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Technical 1957 chevy 3100 chop top

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 40fairlane, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. 40fairlane
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    I recently bought this truck .Looks like it was a 80`s build ? .I am trying to find out how much was chopped does any one have the stock dimensions on the glass or window openings etc.?
     

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  2. I can't help you with measurements, but I've gotta say that's one sweet looking ride!
     
  3. 40fairlane
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    I am trying to find out who built it ? It has a firebird front clip an 455 pontiac motor and a trans am dash and ford stepside rear fenders ..A johnny Cash special..
     
  4. 24riverview
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    Can't help with actual measurement either (truck is long gone) but this is 4". Yours looks slightly taller to me so maybe 2.5-3"?
    56 pickup 5-2.JPG 56 pickup 5-1.JPG
     
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  5. squirrel
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    the original window opening in the door was 16-1/4 inches tall
     
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  6. 40fairlane
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  7. 40fairlane
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    They are 12-3/4 so a 3 1/2 chop ...
     
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  8. coilover
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    from Texas

    It's getting VERY difficult to find a glazier that can (or will) cut down a wrap around windshield. Of the two I used one passed and the other retired.
     
  9. 40fairlane
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    I read or someone told me they use a 55-57 chevy car front windshield ? Not sure if it is true.
     
  10. car windshield wont work, different wrap around. In a pinch you can heat and use lexan or Plexiglas to form a new windshield, though i wouldn't do that in a car that will be driven. In the early 90's my grandfather built a 55 Chevy pickup with a 6" chop, had to use the plastic for both front and rear glass as it was a big back window as well.
     
  11. squirrel
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    probably not true...there are a lot of wild rumors in the hot rod and custom world.
     

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