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please Explain -Coupe/Business Coupe/Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordstandard, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Please clarify -- Regarding a 2 Door 1949-51 Ford

    What is difference between;
    * Coupe
    * Business Coupe
    * Sedan

    How do body styles, lenghts, side windows etc differ.
    Which is most desireable to chop ?
    Some are telling me that they refer to a Sedan as a 4 door ?
  2. Captain Freedom
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 262

    Captain Freedom
    from Upstate SC

    Coupes look funny chopped, but you shouldn't listen to what people say looks good or not. Do what thou wilt.
  3. LarzBahrs
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 759

    from Sacramento

    A sedan seats 4
  4. MichaelDorman
    Joined: Apr 27, 2001
    Posts: 849


    Coupe – 2 door, seats 4
    Bus. Coupe – 2 door, seats 2 (no rear seat, for carying samples and stuff)
    Sedan – 4 door, seats 4 and has a longer roof

    There is also the Tudor Sedan that has 2 doors, seats 4 but has the 4 door roof.

    The Tudor Sedan looks the best chopped. Bus. Coupes and Coupes look best slammed on the ground and un-cut.

  5. Well I don't know the 49-51 fords but the desoto's and chrysler I like are similar.

    I typed out what I thought was relevant but then did some google image searches and found out that fords are much differnt....Never mind.:eek:
  6. Coupe

    2 door sedan
  7. I just picked up a '49 2 door "sedan". Check out our "SHOEBOX BARNFIND" on the HAMB here or google it. Sedans come in 2 and 4 doors. Our car has those "vent wings" (windows) in the rear side windows and etc. It also has the vent wings on the front side windows too. A coupe (or business coupe) is also a 2 door but has no similar seperate back side window vent wings. The top on a coupe is somewhat shorter in profile than a sedan. Easy to spot in pics. Great pics posted above by exwestracer.
  8. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 533


    I was kinda close but never knew the literal meaning,,,Thanks.
  9. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,565

    ems customer service

    this is easy,

    business coupe: no back seat, had a parcel self for salesman, and it had a shorter rear 1/4 window like blue car in pic, which means there was more space between the bottom of the rear window and the trunk lid

    2door sedan: had regular back seat, 1/4 window normal size like red car in pic.

    coupe/sedan: had shorter 1/4 window like blue car, and biz coupe but has a back seat
  10. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,565

    ems customer service

    more stuff: other than the roof, 1/4 window, all patch panels are the same, lower 1/4, rockers, trunk floor etc.
  11. Why do chicken coupes have 2 doors?
    If they had 4 doors they would be a chicken sedan!
  12. Feeling couped up? Go see Dan 4 doors...:rolleyes:
  13. jimn3d
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 67


    Business coupe has the same shape as a Club Coupe. The Business Coupe has no back seat and a fixed back window. The Club Coupe has a window in the rear that turns out for the rear passenger to get some air. The sedan has a longer roof and vent windows in the rear. The consensus for most rodders is to chop a sedan. I have a custom builder who is trying to convince me to chop my Business coupe. I am not too wild about that. A three inch might be cool but I would have to see some pictures of that. Business Coupes and CLub Coupes are harder to find. Good Luck with your decisions!

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