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Started my chop top on the 54 belair today!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Painterdave, May 15, 2010.

  1. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,940

    pimpin paint
    from so cal

    Hey painter-

    As I'm sure you've figgered out by now, you can cut down the backlight frame, but you won't be cutting down that glass, it's tempered!
    I'm told laminated ones are being repopped, but they're pretty big coin for a glass guy to gamble with.

    You can reduce some of the fullness of the crown of the roof panel, just back of the B post to where the backlight frame is with some releif cuts. This will bring down the crown without cutting any more outa the backlight or quarter windows.

    Looks like fun!

    " The ice cream truck in his neighborhood plays Helter-Skelter "
  2. i like the straight piller look too. and having done both i can say that slanted pillers are definitely not "the easy way out".
  3. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    After much study and consideration, I threw mine away.:D
  4. Nasty Nate
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 155

    Nasty Nate
    from California

    It looks good so far. I think straight pillars on that body style look bad ass!
  5. sorry, gotta throw in my two cents on the rear window. i'm sure the OP has done his research and knows what he wants. but i do think that 50-51 chevy coupe back glass looks great in the 54s. it's flat and lays down well.
  6. sixpack_2_go
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 56


  7. coolcat68
    Joined: Feb 9, 2012
    Posts: 1


    :eek:lookin good getting one of my owen its been chopped 6 inches all ready any ideas where or how i can get my cut for front and rear windshields i have no clue were to start its my first one please help if u can thanks name is james.:cool:


  8. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,360


    Coolcat 68, you CAN'T CUT TEMPERED GLASS. Period. So, if you've already chopped up the backlight frame, you'll have to rethink your plan.

  9. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,157

    from Florida

    Looks good so far, personally I like the straight B pillers, when I do mine Im leaving them straight.


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