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Technical Chopping the 35 five window

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by solo_909, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. solo_909
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    Hey guys,

    So my 35 will be getting a little trim off the top pretty soon. My question is does anybody have any links or progress photos of a chop?

    It seems like this is a chop that can go wrong super fast. From what I've read these coupes need a "slant" chop. I can't really find any info about those. Can someone explain what that means or show photos of one compared with a straight chop?

    Also I can't seem to find the link to part 2 of Marcel's chop in the street rodders article. Anyone know where I can find it?

    Any help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

    This is also not a debate if I should chop it or not. I just want to learn more about them and I'll decide what I'll do with my 35, cool?


    Here's a photo of a chop I feel is absolutely perfect!!! Does anyone have any more photos of this 36? Anyone know who owns it?


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  2. alchemy
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    Slant chop WHICH DIRECTION? Are you building a hot rod or a custom? If you don't know the answer to either of these questions, you have some thinkin to do.
     
  3. solo_909
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    Going the custom route
     
  4. Be sure to drive/ride in a chopped one before you get out the saw. That is a good looking car the way it is.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  5. 2935ford
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    ^^^^^^^^
    I second those comments.
     
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    Leave it be. they look bitchen just the way they are. 35-36 are so nice and round and when you chop them they tend to look to flat on top. Sorry just my two cents.
     
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    I don't know how to link posts but if you look for Miss scarlet, kipper chopped his 5 window and its perfect. Its how I'm going to chop mine. Just do a search for it. Plenty of pics.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I found the post and looks amazing!!
     
  11. Gman0046
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    My estimation is chopping a 35-40 Ford ruins the proportions of the car. Not all cars need to be chopped.


    Gary
     
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  12. Want the perfect chop?
    Study the original 1935-36 Ford sales brochures and artists interpretation of the 5 Windows.
    You'll want them in your hands, not a skewed picture of a picture.
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  13. solo_909
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    Where can you purchase them?
     
  14. solo_909
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    I appreciate the info fellas, but like I said with no disrespect it's my car and I think they look better with a little off the top if done the right way.
     
  15. VCS
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    Try the book Chopping Tops by Larry O'Toole, it has a great chapter on performing a step by step chop on a 36 five window


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  16. MAD 034
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    If you paint it a dark color it might look chopped.
     
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  17. solo_909
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    I'll have to take a look at it. thanks!!
     
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    Looks good. They split the roof it looks like. From what I've read people say not to do that because it gets too flat and loses the shape. I think it looks pretty good.
     
  20. alchemy
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    True, but that is not slanted like you were wondering about. That's more of a hot rod chop instead of a custom chop. Also, the chop isn't drastic so the proportions stay reasonable.
     
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  21. I think the biggest issue chopping a 35-36 is the rear quarter Windows get goofy.
    This is really neat.
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  23. bscc50
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    the '36 you asked about is owned by kevin anderson in indiana. kevin runs the custom car revival show. you can contact him on the shows Facebook page. he's a great guy and i'm sure he'd answer all your questions.
     
  24. solo_909
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    Awesome!! Thank you!
     
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    That's really cool!
     
  26. solo_909
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    Did a little Photoshopping of my 35. This is what I'm going for.

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  27. deuce1932
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    I say it look like a plan...a real man's chop
    not some wimpy half assed effort.
    time to get cutting..

    I for one will be watching with interest.
     
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  28. Airborne34
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    Let it be, that's too nice a car to cut up. Better investment would be a hopped up flattie with a nice Rake. Certain cars were perfect from the factory. 35-40 Fords being one of them.
     
  29. brady1929
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    It's not my car and I love chopped cars, but I wouldn't chop that one. It's too nice.
     

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