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Tell me about tbese please. by MikieG
Started on: 05-23-2018 11:24 AM
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Report this Post05-23-2018 11:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MikieGClick Here to Email MikieGSend a Private Message to MikieGEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone know anything about these cars? Like who chopped the tops, or where the body panels came from?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pJq4A2ph8qY
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VhgDgIHSFyk
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They are beautiful cars, the chop just makes a fiero look amazing... They are nice stock but the chops.. just damn sexy.

As stated V8 Archie made the kits to chop them but he is now semi retired. You can still contact him about products but I think he is no longer making the chop top stuff. There are a few cars out there that people have chopped with out using Archies stuff so it can be done. Look around this site and you can find info on how to home chop one.

You can get one if you want one and look long enough or do the work. Here is something to look at if you like these cars.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/064559.html


And my favorite chop top

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It looks a little different now, this was taken awhile ago and it still had the stock v-6 in it. (and before I owned it)
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Report this Post05-23-2018 08:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MikieGClick Here to Email MikieGSend a Private Message to MikieGEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sex appeal is high on tbose! How much $$ does it take?
Also, i am 5'10". Seems like this is not good dor guys over 5'.
Anyone here ever sit in one?
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I'm only 5'7" tall, and my head was brushing the roof in Dave Mancheno's Archie choptop. I had to lean back in the seat, to get some headroom. I don't know how 6-foot-plus guys manage.
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I got lucky and got mine from here with the chop finished. Cost depends on how much you can do. There is going to be alot of fiber glass work and some welding and cutting. Not a simple task.

I am 5 10 and I fit in mine pretty well. It does have a sun roof so that helps. You can do some work on the seat rails to drop the seats and get more room. Now getting in or out I tend to bump my head,but it is worth it!!
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A mod like this is better left to the man. Where do they get the new glass from?
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The windshield is stock fiero, just angled back, and the rear is plastic. The trick are the sides. Archie made 25 sets of glass windows for the chops, but if you can find a set they are expensive. Some chops use plastic sides and there is a guy in Fl that has used the stock glass with mods to the inner door.

I do not know of a shop still doing chops, but there may still be one around.
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The first car is archie's private car, the second car is Car-lo's. If my terrible memory serves me correctly, he used archie's old rocker panels and chopped them up good to get that look. Other than that he did the rest on his own including the chop. His current build of that car is in the construction zone and linked below. I'm 5'9" and the sitting in a chop wasn't too bad, but required the seat to be leaned back slightly. Not a crazy gangsta lean or anything. Getting in and out of the car sucked though. The build for archie's car is on here too. I think it was in the "what's going on at archie's" or something. I got the widebody without the front fenders a few years back and I think it ran me $2500ish. Don't know anything about the cost fo the chops.

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Originally posted by Blacktree:

I don't know how 6-foot-plus guys manage.


They don't. A friend of mine in Washington State owned one of Archie's V8 powered chop tops (pictured below), and he offered to sell it to me for a very good price... but I turned him down. At 6'3" I simply don't fit.




This is a picture taken years ago of me sitting in John Carlo's chop top. And yes, my ass is on the seat.

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Originally posted by Easy8:
I am 5 10 and I fit in mine pretty well. It does have a sun roof so that helps.


Sunroof helps? You kidding?

I've had a Fiero with sunroof in the past. I could actually touch the sunroof rubber edge that come across the middle of my head if I sit tall.

When I got a hardtop Fiero, I noticed I had more headroom because there is no sunroof edge in the middle of my head anymore and I couldn't touch the ceiling with my head at all.

So, let's get the fact straight here... a sunroof doesn't give you more headroom even if you had the glass out, because the edge will still be in the way. A hardtop would give you much more room because the headliner has a curve for your head, thus giving you more headroom than a sunroof would.
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Wow! That picture is priceless!!! Thanks for sharing, Patrick.

I'm 6' tall and I cherish my headroom. I would never get a choptop.

In my personal opinion, it looks out of proportion. Maybe an inch to 1.5 off of the front end top would make the Fiero look really nice, but not worth the cost.

Anymore than that, it looks like a flatten pancake that is hard to see out of cabin. No offense to anyone who is a choptop fan.
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Wow! That picture is priceless!!! Thanks for sharing, Patrick.


Heh heh... yeah, I remember having fun many years ago photoshopping that image.

 
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...it looks like a flatten pancake that is hard to see out of cabin. No offense to anyone who is a choptop fan.


My friends with chop top Fieros referred to non-altered Fieros as "bubble-tops".
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My friends with chop top Fieros referred to non-altered Fieros as "bubble-tops".


Ha

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From the archives... another local home-brew chop top. This one with a Caddy 4.9

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