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Old 08-23-2008, 09:26 AM
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32 Three Window Chop Comparisons

I'm planning on doing a chop on a 32 three window, Z-ing the rear of the frame, channeling and full fendering, but not sure how much to cop. If cut TOO much, the car looks out of proportion. How about some pictures of various size chops...and yes, it's 'glass...

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As the owner of a stock height, steel Henry Ford issued 1932 3W ... I cannot see well enough out of mine to even consider chopping it.

Go to this car photo hosting site and see almost 1,000 images of 1932 Foord 3W coupes. http://www.carnut.com/photo/list/flist.html

There are plenty to look at

Here's mine ... not chopped.

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They are usually chopped any where's from 3'' to 3.5''...
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Deuce,
Well, looking a some of the pictures of guys sitting in Stock height 3w Coupes, you might just have something there...about not chopping. The top seems to be more in proportion with the body than 5W's. Now, any opinions on full fendered channeling?...
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A lot of folks consider the old Doyle Gammel 32 3W ... as one of the nicest chops ever ... But I think the roof line is all wrong. So I used to think it would be a lot better in person.

NOT SO ... Imho.
I saw it twice last year. First @ the 75th Anniversary get together of the 32 Ford exhibit @ the Grand National roadster show in Los Angeles ( where the above photo was taken ) and than again ... @ the LA Roadsters show on Father's Day. It currently belongs to Bruce Meyers of Los Angeles .
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