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The Art of the Drop Top Chop... Part 2

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    Been to Tardel Ranch once. It's a must see for anyone passing thru Nor Cal. Put it on your to-do list!
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    I can't imagine chopping those top bowes... NIGHTMARE.
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    thanks for sharing!
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    I can't wait to see the finished product. It has been a while since I have seen the Carson style top on a 46-48.
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    Looking good! I want to do the same with my 41...chop it but keep the folding top. I'm watching and learning
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    first time I saw that car it was all stock and done. I assume you bought it that way? if so I wonder what the guy who restored it would have to say about your improvements.
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    Great project and thanks for sharing. I see how the shape is developing but would like to see more detail of the the cuts and bends required. Will the top still fit into well?:)
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    For Chris, The 41' is all by itself but a book was put out "How to Chop Tops in 301 Photos" by Tim Remus. It has a section on the 41' convert. I followed the article and did mine over this past winter. Maybe you can find it on Amazon or e bay. PM me if need any more info.

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    Man.. I love this stuff!
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    this is the best way to improve a 39/40 merc drop top. I am also digging the old bmx bikes in the background
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    Looks like he has the market cornered on Moto-Mags.Even the background is cool at his place.
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    Awesome! Thanks man!!
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    Even at 51 yo this summer, I'd give 3 toes to be his wrench monkey for 4 months, without pay. Or maybe if I could get my hands on a brain leech and sneak it onto his head...
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    Bitchin.

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