Hot rodders have been modifying bodies for over fifty years, but not usually like this. A primer for the youngsters in the audience:
“Chopped” means a lowered roofline by reducing the height of windshield and window pillars and modifying the glass to fit. “Channelled” means lowering the body by modifying the floor structure, so it can sit lower on the chassis. “Sectioned” mean a body that has had a slice taken out of it, making the body itself shorter.
But this Chevy has had none of that. Instead, this former 4-door sedan has an inverse limo modification, reducing the length instead of adding to it. This mod is more commonly performed on pre-1968 VW buses, which are known as “Shorties” after the wheelie-enabling mod.
This Chevy is said to be mostly completed, with 400 cube motor and turbo 350 tranny, but the interior needs to be finished.
Find this Shortie 1957 Chevrolet in Palm Springs, Florida, here on eBay.