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Has anyone chopped a bug top before.

Thinking about doing a 56 Bug...

4in. front and 3 in in back..

Or do you know of anyone who has or is going to chop a bug..

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I have a friend with a chop top beetle...

He said you need sheet metal from more than one top to do it.

I do know they have to be sectioned and spliced together, the top gets wider as it gets lower...

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seen a 72 vw van in yr of 82 he chopped the center out of it by 4 ft. he removed the sliding door the wheel base was 4 ft looked kool

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There is a VW specialist right across the street from my shop, (right next door to darrin1).

He has one of those chopped out widdle bitty vans, those things look like weeble wooble vans.

Like if you hit the brakes too hard it will roll over once and land on it's wheels again.... :dunno

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I have a friend with a chop top beetle...

He said you need sheet metal from more than one top to do it.

I do know they have to be sectioned and spliced together, the top gets wider as it gets lower...

I read an article about a body shop did a chop in Simi Valley,CA that you don't have to use two or more roofs..

By lowering the top and then rewelding it depending how low you want it..looks pretty good..and you don't have to cut up the roof in so many pieces...it was done on a 55' in the seventys.

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I have a friend with a chop top beetle...

He said you need sheet metal from more than one top to do it.

I do know they have to be sectioned and spliced together, the top gets wider as it gets lower...

I read an article about a body shop did a chop in Simi Valley,CA that you don't have to use two or more roofs..

By lowering the top and then rewelding it depending how low you want it..looks pretty good..and you don't have to cut up the roof in so many pieces...it was done on a 55' in the seventys.

Must not be to many customizers outthere reading this forumn.. Have not heard much.

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