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To Chop Or Not To Chop!?!?!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zombie57Ranchero, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. deVco
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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    The 57 ranchero has such classic lines, to mess with that would be a sin. IMO, post 1955 cars were not ment for roof chopping, sectioning maby. I think you've made the right choice.

    Newt
     
  2. REBEL43
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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    Got to work for Bill Neal in early 60's, He customized a lot of Ranchero's but don't remember any chopped.
     
  3. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    from england

    x3 for some more pics please.
     
  4. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
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    If I'm going to post more pixs... I'll start a new thread to start from the beginning... look for "Unchopping a chopped 57 Ford Ranchero windshield"
     
  5. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    one more No !
     
  6. HELLVIS
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    mild wedge chop!
     
  7. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    Did I get this right a 500 as in fairlane windsheild is 2.375 shorter than the ranchero. Thats what would hold me up if I was gonna whack one a buddy of mine is doing one with a edsel ranger nose looks like it bolted on easy he ask me to chop his his ranchero. I was gonna stick my finger down my throat when I seen his and his I fell in love ith it ! Maybe can post some pics these things are cool as mild customs.Love the grille
     
  8. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
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    The 500 Series winshield is only 1 1/4 lower than the 300 Series... the A pillar is a differant angle... I found the hard way after I cut my Ranchero apart...

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=567430&highlight=57+ranchero
     
  9. Not every car needs to be chopped to look good....I vote no.
     
  10. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    i like chop cars but this time i say no
     
  11. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    Chop it... The chopped one looks great!
     
  12. rancid737
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
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    the top kinda reminds me of the 62-66 ford pickups, and in my opinion, they rarely look good chopped. If you were gonna do it, go VERY subtle on the chop. Take a 1/4 inch out to learn how to do it and make people scratch their heads hahaha! jk/ leave it....still looks cool
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  13. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 152

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    from Blackstone

    Is that sled chopped yet or what???????????
     
  14. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    Doesnt seem to me that the Juice is worth the squeeze here. Dont do it.
     
  15. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    from IRELAND

    no way
     
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    No, they look fine stock. Bob
     

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