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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.