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Hot Rods Model A Coupe showing different chops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wex65, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Mine's @ 5", wouldn't want any more. DSCN9465.JPG
     
  2. fras2
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    We cut out 4 inches. Just enough headroom.
     

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  3. Mark Jenny
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    I think I'm gonna leave my white coupe unchopped...I like the visability better..my grey coupe looks cool, so I'll keep one for practicality..sides..I dig the look of the one in my avatar..that kinda what I'm shooting for on this one
     
  4. Mark Jenny
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    That has to be one of the most bitchen looking trucks I've ever seen!!!,,,for a fenderless truck, its perfect!...u nailed it dude!
     
  5. Sweet ride.

    Unless you made that one from a coupe or sedan I think you will find that closed cab pickups have a taller roof than a coupe.

    Never the less nice ride, you got it in spades. :cool:
     
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  6. Dang! that's a nice truck!
     
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  7. Thank you Mark for the compliment, that was thoughtful.
     
  8. skreemin
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    4inch chop on mine. Dad and I went very scientific on this. We researched, summoned spirits with an Ouija board, called on aliens and crop circles...then we grabbed the first thing we saw for a refence. 2 inch masking tape. Laid it 2 strips wide (2inch tape x 2 strips...well thats 4 inches!) stood back to look at it shrugged our shoulders and dad started cutting.
     

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  9. Just for reference, did you know that there is no more tape made in 2".
    It's all 1.88" now. So unless you had an old roll of 2" made befor the change your chop is 3.76".

    About 1 year ago I went looking for 2" tape, none to be found. So I asked the guy and he said "it's been almost a year since I've seen it, but I have 1 roll that came in thru the returns, here. Very well may be the last new roll in the country"
     
  10. Bam.inc
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    3.76" sounds good for me
     
  11. flamingokid
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    She definitely has the look :)
     
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  12. flamingokid
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    Mark,I think you nailed it,I wouldn't change a thing.
     
  13. skreemin
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    Damn metric system!!! This was good ol actual 2 inch tape. Stuff we've had laying around forever.
     
  14. nunattax
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    i had a look at two rolls i have in the garage.the 2 inch is 2 inch and the 1 1/2 inch is 1 1/2 inch.thats a surprise everything over here is gone metric which means the new standards are smaller ,thinner or/and shorter
     
  15. banginona40
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    Mine with a 3 1/2" chop. I think my next upcoming A coupe project will have a 4 1/2" haircut.[​IMG]
     
  16. Hdonlybob
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  17. nunattax
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    QUOTE="banginona40, post: 10837644, member: 29696"]Mine with a 3 1/2" chop. I think my next upcoming A coupe project will have a 4 1/2" haircut.

    31/2 looks great
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
     
  18. wex65
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    4 1/2 inches...

    IMG_3483.JPG
     
  19. scrap metal 48
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    heavy chop 007.JPG My winter project.. 6 1/4" chop... click pic for larger image
     
  20. Hot Rod 50
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    HELL YEA! Perfection
     
  21. Hot Rod 50
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    What did you do for the seat and steering?
     
  22. JimSibley
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    I have found that 5.5 is the limit for function, which coincidentally is also the limit for a legal windshield. It looks hammered but I can still use a 13 inch steering wheel and a seat that isn't right on the floor. This gives you exactly 6 inches of window at its tightest spot.
     
  23. Mark Jenny
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    I'm 6'2" and asked that question as well...my coupe has a 4.5 chop...I put the seat on the floor and tilted the front to back to get some comfort, then I shortened the steering column by a couple inches..its fine now, just cant see traffic lights if I'm first in line :)
     
  24. mgtstumpy
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    28A Coupe.jpg
    Friend's car, 4" haircut Keen Coupe.jpg
     
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  25. mgtstumpy
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    1 3/4" on this local car FGW_365_t.jpg
    New local car, no idea of chop. Just as slick as his tudor
    JD3.jpg
     
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  26. wex65
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    As I found out on the drive down to Austin last month...something to consider when chopping, the steering wheel size.

    I am running a 1948 Ford wheel which looks stunning but it certainly feels every bit the 18 inches. Wouldn't change it for the world, a definite focal point.
     
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  27. I agree with you on 18" steering wheels. They look good in any old car. You think it's a bit too big? I wouldn't change it either. I have a pile of parts and, I'm building a Model A in my head for right now.
     
  28. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
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    My 4 inch chop 4 inch channel
    Want too go too 2 more inchers
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431606532.200419.jpg
     
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  29. Yup, I like bumping my noggin. 4" chop.
     
  30. HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

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