Chopping Tops; Practical Hot Rodder's Guide

Graffiti Publications


Few modifications alter the appearance of a vehicle as much as a well executed top chop. Learn how to prepare, mark out and accomplish a top chop on a range of vehicles from early hot rod coupes to an American Chevy, a Falcon sedan delivery from the sixties and even a fiberglass reproduction body.

Chopping Tops not only shows you how to actually chop the roof of each car, it also shows you in great detail how to plan the exercise properly. Included is valuable information on how and where to measure for the chop, how to build an internal frame for the vehicle so that everything stays in alignment and how to modify windshield glass to suit the new roofline.

Some early cars have wooden frames that provide the important structural strength within the body. There's a chapter that shows how to replace this wooden frame with a much stronger steel structure while chopping the top at the same time.

If you have ever contemplated chopping a top yourself this book will be enormously valuable in helping you achieve that goal with minimum fuss and maximum results.



  • Author: Larry O'toole
  • Format: Soft cover, 210x280mm
  • Pages: 160, B&W photos
  • ISBN: 9780949398185