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Technical chop 34 pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cammer8, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. cammer8
    Joined: Aug 1, 2016
    Posts: 48

    cammer8

    I have a 1934 pickup that I am considering a 3 inch chop. My only concern is the A-Pillar taper or line-up after cutting. Ive read a lot of articles on this but I still not clear on how to do it properly. Things like pie cutting ,etc. evade me. Can anyone direct me to a good source with maybe some good photos ? Thanks
     
  2. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,499

    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Check out RobBobs pu build on here.
     
  3. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,555

    fleetside66
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    I chopped mine 3" & everything went reasonably smoothly. From what I've read in the past here, once you get over 3," you get into the area where you have to start doing surgery on repositioning the lower window sill on the cowl. I haven't done any searches on this recently, because it's been long done for me. I'm away right now, but once I get a chance, I'll try to get you some pics I still of it all. It was the first time I ever did anything like that and it was a grand success, if I must say so myself. Don't be afraid of it and read as much as you can and take your time. If I could pull it off, anyone can.


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  4. aplayer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 148

    aplayer
    Member

    I chopped mine 4'' and didn't mess with the pillars. It might look a little thick at the top but no one has noticed. I did have to finesse the ws frame to reinstall it. [​IMG]



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  5. cammer8
    Joined: Aug 1, 2016
    Posts: 48

    cammer8

    Thanks guys. From what I gather from your responses, lining up the A-Pillars is not a problem. While I'm here, how do you post a photo and info on this site?
     
  6. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,753

    dumprat
    Member
    from b.c.

    So 2.5" should be a straight down and weld er up deal?
     

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