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Joe Brienza's 1929 Ford Model A Coupe of West Islip, New York was built in 1954. The top on Joe's coupe was chopped 4 inches.
Chris Casny's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe, of Hollywood, California was completed in 2010. The top on Chris' top was chopped 4".
Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford Roadster of Culver City, California. Jim was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers, and the roadster, that he bought in 1947, was his first car.
Conrad W. Jacobs' 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Baltimore, Maryland was built around 1956-1958. The top on Conrad's coupe was chopped 3 inches.
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven started the build, known as the Glowing Coupe, in 1961. The first version was shown in 1965, featuring a 5 inch top chop.
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible of West Islip, New York was completed in 1958. The top on Joe's convertible was chopped 4 1/2 inches.
The top on Don Brady's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe, of San Francisco, California was chopped 3 inches.
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe of Las Vegas, Nevada. The build was started in 1947, and completed it in 1951. Glenn chopped the top 4 inches up front, and 4 1/2 inches in the rear.
Bill Pearce's 1939 Ford Convertible of La Puente, California was built in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The top was chopped.
Paul McGill's 1940 Ford Convertible was restyled by Clusters of Grays Harbor member Paul McGill, of Aberdeen, Washington, in the early 1950s. The windshield frame on Paul's Ford was chopped 5 inches.
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford coupe of Wilmington, Massachusetts was restyled by Fred in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The car was chopped and channeled.
Jimmy Summers' 1940 Mercury convertible of Hollywood, California. The build was completed in 1946, featuring a 2 inch top chop.
Tommy Thornburgh's 1947 Studebaker was restyled by Barris Kustoms for Kustoms of Los Angeles member Tommy Thornburgh. The build was completed around 1952 - 1953 featuring a 4 inch chop.
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette, restyled by Sam Barris of Barris Kustoms, was completed in 1953. The car was chopped three and a half inches up front. The rear of the car and the top was sectioned 5 inches.
Erik Lind's 1950 Chevrolet of Livermore, California was chopped 3 inches up front and 4 inches in the rear. The build was completed in 2013.
Phil Macchiarella's 1950 Plymouth four-door of Santa Clara, California was chopped 7 inches. The first version of the car was completed around 1955/1956.
Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible, of Los Angeles, California was restyled by Barris Kustoms. The build was completed in 1953 featuring a 4 inch chop. A second version of the Merc, restyled in 1954 was featured in the movie Running Wild along with Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury.
Ron Fagundes' 1952 Ford Victoria of Napa, California. Ron's Ford, known as The Ronbardue Kart, was restyled by Barris Kustoms, A-1 Body Work, Hall's Top Shop and Andy Southard. At Barris Kustoms the car was fit with a 5 inch chopped 1954 Mercury top. The build was completed in 1958.
The second version of John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster, of East Hartford, Connecticut, was chopped 3 inches. The build was started around 1960 and completed in 1978 by later owner Red McCormick.
Bill Layman's 1954 Mercury of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Inspiration for the build came from Dick Jackson's 1954 Mercury. Bill's Merc was completed in 2005 featuring a 2 3/4" chopped top].
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet of Columbia, Connecticut. The car was supposedly restyled in 1958, but the original owner and builder are unknown. Barry bought the old custom from Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in the early 1980s. He restored and restyled it further before he sold it in 1984. The top on Barry's Chevrolet was chopped 3 1/2 inches before Red bought it.
John Hychko's 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk of Waterbury, Connecticut was restyled by John at his Valley Auto Body in 1959. The top on John's Studebaker was chopped 5 inches.
Peder Behr's 1960 Chrysler New Yorker of Sweden. The build was started at Forsberg Motorcars in Huntington Beach, California in 1996, and completed by Peder in Sweden in 1998. The top on Peder's New Yorker was chopped 2.5 inches.
Richard Zocchi's Second 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix was restyled by Lucky 7 Custom for Richard Zocchi of Walnut Creek, California. The car was built as a chopped clone of a 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix that Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop restyled for Zocchi in 1962. The build was completed in 2002 featuring a 3 inch top chop.
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina of Wichita, Kansas was restyled in 1969. The car was Dave's personal driver, and it was chopped 3 inches.


Chop - to lower the top by removing a section from the window posts and winshield.


Chopped Cars

Joe Brienza's 1929 Ford Model A Coupe
Chris Casny's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Conrad W. Jacobs' 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Jim Papworth's 1932 Ford Roadster
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible - The Brienza Special
Don Brady's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Glenn Johnson's 1937 Ford Coupe
Bill Pearce's 1939 Ford Convertible
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford Coupe
Paul McGill's 1940 Ford Convertible
Ted Graziano's 1940 Ford Sport Custom
Jimmy Summers' 1940 Mercury Convertible
Tommy Thornburgh's 1947 Studebaker
Sam Barris' 1950 Buick Sedanette
Erik Lind's 1950 Chevrolet
Phil Macchiarella's 1950 Plymouth Four-Door
Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible
Ron Fagundes' 1952 Ford Victoria - The Ronbardue Kart
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster
Bill Layman's 1954 Mercury
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet
John Hychko's 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk - The Polynesian
Peder Behr's 1960 Chrysler New Yorker
Richard Zocchi's Second 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina





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