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Old 12-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tinman52 View Post
Nice floors!
How much chop are you thinking? Make sure you chop the windshield first....
1.5" chop, 1.5" section. Nothing to radical. Just something to help the proportions.
 
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1.5" section and 1.5" chop



Not sure..............
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:32 PM
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The 56 cab is a very difficult chop with the wrap around windshield. I like what they did with Foose's 56. They left the roof and glass frames alone and wedge sectioned the cab at the beltline, 0 at the back to 1-1/2" at the front across the cowl just below the wipers and across the dash thru the flat part.
The 56 windshield is already narrow with the overhang.
As tinman says if you are going to chop the top, have the glass cut first and adjust the windshield opening to fit the cut down glass during the chop. There are a lot of windshieldless chopped 56 cabs up for sale cheap that were attempted the other way around, especially when the roof wasn't stretched in the process. buy a couple windshields the likelyhood of successfully cutting the glass without breaking it the first attempt is slim, even when done by an experienced glass man.
I once saw a chop done on a 56 where they cut a slot in the top of the windshield frame similar to the top of the door frame and let the uncut glass slide up into the roof overhang. There is enough room for almost 2" of glass up there.
 
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:45 AM
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how would you seal it if you slid it into the top??
 
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:31 AM
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The "forehead" overhang will act as a awning, a bead of silicone or windshield glass sealer in the groove will seal it, then just glue the outside portion of the rubber weatherstripping to the outside of the glass and cab for continuity of appearance.
 
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If you chop a top and finally get the glass to fit you need to remember what it cost in the first place when you get that stone that comes up and smacks you when you're liesurely driving down the highway and if your insurance will cover anything other than a stock windshield. I think the 56 looks just fine the way it was designed.
 
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When I view between the before and "after" photos in your post (#47) I see that none of the glass at all is impacted by your chop. It appears that all the work is done to the cowl below the windshield, the tops of the doors the hood and even the bedsides. Is this just a photoshop thing? It seems like a lot of work for the effect.
 
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There is a total of 3" out of the second option. 1.5" through the glass and pillars and another 1.5" tjrough the hood cab doors and bed.
 
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Some more pics of the substructure, floor pans and cowls.










I have some warpage issues with the floor pans towards the rear, still have to work the kinks out of them but it is pretty much all buttoned up.

Should be starting the chop and section next weekend! Stay tuned!
 
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That's looking great. Nice work and thanks for letting us see.
 
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Love it!
Keep up the good work!
 
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Ok, we have given you a couple years, we want to see how this one has turned out!
 
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Forgot about this thread.i too hope to see the progress.
 
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I have to agree with 56panel on this . I don't find any appreciable difference between the two and the work involved is massive , unless the photoshop version is not as good as actual . These trucks look great they way they came . IMHO
 
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My 56 is chopped 2 inches with the windshield tucked into the cab roof so a stock one can be used. I believe Terry's F100's has the fiberglass mold to make roof tops for the 2" chop. Other wise you need to add metal both directions.


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