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heres some pics of a current project im workin on at the shop i work at. before yall kill me for cuttin it up, its not mine! i was kind of against it myself, being a shoebox guy, but the more i get into it, the more im liking it. total chop is a 1 1/2 inches in the front and 2 in the back. enjoy!















 

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Looks good to me! Most all chopped trifives don't look right to me. The mild chop is the secret on this one. Hope you show it finished.
 

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IMHO...I think a chop throws off all deminisons on a Tri-Five (Unlike a 32 FORD!!..lol), but as one peron said....He's fottin the Bill..Different strokes for different folks. Please attach a finished photo..maybe I can be swayed!!! (Not that it matter..hahahah

BTW...you have some Mad Metal skills to do this chop!!
 

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Just a little off the top please...

Looks good to me! Most all chopped trifives don't look right to me. The mild chop is the secret on this one. Hope you show it finished.
I agree, as long as it's not too radical a chop, and you leave'em scratch'n their heads wondering what's different...:confused0006: then you got it just right. About 25 years ago, first time I went through mine, I came real close to either Chopping it, or converting my HT to a HT Convertible :eek: man, I'm sure glad I didn't go through with that now...:rolleyes: the lines are beautiful, just like it was made, no change necessary..:tu

But I'm with CJ, I'd sure like to see the end result... just a little off the top please...:D
 

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Looks good to me! Most all chopped trifives don't look right to me. The mild chop is the secret on this one. Hope you show it finished.
I`ll 3rd or 4th that one.
Terry
 

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All things in moderation... I bet cutting the glass is a nightmare:evil: :anim_25:with the project... Later, Dave
 

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Ill keep posting pictures as I progress. I'm still fitting the drivers side post to the windshield, the picture of that post is pretty much where I'm at with it now. The slight chop is exactly what the customer wanted. He wanted people scratchin their heads. Thank you for the comments,
 

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I've honestly only seen one that I liked and it was a 55 post chopped and sectioned 2 inches. But this one is really growing on me. I may be biased since I've been staring at it for 7 hrs a day for the last week. Haha. The glass guy came to our shop and did it out of the back of his truck, front and rear in about an hour or so. I got to watch him do it. It was pretty interesting. He basically scribed the glass on one side, used what looked to be a version of duckbill pliers and kinda pryed down on it while tapping on the bottom side with a mini hammer, and it split right along the scribe. He then flipped it over and did the same thing on the opposite side. Than he used a butane torch somehow to melt the laminate, and took a hand held belt sander to the edges. He made it look quite easy. More pics to follow next week. Thanks for the opinions!
 
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