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Hot Rods Coupe or Roadster? Watcha think?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Choppa Hanee, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Curly Hand
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 324

    Curly Hand
    from Tucson

    Coupe! Keep your coupe! Down the road buy another roadster and have both!
  2. modelkitbasher
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 474


    coupe for sure you'd be silly to trade for a roadster In my opinion. but at the end of the day you own the car and you gotta make the choice.
  3. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    WHY CHOOSE ???

    Just have BOTH :D

  4. 31' A Bone
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 100

    31' A Bone
    from So Cal

    Stay with the coupe!
  5. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Roadster....Less work (no choppin), and we will look cool wearin the goggles when we go for a ride !
  6. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    paper ,scissors,rock?
  7. WDO40
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 166


  8. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    you could ask the missus...they're always right you know

  9. Awww Fleet, here is what she said...."What ever makes you happy" Then she said "We would have our convertible then". I'm a lucky guy!!:D
  10. So far the Roadster has 13 votes and the Coupe has 11. I should do it just for what Kerry67 said, I can always make a removable top for it also. I think I might be leanin
  11. It's all subjective, but stay with the coupe man! Maybe some eye-candy to persuade you...[​IMG]
  12. dang it Cherry, I have 425 Nailhead for it too. That's a nice coupe!!
  13. Rehpotsirhcj
    Joined: May 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,272

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I'm a coupe guy... but a 29 on 32 rails would be Really Really sweet.
    I'd keep the coupe and buy a 28/29 body to put in the rafters for later.
  14. This Shit makes my mind spin, why can't I have it all!!!
  15. tucknroll
    Joined: Mar 10, 2007
    Posts: 104

    from iowa

    its your decision and a tough one at that. but were i live with rain and cold i would keep your coupe. living in arizona i would think the sun would cook ya in the roadster. around here the coupes and roadsters bring about the same price. good luck on your decision
  16. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Long term the coupe is easier to live with - even or especially in the heat. Although I would prefer a '28/'29, I'd still stick with the coupe. It has more room and travels better. Brookville makes steel roadster bodies so they are not getting any rarer and prices are stable.

    I have had both and maybe it's because I'm old, but 500 miles in a roadster has long lost it's appeal....
  17. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    I will submit my vote in the form of pictures.


    I couldn't find a single picture of a full fendered '28-'29 roadster, much less one done up nice, in my stash. You could very much be the person to help resolve this issue. :)

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  18. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    This 1928 was always my favorite full fendered A roadster....

  19. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,543

    from California

    Keep the coupe and give me a shot at the roadster?
  20. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,047


    I got my first roadster last spring and I just turned over 14K miles and I've been in the rain four times and I wouldn't go back to a coupe unless I could keep both. The roadster is the most fun car I have ever owned. I don't have an a/c house and love being outdoors so I don't mind the sun or rain. good luck
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,628


    29 roadsters on 32 rails
  22. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,984



    I'd go with the roadster.
  23. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    yeah, can always put a cloth top on it and remove it.. my problem is size. so dose not matter if its a coup, or a roadster if i can not get in the car. im planing on building a tbucket, found one that is stretched out which ill fit.. probably gonna go that rout.. if the sun bugs me, ill just get a top for it, and come winter, ill have 6 months of perfect weather to lose the top.
  24. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

  25. barobert
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
    Posts: 104


  26. Model A Fan
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 202

    Model A Fan

    Take the fenders off the coupe, chop it 3-4 inches and then turn it into a hiboy, either with a flathead or leave the 4 banger in it and hop it up...

    Too many Chevy small block 350s...and in a Ford?
  27. Deuce Roadster nailed it!!! WHY CHOOSE
  28. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    There are roadster guys and there are coupe guys. We roadster guys don't mind getting wet a lot, baking in the sun, freezing our tails off, or being hit in the head by bugs the size of B52's. Coupe and sedan guys will never understand it, we are a strange breed. :p I've driven in 5 hours of rain in an open roadster, where I couldn't see the cars in front of me. THAT is what separates us from guys who want a roof over their head.

    So you have to decide if you are a roadster guy or a coupe guy, and make your car decision based on that.

  29. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,298


    Your coupe on '32 rails would be the BOMB! They are not making anymore of those...
  30. HopFrog
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 104

    from no where

    The roof an a coupe is nice on a hot day, if you're missing hair like me hahaha.

    I vote for the roadster, but then I've always been a roadster guy. I guess it depends on what kind of driving you most do on a Sunday drive? I wear a cap to keep the sun off.

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