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Projects to chop or not to chop....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sponge, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    No chop, it looks great as it is!

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  2. alicia-dusty
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 147


    You didn't paint it red when you were "supposed" to did you ?
  3. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    I vote frame height channel with split bones no chop.
    That way your grill will line up better too.

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  4. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    I'd chop it. Lighter, less air resistance. After all we are hot rodders and they tend to look cute not chopped. Just show some restraint on how much.
  5. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,766


    It still is winter isn't it? Or did I oversleep?
  6. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,320

    from MB, SC

    That is a tuff call. You know that it will continue to look bad ass either way. Good call on changing the 4 bars. If you do, take some pictures.
  7. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,076


    I think you've got a great looking period correct hot rod. If you wanna do anything, change the 4 bars, and/ or lower it. I'd prefer to see it channelled rather than chopped.
  8. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,855

    A Boner

    High stance.....high top.....looks chop!
  9. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 249

    from Austin tx

    thanks for all the nice comments, I have actually changed out the front 4 bar for a hairpin just need to take a new picture. like i said on an earlier comment I really want to switch out the rear 4 bar but the 4 bar rear is pretty bullet proof. Guess ill see some of you at the round up.
  10. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 249

    from Austin tx

    Front Hairpins installed.

  11. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,886

    from 06492 ct

    chop and channel it ....its a Hot Rod !
  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Looks great.. Now about that chopped radiator shell...
  13. I doubt that you would make your decision based upon what people on this board have to say, but if it were mine, I wouldn't chop it just to be chopping something. Either you really want a chopped coupe or you need to leave it as it is until you really want it lowered.
  14. 1940 coupe
    Joined: Sep 19, 2012
    Posts: 88

    1940 coupe
    from nj

    no-chop car looks great
  15. I like 'em chopped!! However, seems you are rather undecided so for now I would drive it and enjoy it until a time you feel like you can't live without it chopped. It looks really darn good anyway so I would leave it for now and have fun!!! BTW...when the time comes, save the pieces!!!!! ( I did )Tim
  16. That's a beautiful Model A coupe. I'd say about 4 inches should do it. Turn beautiful into fantastic. It's a hot rod.
  17. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Unplug your sawzall and leave her the way she is.
  18. Sundown Kid
    Joined: Sep 23, 2013
    Posts: 118

    Sundown Kid

    Why is the grille shell chopped so low? If it were me, id get a taller shell that lines up and NOT chop the roof. You see so many chopped I think its cool to see one that isn't. Personally I think a chrome 30-31 grille would look killer on there
  19. Be different and leave it, bitchen the way it is...................COOL !!!! JW

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    Can't go wrong with this advice.
  21. No chop!! But, If you do lose control and decide to chop it, then I would suggest a 3 inch chop. Then consider selling me the metal you eliminated, so that I can raise the roof back to stock height on the one I regretfully chopped 31 years ago!!!
  22. marshallal
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 37

    from amherst ny

    No chop for you....i saw a 30 a in a mag. Lately, with vent windows added to the doors. Either 55 chevy or ford. Fit right in. It was an older car that was restored to it's origional look.....this change would be cool on that car.. I have a 30 tudor i cut 2", and went below the back window, but it was not all painted at the cute, aon't cut.....mlmlml
  23. flatheadfreakv8
    Joined: Jan 27, 2010
    Posts: 86


    i think it looks great the way it is
  24. donbatey
    Joined: Sep 14, 2010
    Posts: 46


  25. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,973


    So do you notice much difference between how it handles with the hair pins vs. the four link?

    If it was needing restored I would chop it but I sure wouldn't cut into that nice paint. If you need to make some changes having the headers coated or chromed would really make it pop.
  26. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    I would never chop it...

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  27. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,529


    When in doubt, you always chop a car. Just keep the pieces in case you want to put it back to original.
  28. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,636


    IMO, Kool! as it sits, Looking Good! your car, your choice, Enjoy! John

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