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Features Chopped model A sedans only please!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chop job, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. keeeef
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 8


    [​IMG] My 29 Sedan at the Hot Rod Hayride UK 2016
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  2. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 787

    Stan Back
    from California

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    5 inches 25 years ago.
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  3. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,808

    Kiwi 4d

    Just thought this thread need a bump. We cant post our 28 tudor as it has yet to get a haircut.
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  4. My 29 after some paint and new wire wheels . Still need to build my visor and hood . Blue
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  5. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,264

    from Spring tx

    just sold this build.... 4" chop

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  6. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 521


    @JOYFLEA yeah its amazing how different they look without a visor and yes I think it needs it imho, cheers
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  7. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
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  8. Blue Moon Garage
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 282

    Blue Moon Garage

    Did it myself in one weekend. Mod. A chopping top part 1.jpg Mod. A chopping top part 2.jpg
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  9. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,808

    Kiwi 4d

    F58C0D00-5A45-479B-8FAE-A2FD52334532.jpeg 8673AF23-AED7-4E40-87AE-FF8282D39D09.jpeg 0CEC3DAE-6036-4E71-AAA5-8FFB3771AF2E.jpeg 61F8A77B-568B-4730-BD30-657FD9765965.jpeg A8C0A4F1-782D-4334-9ED5-129D2ECFA956.jpeg 5380128F-9220-453F-B65A-48EB2C9D5ACE.jpeg 89E5991D-E57C-47D1-8316-BDBAF0126B82.jpeg Contemplating at present ,whatever we chop it it wont be more than 3” ,maybe an angle chop. Any thoughts appreciated. Don’t worry about the rake angle I am sure its just the concrete slab screwing up the angle. Well I certainly hope it is the concrete slab or we have more issues to sort out. 2” channel and 10” Z in the rear. Quick change and 4” dropped axle.
    Obviously we made the decision 2” 1/4” . 10 hours later we were done with the metal work, all gas and hammer welded.
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  10. wdglide
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 251


    finished a few months ago.

  11. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Barn Hunter

    Had this for a while... 20161206_164333 (2).jpg
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    Posts: 1,668

    from IDAHO

  13. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

  14. sonic03bluegt
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
    Posts: 508

    from sc

  15. micshotrodgarage
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
    Posts: 51

    from colorado

    My Dads $25 buy 1968

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  16. ricco
    Joined: Nov 17, 2012
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    Almost ready for the road! June 30 2019.jpg
  17. Eldonius
    Joined: Apr 15, 2020
    Posts: 63

    from Louisiana

    Really like your pipes. Are there baffles in there to keep it from being deafening? Would like to consider this approach on my own...just wondering if it’s possible to get the sound to a tolerable level in the car?

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  18. ricco
    Joined: Nov 17, 2012
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  19. Built a new hood for mine , big difference.
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  20. jtbender
    Joined: Feb 4, 2011
    Posts: 27

    from troy, mi

    Built my sedan in 1980. 4.5" chop, four speed, vette rear, lots of miles. The blower has been on there since day one. 08-18-10_1614.jpg
  21. Tudor Sedan, couple inches chopped off. Also looking for a 30/31 driver door if anyone has one! upload_2020-5-12_10-49-54.png
  22. Kevin Ardinger
    Joined: Aug 31, 2019
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    Kevin Ardinger

  23. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    upload_2020-6-10_4-10-33.png January 25, 1958 with a McCulloch supercharger

    One of the earliest photos of the famed Long Beach, CA Model A Altered Sedan was named Koening/Pick/Reath Automotive. Joe Koenig, Steve Pick and of course, Reath Automotive, all local So Cal racers and popular speed shop. As most knew, Reath Automotive usually was associated with the top racers in this region. They offered sponsorships from little to big time, or helped build a bunch of race cars and teams. This version was one of the very first ones in this same chopped Model A sedan in So Cal.
    An updraft carburetor motor from Reath Automotive was used for experimental tests along with sharing it with other Long Beach Reath Automotive race cars and teams. (Bruce Woodcock/Rakers Altered and the 32 Vicky of the Vulcans.)
    1958-59 Lions Dragstrip: white sedan with yellow highlights and wheels. The color combination provided everyone to identify with it immediately, while the motor created an instant recognition in the pits and staging area.
    During this early time period, another race car appeared in the pits and made the same noise as the Model A sedan.

    This race car was painted with the same yellow highlights as the Model A sedan (FRAME AND WHEELS), Steve Pick and Joe Koenig in a FED. The powerful FED was using a similar Centrifugal Supercharger on a DeSoto motor. The chassis had the most unusual front end suspension. The theory was instant lift created more power to the rear tires…etc. of course, sponsored by Reath Automotive.

    Our favorite chopped Model A sedan, for which all others from 1958 followed in form, similar style and function, came from the Reath Automotive stable of hot rods. In 1958, a white Model A chopped sedan rolled into the pits with the name Koenig/Pick and Reath Automotive on the side. Then, over a period of time, the names changed on the door panel. (Sundin/Koenig or just Reath Automotive) with Dosser Automotive, a local Long Beach Jeep dealer, one of the last known names on the side.
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    Reath Automotive Model A Sedan

    One version my brother and I wanted to see was to get the front mounted 671 supercharger under the hood to see the power and outstanding runs at the dragstrip. It would still be a full 25% set back to remain in the Altered Class for competition. The fenderless Model A Sedan was a future project for my brother and me.

    It would only need a few mods or alterations for getting the rules to be street legal. The choice would have been ours in the making, with the help of a Reath Automotive sponsorship. (We were in line to get a Reath Automotive sponsorship with the 1940 Willys C/Gas Coupe.)

    This is another Model A project that my brother and I discussed for a parts chaser. It would also serve as a tow truck for our 671 SBC 1940 Willys Coupe or local daily driver/cruiser with this similar body style Sedan Delivery.

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