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Old 02-04-2004, 01:26 PM   #1
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top chop, front and rear taper *pics* and now the cage

i would consider this an extreme body mod. i'm thinking on hacking mine off and wanted to know if any of you guys that have already done it regret having done the deed..
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: top chop

One of the best body mods I have even done, the only thing I regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:09 PM
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Re: top chop

that's kinda what i wanted to hear.
my top is about to crack apart anyway from all the body flex. talking about that what did you or anyone do to support the windsheild.
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Nothing, I have a real good cage. The next go-around I dought I will even have a winshield frame. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif[/img]
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Re: top chop

i can hear that whistling smilie from here. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif[/img] what do you have planned?? something like watson's rig?? that'll be sweet..
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Re: top chop

1972 Vega body (no top of course) with Chevy Luv truck bed out back, going for a retro theam. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif[/img]
Not quite sure at the moment what I will end up doing, ask me this fall, depends on how bad it looks. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif[/img]
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Re: top chop

I can vouch for Steve's rig. Riding down to Indy was incredible. And I was especially thankful for the nascar 'cage when the tilt-o-meter hit 45 degrees... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif[/img]
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Re: top chop

I had to cut some rusted bolts to get mine off...does that count? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]

I took the thing off, put it in the backyard, and never put it back on. I think I liked driving in the rain with the top off more than with it on...as long as I stayed moving I got less wet with no roof.

Full toppers rule [img]/forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif[/img]
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Re: top chop

i was told that the body will seperate if the top isn't there to box in the rocker area. from what i've read most people who have done this mod have also reinforced thier rockers. steve, did you do that or do you find that the cage does enough reinforcement to the body?
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:13 PM
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My rockers are 3 x 3 1/4" square tube. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif[/img]
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