This book shows the home-builder how to chop a top. Six start-to-finish top chops, done on everything from a Model A to a 1960 Oldsmobile, demonstrate first hand how to plan and cut so the reassembly is as painless as possible. Professional hot rod builders share their wealth of experience through a series of interviews. The book deals with issues like cutting the glass, welding rusty steel, and where to position the cuts so the amount of finish work is minimized. This book covers top chopping from A to Z, including all the related issues that often make the project difficult.
Best known for motorcycle titles like How to Build a Chopper and How to Build a Cheap Chopper, how-to author Tim Remus is also the author of custom painting books like Advanced Airbrush Art and fabrication titles like Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication. Today the former auto mechanic runs a small publishing company, Wolfgang Publications, located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Some of his personal projects include a recently finished 250-tire Softail and an old Henry J hot rod he says may never be finished.