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THEM! Tx chops the Elrod "A"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Elrod, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473

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    DAMN! That side shoot looks awesome......I liked how it looked in the other pictures, but taking another couple steps back and that car looks KILLER. It's mean.....even without being dropped in the front.

    One suggestion. Dropped headlight bar.
     
  2. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

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    from Dallas, TX

    root if i remember right the staggered cuts were to cut the straightest parts and still be able to use a swing out windshield.
     
  3. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 19,474

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    I was wondering about that. I am going to do the exact chop in a short time.....thus the questions.
     
  4. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557

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    Yeah. I pretty much cut the entire car at the same place, except for the cowl. I chopped right below the post that the windshield swing out arms attach to.

    I removed material from below the studs on the A pillers, so that I wouldn't need to relocate them when I re-welded the roof on. Therefore, I just had to drop the mounts on the windshield frame 3 inches. Basically a move to make less work for myself!

    I think if you chopped a coupe more than 4 inches, this method wouldn't work.
     
  5. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    I actually am looking at a 3" chop since my kid is so tall.
     
  6. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557

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    It's working for me and I'm 6 foot 3 1/2 inches tall.

    I'm using the stock seat frame and seat back, but the bottom cushion is a rumble seat cushion because it is a little slimmer.

    I also took out the package tray and slid the seat all the way back. There is lots of room.

    If you'll be at the round up, feel free to check out the coupe and if I'm by the car, I'll let you get in and see how you fit if you want.
     

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