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PostSubject: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 7:05 pm

want to chop the top on my 08 cat ,want to know how much to cut thanks for your input.....
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 7:11 pm

Not sure, but I guess it would all depend on your height and headroom. They took 5-3/4" out of my RZRS, but it angles up. The Cat roof is fairly level and I have never seen anyone that has done a chop on it. See if you can send a PM to DoddS. His buddy Brian Williams lives down near Natural Bridge and does some really nice custom work. He might be able to give you some pointers.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 7:33 pm

i contacted him ,(brian) he had never done one had no idea on how to do it not ever cut one ... thanks for your reply ..
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 9:05 pm

tippy, I think Foxfire has chopped his top. I think??????

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 9:57 pm

I chopped my 07. I just cut 2 inches off the tube. it looked great. I just took a rule and went around the factory end and then cut it. I then cut the angle off the v brace between the seats and cut 2 inces out and rewelded. I just sprung the bars together and used the pieces I had cut ou to redrill the holes. I know they changes the mounting holes sometime
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyWed May 05, 2010 11:29 pm

Fox cut his.

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 8:19 am

ridepate wrote:
Fox cut his.

I thought so. Here is the thread. http://southernsxsriders.forumakers.com/arctic-cat-f9/thought-i-d-t3288.htm

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 12:33 pm

AIRBORNE wrote:
Not sure, but I guess it would all depend on your height and headroom. They took 5-3/4" out of my RZRS, but it angles up. The Cat roof is fairly level and I have never seen anyone that has done a chop on it. See if you can send a PM to DoddS. His buddy Brian Williams lives down near Natural Bridge and does some really nice custom work. He might be able to give you some pointers.

I stand corrected. I have seen Heath's old Cat so I guess I have been in the presence of a shorter CAT.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 1:37 pm

HEY FOXFIRE ,,need an answer!!
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 5:54 pm

thanks guys for all the help thats alot of info ,this will help again thanks
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 6:15 pm

tippy wrote:
thanks guys for all the help thats alot of info ,this will help again thanks

No problem. Fox is probably on the road right now. I am sure when he gets to a computer he can help you out even more.

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyThu May 06, 2010 7:03 pm

You would be better off to just build a new one the height that you want as the cat cages are junk to begin with. Not worth the time or effort to mess with.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptySat May 08, 2010 11:36 am

tippy wrote:
thanks guys for all the help thats alot of info ,this will help again thanks

Tippy.....if you need any help, just give a shout!! I took 4" out of mine and it was totally worth the time......and saved a lot of $$$$$$ in doing so.
Also, made it better .
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyMon May 10, 2010 3:37 pm

hey foxfire ,just cut my top 4"s all the way around and it looks great! just wanted you to know .thanks again for your HELP.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyMon May 10, 2010 7:24 pm

What ever you do Tippy, dont roll that thing over. I have seen two of them rolled and it was not pretty at all. A lot of people in our area dont even call them a roll cage. They refer to them as a roof mount.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyMon May 10, 2010 8:50 pm

tippy wrote:
hey foxfire ,just cut my top 4"s all the way around and it looks great! just wanted you to know .thanks again for your HELP.

At a Boy Exclamation Exclamation Now you know that we'll be needing some good Pics
please Exclamation Exclamation Are ya going to add the side supports @ the top of the cage Question I highly recommend them.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyTue May 11, 2010 7:01 pm

yeh im gonna put some other support on top other than the x brace ,and also moved the brake light ,moved it under the bed .looks alot better both of them ,ill have pics as soon as i can .
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyTue May 11, 2010 8:24 pm

tippy wrote:
yeh im gonna put some other support on top other than the x brace ,and also moved the brake light ,moved it under the bed .looks alot better both of them ,ill have pics as soon as i can .

Kewl......I kept my brake light up top, but added tail and brake recessed in the corners of the box.

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyTue May 11, 2010 8:41 pm

Foxfire wrote:
tippy wrote:
yeh im gonna put some other support on top other than the x brace ,and also moved the brake light ,moved it under the bed .looks alot better both of them ,ill have pics as soon as i can .

Kewl......I kept my brake light up top, but added tail and brake recessed in the corners of the box.

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That looks really cool the way you put your extra lights in the bed. Looks factory chop top 971386
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyTue May 11, 2010 8:46 pm

Tanks 4x4 pac..........wasn't to bad of a project and now Coot can see my brake lights Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyFri May 14, 2010 5:27 pm

Ok here is some pics of Tippy's Prowler with the chopped top. I think it looks alot better.

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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyFri May 14, 2010 7:05 pm

How short are you guys?

I think I'd be looking through the X brace if I was to shorten 4 inches.
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyFri May 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Yep, looks good! clap
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyFri May 14, 2010 9:01 pm

im 6'3" i thought that it would be too short also ,i measured and remeasured to make sure it wasnt ..when you sit you have no problem with seeing out of the windsheild...
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PostSubject: Re: chop top   chop top EmptyFri May 14, 2010 10:12 pm

Nice!!!

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