Nothing defines a hot rod like a chopped top. How To Chop Tops takes a photo-intensive look at the best way to lower the roof on the project car in your garage. Over 300 images document the start to finish chopping of six cars, from a Model T to a 1960 Oldsmobile. Also included are a convertible top chop, one roof-filling sequence and numerous welding sequences.
Interviews with professionals help to explain not only the actual cutting, but also all the other items that must be determined before the actual chopping starts. Planning the chop includes deciding how to reinforce the body, what to do about the glass, and where to position the cuts to minimize warpage and body work later.
Whether you need help picking the right tool or deciding where to position the new seam, How to Chop Tops provides the how-to steps you need to chop a top on both new and old hot rods.