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yes.gif posted on November 8th, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Chop top suicide door up dates!!!


Hi all, I finally worked up enough guts to do a 4" chop on a bug.

24 years earlier I payed a pro to do this job, on my pride and joy 1970 bug. Long story short it came back in bits :grind:.

Had a go about 5 years later with good results. 19 years have passed and I have started, finally.

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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 05:03 PM



pic's didn't load I'll try again

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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 05:19 PM



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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 05:21 PM



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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 05:36 PM



enough for now :smilegrin:

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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 06:21 PM



Jobs like this make you lay awake at night thinking about what order to do the next steps. Yeah?



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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 06:50 PM



looks cool

i was the guy at ricks the day you got the blue roof clip, you were tellin me the story on the day

cool that its finally getting done

ill be watching this one




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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 08:29 PM



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Jobs like this make you lay awake at night thinking about what order to do the next steps. Yeah?

I know what you mean. Lie in bed waiting for the next day, to get to cutting. Fun stuff let me tell ya.
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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 08:38 PM



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looks cool

i was the guy at ricks the day you got the blue roof clip, you were tellin me the story on the day

cool that its finally getting done

ill be watching this one

Good to hear from you again. Stay tunned.

I would like to get the bug regoed. getting mixed messages from different people. The rta seems to think that the 4" chop is going to be too much for street or rod reg. Any help in this department will be very helpfull.

Time for more pic's.

This is current stage.

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posted on November 8th, 2011 at 09:54 PM



neat chop, sits nice



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posted on November 9th, 2011 at 08:35 AM



Killin it! Looks great



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posted on November 9th, 2011 at 06:14 PM
very neat chop alright


Just as "dragsters for life" says .... very neat chop alright.

Want to share the setup measurements and angles?




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posted on November 9th, 2011 at 06:34 PM



It's not as hard as you think vman. Please keep in mind that I have no experiance in any body work, I'm a plasterer and a Taxidermist by trade. Shit this is the 2nd time in my life that I have used a mig:spin:. Most of the job can be done with a 4" grinder clamps and a mig. I think the most important thing is the flow of the lines, a good eye comes in handy.

I'm more than happy to post the entire process, f up's and all. All the info is easy to find on the samba and Volksrod, just punch in chop top and it will do your head in :crazy:




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posted on November 9th, 2011 at 06:48 PM



I managed to find the only pic I have of my original bug. She was white when I purchased her, I didn't know how to drive anything but an auto, f#@kin girl I know:lol: so getting home was fun. The only thing I changed was the paint, for all those holden buffs I chose VK SS blue.
Nearly sold the bug to buy a Xp coupe Tubbed and all the bells and whistles. Decided to keep the bug and chop the roof the rest is as they say history...:mad:
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posted on November 10th, 2011 at 05:12 AM



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It's not as hard as you think vman. Please keep in mind that I have no experiance in any body work, I'm a plasterer and a Taxidermist by trade. Shit this is the 2nd time in my life that I have used a mig:spin:. Most of the job can be done with a 4" grinder clamps and a mig. I think the most important thing is the flow of the lines, a good eye comes in handy.

I'm more than happy to post the entire process, f up's and all. All the info is easy to find on the samba and Volksrod, just punch in chop top and it will do your head in :crazy:


Looks great, I too would be happy to see the entire process
if that is not too bold. So did you use three roofs in total and the oval rear? Looking forward to seeing the rest of this one, thank for sharing Fat Boy.
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posted on November 10th, 2011 at 02:30 PM



Gday dubbyfan, I decided to use three roofs to avoid having double welds. You don't really need three entire roof sections. As in the pic's I used the original roof for surround leaving them wide, as to compinsate for the added width when dropped. I picked up a 53 roof and rear clip, used the b pillars and and rear window, probably could have used that skin and put in a couple of filler pieces but decided to get the red roof as a throw over. the red roof tappered down too sharp at the rear and created two humps at the weld joint. I decided to cut out those areas and put in filler's anyway.

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posted on November 13th, 2011 at 11:01 AM



looks great, will be a nice looking car when its finished



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posted on November 13th, 2011 at 04:38 PM



one of the best chops I've seen...looks great at all angles...credit to the effort cheers steve



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posted on November 13th, 2011 at 05:10 PM



you've got a good eye to get the lines looking right.
This is one of the nicest chops I've seen as the proportions look right.
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posted on November 13th, 2011 at 07:53 PM



Thanks for the thumbs up :tu: guy's. Wasn't always smooth sailing though.
When I got the oval clip home on closer inspection the rust had eaten all the way up to the vents so bad that I ripped the boot lid hinge's off by hand. So I decided to use the inside of the original bug and the outer skin of the oval. Seemed like a good idea at the time but turned out to be two full day's of scratching my head.
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posted on November 13th, 2011 at 07:55 PM



some more rust :lol:

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posted on November 25th, 2011 at 08:11 PM



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posted on December 11th, 2011 at 08:36 PM



Hi all, had a bit of time to kill, so I decided to build a rotisseri for the bug. Makes life alot easier for those shitty jobs under the bug.

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posted on December 11th, 2011 at 08:39 PM



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posted on December 11th, 2011 at 08:41 PM



A little scary let me tell ya.

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posted on December 12th, 2011 at 08:22 PM



lucky you did the chop first, looks like it just made it.
does make the job so much more pleasant to work on.

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very cool, so ur in melb?



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posted on January 28th, 2012 at 05:27 PM



Wow lovin this build, well done Fat Boy and thanks for sharing!
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Wow. Your doing an extremely good job. Keep it up :D. Im keen to see this when its finished :)



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posted on January 31st, 2012 at 07:52 PM



Thanks for the input fellas.

ran5, I'm in the north of Melb. Must catch up when the two bugs are finished.

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