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Model T coupe chop or no chop you guys decide.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 0rg0, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. No chop!

    118 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. A little chop

    71 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Chop the hell out of it

    116 vote(s)
    38.0%
  1. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    Believe me, I've looked at every T coupe picture on the net. Read every story on the HAMB. I love them all. I really like the cartoon quality the tall ones have, but the chopped ones look so mean. I can't decide.

    As of right now, it's a tie. Kind of interesting don't you think ?
     
  2. 29pu
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 159

    29pu
    Member

    what you could do is put the seat that your using in it and see how much head room you`d be happy with and if you can see traffic lights with a visor,if your putting one on.also account four the channel job.my pick up isn`t chopped and with the stance and visor lights aren`t easy to see if i`m first in line.chopping it`s ok but like said early the roof should have some kind of form and not flat.
     
  3. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton


    This really adds to the cartoon look.
     
  4. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    Steves32
    Member
    from So Cal

    Chop it enough so your entire head sticks above the top & your oozing lime green shifter knob sticks out above the top of car. Then Z the frame so much that 3/4 of the rear tire diameter is above the belt line.
    Yea- that's it- just like back in the day. ;)
     
  5. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045

    retromotors
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  6. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    joeycarpunk
    Member
    from MN,USA

    I chopped a coupe for a customer that initially wanted a 10" chop. I studied several pictures of chopped coupes and discussed proportions with him and chopped it 8", narrowed the windsheild header 2" (a must) and took only 4" out of the rear window. Perfect proportions without a squashed look. Told him we can always take more out, he loved it.
    The best part is I took money and a nice 27 coupe body, doors and decklid as payment, so I'll be chopping another one for future project.
     
  7. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,860

    chaddilac
    Member

    8" please...

    I did exactly what Joeycarpunk said... cept I did 5" out of the back window. Still a nice opening and functional!!


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  8. 'Bout a 6"" chop is good.
     
  9. LMAO - Yeah I agree, "back in the day" ~ if the day was yesterday! :D
     
  10. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 690

    Cymro
    Member

    [​IMG]

    This is the sort of stance I was thinking about, angled channel? if such a term exists, keep the roof stock or a fairly small angled chop no more than a couple of inches, this is what I mean cool look and useable for a taller guy.
     
  11. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 461

    Mr cheater
    Member

    I did'nt chop mine and it still is a pain in the ass to see out of.
     

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  12. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,860

    chaddilac
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    Nice Mr. Cheater!!
     
  13. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,711

    Royalshifter
    Moderator
    from California

    Pull up a photo of Stoner's "T" it looks 60's drag cool.
     
  14. CHOP CHOP CHOP then SLAM IT TO THE GROUND!
     
  15. i always wanted to do that to a tall T ... make it even taller!
     
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,248

    The37Kid
    Member

    Just build the car with the stone stock body, they look great that way.
     
  17. JWS
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 110

    JWS
    Member
    from Kansas

    I get many many more people come up to me and say "glad you didn't chop it and make a mail slot out of it", than those that come up and tell me I should have chopped it. I agree with Mr. Cheater I didn't chop mine but is a bitch to see out of.
     

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  18. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268

    SinisterCustom
    Member

    Do not chop it.....'60's "show" cars were ever chopped BITD....;)










    psst....I voted to chop the fucker......:D
     
  19. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 466

    Itchy-Pit
    Member

    Drive it for a while then chop it if that's what you want. I've gotten a LOT of "dude chop it" with the '28 - but with a 6" channel I have pretty much settled into no chop. It's comfortable for now.
     
  20. Jebo
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 137

    Jebo
    Member

    I chopped mine 12.5 inches. And removed the header and put a 1x1 tubing in it's place. I love it but I can't see past the blower!
     
  21. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    JWS, I love the red glass, something I was thinking of doing.
     
  22. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,194

    shooter54
    Member

    it's really hard (in my opinion) to make a chopped T look right. a deep channel and no chop will get you the look of "60's show" car you're after, plus i think it will look better in general. there's something about the boxy square lines of those cars that just don't lend themselves to heavy chops (in my opinion).
     
  23. How tall are ya. I mean if your as tall as Wilt Chamberlin chopping is probably not in your best interest on the otherhand if you are as short as Mickey Rooney perhaps chopping and channeling are your best bet.

    Ah what the hell chop it to the max its not my car.
     
  24. S Baltera
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 21

    S Baltera
    Member

    Chop it with a little attitude. !inch lower in the front then the back.You said your tall mock a seat in it to see how much you can safely take out.
     
  25. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 466

    Itchy-Pit
    Member

    Jalopy Kid - WOW WOW WOW! Do you drive it?
     
  26. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    Badfun, yes a little shape to the roof makes all the difference.

    Pork'n'Beaner, I'm 6'2"

    I'm surprised how many voted for no chop. I figured this was the chop the hell out of it crowd.

    Keep voting !!!
     
  27. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash
    Member

    They definitely look better chopped. Just don't go over the top.... Literally!!!
     
  28. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268

    SinisterCustom
    Member

    I'm 6'3" and chopped mine 7.5" and sectioned the header down to @ 1"....channelled 2.5"...FWIW....
     
  29. strapingyunglad
    Joined: Jan 7, 2011
    Posts: 51

    strapingyunglad
    Member
    from ga

    i think you should note that although the "No chop!" option has the most votes if you add it up its 61 against and 92 FOR chopping ...time to start chopping.
     

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