Pictures, Pictures... Lots of pictures
. This will really be interesting to follow. I really enjoyed the thread on cutting down laminated windshields a month or so ago. There is no right or wrong way to customize a car but some ways are easier than others. I personally really like the 1 1/2 chop. It brings the car into proportion without looking too extreme. Having chopped a merc 3 1/2 inches I can guarantee yours will be easier to drive around town also.
Keep your camera handy. We are waiting.