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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Besty34, Nov 12, 2016.
Here's how I chopped a five window 34 hope it helps , feel free to ask questions
It's a 4" chop
Slick as a gut
Nicely done and thanks for sharing all your cuts and methods. Lots of ways to skin the top-chop cat, always good to see how others are doing it.
Great hot rod
I had a 34 that I did 3.5" and stretched the roof. I like laid back windshield post better. Looks great!
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That chop makes that car, good job!!
Nice chop thanks for sharing
Thanks for taking the time to post this Johnny. I was following the chop on IG/FB, just logged in to print out your pics and hang them on the garage wall as a guide. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing!!!!
I agree, love the chop. thanks for the pictures. Lee
Hello: I forgot to ask on the last comment do you know of 33-34- 3 or 5 ford coupe roof sections 1/4 windows sections, back window, 5 window doors trying to build one any help much appreiciated. Thanks Lee
No sorry, I'm in the UK and model 40 body parts are few and far between, there's a model 40 page on FB perhaps they might help
Great thread, and picturesque shop.
34s look so good chopped, Coupes and Sedans.
Thanks for posting.
Back in 1975 I chopped a 34 3W the same way you did. By cutting the A pillar at the base and leaning it back as apposed to cutting across the cowl and laying the whole windshield back. I had a problem with the W/S frame sealing across the bottom due to the change in angles. Do you see any issues there? I did cut mine 4 1/2 inches so you may not have the same problem.
I cut my sedan by 4 1/8" , I also dog legged the A post and don't have any issues with water or noise, my only regret was that I didn't put the piece in the base to hide the dog leg like I did with this one .
Looks fantastic & great How-to! Kinda wish you posted this stuff 6-8mons ago!!!
Fantastic work and brave too, 100 times more complicated than my chop on the A. Looking forward to seeing it on the sand.
Good luck, Ron.
Dammit! You guys always make these metal working jobs look so easy! Wish I had that much talent.
Getting ready to do mine next month. When you cut the 4 inches did you cut the b and c posts the same amount so the a is what it is. I always thought the 5 window needed a 1/4 inch wedge to make the door look right. Thanks for the great pics
34's look so cool with a nice chop, yours included.
No I cut it straight across , I know what you mean it takes some of the taper out of the door window .
By putting the a post on an angle does the trick then it looks awesome
Damn nice work right there!
Sooooooo.........Impressive is your Skill Set with Metal Work. Your 4 inch Chop with the laid back front posts looks Bitchin.
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