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Chop Top Fastback owners/builders? Question about sail panels? by psychosurfer
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Report this Post05-10-2014 08:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What did you use and how did you build your chop top fastback window (the sail panel area on a notchie)? Thanks!

Edit to add: Before you install your rear glass, how did you prep and what did you use to paint the black border?

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Report this Post05-10-2014 10:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Orig88GT-NCClick Here to Email Orig88GT-NCSend a Private Message to Orig88GT-NCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm not exactly sure of the question, but I'll take a stab at it...
I'm currently in the middle of my chop on an 88GT.

The rear quarter window used in most chops is just a normal dimensioned window that is cut down and fitted to the new opening.
example Pic not mine


I myself, am just using after market windows from (kahines.com) to butcher up...
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Originally posted by Orig88GT-NC:

The rear quarter window used in most chops is just a normal dimensioned window that is cut down and fitted to the new opening.




Yep, what he ^^ said.

What Archie did was to cut the upper edge and slid it under the clip so the edge didn't have to be perfect.

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Report this Post05-11-2014 11:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jetsnvettes2000Send a Private Message to jetsnvettes2000Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just made mine and to solve the issue of the curve I made a hybrid sail window (I have a gt) using the front part of a notch back. I am doing the same thing to the Rottin Chop as well. and the hybrid notch back fastback. you can see it in my build thread how to make it. Robochop in construction zone.
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Thanks guys. Mine is shaped slightly different than the opening on an Archie chop. This will only slightly impact the overall shape. Would you think it is a good idea to use mar-guard Lexan? If so, what is the thickness of the factory "glass?" My thought is to make a template of the shape, transfer that to the lexan, tape over the cut line, trim slowly (to avoid heating the blade and melting my way through), sand the cut smooth, put a little tooth on the contact surface of the Lexan as well as the body and use 3M double sided tape to hold it to the car.

Your experience and expertise is appreciated!
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Originally posted by psychosurfer:

Thanks guys. Mine is shaped slightly different than the opening on an Archie chop. This will only slightly impact the overall shape. Would you think it is a good idea to use mar-guard Lexan? If so, what is the thickness of the factory "glass?" My thought is to make a template of the shape, transfer that to the lexan, tape over the cut line, trim slowly (to avoid heating the blade and melting my way through), sand the cut smooth, put a little tooth on the contact surface of the Lexan as well as the body and use 3M double sided tape to hold it to the car.

Your experience and expertise is appreciated!


If you're planning on making your windows from scratch you need to look at the way Rob did his. It's a really good way to make windows and get a good front edge. When I owned the GBCT I made one from scratch, I heated and rolled the front edge but the window looked to flat... After I painted the car I cut one of Chris cooks windows down. I really like the way rob made his.

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Report this Post05-12-2014 08:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone. One more question:

Before you install your rear glass, how did you prep and what did you use to paint the black border?
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Report this Post05-12-2014 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jetsnvettes2000Send a Private Message to jetsnvettes2000Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I glued my back window in using the 3m glue and window etch primer. I kinda cheated with the black border and just taped out were i did not want it and spray painted in the rest. I pulled the tape while it was still wet and well it's lasted almost 3 years so far without any issues. For the sail windows I made I taped out the shape I wanted blacked out then I scuffed the lexan and painted it with plastic dye paint for plastics. it bonds to the acrylic and I was able to put the 3m tape right over it to secure the sail windows.
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When I made one fron scratch I just used black spray paint but when I cut down one of Chris Cooks windows I used a self etching primer from a glass shop.
http://www.dowautomotive.co...nterim/299-51669.pdf
I think it was the Betaprime 5500

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