Chopping tops is always the big-ticket custom alteration. It makes a big statement and a big impact. However, it also makes for a whole range of headaches when it comes time for putting the whole thing back together and adding the finishing touches to the car.

You can step back from chopping a top and rightfully congratulate yourself on a job well done, but don't get too complacent-there's more to come. Much more. Just when you thought you were done, it's time for the window garnish moldings.