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Hot Rods Shane’s 34...choppity chop chop?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAILEIGH INC, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 340

    Vics stuff

    I would not cut a car that nice. Enjoy it as is. Real sweet ride. I have a 32 Ford 3 window with a stock height and get compliments all the time that this is a sweet un cut car.
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  2. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,176


    Is the cost of chopping it, altering the seating, steering and then a repaint, all justified ?
    Would it not be simpler to sell that one and buy a chopped one ?
    If it was a project or a primered car, sure, go ahead and chop it, but for a totally finished car in that pristine condition, the time to chop it has passed...........
  3. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
    Posts: 69

    from Scotland

    Rocky what wheels are you running -I like them a lot
  4. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,198


    wtf? is this the FORD BARN? Chop it!
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  5. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,069


    If it were mine i wouldn't be able to get from behind the wheel for long enough for it to be chopped. But chopped or not it's a lovely car.

    I'm not an artist or photographer, but to me that second pic, the front end with the autumnal background is just stunning. But I hate sweeping up fallen leaves.

  6. Trad V8
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 52

    Trad V8
    from Edinburgh

    Personally you will do as you desire, and why the hell would you do otherwise!

    For me if it's fendered the chop needs to be relatively mild, otherwise the overall body, fender top hat proportions begin to be distorted. If you go fenderless the options are greater, but again the relationship between body, chassis & top hat proportions still come into it. Channeling the body the depth of the frame allows you to do more with the chop, etc., etc. The '33/'34 body style is a very finely balance thing, and when you change it you have to keep looking at things from a long ways back to keep those proporions in balance! Of course you'll always get a well done exception to the above, whatever style you might look at, but generally those are the guys that 'get it' as far as visual balance goes.

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  7. 53-56 Chrysler....rears widened a bit. '34 Ford repro hubcaps.
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  8. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 569

    from Alabama

    How easy is it for you to get into and out of it now. Then think about a lowered seat and a lower roof. Then think about how all that apples in ten or twenty years when knees, backs are a bit stiffer. Only you can answer the question.
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  9. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 817


    Very foolish to chop a car this nice.What were you thinking?Go for it .That's what Hot Rodding is.Very Foolish...
  10. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 968


    Haven't you cut that thing up yet? What are you waiting for?
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  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    No Chop. Some of the cars pictured in this thread are chopped too much ruining the proportions of the cars.
    Why do some people think evrything needs to be chopped?
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  12. madfish
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,231


    Didn't you torture yourself with the very same question on the Model A Sedan? You got the same variety of answers and you chopped it anyway. Quit worrying about what other people think and do what you want. :)
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  13. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    I would chop it to my liking. Check out Rocky's for inspiration.
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  14. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
    Posts: 475

    ALLIANCE MEMBER you get older you may live to regret that you did not chop it. Decisions, decisions!
  15. As a kid I would have said chop it and remove the fenders. My current perspective of life says leave it alone. Kind of like asking us what wheels, color or powertrain to use in a build.
  16. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,101

    from Awesome

    dude.... knock it off..... we are going to chop the shit out of it!
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  17. It sounds like you've already made your mind up. It's your car, so you can do whatever you want with it. But remember, anything that happens to this car from this point forward is on you...
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  18. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 560

    from west ky

    I watched the video on your inspiration car the other day. Good work since it was a 4 door converted to a 5w. Cant remember ,but I think they pieced the roof together, then leaned the A piller back and then chopped it. The amount of time it must have taken had to be overwhelming. I have enough trouble seeing out of mine, (unchopped) as it is. I am 6'1" and i drive with my arm on the window ledge. To lower the seat would throw that off. To me unchopped is for me because of the seating position. A 33 or 34 is not that roomy to begin with so cutting down the roof area would crowd me. It may work well with your body frame. Also into play is the rear window. Its going to be about 3 inches tall if you go that drastic. If it makes sense to you go for it.
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  19. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,851

    A Boner

  20. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,021

    Dago 88

    Chop Chop Chop...……………... 46521283_2246898492010735_6395629864828796928_n.jpg
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  21. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,757


    Woodsman spare that Ford!:p
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  22. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,639


    It’s pissed because someone cut way too much out the a pillar and looks bent at the b pillar reminds me of one of those vw rat bugs
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  24. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,439


    That amount of chop is just right for that car. ;)
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  25. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,953

    Kiwi 4d

    Superb . Now just call it done and enjoy.
  26. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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  27. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,251

    from Nicasio Ca

  28. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,418

    from NKy

    My 32 is unchopped , my Buddy’s 34 , 5 winder is chopped . It looks bad ass , but it sucks to ride and drive the 34 .bumps and your head will hit the headliner , seat is lowered , his 34 is a super nice hot rod from a restored car. If it were rusty tin , I’d cut it up yesterday , your car if you want a chopped one sell-it and buy a rusty car that’s been chopped .
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  29. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 817


    So Nice.
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  30. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 409


    Looks great :cool::cool:

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