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Old 06-21-2007, 03:47 AM   #1
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chop top

something i have always really wanted to do......tonight when i pulled in my driveway i parked with my car pointing towards my truck and it stuck out like a sore thumb.......the roof is just to tall...to me it just does not look right... kind of top heavy looking... so now im thinking of saving up and chop topping my truck...not sure how much yet or even if its a sure thing

anyone know how much a shop usually charges to chop top a vehicle?
hell anyone know a shop around ky that can do that and look good...
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a lot...
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a lot...
i figured that
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hahaha
Old 06-21-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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hahaha
a rough number would be nice though
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Re: chop top

for labor and materials, I would think somewhere around $2500, that's being pretty conservative, though. Cause you will need to do the following:
The windshield is going to get laid back a few degrees, so a new windshield and windows are going to be needed, plus after you get it back from the shop, you're going to have to fab up the interior pieces to fit properly.
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Re: chop top

Quote: Originally Posted by ExtremeVI
for labor and materials, I would think somewhere around $2500, that's being pretty conservative, though. Cause you will need to do the following:
The windshield is going to get laid back a few degrees, so a new windshield and windows are going to be needed, plus after you get it back from the shop, you're going to have to fab up the interior pieces to fit properly.
only interior peice my truck actually have is pillars and a headliner..... and i wouldnt even have any idea of a place around here that would be able to make me windows
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Re: chop top

The stock windows may be able to be cut to fit the new dimensions. Most autoglass places should be able to do that.
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Quote: Originally Posted by bvr_j_0969
only interior peice my truck actually have is pillars and a headliner..... and i wouldnt even have any idea of a place around here that would be able to make me windows

theres a shop in kentucky, they do killer ****in work and vic knows them personally and the owner of the shop taught vic alot but there not cheap.




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Re: chop top

i have seen chop tops with factory windows. i have seen the front windshield on some cars just leaned back so the glass still fit it.
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Re: chop top

typically 3500-5500 depending on the car or truck. Some go really easy and some don't want to go down. On an s-10, I'd say at the low end of the scale. It depends a lot on a shop's rate, too.

My car is stock windshield and back glass. Same way I'd do my truck too. 3.5" and less, leaned A pillars don't look bad. Anything more and I'd cut the pillars and have the glass cut.

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:02 PM   #12
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Re: chop top

i was wanting a pretty big chop i just dont think 3.5 or so would do it for me
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3.5 inches is alot...more than enough to compensate..plus if you ever have future intentions of a BD.
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Re: chop top

Quote: Originally Posted by H8R3D
3.5 inches is alot...more than enough to compensate..plus if you ever have future intentions of a BD.

want to do a body drop but i just dont see that happening
and i want people to be able to notice it right off

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Old 06-23-2007, 02:12 AM   #15
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Re: chop top

Everyone will notice a 3.5 inch chop top..

here is a rough idea..4 inch chop top on a first gen..compliments of Chappy316
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damn i wouldnt think 4 inches would make that big of a difference
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