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.
Re: Chopped Tops
#754454 November 26th 2019 8:27 amNovember 26th 2019 8:27 am
I am sure there are a few vanners that could advise ya.
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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.