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History Long Live the Channel Job

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,494

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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Long Live the Channel Job


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  2. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,436

    sloppy jalopies

    I love channeled hot rods... my last rod was a 5" channeled and 5" sectioned '33 ford fiver...
    bad back / neck has pushed me to a full height '30 ford coupe on the 6" shortened '33's frame... but I really like the channeled look... nippler.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
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  3. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,629


    This style is one that when it looks good its great. But when bad is really bad looking. Most of the bad ones (to my eye) have chunky or crude looking parts. Like too thick frame Z bracing ahead of the firewall. A product of the times and available tin for sure.

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  4. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,553


    You're preaching to the choir here brother. My last 3 builds have all been channeled and fender-less.
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  5. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,205


    Viva la channel!!!!
  6. IronTrap
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 466


    That is a real good one. Those subtle, "less-is-more" east coast cars are my favorite. Stared at a lot of little book east coast cars when building my channel/no chop A-coupe.
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  7. A HEMI-powered, Channeled Deuce 5wd ... What’s not to like? :D

    The HEMI32  Coupe circa 1955 (pre-chop).jpg
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  8. I have always like channeled car, and never liked chopped cars!

    I have ridden in a couple chopped cars no head room, and could not see out the windshield (almost got car sick on a 1/2 mile drive!) I had to scooch so for down to see that I was just about off the seat and sitting on the floor.

    Give me head room and the ability to see out of the windshield!
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  9. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,546


    Preach on brother! I have been out of vogue with this for more decades than not. That being said I do like and have lowered and jacked up stock top and chopped machines too. Never have been that keen on tail drag channels , though. Variety is the spice. Long live the wedge job !! :
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  10. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 20,142

    Staff Member

    Love the channeled hot rods, Gary Chopits pickup with fenders was really bitchin [​IMG]

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  11. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    My dad's coupe back in 1954: Image (3).jpg

    Mine last winter working on the rear fenders:
  12. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 966

    Sting Ray

    This is one of my favorites, from the Chicago area. Unchopped.jpg
  13. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,436

    sloppy jalopies

    zat a roof rack ? ... surfboard ?
  14. 41FordVert
    Joined: Sep 1, 2013
    Posts: 89


  15. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    It is not. He sold it not long after he finished it never to see it again.
  16. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 851


  17. one of my favorites and the one i am working on. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463940665.668262.jpg DSCF5052.JPG DSCF5071.JPG
  18. davidgeno
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 1


  19. Just sold this one to a gentleman in North Carolina. Sure 'am going to miss it. Phone 082.JPG Phone 002.JPG
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  20. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,865


    Here in Calif I get comments like; 'if I owned it I'd unchannel it'.:rolleyes:

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  21. Channeled beats Air Bags any day. this little Girl is now 43. Yep, the Truck is still around also.
    53 F-100.jpg Then there's this. I swear some day, yep some day.
    20161007_075044.jpg The Wizzard
  22. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,888

    from Tampa, FL

    DSC_3754aW2000.jpg DSC_3758aW2000.jpg DSC_3756aW1700.jpg DSC_3757aW2000.jpg Built in Sycamore, IL
    DSC_3754aW2000.jpg DSC_3758aW2000.jpg DSC_3756aW1700.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  23. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 947


    I love channeled cars also, just pure old fashion hot rods.
  24. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,149

    Ned Ludd

    Good to see so many full-fendered channelled cars.
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  25. fenders add another layer of shape and a "flowing" line over the tires. i prefer cars with fenders and on a channeled car it really is exaggerated.......
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  26. I'm in, channel with no chop and fenders. I even kept the bug eye headlights on my truck.
    interior room is a little tight, but It fits me perfectly.

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  27. coilover
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 625

    from Texas

    34 Chevy Master 5w coupe channeled 5" and a hemi with 4 camshafts.
    Kenneth's Mod A, Nomad, Stude, 34 chev 061.jpg
  28. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 966

    Sting Ray

    The car that gnichols posted, #23 has got to be the same car in post 12. Any more info on it?

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