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Has anyone here chopped the top on a mid 50's Merc/Ford?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dabirdguy, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
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    dabirdguy
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    I would like to talk to anyone that has done this chop.
    I'm very interested in how to handle the windshield.

    In-process Pictures would be MOST welcome!
    Thanks!
    Glenn
     
  2. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,976

    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

  3. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

    dabirdguy
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    Thanks for the reply!
    I've searched the HAMB here for chops and my results all turned up the same type of chop.

    There is some help there but the BIG difference is my wagon has 90 degree vertical front posts as opposed to the slanted ones. That makes how you do your windshield a completely different affair.
     
  4. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781

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    From what I understand from you is that you have a wagon, and that you want your B-Pillar to stay vertical.
    Your problem is not the windshield. Chop it similar to the HT and sedans you can find on the hamb. You will have to lay forward the rear pillar. (C-Pillar) and lengthen the side windows to keep the B-Pillar vertical.
    When I have time tomorrow I will show a photo of what I mean.
     

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