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Is there a Thread, showing the removal of the Roof LOOP when Chopping ? by Lou6t4gto
Started on: 02-14-2015 01:12 PM
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Is there a" thread" that shows the removal of the Rear "Loop" in the Roof ? (I believe it's drilled out and removed from INSIDE). I pretty much know What needs to be done, Would just make it a lot easier to SEE exactly HOW they went about it. trying to get everything In Oder "in my head" before actually Having at It. Thanks
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Report this Post02-15-2015 12:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can see here how the inner rear hoop was removed from the roof, the roof moved back and the hoop put back in place after being trimmed for the sun roof. No trimming would be needed in that area if you didn't use a sunroof.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...070315-2-066331.html

This is not the way Archie choptops are done but I like the idea of not having to shorten the plastic roof skin.

You might also find this interesting.

Cutting the glass is possible.
Another probably better option would be to find a glass place that could heat the window to 900° and let it cool over 8 hours and temper it again after cuttng.

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seems like cutting the glass did Not work out too well. LOL thanks, great link
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I've chopped the roof on my car, using Archie's Kit (w/glass side windows). I haven't completely finished ALL the mods I'm doing but the Chop is Done... Removing the rear clip is pretty straight forward when you get going. Only drilling I remember was a rivet or two on the Side Quarter panels, the rest is just un-bolting. The front clip was more difficult due to the adhesive and trying not to break the panel when separating it from the chassis. I paid a lot of attention to detail and quality in my build and It has turned out, so far, really nice.
"I don't know about cutting the sun roof area (if you have a sun roof) to save trimming the forward roof clip a little. Seems like you'd be opening a whole can of worms trying to get the sun roof back in..."
There are a lot of details to doing a chop that I haven't seen much posted about, Modifying Door glass stops, Door Track & Seal Mods, Rear Quarter window trim, headliner panel ect.
Are you doing a Kit from Archie or a Home Build ?
I have taken ALOT of photos of the build process on my car but haven't posted them anywhere. So if I can be of help
let me know.


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doing a Home build, Removing the rear clip is the easiest part. Cannot afford Kits. It's always a whole lot Easier with kits (especially not having to Make the interior panels),(and this build, the interior will probably Change drasticly Also). But, figuring it out is part of the "Fun". LOL thanks for the Help everyone.
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