If you missed Part 1, 2, or 3 of this 1953 Chevrolet truck chop, we’ve got a link below to make sure you see them too. But now that the top is chopped, it is time to section the hood as well. Some folks call it pancaking the hood, but section is the most appropriate term as he’ll be taking a section out of the hood to make it shorter and flatter and smoother looking. It’s a custom touch that has been around since metal shaping became a thing in the hot rod and custom world and we dig it. Check it out.

I’m a sucker for a chopped top on a 54 and earlier car or truck, but have never actually done one myself. I’ve fixed some bad sheet metal and welding on a couple, but never actually chopped something that was perfectly fine to start with. So when I see someone cutting stuff up, it makes me happy and jealous and I know it does the same thing for you guys. So in this video from Carter Auto Restyling, a new 1953 Chevrolet truck project is coming together and that means chopping the top. A bunch. But is a bunch too much? I’m excited to see just how this thing will look when it is all finished, but you’ll get a real rundown on how to plan for one right here. This is a cool project, and who doesn’t love this body style of Chevy pickup? Round fenders are cool and I think I’m going to want one of these before this series is over.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PART 1-3 OF THE TOP CHOP SERIES

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