"Here's a question... My 1949 Canadian built GMC truck has the factory plate riveted to the door sill; the door handles and the door latches are push button style (1952-1958) in the catalogs. The 1949 style catches will not fit the existing door…"
Hey Rich, the top is chopped 3 1/4. I basicly removed 3 1/2" space under the back window. All the windows are aprox the same in height. The corner windows are made from lexan. I found that 260 deg in the oven for about 30 min works good just watch it you dont want it to bubble. I put the lexan over the original glass for the shape. Just cut it to fit. My first 1 took about 8 hours. Ofcourse it took me a while to figure out the right temp amd time in the oven.
I also sectioned the truck 2". The front ends look bulbous when chopped. Sectioning alowed me to section the hood which make the truck more proportional in my opinion.
As for the bed cover it is made from 1" x 1" steel for the frame with a steel sheet meatal skin. I made my own rain gutters for the perimeter in side the box. It opens and closes with pneumatic rams.