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Projects Thoughts and Pictures of 29 sedan un chopped

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by stowe, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. stowe
    Joined: May 18, 2015
    Posts: 253


    I have a super clean no rust anywhere 29 sedan body . Building on top or 4 inch z frame. Any opinions on looks or pictures of unchopped 29 sedans. I was considering 4 inch chop, but have not made a final decision yet. Thanks
  2. chop it and take a pic:D we will like it
  3. stowe
    Joined: May 18, 2015
    Posts: 253


    I think I will
  4. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,254

    Kiwi 4d

  5. 100_5211.JPG 100_5212.JPG This is a 30 my friend has done on an A frame chopped 4 inches and lowered over the frame 4
  6. 1929CDAN
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 349


  7. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 6,334

    from Oregon

    Cool looking cars.
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,031


    Put it on the chassis and roll it out the door and stand back and look and decide. Plus sit in it and decide. As much as I like chopped tops I like comfort more.
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  9. IRION29
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 61

    from Alberta

    How tall are you?
  10. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 730

    from so cal

    Not chopped with full fenders. Dare to be different.

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  11. What he said. ^^

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  12. A '29 Tudor gets no better than this. Perfect Tudor.jpg
  13. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,240


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  14. I bought my '29 in 1966 while I was in high school and then commuted 80 miles weekly to university with the stock engine. It would got 62 mph and any more and you had to turn on the wipers because the rad was blowing.
    Now it has hot rod "B" power. Wheels are American magnesium 10 x15 (came off a top fuel car in 1967) with 31" T/A Truck Radials and 14 x 6 ET's up front with 185/75s.
    I bought the 56 Ford for a winter car in 1968 after getting caught in a snow storm with the A and no defroster/heater. '62 Pontiac was in the '90s when my kids got bigger.
    Yard Model A 005.jpg
    Yard 2019-04-24.jpg

    Attached Files:

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  15. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,228

    from b.c.

    Ya want a visually outstanding car?

    Don't chop it but channel it deeply, ditch the fenders and run huge white walls in steelies. More of an east coast look and something very few people ever try.
  16. MO_JUNK
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,150

    from Rolla, Mo.

    IMG_3076.JPG Here's a shot of my unchopped fenderless 28.
  17. There is a reason for that.
  18. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,750


    For me, un chopped and full fender.
    28 exhaust 012a.jpg
  19. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,329

    Cliff Ramsdell

    My Tudor un-chopped and chopped on the same chassis. Top chop was 3”.

    Cliff Ramsdell
    F91155DA-E1CC-4DE4-BDD2-3194DEB035C2.jpeg 56A89715-12D5-4B09-919E-2C03F038CA94.jpeg
    1929CDAN and chop job like this.
  20. If these photo's don't speak to you, something wrong. the KISS building style works for me. HRP



  21. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,063


    You have made a mistake asking all of us about this, man there are so many different opinions you may never sort through all of them. Some folks get almost religious when talking about chops. I am not one of those as I like them both ways, chopped and unchopped. Now with that said a Model A and especially a Model A sedan almost screams for a chop. I have had only one sedan that I didn't chop and it went down the road, was the fact that I didn't chop it the reason, still not sure about that but I think probably.

    IMG_2757 (Small).JPG

    IMG_2657 (Medium).JPG

    Chopped a bunch.

    I also will add that with a chopped car you need to address the seating. There is no need for a chopped car to be uncomfortable, you just need to find the right seat and mount it in a way to maintain that comfort level. My chopped car above while having a pretty severe chop 6 1/2" is extremely comfortable, and I drive it a lot. I also am a big man and without some forethought can be a problem with a chopped car. I just returned from a trip to Texas were I spent a month there. In that month I drove that little car over 3,500 miles while in Texas.

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