I decided to start a new post and have all the chop pics in one post. I left a bunch of the initial chop pics in my first post about the truck because they are linked into threads in some forums.
Bracing the cab for the chop.
Laying out the chop. After I took these pics, I changed the layout on the back. I forgot to take pics of the revised layout. These pics show the layout for a larger back window. I changed it to be a mailslot and removed the cut under the window that would have dropped the bottom of the window down a bit.
The start of the cutting.
Tacking the back back together.
Splitting the roof to stretch it.
Found some lead in an A pillar. Dang!
Turns out there was lead in both A pillars and it was not from repaired damage. It was factory lead over a welded joint. The factory welds are ugly! I started filling them a bit and grinding them smooth. I found some rust under the lead as well.
I had to replace a section of drip rail on my roof top filler piece.
Then I installed the section.
I made a relief cut to get the roof to lie flat again.