How hot rod shops create a chopped roof | Video

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

This is fascinating to watch!

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.

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

Certainly is a well equipped shop.

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