Chopped Top: 1967 Hillman Husky

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On one of my recent junkyard trips, my brother and I discovered an old Toyota that had a chopped roof. You could see where a previous owner had married the A, B, and C pillars with the new roofline, and let’s just say it wasn’t a professional job. The welds were messy and the gaskets around the front and rear glass didn’t fit at all. The rear windows, much like this 1967 Hillman Husky found here on eBay, were sandwiched into their new frame and messily cut to fit the lower roof. All of this is to say, from a distance, it looked pretty cool – but up close, you could see why it’s best not to attempt a chop top project in your driveway. I’m not sure what the future holds for this little Hillman, but I do know I’d rather discover a barn-find Husky than a half-finished homebrew hotrod. However, there could be an outside chance the conversion can be continued, maybe even cleaned up to be a respectable and water-proof rod. What do you think?

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Comments

  1. SoCal Car Guy

    One of the worst-executed chops I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been around for a while. Destroyed what might have been a mildly interesting little car. I just wonder, “Why?”

  2. Red Riley

    Pretty sure that’s an Imp, not a Husky.

    • TVC15

      You are right Red !

  3. Mark E

    Lets see here: Obscure model. Body amateurishly screwed up. All trim pieces missing. Most all of the interior missing.

    Verdict: Don’t fear the crusher.

  4. Fred

    Wonder where Hillman “borrowed” that styling from?

    • Rustowner

      Yup, have to agree, they’re pretty close. Thats a good looking car, btw! Love Ramblers.

  5. Gazzer

    Actually, there is more than a hint of early Corvair in an Imp.

  6. Simon M

    Those wheels would fetch good money in the UK as the same stud pattern as original minis.

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