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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 0rg0, Feb 10, 2011.
Chop the hell out of it
Chop the hell out of it
I'm keeping mine tall! It just looks too good to cut.
Keep it tall man.
John, you need to add another option - "Replace coupe body with killer, ex-drag glass roadster body"
have a 26T need a quick measurement as a lot has been operated on.
distance across firewall plus frame width
Channel it frame height and 5-6 inch chop. That's my vote.
CHOP & CHANNEL all the way! Henry Ford wouldn't mind
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!
I say you find the leftovers from someone who chopped theirs, say six inches, and add them into yours!!!
Chop the hell out of it.
i voted no chop.
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
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!
Chop it! I took 11 1/2 outta my 26 sedan and i love it, if you wanna sacrafice comfort for a badass look.
I like 'em just the way Henry built 'em. Tall T's are cool lookin'.
I vote chop.
mines 9 1/2 chop, no channel, z'd, 47" height, no top, rear window chopped 4"
No chop, then channel it. Unless you want it to look like a rat turd.
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.
I must say the results are interesting. Almost dead even between chop and no chop. I never would have guessed it.
got my vote, more extreme than a chop,eh?
hackmans green coupe is prob the best looking T coupe ive seen. chop it.
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!!!!!
Well in that case maybe it oughta get a bubble top and kraaazzzyy metalflake paint job. Think "T-Sonic!"
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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