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Choptop Galloria.....post it here. by madcurl
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This ^^^^^^ is the best pic I've seen on this thread.
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Old 2005 Daytona pics from 007 and Miss-tress007

Here's a low-end view of Dowdian's choptop. It's all about the angles on this baby. The pics don't do it justice though.


Pimpin' a chop ain't easy...but he definitely pulls it off in jscott's ride!

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Bump. We have a new one on board, hehe
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#3 V8Archie Chop Top , Roma Dino 246GT conversion

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Another home brewed WIP, Will Martin's Chop top T-top

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One more coming.

This is what it looked like Friday afternoon when we put it away for the weekend.

This is what it looked like when we wnt home today

I think this one is #17.

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I've got my Solstice ordered.

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Allllll right !

Another one ! Can't wait to see who this belongs to.

Inching Closer to Number 20 !

Hehehe I know madcurl likes that number.

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I don't see a Northstar in the back so this can't be Madcurl's

Congratulations on getting #17 started. Anything more you can tell us about it? Will it stay a V6 or is there a small block in it's future?

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Does anybody recognize the car or know who the proud owner of choptop #17 is ?

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Congratulations on getting #17 started. Anything more you can tell us about it? Will it stay a V6 or is there a small block in it's future?

The car is an 85GT, Whil;e doing the chop we will be changing it to a Fastback. When he gets the car back home, he will be putting an LS1 into it. I've already shipped him the LS1 kit & he already has the engine.

So far each chop top has it's own unique story, this one may well be the 1st LS1 Chopper.

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The car is an 85GT, While doing the chop we will be changing it to a Fastback. ...

Archie

If I knew you did that sort of thing I would have saved some effort and brought mine to you as a coupe

An Ls1 Chopper would be Sweeeeeet!

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The car is an 85GT, Whil;e doing the chop we will be changing it to a Fastback. When he gets the car back home, he will be putting an LS1 into it. I've already shipped him the LS1 kit & he already has the engine.

So far each chop top has it's own unique story, this one may well be the 1st LS1 Chopper.

Archie

Ohhh baby! Any pics of the LS1 engine before you shipped it? Will it be a manual or auto? What state is he/her from? When will you expect the chop'r to be finished?

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Mod turnsignal. Black out...
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looking good!

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Here you go:
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Somebody here once said "it's all about the angles baby" well here are some mean a** angles of the GBCT !

Found those gems in the archives.

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Here’s one from my collection. I always liked this angle.

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Man, I gotta build myself another Chop Top.

Here is another pics of the one we are working on now.

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YES, Archie, you SHOULD build your self another!!


EVERYONE loves a chop top!

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I forgot who shopped this one:

The man!

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Man, I gotta build myself another Chop Top.

DITTO.

All those pics of the GBCT bring back memories.

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Somebody here once said "it's all about the angles baby" well here are some mean a** angles of the GBCT !

Found those gems in the archives.

Excuse my language but - DAMN. That has got to be one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen, it still sets me on fire to this day. GBCT is what took me from wanting to cut a Fiero up for a kit, to really REALLY liking Fieros.

Masterfully done Archie, that car is the bomb.

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Man, I gotta build myself another Chop Top.


Archie,

I never understood how you could not always have one of those gorgeous cars for yourself.

Man if i had your know how i would probably have like 5 for myself hehehe.

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Shark Warning !

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Thank Exoticse.

I got a set of nice GT tail lights after that meeting. Will finaly get the "PONTIAC" too light up again.
The former owner used black solid paint to hide that...

Will give an update on the rear lights here: //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/053211.html

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More pics of black #17.

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Not going to spoil the surpise but look for a hot new picture in the coming days !!!

Get your drool buckets ready !!

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New pics of chopper #10! He's rollin on some big boy steam roller rims. Stay tuned!
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New pics of chopper #10! He's rollin on some big boy steam roller rims. Stay tuned!

Correction: Big Billet aluminum rims w/Held 13" brake. Wow! JScott check your pm.

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Correction: Big Billet aluminum rims w/Held 13" brake. Wow! JScott check your pm.

Without any further ado here are those big brakes, oh an nice wheels too.




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Not going to spoil the surpise but look for a hot new picture in the coming days !!!

Get your drool buckets ready !!

Tony,
Sent you some new pics to post when you get back. (In addition to the ones Curly sent to jscott)

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Yeah no problem jim, will post asap.
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Here ya go.

Whoa nice size difference between the old and new !

Raise it up and let's get those puppies on !

Now we are talking ! Look at those brakes !

Jim were you going for that sort of old school look ? Turned out nice.

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I dont think i seen this pic in this thread. if its already here, my bad
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Jim were you going for that sort of old school look ? Turned out nice.

Since I'm 45, I guess I am "old school". I was just looking for something tough looking with lots of open area to show the brakes and easy to clean as well. I had settled on the Ronals, but the sales weasel backtracked when I tried to order custom offsets after promising it would be no problem to make a set. Turned out OK, though, as the Budniks cost less and I'm happy with the look. They are from the fat lip series with the valve stems near the center of the rim.

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Without any further ado here are those big brakes, oh an nice wheels too.


Can you post the size/offset of the wheels and the size of the tires please?

Thanks!

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Can you post the size/offset of the wheels and the size of the tires please?

Thanks!

Sure - Fronts are 17 X 8 rims with 58mm offset (1 3/4" outboard of mounting flange and 6 1/4" inboard of mounting flange) and 235/45/17 tires.

Rears are 18 x 9 rims with 52mm offset (2 1/2" outboard of mounting flange and 6 1/2" inboard of mounting flange) and 285/45/18 tires.

I still have approx 1" clearance on the inside of the rears (with coilovers), as I was told the big brakes had no effect on offset, but the caliper mounting plates move the wheels outboard about 1/2 inch on each side. So, if you run a 9 1/2" wheel with more offset, a 295 will fit nicely under the car.

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Sure - Fronts are 17 X 8 rims with 58mm offset (1 3/4" outboard of mounting flange and 6 1/4" inboard of mounting flange) and 235/45/17 tires.

Rears are 18 x 9 rims with 52mm offset (2 1/2" outboard of mounting flange and 6 1/2" inboard of mounting flange) and 285/45/18 tires.

I still have approx 1" clearance on the inside of the rears (with coilovers), as I was told the big brakes had no effect on offset, but the caliper mounting plates move the wheels outboard about 1/2 inch on each side. So, if you run a 9 1/2" wheel with more offset, a 295 will fit nicely under the car.

Jim

MAN! That is one nice setup Jim! I always loved the muscle car look on Fieros.

One thing though, on the last sentence there, I think you meant to say with less offset. More offset would actually put it into the coilover.

Later,

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