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Old 01-30-2013, 07:57 PM
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I'm seeing a chop here, somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3". Lots of work, but well worth it imho.

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I hate chopped tops. Everybody does it, so there's nothing new and unusual about it. Monkey see, monkey do.
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I'm seeing a chop here, somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3". Lots of work, but well worth it imho.
X2 I think it would look good!
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I hate chopped tops. Everybody does it, so there's nothing new and unusual about it. Monkey see, monkey do.
who cares what you like when you pick everything apart down to a molecular level . LOL...post something useful ...

The main reason there are so many chopped tops is because they look great. chopping a top can be one of the best changes that can be made when well thought out and takes a lot of talent to pull off ,yours seems to be working as far as looking right but may be some trouble finishing for you later on...
I'd say its a biz coupe (The most sought after) to check just look and see if there's any room for a back seat,a biz coupe has none...
Do you have any of the front sheetmetal?show pics of what you have and the dash would be nice too then one of the rear end so we can tell if the deck gaps are rounded or squared off...All I can say for sure is its pre 46 ...
what you have here are the beginnings of a super nice street rod ...dont listen to these inspector types, they're full of themselves.and occasionally stray from their desk...Stick around and post some more pics I have Plymouth biz coupe also...and actually do metalwork,body & paint for a living so maybe I can help
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Like any modification, is it being done to be "different" or is it being done to make the car look better? In this particular place, I am thinking the stock top is so beautiful and it looks chopped already! It's a very difficult shop taking a lot of time to do nice. Those two factors would lead me to leave it as is, and I love chopped tops.

Many different opinions on something like that. I feel that car was so damn good looking right out of the factory it doesn't need much.

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chrome axle

sell the chrome rather then paint it. most would prefer the chrome over paint, easy sell
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who cares what you like when you pick everything apart down to a molecular level . LOL...post something useful ...
Yeah, like I've never posted anything useful!!!! You like chops, I don't. Is that a reason to attack me? And yes, I pick everything apart to help those who don't know, so they can understand that there is more to this hobby than buying a bunch of parts and throwing them together and hoping for the best. There actually is some math and science involved and that's what I try to teach.

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...dont listen to these inspector types, they're full of themselves.and occasionally stray from their desk...
Facts, just stick to the facts. Venemous attacks like this show your ignorance and total lack of understanding.

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The main reason there are so many chopped tops is because they look great.
This is one person's opinion, not fact. You think they look great, I think they look stupid. So what?
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I feel that car was so damn good looking right out of the factory it doesn't need much.
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I agree.
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FWIW, I gotta agree with Brian and tech. The car has a fairly low roofline already. I think it looks great as-is.

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who cares what you like when you pick everything apart down to a molecular level . LOL...post something useful ...

The main reason there are so many chopped tops is because they look great. chopping a top can be one of the best changes that can be made when well thought out and takes a lot of talent to pull off ,yours seems to be working as far as looking right but may be some trouble finishing for you later on...
I'd say its a biz coupe (The most sought after) to check just look and see if there's any room for a back seat,a biz coupe has none...
Do you have any of the front sheetmetal?show pics of what you have and the dash would be nice too then one of the rear end so we can tell if the deck gaps are rounded or squared off...All I can say for sure is its pre 46 ...
what you have here are the beginnings of a super nice street rod ...dont listen to these inspector types, they're full of themselves.and occasionally stray from their desk...Stick around and post some more pics I have Plymouth biz coupe also...and actually do metalwork,body & paint for a living so maybe I can help
Omg lmao to funny ! I truly like its look with out the chop though ! I my self am not a metal guy I am a Electrician . This will be my 3rd build in five years with out a doubt the favorite . My brother is a welder and I have a few friend that weld also one of my good customers has a large body shop 2 minutes away . The car came as the pic's show no nose at all or int.or dash. The deck lid is Mia as well . I will post more pic's soon . Thanks
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sell the chrome rather then paint it. most would prefer the chrome over paint, easy sell
I'm not sure what direction I am going with the front end yet but the Crome is a little rusted from sitting I guest it's all new never completed the install so just need to look at the options
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This car as a straight axle gasser without a chopped top would certainly be welcome in my garage.
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I know three guys building '35-'38 Mopar coupes as gassers right now. You've got a great basis for a gasser, and since so much is missing you're not going to hurt a nice complete resto car.
Here's one of them on another Autoguide site:
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Facts, just stick to the facts. Venemous attacks like this show your ignorance and total lack of understanding.


This is one person's opinion, not fact. You think they look great, I think they look stupid. So what?
Like I said who cares what your opinion is especially when its stated like it was.
LOL,why is that these types always say something totally stupid ,like chopped tops look stupid, ON A HOTROD SITE......then call it a venomus attack when someone sits them back down....Then continues by calling that person names. like a child...and I'm the ignorant one???
You want facts ....The OP wanted to know more about the car like the year not your solitary opinions, so why dont you sit down at that computor and help us narrow it down...it should be easy for YOU...
Back to the task at hand...
Without pics of the front sheetmetal we'll need some of the dash and the trunk gaps...
I have a plymouth biz coupe ,mine are 46 and a 48,pretty much identical.. yours is older...one of the give aways is the top of the door jamb at the rear ,its rounded ,that'll tell you something about it...and the small 1/4 glass makes me think its a biz coupe.
heres a site that'll help stop by and give us a shout..http://mopar.pairserver.com/p15d24ph...age/index.html

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This looks like the car
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