1953 Oval Window being cut up - 2.
Our 1953 3 fold rag top was found in a horrendous state, having been
exposed to the elements for years. The floorpan consists mostly of
fibreglass patches, the heater channels are non existent, the wings were
hacked as was the rear H valance. It was decided that we would cut the roof
off at the waistline, instead of just the sunroof clip, to transplant onto
a another early roof damaged oval. Some other parts were saved: doors, W
decklid, dashboard, switches etc. Watch as we take the roof off over the
period of an hour.
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Chopping a Top - Project Pilehouse DIY Top Chop Pt.1 at Eastwood
Learn techniques for chopping a top in part 1 of 3 of chopping the top on
this '50 Dodge pickup. Get tips while Matt cuts the roof off his pickup,
lowers it a few inches and re-attaches it for a cooler appearance.
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BUY an Eastwood 4 1/2" Angle Grinder-
In this episode of Project Pilehouse, Matt begins to chop and lower the top
for a 1950 Dodge Truck using Eastwood's MIG 175, TIG 200, and Angle
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Watch for the 2nd installment where Matt lengthens the top and the truck
comes one step closer to completion!
Check out other videos where we repair the doors, lengthen the bed, install
air bags and fabricate running boards.