I am planning on doing a Chop-Top conversion on a fastback and a notchback. Yeah, ambitious! AND/OR crazy. To top it off, I want to do them simultaneously. I figure doing the same thing closely together will be more beneficial for my learning curve and productivity-wise rather than weeks apart. It seems like the biggest thing is the metal work. The measuring, cutting, measuring, welding, measuring, of the final metal. I have a welder, sawzall, pneumatic body saw, compressor etc the general stuff, but is there anything that is non-standard that would be beneficial to doing this. Would a body shop tool like this be of any real help http://www.harborfreight.co...pment-kit-44899.html
My main concern is the metal and getting it right. I have done fiberglass before "years ago", I will also deal with the windows when I get there. I DO want the conversions to be close enough so when I deal with the windows they will work for both cars. Hence measurement seem to be the key component. I will deal with other body modifications at a later time.
Also, once you bend the windshield pillars back how do you get them to stay exactly where you want them to as you are welding them in place.
What do you use to make the measurements with so everything is in perfect symmetry. I am sure it has to be more accurate than using a yardstick.
I do have a chassis I am going to be using as practice before I start the real cars just to let you all know I am not totally nuts.
Any productive input is welcome, and thanks in advance