F-1 you loose part of that F-1 persona when you slant the posts.
     
  13. 296moon
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  14. Sky Six
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    I know I will be crucified for the wheels but I just wanted to show you what a 2 3/4" chop looked like on a '51.
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  15. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
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    Dusty roads

    I sectioned (pancaked) the hood, chopped top is 2" and channeled the cab. Pic attached.
     

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  16. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    I've seen wheels a lot worse than those! Sweeeet truck!!!
     
  17. Sky Six
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    Its going to the Mecum auction in a Phoenix in a few weeks.
     
  18. For reference here is my 49 COE with 4 inch chop, all pillar angles are stock. I quartered the roof, needed about 2 inches in length, and 1 inch width added to the roof. By maintaining the stock angles, it allows the window channel to remain in the door, even used the stock size side glass, just not rolled up as far. Left the rear window stock size, taking 2 inches above and below. No issues with front window fitting, except for cut down size. Biggest hassle was keeping the wing windows and modifying those so they operate as intended. New glass needed for them with the new shape and size of course. DSCF0957.JPG
     
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  19. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    38chev, that is going tobe sweet.
     
  20. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    from england

    Nice chop 38/454............
     
  21. I did 7" on this one. Was not easy. 83 (3).jpg
     
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  22. Thanks, but the truck has been done for many years now. I think the chop was done around 2006?

    I prefer stock angles, not leaned back windshield on trucks.
     
  23. Sweet & Low
    Joined: Feb 13, 2014
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    That 7" chop is just what that style of truck is asking for. Looks Killer.
     
  24. Thanks.....
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  25. Beautiful
    Did you have to section the roof?
     

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