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    Roof chop advice

    Could someone who has done a roof chop give me some advice were to chop the roof on a 1960 Renault Goelette.Help advice welcome thank you
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    Any particular reason for wanting to chop one ? Look pretty unusual as stock ??

    Do you wamt it to look chopped or do you just need a lower roofline as that would also affect how to go about it .
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    I’d cut it on the pillars as normal, everything seems parallel and/or vertical, no odd tapers, then stretch the roof just in front of the rear door pillars to get everything to line up again. Odd vehicle to chop though, but could be fun.

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    Thank you for the replying Kev, the reason is for a roof chop is I like the idea of small windows and this mini bus is around 7 ft 6 inch tall so I want to get it under car park barriers.So the idea is find a modern complete chassis from 2004 truck, drop the body on and channel it so that it drops it even more.Then lower the roof so that drops it more as well.The chassis I am thinking is a Iveco daily pick up single rear wheel or a Nissan cabstar again but the cabstar front cross members are a pain to refurbish, plus i like the idea of the Iveco being automatic. However I am not to sure of the wheel track on a Iveco. The Renault has big front wheel arches so that might work also.
    Thank you for loading a photo of one.
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    This is where I’d cut it, to stretch the roof, you’d need to insert a few inches of steel.

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