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    Roof chop ?

    This is one for those that have been brave enough to take the hacksaw to thier ride. I have a 100e that is going down the Prostreet route with 360 smallblock Chrysler and 9 inch rear. I keep thinking I would like to take a bit off the top but have no idea how to go about it and weather this particular car is a hard car to chop ? Here is a picture of a 100e (Not mine) for you to Get an idea of what Im up against and look forward to your coments and suggestion of how hard this will be and your sugestions of were to cut it ?


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    get it cut! i think there's some on here with chop's http://www.ford100e.com.fotopic.net/ gd luck.
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    If you had gone to the library and picked up a book titled "Difficult cars to chop", the 100E would be in there! The problem is that the roof pillars slope in from all angles, so you would have to cut the roof into 4 or 6 pieces after removing the desired amount from the pillars, then weld it back together with filler pieces to fill in the gaps. Then you've got to try and get a windscreen cut down to fit, then you'll stand back & think, ****, it looked better before!!!

    There have been chopped 100E's, but IMO, they look better unchopped, but if you do want to have it chopped, practise before or get someone else to do it/advise/help. The first car I ever chopped was a Morris Minor, it was easy as the roof pillars are nearly parallel and I didn't lengthen the roof, but brought lengthened the panel between the boot & window to meet the lowered & moved forward roof, giving it more of a coupe look, I've also chopped a 48 Anglia (Pop) with a mate, again reasonably straightforward.

    Try using some photoediting software to see what a chopped 100E would look like and start off with a subtle chop (maybe 2") as I personnally think that a small chop works better.

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    Photoshop is very useful for things like this, am sure someone would be able to do it on here. Me not so good on it
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    Not mine, just found it on the net one day when I was thinking about it.







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    Thanks for your replys so its not an easy car to do then thats a shame as like you say EI all I wanted was just about 2 inches off the top.

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    a fast, rough and ready chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53catalina View Post


    a fast, rough and ready chop.

    Thanks catalina can you do one thats not so extreme ? say just 2 inches lower ?


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    and lowered too


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    As you seem to be enjoying yourself cat see if you can put my wheels on it and paint it dark brown and not so low

    Last edited by THE VIKING; 05-05-2009 at 20:34.

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