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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jfrolka, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. jfrolka
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    Anyone have info/pics on chopped tops for 62-64 caddys. I have a 64 coupe and wanna chop it 2-3" and put in the bigger 62 coupe rear window.. Lemme know what ya guys think
     
  2. ryno
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    since you asked, i think its a pretty lame idea
    they're perfect stock.
     
  3. 61TBird
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    Bad idea.
    You did ask.....
     
  4. Kustom7777
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    check out jimmie vaughns caddy,,i believe its chopped like 1 1/2",,,any more than that would throw the proportions off too much i think,,
    i've always had this fantasy about grafting a 59/60 caddy roof onto a 61,,,,,(not chopped though)
     
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  5. Caddy-O
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    Don't do it. The roof is already pretty low from the factory.
    A chop would make it look goofy.
     
  6. Cirilian
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    Another vote for no.
     
  7. BISHOP
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    One more NO here.
     
  8. Strange Agent
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    I wouldn't chop it anymore than 1", which raises the question, why do it at all?

    I don't know, prove us wrong.
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    here ya go...its a 61, but you can get the idea
     

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  10. Ian Berky
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  11. Ian Berky
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    Be different Jordan!!! Do it, but do it classy!!! :)

    Ian
     
  12. COS
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    I think I rember a post on here about a year ago that a guy did this and got A LOT of shit for it....
     
  13. Ian Berky
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    I wish i had a better pic, But this one looks great in my opinion and it's been chopped very little

    [​IMG]
     
  14. I started doing that on an old Jo-Han model of a '64. There's a reason I never finished it. Plus coming up with glass is going to be a real bitch. The back window is safety glass, you can't cut it.
     
  15. Nads
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    It's a 62 but that car's about the same as a 61, 63 amd 64s are totally different animals, best of luck.
     
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  16. Hooligan63
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    Don't do it. The roof line is boxy and looks flat and stupid when chopped. I owned a '63 and I'll tell you,the one thing that never crossed my mind on that car was chopping it.The lines are perfect in every way for the '63/'64 years
     
  17. strike a poser
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    OZ is doing this to his mid 60's Cad and I think it looks killer. Search for the thread with pics.
     
  18. leocad
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    the only thing I could see work well is putting a 61 bubble top on it.

    other than that, no!
     
  19. tommy v
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  20. jfrolka
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    Its hard to compare the bubbletop cuz stock they were a bit too fishbowl looking but I definitily will not put that top on the 64 cuz it just doesnt match the body very well.
    I'll pump out a photoshop'd pic tonight but I just wanna bring the proportions in a bit. 3" is too much for sure but the 1-2" could look great. I want to steer away from the boxy top thats on it by putting the bigger rear window 62 top on it and play with the window angle a bit.
    I thinking about bringin it down 2" but lengthening it so the trunk/hood line doesnt look longer.
     
  21. Ian Berky
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    'nuff said!!! Do it Jordan!!!! Prove them wrong!!!:)

    I know it can look good if done right!! Like i said keep classy in mind and take your time and think and measure!!! If you really need help. i'll cruise over for the first day!!! I've never done it but with 2 brains we could definitely do it!!

    Let me know!!

    Ian
     
  22. jfrolka
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    this top on my coupe and bring it down 1-2" and slant the rear window out a little bit
     

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  23. jfrolka
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    For sure Ian, I'll definitily let you know.. I gotta find this 64' 6 window deville donor roof first.... Oz is ridiculous, his buick riviera has the chopped profile I'm lookin for

    Anybody got this roof I can take?
     
  24. The Jimmy Vaughn Caddy was chopped by Gary Howard, 1.5" I recall. The C-pillars are from a '61 or '62 4 door. It's a perfect chop and completely complements the whole car.

    I've seen chopped mid-60s Cadillacs but they invariable end up looking like crap. More than 1" and you'll hurt its proportions. I'd leave it as-is and invest the time into filling seams & molding, custom grille insert etc.
     
  25. oz kustoms
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    thats funny im doing one now,a 59 roof on a 61 coupe
     
  26. Zombie57Ranchero
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    I say go for it man! Just as Ian said "keep classy in mind!"
     
  27. jfrolka
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    oz, do you have any pics of the 59 roof on the 61? what do you think of the 64 6 window sedan top on a coupe?
     
  28. chrisclarkcustoms
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    How about elcamno roof. I so want to do this.
     

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