Chopped 'n' Channeled

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Chopped 'n' Channeled
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:04:05 PM »
It was nearly a requirement to chop and channel your hot rod in the 50's.  Many were poorly done, others excellent.  In fact, there are very few channeled cars that I like.  Think it's because the proportions are usually all wrong.  Chopped is another story !  I like chopped hot rods & customs.   Again it's all about understanding the proportions.

Sometimes a channeled '32-'34 coupe can look a little off, but with the right stance and wheel/tire combo, they make bitchin' hot rods.  I really like these:


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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 09:09:59 PM »
Deuce roadsters look great channeled

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 10:47:42 PM »
Tom,

Thanks for posting my old Burgandy 33 coupe, that was a fun car.  I am a huge fan of channeled cars too, especially chopped and channeled!  I almost bought the channeled 34 with the Caddy engine you posted above, but it was in black primer at the time.  It survived for decades and I understand it has been changed significantly now.  I find that quite a shame since there are so many 33-34 coupes out there without any significant history, why destroy that famous R&C test car?  I wish I could have saved that one, it would be orange again and look just like it did in R&C in the 60's.

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 12:57:28 AM »
Here's a photo of the orange 34 coupe at our outdoor show in 1961. It was owned by Rick McMichaels of S.L.C.

Yes, if it has been substantially changed that would be a real shame, it always had a good look to it as was.

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 09:11:16 PM »
Here's a photo of the orange 34 coupe at our outdoor show in 1961. It was owned by Rick McMichaels of S.L.C.

Yes, if it has been substantially changed that would be a real shame, it always had a good look to it as was.

Mick
Yes, thats the one! It looked great with polished Americans on it too.  I found the old R& C at a swap meet a while back.  I will see if I can find it.

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 10:20:04 PM »
IMHO the nose could use a little nip 'n' tuck but the overall look is well done

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 10:25:50 PM »
Here's a good example how proportions can affect the car.  Both use basically the same sheet metal & style, yet they are remarkably different in appeal.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 08:58:17 PM »
Kelly Pucketts Sedan Than & now. IT'S FOR SALE
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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 02:32:40 PM »
Tweety Bird, a chopped & channeled '32 roadster.  The current owner is a friend of mine; he's slowly getting it back to this condition.

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 02:38:46 PM »
Phil Kaelin's deuce 5-w, painted by Larry Watson

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 02:40:34 PM »
Gary DeForest's full-fendered '31 A

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 04:16:44 PM »
Saw this at a local car show a while back....

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 09:33:32 AM »
Deep channel on this '33

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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 09:56:08 PM »
a couple from the 60's
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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 10:22:30 PM »
a couple from the 60's

That has to be the wildest deuce more-door I've ever seen. 

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Re: Chopped 'n' Channeled
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 10:41:35 PM »
The first time i saw that, it was going the other way on a small 2 lane road, it was in primer, but those pipes sure gave it a sinister look as it passed at 50 mph,......................way back in 68..................never seen it since.
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