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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29NashRod, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. 4-inch chop, 4-inch channel, 6-inch ride height all around with 28" tires

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  2. 4-inch chop, 4-inch channel, 6-inch ride and 28" tires in front, 9-inch ride and 31" tires in back

    32 vote(s)
    31.4%
  3. 4-inch chop, no channel, 6-inch ride and 28" tires in front, 9-inch ride and 31" tires in back

    66 vote(s)
    64.7%
  1. 29NashRod
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 66

    29NashRod
    Member
    from Portland

    So I'm in the planning phase for my coupe, and I know that photochopping can open its own can of worms because I need to see the car in person to really decide. But I'm having a hell of a time figuring out the ride/stance combination for this car, mostly because it's a Nash and the proportions are different than what we're all used to. So here it is, I have my own opinions, but I'll keep them to myself for now and ask the HAMB-holes what they think of these options: (By the way the hood is going away)

    Stock (not an option, you should probably see what I'm starting with)
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    Option #1: 4-inch chop, 4-inch channel, and a 6-inch ride height all around with 28" tires
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    Option #2: 4-inch chop, 4-inch channel, and a 6-inch ride, 28" tire in front, and a 9-inch ride, 31" tire in back
    [​IMG]

    Option #3: 4-inch chop, no channel,
    and a 6-inch ride, 28" tire in front, and a 9-inch ride, 31" tire in back
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950

    chevyshack
    Member

    I think the first picture looks best but maybe with bigger wheels n tires. Like the ZZ Top car.
     
  3. LameExcuse
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 57

    LameExcuse
    Member
    from Renton, WA

    I like option #2.
     
  4. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,973

    Rickybop
    Member
    from Michigan

    I almost always prefer a highboy with a healthy chop, so I pick option #3. As far as ride-height and tire diameter goes, I like larger tires over smaller, and don't care for the top of the tire being higher than the wheel-well. But how much someone chops and/or channels their car is a personal thing, and has to do with more than looks. How tall are you? Have you figured out how much head-room/leg-room you'd have? If you'r gonna have trouble getting in and out of the car, or end up driving with your knees up to your chin, you should take that into account.
     

  5. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,108

    Clark
    Member

    For some reason the car looks really long and the tires look small in those pics.

    The last pic looks the best to me. The splash apron adds hieght to the body and gives the look of the car being shorter. Maybe a 32 ford frame would look good under it or maybe a roll pan on the sides to add hieght to the body.
    Clark
     
  6. JCW2110
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 111

    JCW2110
    Member

    Option #3 works for me.
     
  7. Definitely 3.

    Steve
     
  8. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,407

    HotRod33
    Member

    Picture number 3 .... car would be bad ass.........
     
  9. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,933

    The37Kid
    Member

    I'd keep the hood.
     
  10. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,123

    Retroline
    Member

    Needs bigger wheels and the wheel base back a little.
    Here is a roughy, oh yeah and a couple more inches.
     

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  11. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,278

    brewsir
    Member

    man that's like asking for an opinion on the perfect woman! Everybody has an opinion and most are going to be different from each other. Good luck!
     
  12. perk30
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 321

    perk30
    Member

    I like this a lot..just my 02

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  13. Option 3, show some frame.
     
  14. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 718

    Streetwerkz
    Member

    I voted # 2, close to what mine will be
     
  15. PRIMERDAVE
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 895

    PRIMERDAVE
    Member

    yup...I'd say option #3 is the ticket
     
  16. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    Member
    from Tracy, CA

    Count me #3...

    Love those chopped on the frame highboy jalopies!!
     
  17. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    nutajunka

    I'd do something about the roof behind the door and maybe shorten the rear quarter a bit.
     
  18. Rev. Whitewall
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 39

    Rev. Whitewall
    Member

    i voted 3. keep that ass end up a little.
     
  19. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,082

    millersgarage
    Member

    3
    3
    3
    3

    just saying.....
     
  20. 3. But maybe slightly less rake.... I like low, but the channel doesn't work with the classic fender arch, IMO.
     
  21. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,097

    BadgeZ28
    Member
    from Oregon

    3 looks the best to me
     
  22. 29NashRod
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 66

    29NashRod
    Member
    from Portland


    Dude! That's looking pretty good, and not channeled, which is a big part of what I'm struggling with. (I'm not sure about "a little more off the top" :) ) But "chopped and channeled" sounds so good, and it's what I started off planning on, but the consensus is leaning toward option #3 (no channel) which, truth be told, is what I'm thinking looks the best also. Sometimes you have to depart from what you want and let the car "tell" you what it needs.

    I was planning on whitewalls, by the way.
     
  23. greazhonkey
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
    Posts: 889

    greazhonkey
    Member

    I prefer #3. I don't care for #1. #2 is good, but I like #3 better
     
  24. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 1,527

    I SMELL SMOKE
    Member

    [​IMG] i like this but i think the door needs to be lengthen about 1.5 inchs
     
  25. I'd say option 3.
     
  26. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    Modified option #2; Less chop; maybe about 2", more channel; about 5", and with rear fenders, filled up with bigassed tires, of course.:D With hood, bottom of which would be cut off to fit on top of the frame at the front.

    (kind of like I did my Nash hot rod............he, he) I lost the side apron, replaced it with a 3-inch rocker.

    Snow melting 2 4 10.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  27. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    I'll add; I don't think a spare tire would work on the coupe.......
     

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