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The Tex Smith book is very good. Rod and Custom magazine in the late 60's-early 70s did a series by Jim Jacobs on chopping 34 3W coupes. They covered the leanback traditional chops and the stretch the roof/keep the windshield angle stock style. Good photos and text. These articles were spread out over several issues and are well worth the cost to find them.
A word of advice if you don't mind. Don't chop the car more than 2 to 3 inches. Take some pics with the inch marks drawn on the car with grease pencil or 1/8 inch masking tape. Blow them up at Kinko's and then cut them down and tape them back together in several increments. Use your sense of proportion. Then Mask off the windshield, door glass, and back glass to reflect such a chop and sit in the car. Can you handle the day to day view out those windows???? Can you back and handle the seating position necessary for survival on today's streets????
OK, chop it and have fun!!
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