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1932 Ford 3 window coupe top chop


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#1 Paul Payne

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:01 AM

I want to chop the top of my '32 3 window coupe. I know I saw a how-to awhile back, but can't find it. Because the "a " pillars have a slight slant, it looks like the roof would have to be cut apart and material added. Any help, suggestions, or pix would really be appreciated! :?

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:32 AM

I want to chop the top of my '32 3 window coupe. I know I saw a how-to awhile back, but can't find it. Because the "a " pillars have a slight slant, it looks like the roof would have to be cut apart and material added. Any help, suggestions, or pix would really be appreciated! :?


Basically, with a '32 Ford closed body, there are two ways to work this out: Either lengthen the roof itself, because of the slanted windshield, or increase the slant of the windshield (the A-posts) to lay it back at a greater angle so that it meets the lowered, unlengthened roof.

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#3 Paul Payne

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:44 AM

thanks, biscuitbuilder, I will think about which I want to do!

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:31 AM

khart, I know about the aftermarket bodies, just wanted to try it myself, also not sure how much of a chop I want.....

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:30 AM

khart, I know about the aftermarket bodies, just wanted to try it myself, also not sure how much of a chop I want.....

Paul just figure 1/8" for three inches in scale chopping