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Chopped Tops #754448
November 25th 2019 9:42 pm
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Spoke to quite a few body men ( and women) at the MCACN this past weekend. Main subject was vehicles that have been chopped. One point of concern is if any door or glass for that matter has to be custom fabricated. Nothing factory stock or salvaged will fit correctly. One aspect I forgot about was glass, either windows or windshield too. I know we have some nice chopped rides here on the board. Just inquiring about owner's thoughts. I have looked at a couple recently and always ask if the current owner / seller knows who did the body modifications. I don't know of many "shops" that still perform chopped services. Regards, CCCCCCC in SW Michigan. I do have a buddy who will look at the Turkey Rod Run for vehicles. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754454
November 26th 2019 7:27 am
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I am sure there are a few vanners that could advise ya.


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Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754460
November 26th 2019 4:17 pm
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Most roof chops on any vehicle use pieces from donor vehicles to add in material where needed due to cutting everything in sections to lower the roofline. Lots of times the doors have to be sectioned as well. I've seen all sorts of different methods used for chopping tips over the years, from leaning A pillars back to leaving them straight up.

Google hot rod chop top how to, and I'm sure you'd find a lot more info. If I were to chop a car, truck, or van; I would try to get a spare roof and doors for the extra sheetmetal needed. I'd love to try one someday, but doubt I ever will.


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Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754464
November 26th 2019 4:29 pm
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I still think..my opinion.. Nautilus has one of the best chops and Warlock circa 1979 was a wicked chop. Just me.๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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Re: Chopped Tops [Re: Astrocreep66] #754472
November 26th 2019 7:30 pm
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agreed...top notch rigs for sure

Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754474
November 26th 2019 8:00 pm
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Sounds like an interesting thing to try.

Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754580
December 01st 2019 12:38 pm
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Kursed, Saw some ideas on a straight chop vs. angle chop from the A pillars back. Still looking into different methods. Regards, CCCCCCC in SW Michigan.

Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754592
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Welp....
Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754600
December 02nd 2019 1:09 pm
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That is priced to sell, that is cool.


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Re: Chopped Tops [Re: ccccccc] #754604
December 02nd 2019 1:17 pm
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Now that is worth the higher price! What a cool van, must be another Radoff, Yosemite Sam Radoff did the van in that last image.


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