i know there's been a few of these tutorials floating around,but i posted how i was able to do this over at cyb.ca and a fellow member there suggested i post it over here too. this should take out almost any guess work in doing this simple mod. for those who are interested in the look,this is a extremely easy mod to do. all you need are basic hand tools. hammer pliers small phillips head screwdriver a even smaller flathead screwdriver nail clippers nail file/sanding paper sidecutters in alt mode,flip over hotrod and remove the small flanged phillips screw located in the center of his underbody,inbetween the front and back wheels.you should then end up with 2 chunks of hotrod. determine which end of the pin holding his canopy together at the upper back area by looking for the "cross-ribbed" impressions on the ends. on this one,they're on the passenger side of the cockpit.make sure you have verified it really is the side that's ribbed,it's not fun knocking the pin the wrong direction!!!! once it's out the other side enough,grab hold of it with a set of pliers and turn while pulling. once the pin is out,flip the whole canopy assembly over and now remove the last screw underneath. the assembly should now be able to seperate into 3 pieces,canopy glass,interior and the rear middle trunk chunk. on the upper canopy glass piece,i've used black permanent marker to show you what needs to go. using a combination of the sidecutters and sand paper,this is what you want to see after removal of the excess. on the interior piece,you want to shave off plastic at a 45 degree andgle at the front of the pivot posts. again,i've used black permanent marker to show what has to go. this is where a good sharp nail clipper comes in handy!this is what it should look like after nail cutting. with the sand paper or emery board,round down the sharp edges and angles on where you just cut.it should look like this afterwards. reassemble the 3 pieces(canopy glass/interior/rear trunk chunk) but don't re-install any screws.push the pin back in but only half way.this is when you can test it all for any rub areas,clearance issues,etc. on the canopy glass piece,i used a nailclipper again,clipping the very corners of the back of it for more "opening" clearance in alt mode. on the front of the glass,to make it functional without having to always bend his front bumper down,i again use the nail clippers to take out two squared corner chunks,shown with black marker again. and after clipping. re-assemble everything,making sure "not" to reinstall the small screw under the canopy.(not the first flanged one you took out,that one goes back in!!!) you should end up with about this much plastic removed,along with 1 extra screw. last step...sit back and enjoy.