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airstuff
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« on: November 14, 2008, 15:03:50 pm »

what do you say about this Top chop

http://free-zg.t-com.hr/GoranRastovcan/top-chop/


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Tobi/DFL
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 15:19:33 pm »

Nothing...I can´t see a picture!?! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 15:37:33 pm »

It's really low – so low, it's passed under the radar! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 15:48:05 pm »

That guy has made a really neat site.



http://free-zg.t-com.hr/GoranRastovcan/top-chop/


Car not for me, as chop-tops don't really do it for me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 16:38:44 pm »


   I can only think of 3 chop top cars that stood out and were my favorite of all time these were Dave Wright from Keep on Bugging with the original BRM, Mike Martinez from DKP with alloys , and Keith Goss also from DKP  with alloys.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 17:25:21 pm »

The owner is a friend of mine and a club mate from our little VW Club Zagreb.

It is one of the nicest cars we have in our small country,but more better Lookers are on the way. Smiley

It now has Flat 4 Fuchs,no more Empi 8 spokes.The car has all the goodies.It has A berg 5 speed box and a powerfull 2332cc engine equiped wit 48 IDF italian carbs.


The configuration is:
30mm oil pump
82 CB super race crankshaft
Engle FK-89
44X37.5 Wedge port heads
Pauter 1.4 rockers
CSP Porsche cooling
Fat Boy muffler,I think it is a 1 3/4 exaust,but not sure

Suspension:

Adjustavle beam
disc brake all around
CSP cup bars
Gene berg 5 speed mount
Gearbox solid mounted

FLAT 4 Fuchs
&
195/60 tires all around







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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 17:36:55 pm »






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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 17:56:49 pm »

1965 and later beetles with the big windows and slim window frames look odd when they are chopped Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 18:02:35 pm »

The owner is a friend of mine and a club mate from our little VW Club Zagreb.

It is one of the nicest cars we have in our small country,but more better Lookers are on the way. Smiley

Look forward to seeing them.  Cool

And fair play to your friend for building a cool ride.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 01:14:55 am »

The curve is a little off in the back. Makes it looked mooshed. Nice car otherwise though.

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 02:08:16 am »

zacks right early cars look more proportion, But the red car looks nice. Chops are alot of work!
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 05:33:07 am »


   I can only think of 3 chop top cars that stood out and were my favorite of all time these were Dave Wright from Keep on Bugging with the original BRM, Mike Martinez from DKP with alloys , and Keith Goss also from DKP  with alloys.

  Thanks
  Frenchy

I agree with Frenchy... Those three are outstanding street legal chop tops.

I'm still looking for the old Hot VW's issue with Dave Wright's car on the cover...

~DR.
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 05:52:19 am »

I like it. the flat chop looks great on the car and it is well done. Man I love chops,..not sure why.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 14:33:19 pm »

Here's a pic of my big window chop.
Can't you take more height out of a big window bug before it starts to look out of proportion because there is more height to get rid of? (before you get pillar box windows.)

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 14:47:20 pm »


Very nice car Don!

~DR.
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008, 17:07:50 pm »

Perfect chop on the white car,nicelly done
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008, 17:50:02 pm »

That white car does look nice, did you lean the windsheild back though??
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008, 18:32:52 pm »

Yep,nice car indeed.The curves of the roof are right,good work.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2008, 18:35:42 pm »

Here's a pic of my big window chop.
Can't you take more height out of a big window bug before it starts to look out of proportion because there is more height to get rid of? (before you get pillar box windows.)



I like that alot  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2008, 20:00:39 pm »

Windscreen has been raked back a bit. Think it was illegal on the track back in the day.

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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2008, 21:40:55 pm »

Hi, her is my car 1962 roofshop (100mm),yes my car will be Gasser style Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 22:19:36 pm »

Looks great, Mags Wink

I can't wait to get back on this project... 4" front and rear, B pillars are a bit less to put the curve back in the roof... rear window will have the same ratio to the quarter windows as it did stock... should have great proportions Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2008, 13:10:04 pm »

Some history facts of first Croatian topchop:


Phase 1: 1995 year, one of the first photos after purchase...


Phase 2: 1996 year, painted in white (new floors & heater channels...), new Empi 8 spoke (now they are mine Cheesy), installed 1776ccm engine and Kadron K-300 exhaust !


Phase 3: 1999 year - installed original sunroof and new dual quiet pack exhaust !


Phase 4: 2000 year, final look in the autumn that year. Later modifications are more in terms of suspension, brakes, gearbox & engine, not in the look !

At the time (1997. year) this was one of the nicest VW bugs in Zagreb, capital city of Croatia. From my personal taste, vw bug can look nice without plastic add-ons that were so popular among bug lovers in Croatia.
I still remeber how cool was to see a white bug (model is '72 VW 1300), lowered (equaly front & rear) on nice Empi's 8 with a little bit different and sharper engine sound than from usual stock motor taking action at the stop lights !
From the first look I knew this guy was totally into bugs, just like me and just by watching new modifications taken to the car.
Actualy, it took me several years to meet him and by now we are good friends and now i know some more how it all started. He even sold me his Empi 8 spokes that I will put on mine '70 VW 1300 bug that is waiting on restoration. This will be a sort of hommage to that car before topchop makeover in terms of wheels and lowering job, but with different paint and some other details.
All in all another looker under construction !  Wink
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dr.aircooled
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2008, 13:19:35 pm »

I really like it! I'd detail the Fuchs, lose the bumpers and maybe put some slightly taller rear tyres on, but that's all.

I know what Zach says about small window cars looking better chopped, maybe because it's more obvious? Some big window chops don't look chopped at all, or look over chopped. Mine was an angle chop but looked ok because it had been de-guttered too.
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2008, 03:49:16 am »

I think later body chops look fine if done right. I like the one I drive...it is proportional and looks right with the back window done in proportion to the sides and front. CHOP TOPS and I/GAS RULES!

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2008, 10:36:18 am »

Not only you think that...

If you look carefully at the red topchop, you can notice that rear side windows are longer and more simetrical to the front side windows than on other topchop's from this topic.
This is my fauvorite detail on the red car. Cool
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2008, 06:24:34 am »

Doktor,

I like your car. I think it is well done.  Who's 911 fan set up did you use on the car? Also, how well does it cool your motor and hold oil temps down? Where did you end up running your cooler at and what type do you have?

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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2008, 09:35:49 am »

@ Rick M: hello...

Red topchop is not my car, his owner is my good friend...

Fan setup is from CSP from Germany. It has just front mounted oil cooler and that's it !
AFAIK oil temps are in 90 degrees of celsius - no overheating problems (12:1 compression ratio !)

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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2008, 18:01:33 pm »

Here is mine.. This one is 3 and 7/8 inch  Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2008, 10:42:33 am »

The only one I've got of mine on my works computer...



Chopped by 3 3/4" at the windscreen, 2 1/2" at the B-posts, pie-cut in the C-pillars and de-seamed, which made the chop look a lot less angular and wedge-like.
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