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Which 'A' coupe looks better chopped?? 28,29 or 30,31....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrap metal 48, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Yes I like chopped 32's but this is about Model A's.. Which do you hot rodders think looks better and Why??? Show pics if you have.. I'll start....

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  2. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,577

    from Yuma, AZ

    I've always liked 28/29's best.
  3. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    I also prefer the 28/29 coupes. :)

    Either chopped or not, the cowl shape of the 28 and 29 just looks better to me. Here is a nice 29 that has been chopped but looks good proportionally ( to me anyway ). I dislike them cut too much.


    Yes, I prefer fenders also :D :D
  4. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,159


    I like the 30/31.

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  5. 30/31 defintiely. but im bias as i own a 30 :D

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  6. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I think its a toss up..and it really depends on how its done , and how much is taken out on each model year.

    to me 4" out of a 28-9 looks different than 4" out of a 30-1..(of course model differences aside)
  7. I love them all, but owning a 30 makes me a little biased.
    I think all A's need to be chopped, but 28/29's can pull off not being chopped.
    The lid on my 30 truck needs 3 to 4 inches taken out, as its a colonial cab, and is way to high, and ugly.
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  8. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    i like them all chopped. im six foot four so i would have to sit in one before i chopped to make sure i had enough room.. but from what iv seen 4" looks good. little off topic but i also think the A's look great with a white/cream firewall and different color body.. just looks right to me.
  9. Curly Hand
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 324

    Curly Hand
    from Tucson

    28 through 31's look better chopped, unless you like driving a car that resembles a phone booth. 32's look nice chopped as well as un-chopped, however Model-A's... Not so much. I say you have to chop them all.
  10. Black Primer
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 966

    Black Primer

    Nice ride! How much did you lower the lid?
  11. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,331


    prefer 30/31 myself, not just because mine is 31....

    i like them all though.
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  12. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    '28-'29 is better looking. And... this should be a poll. :D
  13. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,139


    I second that.

    They all look bad with too much out. But some look better than others with not enough gone. I like '30-'31s, chopped or stock, I think they look the best proportionaly. On the other hand, I am liking '28 and '29 roadsters, more than '30-'31s, these days. Dunno why, I guess I just like the way the cowl sweeps up.:cool:
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    28,29's are an inch taller in the side windows than a 30,31.. However the windshield and back window are the same size on all coupes.. The 5 1/2" chop on my 29 is like a 4 1/2" chop on a 30,31 yet my windshield and back window are smaller.. Hope this makes sense.......
  15. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232


    I was doing a search on differences between the 28-29 & 30-31 body styles and came across this. Anyone have some more specs or good side views to illustrate the differences?
  16. I like 30-31

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  17. In the front of the MAC's catalog there is a great illustration of the models and differences.
  18. I always loved the A-coups; have to admit I didn’t saw the difference between a 30 or a 29 in the beginning. The answer from me are,, love them all if the stance are alright, but I think my heart beat harder when I see a 28-29.
  19. Tommy's Cycle
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 766

    Tommy's Cycle
    from So Cal

    I prefer 30/31's but if you are running a Deuce Frame the cowls on the 28/29 seem to conform better. Just my opinion.
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  20. <<<< 30 with a 4" chop
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  21. iamben
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 106


    X2 on what he said ^^^^^^^

    I think the 28/29's look more radical and custom. The 30/31's look like more of a production car with the smooth cowl.

    I really love your 9 scrap metal 48.
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  22. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,636

    MR. FORD
    from Austin, TX

    Chop 'em all I say.....
  23. Hot Rod Dirty's
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 556

    Hot Rod Dirty's
    from KY

    Love the look of the black one, a little bit of everything in the mix there!
  24. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,356


    I agree with the others as it all depends how the car is finished. I am a little bias towards the '30/ '31. All Model A's have such great lines. Hell, it's a Model'd have to be on crack to not like a Model A :D

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  25. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 501

    from new jersey

    30/31's all the way
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  26. sirhc
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 164

    from Boise, ID

    I like both... probably would have initially picked a 30/31, but came across an earlier car and love it.
  27. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    stop this trend i say!
  28. Dago Red
    Joined: May 22, 2002
    Posts: 314

    Dago Red
    from Delaware

    All chopped Model A coupes look terrible.
  29. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 287

    from ohio

    See avatar. For some reason (chopped or not) I never liked the grill shell of the 28/29 which all goes together for the "look" that I like.
  30. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 287

    from ohio

    Buzz Killington!

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