Topic: Need a auto body term please

I know that when you take height out of a roof it's referred to as "Chopped", what is it called when you have width taken from a rear or front end body?

Re: Need a auto body term please

Narrowed is the term I use. I narrowed the camaro hood 6 inches to fit the Mazdamaro mx-3.   
I don't know of any of term used.  Channeling narrows the frame on a hotrod.

Re: Need a auto body term please

Thanks, the project is a motorcycle trike, we are using the FWD portion of a VW Jetta as the drivetrain. I'd love to re-body it with a classic finned 50's or 60's rear clip but they are way to wide.

Guess I could just put some 50's on it

Re: Need a auto body term please

nimblemotorsports wrote:

Channeling narrows the frame on a hotrod.

Channeling is when they build an inset channel in the bottom if the body that the frame rails fit within so that the body sits lower on the chassis.

I would guess the term you are looking for is sectioning.  You cut the piece into halves, either remove or add sections and weld back together.

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Re: Need a auto body term please

Thank you, that's it