How hot rod shops create a chopped roof | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ygypf5C5nNA

Chopping a roof sounds like a simple enough job, right? As it turns out, it’s a lot more than just cutting out sections of the pillars and then reattaching the roof to the rest of the car.

This time-lapse shows the extensive work that goes into giving this ’37 Ford a 3-inch chop.

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
10/27/21 9:31 a.m.

This is fascinating to watch!

solfly
solfly Dork
10/29/21 7:40 p.m.

Damn. Incredible!

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/29/21 8:12 p.m.

Thanks for posting, chopping the roof on later 1930s cars can be real involved since they have so many curves.

This is a 20 part series from Bobby Walden's Speed Shop on chopping the roof on a 1932 three window coupe.  They're a little more straightforward since the roof pillars are more upright, but it's still an involved process.  It's worthwhile watching and goes into every little detail, he's real craftsman.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr_qWzTxOmB6b8ftcXTfKooTmBPm7LKyD

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/30/21 12:50 p.m.

I miss doing these, but I never got that deep.  We always took the easy way.

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
10/30/21 10:18 p.m.

Certainly is a well equipped shop.

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