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Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129843 Thu Jul 25 2002 12:21 PM
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I'm building a 53 Chevy 5 window. I'm looking for any advice on chopping the top. I'm an experienced car builder (hobbyist)but have never chopped a top. I have found a great website on chopping a 48 3 window, but I need to know mainly how to deal with the corner glass and the body at that point. I have 2 roofs so lengthening it is no problem.Are there any websites? I'll take any advice. Thanks, Ron.


Ron Thompson
51 Chevy 1/2 ton
36 F@rd coupe
65 Riviera

Re: Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129844 Thu Jul 25 2002 06:11 PM
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http://www.thevirtualgarage.com/bboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000131

http://www.thevirtualgarage.com/bboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000158

http://www.thevirtualgarage.com/bboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=000472

Re: Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129845 Thu Jul 25 2002 09:10 PM
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Thanks. Great infomation.


Ron Thompson
51 Chevy 1/2 ton
36 F@rd coupe
65 Riviera

Re: Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129846 Sat Jul 27 2002 12:30 AM
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Quick question for those more experienced, after reading all those old customizing posts. I'm wondering if J.H. Proffit is "that" Mr. Proffit, the '50's California customizer, or some such thing. I seem to remember reading the name in one of the old car magazines long ago... :confused:

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Re: Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129847 Sat Jul 27 2002 04:44 AM
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There was a Hayden Proffit that was a big name super stock drag racer in the 60's

Re: Advice on chopping a 53 5 window
#129848 Sat Jul 27 2002 07:28 PM
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Thanks Jack, that's probably whom I was thinking of.

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