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Old 02-09-2012, 06:35 AM
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looking for some one who can cut glass for chop tops

hi i am getting a 54 chevy belair 2 door sadan its been chopped 6 inches and every body is scaring me about getting the front and rear glass cut i can get the glass just dont know where or who can cut it for me i live in fl. and i dont think to many people todo that around here if any ideas please help ill be very thankful thanks mr. confused email hotrodhalsey@hotmail.com

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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it's easy.
buy a windshield, chop it 6'', buy a windshield frame, chop it to fit the windshield, weld new windshield frame into car, cut doors to fit new windshield frame.

but, he's a 1 post wonder. he'll never be back...
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Heres the thing....the 54 Chevy has curved glass front and rear....when the top was chopped, this needs to be taken into account, as the glass still needs to fit the opening when cut......its not just a matter of chopping a few inches off the top or bottom......If the opening has been altered too much, no amount of cutting that windshield will make it fit
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And of course, the rear glass is tempered and CAN'T be cut. I have heard a number of urban myths about them being cut with lazer or sand blasting (I have tried that, it may be possible) but I have personally never seen any real results. So as I see it, it is still impossible to cut tempered glass.

You need to lay the window down, or to make it out of plexiglass or to use a glass and the window frame area from another car.

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half a foot is a LOT. Ive seen people lower the whole window for mild chops and such, this is show car territory. Or rat rods...good luck and keep us posted
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In this day and age, you can always find something:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCvNZYFMImM

Only shows the windshield being done (I think) but says they did rear too.

That being said, I always thought the preferred method was to cut glass first, then chop.
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glass for chopped tops

If you need a windshield cut try auto city classics 763-444-5880, they cut mine to my template for my 58 chevy truck.
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I chopped one of those trucks once, that glass was a steep learning curve! I would say that wrap around windshield is the best test ever of a glass man's skills.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:16 AM
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post a picture of your windshield installed.
your's will be the first successful chop then cut that i have seen.
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I cut a windshield for my chopped '56 F100 with a 4" electric grinder and plenty of water...took about two hours to cut it and two seconds for my wife to bump it and break it!

New replacement rear window glass is usually laminated so cutting it should not be a problem... and sandblasting does work but it's messier than my technique.
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