Chopping the top on a hot rod or truck is one of the most timeless and classic custom body mods you can do. Whether for a traditional hot rod, custom, or show car, there isn’t much that garners more attention that chopping the top. At least when it is done right. Because if it ISN’T done right, then it could spell disaster for a project and mean it will never look correct. We’ve seen plenty of questionable chops and can tell you that they are worth understanding before cutting.
Thanks to the guys at Eastwood, they have shared all the details on planning and chopping a top, using Project Pilehouse as the patient.