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    It has been talked about on here and the "other place" is head and leg room. I was reading about a restoration of a 32 Coupe hot rod. There was a comment about the top not being chopped. That got me to thinking about the old hot rods that were chopped and channeled. The guys that built them either did not drive them much or they were smaller and more limber than me. Of course they were not over 65 and overweight. The coupe being rebuilt did not look like it had a lot of headroom originally, I just cannot imagine a 4 inch chop. The seats would have to be lowered somehow or neck / backache. Thoughts anyone?

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    I've never thought a chopped top looked good nor made any sense. Why someone would enjoy being cramped is beyond me.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
      I've never thought a chopped top looked good nor made any sense. Why someone would enjoy being cramped is beyond me.
      It makes the driver .....I guess.
      "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"


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