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Old 05-13-2002, 11:06 PM
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I need advice on chopping tops on a 2 door sedan, anyone have any experience? please advise or a referral to any websites would be most helpful and appreciated. e-mail Hiwayman@attbi.com
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Old 05-13-2002, 11:23 PM
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What kind of coupe, I'm a bodytech, depending on the coupe is depending on the advice. early coupe chopping 26-32 is reletively easy, now when you get into the 33-present day stuff its harder because of the curves and etc, need some more info before I can help much.
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1960 studebaker, 2 door sedan, (post).
I also have a 1972 camaro, that needs the floorpans including the trunk floorpan replaced. They are rusted completely through. I want to run the camaro in Super Street,but it won't pass tech, because of the floorboards.
The 1960 studebaker I want to run a gas class with a chopped top and a rear wing. Thanks for any info.
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I got you coverd, I sent you an e-mail, I'll try and fnd some other things to help you out, but I think that site I sent you should help you out a great deal since it has the photo gallerie, I thought it was a pretty nice set up, but I will still try and help as best I can.
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jj, what part of central ca.? visalia here, there's an adult school here that a guy can get into, lots of help with any projects, tools, etc. check out what the adult schools have in your area, cheap tuition for the most part and tools and help for your project. good luck.
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hey guys, it's a small world, jjflash is from the same town as me, met him today, cool guy. he has a killer 72 camaro, rs front end, built to the gills 350 sbc., he's building for his daughter to race, she's just as cool as her dad. gave him an idea or 2 on the rust repair for the floors, half breed minnesotean-okie-viking transplanted to california that i am..i like to do things as inexpensively as possibe whenever possible, i work too darn hard for my money...lol.
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I must take this opportunity to thank Hotrodders Bulletin board for the forum they supply for us, (we rodders and builders). I have met 2 new people whom I regard as friends although we haven't known each other very long. They are Halloweenking and Dinger. Both of them have given me some fantastic insight on my latest project.
It just so happens Dinger and I both live in the same town. (Just goes to show what a small world we live in). He came over and looked my car over the other day and gave me some really good ....(and overlooked advice). Both guys strike me as being "downhome" folks as we say back in Arkansas
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Awww ain't that sweeeeet, that got to me...niffle...hehe, just a bit of comical releif there, can't be serious all the time.

I must say its been a pleasure knowing you as well, its an honor to be held as one of your friends. Always at your service...

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Check out the following site for those floor pans you need for the camero..

http://browns-of-tworivers.com/products

They are really inexpensive and good quality. Check them out! Good luck on the top job!

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A good place to start is with Tex Smiths book "How To Chop Tops" It gives a do it yourself approach to wacking a roof. A lot of his books are well worth the expense of buying them just for the common sense solutions he gives to every hot rodding problems. I believe he has a web site.
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