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Hot Rods Got another Tudor and now want to chop it

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by A Rodder, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. rawcjw19
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    Glad this came up. I have one to do also, but mine is channeled 3 1/2 I am thinking 3-4 inch chop, but waiting til I have the floor in to see if we can fit. I want to keep the back seat. Nice sedans. Wish my body was as nice as these!
     
  2. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Very nice work A Rodder. Sedan looks tough.
    The Model A restorers must hate you for 'takin out' 'their' cars ;).
     
  3. A Rodder
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    I have had two this summer that were......too nice to cut up. One I sold on ebay and the other I traded it off.
    My coupe was too nice also but the sedans drivetrain/chassis was SPENT.

    I keep my eyes out always.
     
  4. A Rodder
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    At the painters!



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  5. guy1unico
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    Probably too late ...but no chop is necessary...the pic is as cool as it gets.
    Just Z the frame in rear and use 4.5 and 7.5 tires.
     

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  6. Sparkswillfly
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    yep.......
     

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  7. A Rodder
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    I can't disagree with you fellas. Those are fine examples of uncut hot rods. I ownedvthis one for four years though. It was time for a little change.

    I can say with almost all certainty, the next tudor will probably have fenders with a 2 inch chop.

    2 inches off is the way they should have been made!
     
  8. A Rodder
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    Oops, forgot to paste the pic....

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  9. BCCHOPIT
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    looks great Joe.....
    I need to do it to mine now
     
  10. A Rodder
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    Thanks Bill,
    Are you gonna go fenderless on yours?
     
  11. BCCHOPIT
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    That is still up in the air.
     

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  12. sololobo
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    Looks like a real beater to start with!! Of course, just kidden, a sweet lookin starter car bro. My bro is getting ready to lower the lid on his 30 coupe and is not sure how much, nice pix here to help with that choice. Great car pal, rock n roll! ~sololobo~
     
  13. A Rodder
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    Werent you gonna put that on a set of 32 rails you picked up?

    If your leaving it on the A frame fendered, I would go two inches,
    If not..........
    Chop the shit out of it because stock sucks, cut em up!
     
  14. BCCHOPIT
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    I am all over the place with what I want to do. The latest is 32 rail and flat head 8 for the coupe
    4" chop Tudor full fender with small block hiding under the hood.
    Then make a speedster out of all my banger stuff

    I real like this one
     

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  15. A Rodder
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    Haha, sound like me. Next week I should be bringing the coue down to my work ti take the body off it so the Tudor body can go on it then progress to the coupe going onto the 32 chassis with the flathead I got.
     
  16. Dirk35
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    My Model A has no chop and the seats only have the minim amount of room for the slide mechanism to work. I sit about 6 behind the B Pillar and its a pain to see the street lights if there isn't a car stopped in front of me. I'm only 5'9". your chop looks cool. I hope you like it.
     

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  17. A Rodder
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    The one I posted above was sucky to see out of as well.
    Might as well look bad asser.

    Dirk that is a fine Tudor!
     
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  18. A Rodder
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    Wooohoooooo

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  19. 510madmav
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    wow! nice color.
     
  20. KustomCars
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  21. A Rodder
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    Should look a tad more red, less brown, but still be dark in the sun.
     
  22. brady1929
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  23. Sparkswillfly
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  24. A Rodder
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  25. elmitcheristo
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    "Bad asser!" I love it!
     
  26. NEWFISHER
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    Bad asser! When do we see bad assest?
     
  27. A Rodder
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    Its in my avatar.......bawahaahaaaa
     
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  29. A Rodder
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    Got the frame stripped down today. Lots of sand blasting and wire wheeling.
    Everything will get coated and reassembled.

    I will also show some pics of when I did some mods to the frame for stance, axle, etc. These pics are a little out of order as some where taken when the coupe body was on the chassis and also the frame was completely stript again when the Tudor body went onto the chassis.

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    These show the shortened and reworked F1 shock mounts to support the Bilsteins I got from Steve at Industrial Chassis
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    Modifications to the lower shock mounts to work better.
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    Angle of the dangle
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    This shows how we cut and rearched the rear crossmember. It houses a T spring courtesy of 117Harv, but it wasn't low enough. Kind of an reverse section. Helped alot.
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    In addition, I have early for brakes with all new parts, used a new dropped front axle, reverse eyed spring, new spindles, steering arm, tie rod etc.

    All the bearings were repacked, steering gear adjusted, obviously new master cylander, wheel cylander and brake lines.
     
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  30. BCCHOPIT
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    Doesn't look like you got much WORK done at work but it came out real nice. :)
     

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