Yep...what they said. No need to brace the cab. Make sure everything is unhooked before you lift it off. If you chop the top get some reading material first. There is way more to it than just cutting out a few inches and welding the lid back on. The windshield pillers will move, the windshield will beed to be cut, the door glass frame will all have to be reangled to match the now moved windshield pillars. etc, etc, etc. Shop around and you may be able to find one already chopped. Usually they get to the stage where the glass needs to be put in and that is it. Stuff went wrong and now there is another project for sale.