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Who did your chop?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dan in Canada, Nov 29, 2012.

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  2. DirtyJoe
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 268


    So far I have chopped a '46 ford pickup and a '30 model a sedan.

  3. Looks good man, how much did you take out?
  4. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

    Member Emeritus

    Ron Lile of God Speed Gearhead Equipment chopped my '55 Merc wagon.
  5. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 534

    from auburn,IN


    I did mine (first chop) but it was easy as it was a "square" car to begin with.
    about 3 1/2 inches
  6. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522


    ..I did the planning and organizing....these hoodlums helped me cut it up...


    ...and I did the rest including garnishes....

  7. papasmurf240
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
    Posts: 209


    Alright, I'll be the first to admit it then...........I had Kenny Baker (choprods) do my 51 ford. I have chopped a 53 ford pickup and a 49 chevy pickup but they were a hell of a lot easier than my shoebox. I know I could have done it, but I decided to leave my shoebox up to a professional. Besides, what Kenny charges and how quickly he turned it around, I saved myself a month or two worth of weekends having him do the hard work.

  8. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
    Posts: 252


    Currently putzing with this ONLY in the winter months. Between plowing the damn 401 and this it keeps me out of trouble. 5.5 in front 7.5 in back.

  9. Apittslife
    Joined: Nov 16, 2012
    Posts: 70


    Thanks, I am following your own build, & hope she comes out atleast half as nice as yours! I ended up dropping it 2-1/2 inches.
  10. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,962

    from Finland

  11. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    I did my 31 coupe when I was 17 in "53", a no brainer But I don't have the skill or tools to do one now, so a buddy of mine, Bill Abate from NJ marked my Terraplane, I cut it and two buddys of mine did the welding and finishing.

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  12. fat tire
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
    Posts: 69

    fat tire

    I had a buddy of mine in Phoenix do mine. Still in progress.

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  13. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 422


    I have done o many to count but I am just finishing this 52 Chevy. The Merc I did back in 1976 and it was the start of alot of roof whack'n through the years. Anyone in N.Y. need anything chopped? I am presently out'a work and have lots a time:rolleyes:

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  14. Done a few or for myself and friends. Hardest was a 39 deluxe 2 dr sedan. Easiest was a model A 2 dr. including inside moldings in a weekend. 33 -3 window includes filling roof butt welded. 39 Chev. etc.

    Take your time and be 3 steps ahead of yourself

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  15. I cut my 33 ford pickup 5.5" in my little one car garage myself. My buddy, Jimmy cut my 34 coupe and my [now his] 35 IHC pickup.
    The 50 ford was chopped by Dave Schienman in Omaha.

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  16. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal

    hey Rocky, did the schewbaux eventually wind up out here on the coast with green seaweed flames?

    " Spending a nation into generational debt is not an act of compassion "
  17. Me and Serg did BOMBSHELL BETTY in an hour and a half.

    * not pretty, but kinda fast

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  18. I chopped my 53 dodge pickup

  19. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    I have a 51 Mack cab in the shop Im in the process of starting to chop.
    Have 200 in the cab so I dont have much to lose.
  20. SwedeVedette
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 368


    I rushed through my Volvo by myself, was kinda har to lift the roof of but I got long arms. First chop Ive done




  21. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    well i got a 48 ford pu cab thats perfect so i cant bring myself to cut it. ive tried and im standin thetre with the saw and just cant make that first cut. ive helped do a bunch back in the day but never have done one by myself.anyone who has experence in cuttin the tops live near me? ive started to cut this thing up a bunch of times but i always stop just before the noise id hate to mess up a perfect body like this. hell id rather sell or trade it than mess it up..
  22. Dan in Canada
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
    Posts: 83

    Dan in Canada

    I recognize some of those hoodlums. ;)
  23. My son, son-in-law and I did mine, but it was just a Model A so it was easy.
  24. ksjg

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  25. roaddog
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
    Posts: 80


    well i couldn't afford to pay anybody on my whole build and i read everything i could and looked on this site,i got a buddy of mine who said it's only metal chop that thing would you ,so he came over and whack goes the top 6in fr and rear.i learned alot on this build and my insticts payed off on the direction i wanted to go,so dive in and chop,chop!!

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    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,386


    I took 3 inches out of my truck.

    I highly recommend finding another roof section from a junk cab of similar model so you can offset cut the roof panel. That way only one seam is necessary across the top and no filler strip is required.

  27. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,033

    from Branson mo

    Chopped my own other than my 51 ford I have now, I bought it already chopped. .........However I might take another couple inches out of it this winter.....Jim..
  28. Choff
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 184


    I did, with help from my friend cherry picker, and liguid encourgement.
    1929 Dodge Coupe, Chopped 3", with one 4 1/2" cutting disk!!

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  29. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 952

    from FRANCE

    one hour and a half for that ?!?! :eek: how did you waste so much time ? that's almost one hour too much :confused:
  30. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,680

    from Bryan, Tx

    I did.

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