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Model T coupe...Chop more or not

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldsmolet, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. pincher
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 378

    pincher
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    from Saginaw

    I think it looks just right the way it is. I am currently building a 27 T coupe and not going to chop it. Will be channeled 4" though. Picked up a middle seat out of a Dodge Carivan. and sit just right in the car.Good luck with your build.............PINCHER
     
  2. 50Fraud
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    I think those coupes look good when the quarter window is just about square. I think Pinstriper40's car got it right.
     
  3. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
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    I allways thought that the rear corners of the quarter windows were so different that when moved to close together they didn't look right.
     
  4. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    from Colorado

    The header panel getting trimmed up letting the windshield be a little taller makes seeing red lights a lot easier , especially being as tall as you are. I cut 3 inches out of my header and made a shorter visor. Besides the header looks out of proportion with the side windows stock.
     
  5. flat 39
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    A Tall T coupe is a thing of beauty.
     
  6. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Here you go.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=665961
     
  7. When I cut my 33 pickup, I first sat in the seat I planned to use and had my neighbor kid come over and measure from my head to the top. Was 7 and 1/2 inches...cut 5 and a half inches to leave a solid 2 inches space.
    No way would I ever chop a top without sitting and measuring first.
     
  8. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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    Where did you get it? I have been looking for a decently priced A or T coupe/roadster for a while. Looks good though, nice project
     
  9. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
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    from Woburn, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    Do you have the frame ready to lay it down on? I think if you can get it laid down on the frame you're going to use & get your wheelbase mocked up, the correct look might make itself more apparent to you.
     
  10. Since you asked, I think you could go a couple more.
     
  11. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Exactly what I did... minus the neighbor kid.... I used my pop. Glad I didn't chop it 10" like I had planned!!! :D
     
  12. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    a couple more for me please.
     
  13. oldsmolet
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 128

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    Thanks. Yours looks perfect to me....but im a little taller lol

    Terre Haute. I bought it a few years back.

    Dont have the frame set up.
    My friends just hacked the roof off this one night drinking then gave up. So im trying to get it back together and straightened up so i can move the floor up when i set it on the floor. If i did it my way the chop would have been last. Gotta love friends
     

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