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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lowbuckbuilder, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Screenshot of an article in a hot rod rag i’m reading. Thinkin’ this fits the mold of the hazy 60’s hot rod vision i had for my plymouth. (Add two extra doors and probably a hood top.)

    Here’s mine, so far. Thinkin’ a 3” chop is in my future:

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  2. Rickybop
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    It's channeled, too.
    Don't see too many chopped and channeled full fendered hot rods.

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  3. Rickybop
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  4. Chopped, channeled and sectioned as well?
     
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  5. rusty rocket
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    Not my cup of tea. I'm not a fan of East coast style hotrods. But hey it's your car and if ya dig that style then that's what you should build.
     
  6. adam401
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    The article car is cool. Pulling that low pancaked look off with a car that has parallel leafs in the front is gonna be tricky. Definitely gonna have to have an eye on the proportions so it deosnt look too long. I feel like a visor would help that Plymouth too.
    Good luck looks like your starting with a nice solid car.
     
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  7. woodiewagon46
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    Usually when you hear, chopped, channeled and sectioned means uncomfortable to drive. Think it over before you start cutting.
     
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  8. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Yup, i have the visor sitting up in storage. Gonna add it back on eventually. It’s actually pretty functional with a vertical windshield to shade the ☀️
     
  9. If you plan on replicating that style I hope you ain't tall, chopped/sectioned and channeled is designed for the shorter guys. HRP
     
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  10. Fordors
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    That car doesn’t look sectioned to me.
     
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  11. Look at how close to the body line the rear fender is.

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    Now look at a stock model A. HRP

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  13. upspirate
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    HRP, it's channeled....look at the height from the window to the bottom of the door/body. I don't think it's sectioned either
     
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  14. Fordors
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    And I would suggest you compare the height of the running board apron on the hot rod to that of the stocker you showed. Then you can also compare the positions of the hinges to those on a stock body just to be sure.
    True, the fender is higher, but only because of the channel job.
     
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  15. I have to agree with the others

    Car is NOT sectioned.. It is channeled though and fenders brought up to fit the tires correctly.

    Look how high the front fenders are to the hood.

    Again unusual to see a full fender channeled car.
     
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  16. Mr48chev
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    In simple terms they left the fenders on the stock brackets and dropped the body down to them while raising the rear wheel wells to keep the fender height matching the running boards.

    If I was lowbuckbuilder there would be NO FRIGGING VISOR: the car isn't a damned lowrider bomba so it doesn't need a damned ugly ass visor tacked on it.
     
  17. upspirate
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    Most Model A's came with a visor, not sure about Plymouth s', but I like the look on Model A's

    I'm even going to go so far as to say I like the header with visor on an "A" better than the header on a '32 car.Trucks of course had them
     
  18. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Here’s a 4” chopped Plymouth 30-u for reference. Bit agressive, IMO. ...makes me feel like 3” would be just right

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    It’s also, channeled, 3-4”, but i honestly don’t know about my desire to channel. The chop definitely is a preference, but i kind of like the un-channeled look, too, especially with fenders.

    Might have to put together a quick photo-chop.
     
  19. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Yeah, i think i read that the rear fenderwells were mini-tubbed, too, to fit 31’s if i’m not mistaken. I feel like i could still go bigger in the rear without having to tub out and modify as much sheetmetal. [shrug]
     
  20. arkiehotrods
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    Neat car but doesn't look at all like a 60s hot rod to me. But it's been 50 years since I was in the 60s so maybe I forgot.
     
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  21. Never2old
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    If it’s not shiny it’ll be a rat rod to most people. Okay if that’s what you’re aiming at.


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  22. 6sally6
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    Chopped I understand...............channeled just how is that done? Body kinda slid-down on the chassis? Body slid-down OVER the chassis? Is the body kinda shortened too?
    How bout a tutorial in a couple pics?!
    Thanx in advance
    6sally6
     
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  23. Rusty O'Toole
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    The usual way to channel a car is to cut away the floor from the body all the way around and let the body drop down over the frame then weld it back together.
     
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  24. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Yup, just watched an eastwood video a couple months ago. I had the same question. Its a very distinctive look, and a lot of work. It doesn't make much sense in my case, because i’m a big guy, i have very solid floorboards and i dig the un-channeled look.
    Probably do a chop, go a bit bigger with the back tire on steelies, and see if that makes me giggle enough. :)
     
  25. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Something like this. original on top...
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  26. garage2small
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    I saw that Model A sedan up close at TROG it is very well built and has plenty of room inside,there is a four page write up about it in this months Street Rodder. 2019 trog (154).jpg
     
  27. Country Joe
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    I can't tell if its an optical illusion. But the front fenders seem to ramp up at a steeper angle towards the front tires. But i like the car.
     
  28. Chappy444
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    I think the same guy(s) built this coupe I saw at Jalopyrama this year.
    I like the style and from what I've seen, they do good work
    (you can see the mag feature car in the background)
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