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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RustyJim, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. RustyJim
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from Indiana

    Hey guys I'm lookin for some inspiration. See I got this 28 Ford roadster body that I have been working on for the last few years with plans of a highboy on 32 rails late 60's style. Got a hot little 327 w/4 speed gathered up. 9 inch rear and a cherry heavy 32 front end complete. No frame yet. But I am thinking of trying to trade for a 30/31 coupe body and build a chopped and channeled car using my drivetrain. Not one of those Damn Rat Rods but a nice piece. But I'm 6ft2 and not as slim as I once was. What do you guys think?
  2. bbtom30
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 155

    from so. cal

    I think you should go sit in a chopped and channeled coupe,before you get too far into this trade.
  3. roadster all day long.chopped and channeled coupes are a bear to drivejust my .02tk
  4. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    You are better off in the roadster. The chopped coupe is going to be pretty uncomfortable.

  5. chopped coupe, no channel.

    coupes look meaner than a roadster does. but channel makes them hard to fit in, mine is stock floor/no channel with a 3 inch chop and i still hit my head sometimes.
  6. AJofHollywood
    Joined: Oct 3, 2008
    Posts: 640


    I disagree, roadsters are better! Keep it, build a stock seat, but don't over pad the backrest. You'll be fine. Bombers seat also give tall guys extra room.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    x2 some things just don't work out right.
  8. is this going to be a driver? garage kept. some of us dont have the luxury of keeping our cars inside.

    it depends on what you plan to do. a roadster is not a practical car. when its hot you get burned when its raining you get wet. and so does your interior.
  9. I ham 6'2" tall and my coupe has a 3" chop. No channel. I fit. But barely. The roadster is going to be tight as well.
  10. RustyJim
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from Indiana

    I'm thinking this roadster thing might be allright after all. Although I don't care about practical, I just plan on this being my nice day "work" car( 30 mile drive one way 2 lane windy road rarely see cops)= fun time. I've allready chopped the windsheild posts 5 inch's. Don't plan on ever having a top.
  11. 23 bucket-t
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,366

    23 bucket-t

    These nothing like a roadster. My roadster has a short windshield and no top. Only way to go. And don't worry about the rain it comes with the territory of having a roadster.
  12. GO with your hair dryer youl be happer
  13. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,327



    I am 6 ft 2 inch, 285 lbs. I sat in a friends chopped (4 in) & channeled (4 in) 30 A coupe & I was squashed & then I could not close the door. changed my mind about a chopped & channeled car real fast. Looks super cool but not the best bet if you are a big guy. Either chop/no channel, channel/no chop or roadster. roadster has no headroom problems, just leg room to worry about.

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