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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. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310

    BEAR
    Member

    Chop the hell out of it
     
  2. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310

    BEAR
    Member


    Chop the hell out of it
     
  3. I'm keeping mine tall! It just looks too good to cut.
     
  4. Stone
    Joined: Nov 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,279

    Stone
    Member

    Keep it tall man.
     
  5. John, you need to add another option - "Replace coupe body with killer, ex-drag glass roadster body" :D

    Steve
     
  6. mechanicbuck43
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 2

    mechanicbuck43
    Member

    have a 26T need a quick measurement as a lot has been operated on.
    distance across firewall plus frame width
     
  7. marman1950
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
    Posts: 171

    marman1950
    Member

    Channel it frame height and 5-6 inch chop. That's my vote.
     
  8. CHOP & CHANNEL all the way! Henry Ford wouldn't mind
     
  9. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,758

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Before you chop it... finish it all - seats, steering column, pedals, shifter, etc. Drive it even if you can and using masking tape to "lower" the roof by blocking out the top of the glass. Then also make sure to give youself at least 3 inches above your head (or 4) while sitting up as straight as you can. Then chop the top as low as you desire BUT be sure the header above the window does not block your vision. Seeing out the front in a comfortable position and not hitting your head on a big bump (or being able to wear a hat while driving) is far more important than how it looks from the side. Gary

    Also... what pisses me off about my truck is that while the roof is pretty low but ok, I can't wear a fucking helmet - so I probably won't ever get to drag race it. So modify the above by wearing a helmet, too! I may have to add a Gurney blister on the roof!
     
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  11. I say you find the leftovers from someone who chopped theirs, say six inches, and add them into yours!!!:cool:
     
  12. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford
    Member

    Chop the hell out of it.
     
  13. Beamy
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 11

    Beamy
    Member
    from oakley ca

    i voted no chop.
     
  14. lowball27
    Joined: Jan 27, 2011
    Posts: 38

    lowball27
    Member

    I like e'm chopped, maybe 6 inches, but if your leaving it tall you gotta chanel
    at least 4 inches and Z it.

    They defnately look awesome either way
     
  15. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,198

    iammarvin
    BANNED
    from Tulare, Ca

    Do a raked chop. 1 1/2 in front nothing in

    back. Gives a cool look, doesn't hurt head room and a sixties vibe.
    2 thumbs up!
     
  16. Barnmiester
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
    Posts: 78

    Barnmiester
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from wyoming

    Chop it! I took 11 1/2 outta my 26 sedan and i love it, if you wanna sacrafice comfort for a badass look.
     
  17. modelamotorhead
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
    Posts: 471

    modelamotorhead
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I like 'em just the way Henry built 'em. Tall T's are cool lookin'.
     
  18. bwas
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 33

    bwas
    Member

    I vote chop.
    mines 9 1/2 chop, no channel, z'd, 47" height, no top, rear window chopped 4"
     
  19. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 778

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    BANNED
    from MO.

    No chop, then channel it. Unless you want it to look like a rat turd.
     
  20. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    Wow guys this thread is a year old. But I never did post the result.
    I went with option 4. Ditch the Coupe body for a roadster body.
     
  21. 0rg0
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 206

    0rg0
    Member
    from Edmonton

    I must say the results are interesting. Almost dead even between chop and no chop. I never would have guessed it.
     
  22. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 802

    DERPR30
    Member
    from HARVEY LA

    No chop
     

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  23. LowerthanLife
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 284

    LowerthanLife
    Member

    got my vote, more extreme than a chop,eh?
     
  24. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 623

    kingpins
    Member

    hackmans green coupe is prob the best looking T coupe ive seen. chop it.
     
  25. MATACONCEPTS
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069

    MATACONCEPTS
    BANNED

    First - "T" are ment to be tall.
    Second - Im 6'-0" & I hunch over a little to drive & mine's stock, aside from lowered.
    Third - Most new this hobby love chopped/channeled/. . . Most familiar to it dont.
    Fourth - DONT CHOP IT!!!!!
     
  26. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 849

    froghawk
    Member

    Well in that case maybe it oughta get a bubble top and kraaazzzyy metalflake paint job. Think "T-Sonic!"
     
  27. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    plym49
    Member
    from Earth

    No chop. Chopped = commonplace. No one sees the 'lines' of an unchopped T coupe anywhere anymore. Leave it tall. My .02.
     

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