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Hot Rods sunday morning model A 5 inch chop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fxstc127ci, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. fxstc127ci
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    Stock, 4 1/4 and 5 inch
     

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  2. Nice looking work!
     
  3. Par34
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    Looks real clean nice work. Don't understand is it 4 1/4 or a 5" chop?
     
  4. Par34
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    Par34

    4 1/4 back and 5" front correct?
     

  5. fxstc127ci
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    Forth pic
    sorry for confusion forth picture down 4 1/4 inch chop. Not enough went 5
     
  6. Par34
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    Par34

    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm looking to chop mine 4-5", keep going back and forth. I still have 2-3 months of work before I chop it. Complete the Frame, channel it 4", sub floor and floor then I'll chop it. Right now I say 5".
     
  7. fxstc127ci
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    That's what I thought! 4 just inst enough.....set the tape marks at 5 and start cutting!
     
  8. Speed~On
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    That looks awesome. Your Model A just became a Hot Rod!
     
  9. Par34
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    Par34

    I'm sold, finally and 5" in 2015 is the number. Thanks for sharing your build!
     
  10. wex65
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    from WV

    Somewhere around 4"-5" does appear to be the sweet point.

    This is mine with 4 1/2"
    2.jpg 1.jpg
     
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  11. Par34
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    4 1/2" looks good too. Ok now I'm between 4 1/2" and 5". Wex65 nice build keep those pictures coming!
     
  12. Par34
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    Par34

    What year is your A?
     
  13. fxstc127ci
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  14. fxstc127ci
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    1930. I will start a build thread soon on the car. Rounding up a few more piece's and start assembling!
     
  15. Par34
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    Par34

    Have you worked on the front window frame? If so can you tell me the measurement in the middle (center) of the frame inside edge to inside edge. My goal is 7-7 1/4". That will be a determine how much I will chop it. My A is a 31. Thanks
     
  16. mike bowling
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    Looks PISSAH Chris- can't wait to see it back on the frame! (and on the road!)I think we're going to have to take next summer off????
     
  17. carcruse
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  18. fxstc127ci
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    It's looking like 6 3/4. You may won't to go 4 1/2 if your goal for is 7 inches. Good luck brother
     
  19. fxstc127ci
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    Getting there man! Thank you for all your help and guidance on this project! Would love to be driving summer of 2015! Need to stay focus and put some long hour's in!
     
  20. Par34
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    Par34

    Thanks for the effort, I think I will go 4 1/2" that's what I'm looking for. Still a few months away. Looking forward to your build, your off to a great start!
     
  21. I think 5 looks good, more than that and it starts to look too cartoon-like. 4-5 does seem to be a good amount for A coupes.
     
  22. Mine is 5", wouldn't want any more.

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  23. fxstc127ci
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    View attachment 2798079 IMG_1512.JPG IMG_1516.JPG
    Car back on frame as a roller with tire size I'm using. IMG_1509.JPG IMG_1514.JPG
     
  24. scrap metal 48
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    Looks good.. Nice to see one on a model A frame...
     
  25. ironandsteele
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    Looks really good man. Perfect actually. I did mine 5" too and I think that's the best looking chop for a 30/31. You nailed it.
     
  26. King ford
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    REAL NICE HOTROD.....
     
  27. mike bowling
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    We be cruizin' in 2015, my brother! Nice job( and a tip of the hat to John" I left a friggin' bolt in!" M.)
     
  28. Par34
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
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    Par34

  29. Great looking car,I like them chopped but I have had my share of chopped tops and being over 6 foot tall it does make seeing stop lights a problem. :D HRP
     

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