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Ever See A 1953 Chevy Chopped Convertible?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Green Rodz, May 13, 2013.

  1. Green Rodz
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    If you have, post some pics.
    Been trying to find some and figure out just how hard of a chop it would be, but all I can seem to find online is diecast models :rolleyes:
     
  2. Yeah,,a couple. HRP

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  3. black 62
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    from arkansas

    if you are just wanting to get rid of the hump in the middle ,you will only need to recon figure one bow---helps a lot...
     
  4. Green Rodz
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    I'm wondering about the windshield, too.
    Trying to figure out how much to take out and how big of a deal it will be.
    Considering buying a junk 53 vert with all the vert parts, then turning the 53 2 door hard top no post into a chopped vert.

    But I don't want it to be a $20K project that takes 5 years.
     
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  5. Green Rodz
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    That red one doesn't look chopped. Is it?
     
  6. Smokey2
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    I agree on the Red One not chopped ?

    and look..........It's Not a BelAir !

    Someone post more Pics, Ok ?
     
  7. I think maybe recontouring the top bows to lower the crown would be adequate......its already chopped 2" from the factory[from a sedan height].......
     
  8. 49ratfink
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    don't know if it would work on a 53, but I saw where a guy chopped his convertible by lowering the whole top mechanism into the body rather that cutting the top bows
     
  9. jesse1980
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  10. Boones
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    Bob K's 52 droptop is chopped.
     
  11. jkane
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    Years ago Kenny Bernstein showed up at Indy with a red,chopped, 54 Convert. It was awesome! Like to know what ever happened to it.
     
  12. fatty mcguire
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