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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
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Long Live the Channel Job

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  2. sloppy jalopies
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    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
     
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  3. treb11
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    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
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    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
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    Viva la channel!!!!
     
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  6. IronTrap
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    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!
     
  9. bowie
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    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
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    Love the channeled hot rods, Gary Chopits pickup with fenders was really bitchin [​IMG]


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  11. MAD 034
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    My dad's coupe back in 1954: Image (3).jpg

    Mine last winter working on the rear fenders:
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  12. Sting Ray
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    This is one of my favorites, from the Chicago area. Unchopped.jpg
     
  13. sloppy jalopies
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    zat a roof rack ? ... surfboard ?
     
  14. 41FordVert
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  15. MAD 034
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    It is not. He sold it not long after he finished it never to see it again.
     
  16. guffey
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    one of my favorites and the one i am working on. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463940665.668262.jpg DSCF5052.JPG DSCF5071.JPG
     
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  18. davidgeno
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  19. bskustoms
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    from Aloha, Or.

    Just sold this one to a gentleman in North Carolina. Sure 'am going to miss it. Phone 082.JPG Phone 002.JPG
     
  20. no55mad
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    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
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    from Tampa, FL

    DSC_3754aW2000.jpg DSC_3758aW2000.jpg DSC_3756aW1700.jpg DSC_3757aW2000.jpg Built in Sycamore, IL
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  23. chevyfordman
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    I love channeled cars also, just pure old fashion hot rods.
     
  24. Ned Ludd
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    Good to see so many full-fendered channelled cars.
     
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  25. tb33anda3rd
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    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
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    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
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    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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