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Art & Inspiration Chopped Tops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Xman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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    Some think I chopped my 34 too much. Interestingly enough, the only person that has to like it is ME.
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  2. Rehpotsirhcj
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    Completely impractical :)


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  3. mgtstumpy
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    Friends old Model A, I've no idea how much
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  4. clem
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    I think that most on here would also like it.
    Nice hot rod ! Proportions are great, including the chop !
     
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  5. GearheadsQCE
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    How much stretch in that hood? Love it!
     
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  6. hrm2k
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    we didn't want a gangster look to the 51 fleetline so we chopped it 2 3/4 inches in front to "0" at the back

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  7. phelan9251
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    Looks perfect from here!!
     
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  8. The37Kid
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    Mark, The UFO32 is a local classic, think it was the first car I ever saw with TIG welding. The bobbed rear fenders ran in bare steel for a few years if my memory is correct. Bob
     
  9. 53 FORD.jpg You have to really like bodywork to chop a top. Most guys chop the top, but never do the side windows. Getting it totally right is a helluva lot of work. Cutting glass, altering vent windows, modifying garnish moldings , and keeping everything aligned correctly. I've done a few, here's one I'm proud of. Generally most guys chop cars so severely it becomes comical.... Just one guys opinion.
     

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  10. Dave Mc
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    The back seat in my 48 is only comfortable for short people
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    That car screams hot rod and I would loo good in that car if I was a foot shorter. :cool: HRP
     
  12. car doctor
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    IMG_20171018_160223.jpg IMG_20171212_161811.jpg My 32 sedan 2 1\2" front, 2" back IMG_20171016_151336.jpg
     
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  13. My 31 Model A is chopped 5", I'm 5' 9" and it fits perfectly, always loved chopped cars!!
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  14. ekimneirbo
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    I think the laid back windshield looks great with the chop. I think the reason people say that is because they know they can't ride in it.......I assume the seats recline?;)
     
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  15. ekimneirbo
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    from Brooks Ky

    Its not how tall ya are, its how long your legs are........:D
     
  16. 2019 36 orange wheels.jpg I like my newest 1, and I'm 6'3"
     
  17. Xman
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    IMG_0180.JPG The hood on my 34 is a stock original, only mod is the louvers.
    As to the chop, The issue of course is visibility. I posted this pic a long time ago but gives an idea what I see.
     
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  18. akoutlaw
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    I like your view too, but it appears your speedo isn't working. :eek:
     
  19. Speedometers are highly overrated, in certain cases if you know how fast you are going it might scare the crap out of you! :D HRP
     
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  20. Blue One
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    That’s perfect except that you don’t own it anymore :(:D
     
  21. Dino 64
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    Just finished the body work on the top of my 31 coupe. In primer, just shy of a 3” haircut [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  22. ladyhrp
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    This was my favorite chopped car.

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  23. Me too. HRP
     
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  24. chrisp
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    I chopped about 15 cars 2 of them are mine and one of the 2 is 5" front and 6" back then I 'm 5'3 so I might section it. Average chop is in the 3 to 4" range, customs usually with 1" more taken out back. Oldest from 1929 newest from 1972.
    This is my favorite mod to perform on a car. I did coupés, 2dr sedans, 4dr sedans (converted to 2dr, 1 is mine ), 1 panel, 1 delivery and my wagon (converted to 2dr).
    I just love chopped cars done tastefully, not overdone like a steamroller drove over it.
     
  25. bowie
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    This ‘32 pickup was bought new by my grandfather for use in our family water well drilling company. Sold off to an employees son in 1958. He chopped it in the local HS shop in 1959. I bought it in 1972 for $75.00 complete in pieces. Don’t know if I’ll live long enough to build her, but I’d like to. She’s the only chopped one I’ve ever had. It’s a very RUFF chop!
     
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  26. No way did you chop it much, here's a pic of '30 and was told the same thing. CARS Custom.jpg
     
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  27. Beautiful work, applause to you Sir....
     
  28. It's still in my garage/shop, in my name presently, hope to get it to the new owner after some details are finished up.
     
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  29. Blue One
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    I stand corrected :D
    I was sure you had sent it down the road to it’s new owner some time ago. :D
     
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