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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by los punk rods dave, May 31, 2009.
Thanks for the update!
just read the thread this after seeing your album, great work, hope things will free up so you can keep it moving
Love it! looking awesome, great job!!
GREAT FUCKING BUILD!!!!! I love it!!!!
very cool car coming together.
anyone ever chopped a '47 3w coupe and make it look good?
Plymouth 1946-8 coupes are all 5 Window.
i was talking about a Dodge. same family, figured it was relevant to the discussion.
To me it would look squished, it's already such a tiny cabin.....maybe if lengthened and hard topped?
I feel the same way. Small top on them. I have seen a red dodge on the internet floating around that is chopped. Its not my fav but not really my cup of tea! I also have seen a 49 3 window Plymouth where they sectioned in the roof of 30s something coupe and changed up the whole look of the car. I thought it was pretty bad ass looking. Its here on the hamb just need to find it. I will post it when I do.
i was thinking it would look squished too. mostly cuz the ass end of those is so long. maybe we'll find a different way to give it some personality...
Last of our little hi-jack....ROADSTER BABY!
and now back to your regularly scheduled plymouth chop...
Last but not least, leave the top alone and drop the ass end on the ground throw some tear drop skirts on it. Tale dragger baby.
See if this looks like what you have! Post 98. This is one bad ass coupe!
Here is the 3 window with a chop. Go to post number six.
the chop looks wrong. the ass-dropped coupe looks like it to me. thanks for the reference! gets the imagination rolling...
i was looking in the owner's album (his post was on the previous page in that thread) and he is in the midst of chopping his too! 3" in front and 4'' in back. curious to see how it looks from a distance. those trunks are so long, i'm not sure any amount will work with a 3w.
coupe looks great. using your cut marks for reference in my own. thanks for the descriptive pics
Dave, great looking project...I'm looking at getting a 47 this month. I have a question about lowering the front and rear without bagging, Do you have any suggestions...would lowering blocks/ C notch... in the rear accomplish the ride heigth you've got or is bagging the way to go. I have never gone the bagged route.
finally got done with side jobs for this year , got motorcycle chopper build done ,got 64 econoline daily driver mechanical all new and through body on rotisserie to finally get to the rot on bottom of rockers and body braces full tilt here on out
That's a Tough Lookin Chop!! Gives that old ply - mouth a cool look!
Awesome...cant wait to see where it goes from here! Glad your back on the horse!
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Nice to see ya on it again !
Full speed ahead!!!!!
yo man car is sweet nice work .
Unorthodox Plymouth chop.
Looking really cool so far. Could be one of the coolest '47 Plymouths when done. I can't wait to see the Buick and Caddy stuff up front. The Fords look good, but what were your original headlight plans? I'm liking the Kaiser bumper on back. What tail lights are you going to do?
for sure those plymouth are looking good with a nice chop and skirts !
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