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Old January 11th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hope this is where John said I should go. I have a 69 Squareback that I want to chop and lower. But I feel the chopping may be a little above my experience level; this would be the first chop for me. I understand I'll need a donor roof and doors; which I have a lead on. So I guess I just need a little more encouragement and some direction. I would post some pictures of my freshly sandblasted Squareback but my outdoor cover colllapsed under the snow we had and then that froze; I hope nothing has been damaged. But promise when the thaw comes I'll get some pictures posted.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 11:36 AM   #2
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Yep, this is the place ! Might take a bit of time for folks to get tuned in here as a lot of people have a real life and jobs and such,and can't peek in 20 times a day like I do. But have patience. Input will come.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #3
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So you're telling us that it's currently the 'Thawed' that counts? Okay, besides the brilliant humor, you'll find a lot of talented folks here willing to share their knowledge.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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Plan your chop, so you don't have to cut the rear glass.
(Assuming it is Tempered)
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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Plan your chop, so you don't have to cut the rear glass.
(Assuming it is Tempered)
All the side and rear glass on a Squareback is tempered. The side glass is at least flat and can be replaced with cut-down regular glass (not recommended) or cut-down safety glass. The rear glass is curved and thus much hard to replace if your chop includes the decklid glass. Plexiglas or Lexan are about your only low-cost options.

Heavily chopped Squares always look like they were squashed to me. A subtle chop (1" to 2") could be sweet, but is a lot of work for something that is so subtle.
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Could possibly slide the roof forward, and lean the rear window forward.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 08:24 AM   #7
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You can also shift the window down in the rear hatch, there's plenty of room to do that. In the 80's it was popular to graft rabbit rear windows into squareback's hatch.
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nah... just chop the body!
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:59 PM   #9
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The Kid Dean chopped squareback was a great one.
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The Kid Dean chopped squareback was a great one.
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...046e724b9e.jpg
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Old January 27th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #11
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I saw it on here a few years ago. Someone painted the nose pink. I'd so love to get that car. The bumpers were amazing! Saw someone is restoring it.
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