How-To Chop Tops Nothing defines a hot rod like a chopped top. How To Chop Tops takes a photo-intensive look at the best way to lower the roof on the project car in your garage. Over 300 images document the start-to-finish chopping of six cars, from a Model T to a 1960 Oldsmobile. Also included is a convertible top chop, one roof-filling sequence and numerous welding how-to series. Interviews with professionals help to explain not only the actual cutting, but all the other items that must be determined before the actual chopping starts. Planning the chop includes deciding how to reinforce the body, what to do about the glass, and where to position the cuts to minimize warpage and body work later. Whether you need help picking the right tool or deciding where to position the new seam, How to Chop Tops provides the how-to steps you need to chop a top on both new and old hot rods.
About the Author
Best known for motorcycle titles "How to Build a Chopper" and "How to Build a Cheap Chopper," how-to author Tim Remus is also the author of custom painting book "Advanced Airbrush Art" and fabrication title "Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication." Today the former auto mechanic runs a small publishing company, Wolfgang Publications, located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Some of his personal projects include a recently finished 250-tire Softail and an old Henry J hot rod he says may never be finished. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota.