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Old 03-04-2020, 03:31 PM
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Default 1960 Cadillac top chop

Hello! Here is some pictures of my last project, a 1960 Cadillac with chopped top.
First a few pictures of the car before the chop:

Here is the condition of the car when I got it. Came from Idaho, no engine/trans, a little damage to the body, very little rust.



After the first winter, with new engine and trans (LM7+4l60e).
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:35 PM
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Hi Jouni

I cannot see your photos.


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Old 03-05-2020, 03:32 AM
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Looks very sinister!
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:17 AM
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To me, that last picture with the car in profile, is practically art.
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:09 AM
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So here goes:


Removing the trim, glass etc
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:17 AM
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Then measuring, marking the cutting lines, figuring the best way to do the job. I found a few pictures from HAMB, where some swedes had chopped a 1960 cadillac and used them a reference. I also found an old Wheels magazine article about the green Buick "Super Sonic", which was a great help.

This was NOT the correct line...

2 inches with masking tape.

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Old 03-05-2020, 11:32 AM
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Then the cutting starts.





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Old 03-05-2020, 12:01 PM
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That is going to be nice! Reminds me of working on my rusty old Imperials of the same vintage.
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:40 PM
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2" lower!




A little reliefs cut to the bottom of a pillars.
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:58 PM
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Fitting the rear window frame.



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