People building cars ask us to construct crazy things to get them out of a pinch. It may be angles, tapers, pinches, scallops, reliefs, corners or combinations. We started collecting photos to illustrate that we can get you out of a problem with ingenuity.
Our Samurai warrior illustrates where a standard chop comes from. The top of the radiator to upper-shell-mount remains the same distance, the lower bar to lower shell mount remains the same distance and everything below the bar remains the same. The chop whether 2″ or 3″ (or more) comes from between the shell brackets.
Naturally there are exceptions to this rule but this covers the vast majority of requested chops.
Bucket style headers
This chop was so significant we made up the surface area with a secondary radiator in the front where the grille shell was deeper in the center.
The owner of this 1932 Chevy wanted a mild pressure radiator constructed with an overflow recover tank. It couldn’t interfere with the light bar or fan or shell bracket. We designed a larger canister, mounted with riv-nut fittings. The pill box was required to fit inside the tank and stay below the hood line. We painted it all flat black like his tube and fin core conversion.
Tapered radiator cores for track nose race cars to fully optimize the full face area of the nose.
We frequently face “obstructions” that may need to be cleared. The Brassworks is well equipped to deal with these “challenges”.