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V-8 Archie Is No Longer Doing Chop Tops - HELP!! by 86caddyslim
Started on: 08-12-2014 08:46 PM
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I just spoke to Archie today and was informed that he could not chop the top on my notchie because he no longer has access to side glass.
Since I can't do it myself is there any help out there?? Is Archie the only reliable chop-top source??
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What state and town are you in?
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contact jetsnvettes2000 on here. He is in doing 2 right now.

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I am in Houston Texas. Thanks for asking, sorry I missed that fact.
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Send me a pm I am pretty busy the rest of this summer but perhaps next? I want to finish Johns and Chris's before I take on another. In the mall I think Outlaw customs is selling a half completed one you would be ahead money wise starting with one partially done and he has glass windows in it. That is if he still has it up for sale.
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Originally posted by jetsnvettes2000:

Send me a pm I am pretty busy the rest of this summer but perhaps next? I want to finish Johns and Chris's before I take on another. In the mall I think Outlaw customs is selling a half completed one you would be ahead money wise starting with one partially done and he has glass windows in it. That is if he still has it up for sale.


Bingo ! You would be waaay ahead of the game going this route.
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Hehehe. I have 2 sets of choptop glass. Tinted and clear. Bwahahha.
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Originally posted by 86caddyslim:

I just spoke to Archie today and was informed that he could not chop the top on my notchie because he no longer has access to side glass.
Since I can't do it myself is there any help out there?? Is Archie the only reliable chop-top source??


I have a 88 Coupe that has a Nixon chop that comes with his glass windows he had made. It is chopped and the panels r roughed in but besides that its bare...Will be selling it soon...And only up in Dallas..
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I have a chop top... well part's of a chop top and 2 set's of Archie side windows!

Thanks WhoDumbass!!!
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I have a chop top... well part's of a chop top and 2 set's of Archie side windows!

Thanks WhoDumbass!!!


U wanna sell a set of those windows? I know a guy looking for a set..
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U wanna sell a set of those windows? I know a guy looking for a set..


I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!
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I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!


Try me in April I just might...I want a spare set for mine. that is if they are glass. call it a small insurance policy.
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I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!


PM me the price and I will let him know..Never know
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...posting just to say how sad it is too see this thread title....
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I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!


I have a set of Nixon and Archie windows. Not planning to part with either set, but everything has a price right?

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I still have a full choptop kit with windows for sale $1600 shipped to US or Canada. If they don`t sell I guess I will have to get another Fiero to chop.

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I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!


No one in their right mind would put tons of time and money into Pontiac Fieros either, but here we are .

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No one in their right mind would put tons of time and money into Pontiac Fieros either, but here we are .


So true Fred. Quote of the day!!

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I would but no one in their right mind would pay what I be asking for a set!


So you just posted to brag that you had some?
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Seems like if someone made a very easy kit that had glass and fiberglass and sail panels and cutting stencils, perhaps a complete replacement for the factory (overkill) roll-bar, it'd be pretty successful. Perhaps a mild and more extreme chop to choose from. Or what if there was an option to make the top removable so you'd have a spyder type car. Jeez, who wouldnt just have to have that? If it was 1600 I bet you'd pocket 800 per kit and sell quite a few. Hummmmm. Man if I had the time and a little capital....
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Seems like if someone made a very easy kit that had glass and fiberglass and sail panels and cutting stencils, perhaps a complete replacement for the factory (overkill) roll-bar, it'd be pretty successful. Perhaps a mild and more extreme chop to choose from. Or what if there was an option to make the top removable so you'd have a spyder type car. Jeez, who wouldnt just have to have that? If it was 1600 I bet you'd pocket 800 per kit and sell quite a few. Hummmmm. Man if I had the time and a little capital....


Trust me from experience there is no easy way to do a chop, Kit or not. If you look at every chop no 2 are exactly the same. Those of us that have them are aware of that. It's not a exact science as the cars themselves are not exactly the same. Lots of stuff factors into that due to the age of the cars and how they lived their life before the chop. Keeping the window area the same size is about the only thing you really have to go by, the body work is by personal preference and methods of the person that does it. With my chop I have learned I like some of the ways I did it but there are a few areas I want to redo to make it even more different I think the idea is to be different anyway.
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