Register now to get rid of these ads!

shoebox chop opinion...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Shoebomber, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Shoebomber
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 78

    Shoebomber
    Member
    from Bangor, ME

    What do you guys think is the best chop for a shoebox tudor sedan?
    lets see some pics!!!
     
  2. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,964

    Mudslinger
    Member

    I think the sedan is the only one that looks right chopped.
    Theres too much of a flat space at the back window on the coupes.
     
  3. Brickster
    Joined: Nov 23, 2003
    Posts: 1,131

    Brickster
    Member

    4" front, 5" back, slanted "B" pillers. Make back window look right, what ever it takes; leaned, slid forward, moved down.

    Brick
     
  4. I personally think 3" front and 5" rear is about aesthetically perfect,But I am not very experienced in these things.

    I also think if you exceed that amount you should remove some metal ABOVE the rear glass and move it forwards a bit to prevent a very thick and bulky look in the rear roof posts,and as well it adds some visual "length" to the trunk which is badly needed.....
    And BTW a coupe is just as beautiful chopped as any sedan.....
     

  5. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

    Revhead
    Member
    from Dallas, TX

    crash51 on here has one of the best looking sedan chops in my opinion. I don't have pics, but maybe he'll post some.. or look for threads of his car "loco gringo"

    this one is pretty good too, and there's a great looking red one that I can't find my pictures of anymore.
     
  6. goodman
    Joined: Jul 9, 2005
    Posts: 116

    goodman
    Member
    from Miami

    Here's mine
     

    Attached Files:

  7. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 861

    chrisp
    Member

    Here's a chop I did
    [​IMG]
    I can't remember how much it was, but it's around 4" in the front and 5" in the back.
     
  8. Mozes
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 155

    Mozes
    Member

    Those Are Some Nice Lookin Fords Man. I Think Im Gonna Keep My 52 Now.
     
  9. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    publicenemy1925
    Member
    from OKC, OK

    Perfect chop on that bodystyle. Bitchin slanted b pillars.
     
  10. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 861

    chrisp
    Member

  11. gasser52
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 644

    gasser52
    BANNED

    Hardtopping them looks damn cool chopped 4 or 5 in the front and like 6 in back, but do your research first
     
  12. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824

    UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Member

    I think that Ford is on the Jamco site.

    I chopped mine 6"/9"...not done yet, but its radical for sure. Thats what I was going for. Next one? Not so much, maybe 4/5 or 4/6 something like that. The amount I took out was a pain in the a$$ to get stuff to come together at its new location.
     
  13. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,284

    metalman
    Member

    Heres a 51 coupe I did last fall, maybe the rear window might be food for thought. Window is flipped upside down and moved up till it reached the top, filler added below the window, a little different then just laying it foward and filling the gap above the window.
    51-1.jpg
     
  14. lucidalien
    Joined: Jun 24, 2005
    Posts: 139

    lucidalien
    Member

    I don't think that my pic is going to post. but we did mine 4 3/4in the front and 7 in the back. look for shoebox chop done to see pics.
     

    Attached Files:

  15. Flippin the rear glass in a shoebox is a waste of time.....looks like a Hudson.:)
     
  16. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,284

    metalman
    Member

    Some love it, some don't. Like I said it just food for thought.
     
  17. FEDER
    Joined: Jan 5, 2003
    Posts: 1,269

    FEDER
    Member

    Heres Mine
     

    Attached Files:

  18. The one on the left measures 5" chop. The one on the right measures 7" chop. That's compared to 5051's unchopped sedan. The one on the right,I think,is chopped more in the back though.

    Here's some closer pic's.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 531

    Jack Luther
    Member

    I agree that the only shoebox ford to chop is the 2-door sedan. Coupes look good from the factory, and looked stepped on with anything more than a really minimal chop. That said, I would suggest that you mark your pillars and posts with differing widths of masking tape, then take some photos of the car from the side. Then take a pair of scissors to the photos and remove the width of the tape from each photo. This will give you an fair idea of what your finished product will look like. If you are handy with your computer, you can probably slice the photos without scissors. Take your time. Plan carefully. Good luck. Hope this helps. Jack.
     
  20. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860

    weez
    Member

    Check out the Mad Fab dvd where Bob Bleed chops a sedan, he has alot of the same pet peevs as I do about how they're done sometimes.
     
  21. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    SlowandLow63
    Member
    from Central NJ

    Calling Dave Paras!

    I don't have pics on this computer but the 50 2dr cdan that Dave did two years ago I think is perfect. He had a whole thing on here about it so if someone has pics or if Dave sees this and wants to post...
     
  22. Shoebomber
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 78

    Shoebomber
    Member
    from Bangor, ME

    you guys rule i'm really liking chrisp's style right now.. I think I'll probably go with 4/5 or 4/6 but i'll def be taking jack luther's advice on the pictures and tape setup. Thanks!
     
  23. wz56km
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 128

    wz56km
    Member

    I think its at the end of this thread:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31832&page=1&pp=20&highlight=bagged+shoebox

    Lots of great pictures in that post of all sorts of great chops.

    (including some great looking coupes) (well, at least I think the look cool)
     
  24. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 577

    telecaster_6
    Member
    from Dorr, Mi

    You can get pretty wild with the sedans and have it still look proportional. In some ways i like them with a radical chop better than a merc.
     

    Attached Files:

  25. wz56km
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 128

    wz56km
    Member


    I think that is one of my favorites! If it is the same on in this post:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=423030&postcount=51

    One of the best cut coupes I've ever seen, one of my favorite shoebox chops either coupe or sedan.
     
  26. DrDano
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
    Posts: 696

    DrDano
    Alliance Vendor

  27. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682

    slddnmatt
    Member

    5" in front about 5.5 in the rear on my old one
     

    Attached Files:

  28. Custom54
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 803

    Custom54
    Member

    Here is Torchmen49's shoebox.

    [​IMG]

    And ratstu's shoebox.

    [​IMG]
     
  29. [​IMG]
    Heres my old one I did.
    Its 5.5 in the front and 9.25 in the back.
    Moved the rear window forward a bunch too......Shiny
     
  30. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261

    glassguy
    Member

    hey guys,, i got some pics.. this now belongs to luke karosi it was 5 and 9
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.