What is a lowboy hot rod?
A “Highboy” has the frame sitting up on top of the rails, like most of the photos above. A “Lowboy” has the frame lowered down over the frame (channeling), to give it that low sinister look, like the picture of the Rat Rod at the Sema show above. Apr25.
What does channeled mean on a hot rod?
Channeling is a modification that can be applied to cars with body-on-frame construction. To channel a car, its body is temporarily lifted off of its ladder or perimeter frame. After cutting the floor loose and refastening it higher inside the body, the body can then be lowered back over the frame.
What is chop and channel a car?
It is where part of the floor of the body shell is cut (chopped) and the slid over the chassis. So normally the whole body would sit on top of the chassis, it now fits around so the sides over lap the chassis rails. The floor is then modified to fit.
What is sectioning a car?
Sectioning is defined as the process of cutting a portion of a part, away from a factory seam. This location is based on vehicle maker procedures. Some vehicle makers offer multiple sectioning locations for a part.
What makes a hot rod a highboy?
As channeling became more common, the term hi-boy/highboy rose to define unmodified hot-rod bodies that sat still on top of the frame rails. Specifically, one that no longer has its fenders and running boards. This term can be used in conjunction with the aforementioned body styles.
What is a traditional hot rod?
If you were around in the 1930s through the 1950s a hot rod was a car that was modified to improve its performancethrough the gears and around the corners. A custom was a car that was modified to enhance it aesthetic appearance or value.
How much of a chop on a Model A coupe?
If you want to stand infront of a Model A Coupe and ask, “is this chopped?” Then chop it 3″. Mine is chopped 3 3/4″ and I really like it. IMHO the car has good proportions. 4″ chop is very common and looks great as well, but you will know right away that it’s been chopped.