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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


    That's an excellent point.
     
  2. iron head
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 17

    iron head
    Member
    from port perry

    Hell ya chop it i used to work at Oddball Kustoms i built a 27 T cut 8" out of it and channeld it 3" over the frame was a little straining on the neck but got used to it CHOP IT
     
  3. Not just chop it ..................... Chop it and Rake it!
     
  4. michaelmoore
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 97

    michaelmoore
    Member

    chop it till you can hardly see
     
  5. 10 inch chop. perfect.
     
  6. Here is a 10 inch chop, 4 inch channel. The seat is on the floor and im 5'10''. Fits me good. Good Luck! T's are way under rated!
     

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  7. Everything has been chopped so much anymore that a chopped car looks normal to a lot of us. A phone booth on the other hand is unique and the T coupe is one of the few that really lends itself well to that style of build.

    If I had a '27 I might like to build myself one of those wierd looking all tilted and off kelter cars. I don't remember the nmame if it but there was one way back when that was a pretty famouse show car, I think one of the fellas has a pic like it in his avitar.
     
  8. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,086

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    I'm afraid I'm going to have to go with the chop...even though you're trying to go with the 60's feel..I just never liked Tall Tee's...d32
     
  9. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268

    SinisterCustom
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    :D

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  10. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 642

    Never2old
    Member
    from so cal

    Low enough?
     

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  11. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,992

    scrap metal 48
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    Hackman, that thing is very cool.. I even like the color............
     
  12. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 640

    Stock Racer
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    My 27 body comes home next week. Gonna slam it but NO chop.
     
  13. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,157

    Ghost28
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    The guy that owns this is about 6 ft 3 and 230 pounds it a 4 speed car and he drives it like it's a gocart.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. jville_hot_skater
    Joined: Apr 9, 2009
    Posts: 1,001

    jville_hot_skater
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    from jville

  15. rodrobb
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 82

    rodrobb
    Member
    from Sweden

    Mine is chopped 10" and have tube chassi
    The total hight of the car is 47"
     

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  16. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    And when you look at this the first thing that comes to mind is "sixties show rod"??!!:confused:
     
  17. yea that's the one my favorite from when I was a little kid.

    I know its just wrong but its just wrong enough to be right.

     
  18. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,724

    dumprat
    Member
    from b.c.

    Get it running and driving first chop it later. Ts are an exercise in putting ten pounds of crap in a five pound sack. Steering, master cyl, shifter,clutch pedals and linkage. Make it all work before you cut 5" out of the roof and realize you have to open the door to roll the window down.
     
  19. SOHC427
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
    Posts: 943

    SOHC427
    Member

    Don't chop the Coupe, The cool factor on the T's is how tall the top is. IMO.
    Eric
     
  20. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton


    Well I'm building the whole thing out of collected junk I have. I'm gonna mock it up before I do anything. But the plan is to at least get it up on wheels by spring.
     
  21. That sounds like a plan. But ya better hurry we are having early spring here right now. :D
     
  22. Chop the hell out of it! 9 or 10 inches. Check out that Aaron dudes from the Chopper's of Burbank. The yellow "bad news" one. His is pretty 60's and looks badass!
     
  23. jefscoupe
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 294

    jefscoupe
    Member

    I voted: CHOP IT!
    If you ain't gonna chop it, might as well restore it to original. :D
     
  24. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,078

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  25. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    Spring in northern Alberta... I got time. It's actually pretty close to being a roller. Just a bit more welding, and gotta find me one of those drop axles for cheap.
     
  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
    Member
    from BC

    Hell, he has months yet!:eek:
     
  27. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 370

    chevydave1965
    Member
    from Iowa

    Nothing cooler then a 4-6 in chop on a T
     
  28. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    Wow 201 votes! Nice turnout. Better than the last Canadian federal election.
    Keep 'em coming.
     
  29. benflathead
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 249

    benflathead
    Member

    Don't chop it just channel it. Mine aint chopped.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    ^^ That sits nice.
     

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