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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 PM
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Chopped '53-'55s

Hi,

I am looking for pics of '53-'55 with chopped tops. I'm not looking for radical chops, just nice understated chops that get rid of that gumpy baseball cap look that drives me nuts.

BTW, I've googled and got some but most are too chopped.

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All the pictures I have tend to be a lower chop, but if you're looking to change the cab look mainly, look into a visor for the cab. A couple people on here have made some real beautiful ones for the 53-55s and it really changed the look of the truck. Just a thought.
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All the pictures I have tend to be a lower chop, but if you're looking to change the cab look mainly, look into a visor for the cab. A couple people on here have made some real beautiful ones for the 53-55s and it really changed the look of the truck. Just a thought.
And what you did with your door corners. IDK if the 55 and back are the same but that one thing really cleaned Abby up.
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Something like this? Uses all stock glass except wing windows. They're only modified slightly though.





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I rounded the door corners, matching the back top corner. It would be different on a 53-55, more subtle since its slanted, but it would look Sharp on it I think, something hard to place but much cleaner looking.
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I like the way they "chopped" Chip Foose's 56. The 56 windshield is already narrower than the 53-55 with the forehead over the windshield and the 56 is difficult to cut and fit due to the wrap around, so they took the chop out of the area between the windshield frame bottom and the top of the cowl, removing 2" at the front, tapering to 0 at the rear. No glass or door tops were harmed in the making of this chop! The hood was then taper sectioned to get the angle of the hood top to match the now tapered roof. I's a subtle but very effective change. Google Chip Foose 56 F100 to see pictures and links to the overhaulin episodes on u-tube of the build.
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That's the exact look I want, carbs. I want to take about an inch out of hood, too. Makes the truck look far less "gumpy."

If I only had the money...

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