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Old 04-04-2017, 11:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another one of my favourites, though not as extreme as what you're planning, I like his approach with the windshield angle & door frame:



From: Crazy aeromodded Metro - chopped & teardropped
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Factory glass won't work
You got that right.

When you lower the lid, the tumblehome increases. The roll-down windows track moves outward at the bottom, balanced by the fact the window is shorter.

I'd cut across the bottom of the windshield (through the windshield wiper area)and lay the windshield back, then fill in the gap that opens up. A slant chop will put the back of the roof where you want it to be and save having to cut the DOT-approved windshield.

The rear quarter windows can be plexiglass. The door windows could be plexiglass with a hatch to hand over you license and insurance (or receive your timing slip ) through. In the back you should have a massive boat tail anyways.


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Except the right side needs hatches for cargo.
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Might I suggest some rust repair, before you cut anything and lose further structural integrity? Might help keep things square when you're done too!
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Except the right side needs hatches for cargo.
Also excepting that the cabin should boat-tail like a submarine conning tower offset like an aircraft carrier.

Stubby79 Else diagonal cross-bracing welded to the lower body


Chopping the Shoebox Ford: Part 1 - Hot Rod Network

Also, plan the cuts:

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Might I suggest some rust repair, before you cut anything and lose further structural integrity? Might help keep things square when you're done too!
My car is rust free.


But no matter what it must be braced off before cutting or center will sag.
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Must be the only one.



They're always rustier than you think.

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