With so many mini-truckers taking styling cues from street rodders, custom rodders, and even hot rodders, it's no wonder we keep seeing severe mods being performed to new-skool minis. We're not talking about a simple door handle shave or frenched antenna, either. There are mini-truck owners out there who are violating their minis with Sawzalls in hand, chopping their trucks' roofs in an effort to make them appear even lower than they already are.
Brand X Customs in Temecula, California, is a shop that is well versed in the art of performing the sacred chop-top to almost any vehicle. In this article, the shop shows us highlights of a 4-inch chop on an '89-to-'95 Toyota mini. The entire process can be found online at www.minitruckin.web. While this article is in no way a guaranteed blueprint for success to chopping your own roof, it will give you an insider's look into how extensive this process is. By all means, if you are not a competent, seasoned fabricator, then leave this job up to a professional. After all, you do want to drive your mini again, don't you? With that said, let's see how Brian Jendro and Ben Wood of Brand X pulled off the mother of all body mods. For more information, contact the companies listed in the source box.