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'32 Ford Vicky tape for roof cutting

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  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
'32 Ford Vicky tape for roof cutting
Posted by NewB71 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:48 PM

This may be the easiest was to see if I'm doing this correctly is by posting progress shots. I figured I would only need 1 piece of tape per side.One cut takes out the roof while cutting below the tape makes room for roof. I took some photos showing the tape locations. I do have two concerns,1. the location of the rear window will almost be lost because of the size of window and sizr of tape.

Thanks

Bob

  • Member since
    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:22 AM

Keep the tape path however,  cut the entire rear window out before following the tape path.

 

Some additional sources of info:

 

https://www.hotrodhotline.com/model-ford-top-chop

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KY5dw3--Gfg

Good luck!

 

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:15 AM

Wouldn't it be better to follow the tape in order to give the window that chopped look.If I do as you suggest where would I be cutting the window from? Also I wouldn't be able to cut past the side window.

  • Member since
    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:09 AM

I hope this picture can provide abetter explanation for what I'm describing.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:11 AM

Thanks for the links. I found a couple more videos on yop chopping and I almost have it to the poibt where I want to forget about this idea.  Seems like it's more trouble than it's worth especially if you've never done this before.

Nice picture but I'm still not sure how the rear window is being removed. In another video that I watched they cut along the top of the rear window into the roof the laid the window down and reconnected it with roof.

  • Member since
    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:13 AM

 Chopping a top can seem rather difficult however, other than a model t, a Vicky is pretty straight forward.

 

 The method  you described, cutting along the top of the rear window avoids a possible mail slot sized window.

 

 Keep researching until you feel comfortable,  even it means putting it aside for a while.

  • Member since
    November, 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Monday, March 04, 2019 2:15 PM

You can actually chop it across the window, and I did it that way but to keep full window you chop around it. It was my first so I chopped through it and I like the result.

Definitely don't do it if you aren't comfortable though.

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