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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: My 73 beetle cut, measured, chopped, measured, and welded Reply with quote

I have three cars a 32 chevy, and two bugs. One of of the bugs needed to go so i chopped the car up saving the roof. Its chassis was shot badly. So what to hell why not attemp to chop the other. did alot of reading and proceeded to chop. Half way there. Chopped it 4 inches. Enjoy.



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Thanks to the vw trends article

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool even though i dont like chop top vws Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep us updated on the progress!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got balls. I would do it if I could. I am not brave enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. Are you going to lower the suspension too?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not lowering
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old are you? Not lowering?! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

22, its got the perfect rake .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Im not really liking the front view. Seems off, where do you guys think i screwed up.

I'll go home and take a closer picture. chop from the sides looks pretty good but from the front it looks awkward
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Im not really liking the front view. Seems off, where do you guys think i screwed up.

I'll go home and take a closer picture. chop from the sides looks pretty good but from the front it looks awkward


Looks good to me. Now lower the hell out of it in the front, a couple drops on the back..

Get some wheels and you're good to go with style Surprised


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on 4x4 status, that's why it looks wrong. it isn't hard to lower a beetle, just dowit.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the rake is good, but way to high and the back tires are too big. I think it looks good from the front, just need to close up the metal and make it all straight.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picture of the front makes the drivers side look to be chopped a little more than the passenger side -----but that could be an illusion from the angel of where the picture was taken from????
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn guys, the fellow said he's NOT lowering it... it's his car and it looks fine the way it is....sheesh....

OP:... Looks good so far, good work!... the front looks a little odd due to the curvature of the roof... once you piece in the missing metal it will look right...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zdmz wrote:
The picture of the front makes the drivers side look to be chopped a little more than the passenger side -----but that could be an illusion from the angel of where the picture was taken from????
yup as posted above ,....now have you measure from top to bottom on that front windshield frame ,if all the measurements match then is just a illusion........by the way . Thanks for those pics I just learned something from ya ,..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a inch by inch square tube 16th thick by 48 inch and pie cut it every 6 inch from the center. so the tube would form a crown. I got a club swapmeet to help out at tommorow so not much more. just place her the crown under the sheet metal to give so support and i put a flat sheet over the roof for "mock up"

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im with the guys above, the chop looks good, but the whole thing kinda looks funny, because everyone is uded to chopped tops, with lowered suspensions. the chopped looks give you a wider, flatter apperence. So having it so high, kinda interferes with the illusion of lowered, the chopped roof is creating. I like it tho. finish the roof, thro a rack on top, and some surf boards, and go to the beach Cool
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