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Hot Rods Hard Chop 1932 5 window

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rexrogers, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Yeah.....

    Totally ridiculous if it was your only hot rod, but if he's got 5 other 5 windows, then I guess why not. It seems like it is purely for the extreme look and not for practicality. Obviously there are many elements people incorporate into their cars that are not practical but this is definitely on top of the list.

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  2. Rattle Trap
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 358

    Rattle Trap

    Nice to look at but I wouldnt want to drive it.
  3. Very cool keep the updates coming along with pics.
  4. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 738


    If it's getting built as a race car ,it's fine, but I really can't believe that visibility is sufficient for street use.....looks hard as nails though.Its entirely up to the owner how he wants it and fair play to the guy, nice work.
  5. jeepers00creepers
    Joined: Jun 1, 2011
    Posts: 139


    I don't understand all the negativity. A customer is paying the man to do what he asks. All it proves is hes talented. Hammer on!!!
  6. DiabloMann
    Joined: Apr 7, 2001
    Posts: 201

    from colorado

    Cant wait to see it on the road!
  7. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,125


    Safe?.......hell no
    Practical?......not even a little
    Cramped? bet

    I like it.
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  8. I'm too crippled,too old and way too tall to fit in that coupe but darn if I don't think it's one of the coolest ,bad boy looking hot rod! HRP
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  9. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 806


    radical chop...i particularly dig the y block
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  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    At around 9-10 years old I fell in love with '32 5w's. That's 60 years of observing what can and has been done with them. With very few exceptions I'm basically OK with just about anything that
    man has visited on these lovely automotive icons . I can see myself owning this one but at 70 yrs old I wouldn't look forward to driving it more than 2-300 miles a day.
    Around 42 years ago I acquired a nice example to build my "dream hot rod". Family, making a living to support same, and a host of health and accident issues have conspired to keep it in the back of the shop...................waiting. With the dirt nap fast approaching my friends (both of them) have started a campaign to "put up or shut up". After a couple dozen modified vehicles to warm up with I'm hoping there is still enough gas in the tank to give this one a shot.

  11. 1951
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  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,767

    scrap metal 48

    As I 've stated before; I thought this was a hot rod forum.. Not a street rod or how comfortable it is or how practical it is forum but a hot rod forum.. Yeah it's a heavy chop, yeah it will be hard to see the street lights, but dam, I sure would like to have it in my driveway.. In fact I think I'll do almost as heavy a chop on my next A coupe(can't afford a 32)...
  13. Countn'Carbs
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 881

    from CO

    It's got my attention that's for sure. Thanks for posting this Rex and great work as usual. Can't wait to see this thing running around.
  14. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,680

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    As a salt racecar only,I really love it!
    On the street no way,would hate to see it on the street and for sure would not even talk to any driving,an I talk to a lot of odd balls being one myself.
  15. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    I gotcside tracked with a honey do list but plan on finish up my end of this project soon. The rear roll pan is nect to complete, then start back at the cowl and a final round of metal finishing. And either put the wood back in the car or if the owner wants some sheetmetal structure, i vote for the wood no interior but we will see

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    The chop is no doubt hard. Not my taste but I get it. I've stared at it for a while and there's only some minor things (but maybe major work) that sort of mullers up the vibe. The doors and qtr windows look too "thick" and seem to steal from the cars angry looks. The windshield frame too. Seems to pinch it down more than it really is. Now if this becomes a "thing" with you every time you look at it, well, sorry man. Kool as hell and like I said before, looks angry. Maybe even more like totally pissed off:cool:
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  17. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 16,573


    Orange or blue Plexiglass roof.
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    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,250

    from alabama

    Many years ago I had a Pick up truck I wanted to chop....back then I drank a good bit......we cut 3" out...sat and drank a little while and decided it need another inch out.......cut it again and tacked it back together...sat and drank some more and we both decided it was good.....I showed up the next day and as I was pulling up to the shop my Buddy was sitting in the same place we were the night before and looking at the looked different...I remember telling him that we must have really got tore up last night because I didn't realize we had cut the top that much......he started laughing and said...after you left I thought it would look better with another inch out, so I cut it again........ALCOHOL.....sure am glad I quit drinking in '88................but once it was finished and painted, I loved it.
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    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,173


    Any updates on the coupe?
  20. 4thhorseman
    Joined: Feb 14, 2014
    Posts: 261

    from SW Desert

    Bitch to drive but I like it. Evil man.
  21. are you going to chop it? :D
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  22. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    I have been slowly working on the roll pan, should make some notable progress this weekend
  23. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,762


    32 sedan.jpg

    Local tudor with a similar severe chop.
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  24. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,604


    XF/GR = flathead / Gas Roadster???
  25. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    I know the XF/GR was by no means my idea he just liked it. and the 409 all i can think about is Chevy.
  26. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,604


    The car is bitchin for sure ...but I'm pretty burnt out on fake race numbers ..
    xf is fairly recent class and unless he saws the roof off its not gas roadster criteria .... Maybe you can convince him to scrub that part off ?..But if he likes it... He likes it
  27. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,189


    Man, the hamb is full if whining! I myself feel a 32 chop ends at 6 inches, but that thing is mean, and looks all that more angry with the wild
    Chop. Go build and drive!

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  28. nasty Nasty NASTY !!
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  29. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    The roll pan is almost complete, i think the plan is to punch some louvers in it and a round of metal finishing.

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  30. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,767

    scrap metal 48

    Super job on the roll pan but I liked it better without it...
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014

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