We've all been watching Flop's threads on how a master metalworker chops a 32 three window coupe, this thread will show how an amateur learns how to chop a top for the first time. I've always liked the looks of a chopped 32 Ford coupe. Thanks to people like Flop and others on the HAMB and the internet, I was able to gather enough information to feel confident that I could get it done. I found this site http://rideinsteel.com/update1.html that shows how they chopped a Brookville coupe. I used this as my guide. Let's get started. New coupe body, hot off the presses from Brookville This is going to be a 2 1/2" chop which is conservative, but it will be easier for me to put everything back together and lined up. Also here in Pennsylvania they allow a minimum of 7" windshield height, and this will give me about 7 1/4". I'll be stretching the roof to line the A pillars up rather than leaning the posts. Here are the cut lines for the rear window. I measured carefully and found where the horizontal dimension of the window opening at the upper and lower cuts would match. This is the outer skin piece that will be removed from the A pillar to give access to the inner structure to be cut. This was bigger than the 2 1/2" needed for the chop. With the larger piece removed I will be able to fully weld the inner structure after cutting. Here is the the sale panel area that will be removed and reinstalled after the top is chopped. Well that's a start, I'll be cutting some metal next starting with the rear window chop. I'll post more photos tomorrow. Stay tuned.