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Old 10-20-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default 49-51 Merc carson tops??

Anyone know of where to get a carson top for a 49-51 Merc? I have a 49 4 dr that Im kinda kickin the idea around on...I have heard Gene Winfield?

More importantly...anyone know the approx price of these badboys and what a pain in the ass it is to ship/install? I heard they are heavy, and I could only be farther away from Mojave if I lived in the Atlantic ocean itself...so shipping I would imagine would be insane.

Anyways, just a thought, figured someone on here would know the low down on these things...
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:53 AM   #2
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Cool Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

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Anyone know of where to get a carson top for a 49-51 Merc? I have a 49 4 dr that Im kinda kickin the idea around on...I have heard Gene Winfield?

More importantly...anyone know the approx price of these badboys and what a pain in the ass it is to ship/install? I heard they are heavy, and I could only be farther away from Mojave if I lived in the Atlantic ocean itself...so shipping I would imagine would be insane.

Anyways, just a thought, figured someone on here would know the low down on these things...
www.winfieldcustoms.com shows a catalog for sale.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

kick that idea to the curb. I have never seen a 4 door merc with the top wacked off that looked good. I have seen chopped 4 door mercs that were cool, and as always, there is nothing wrong with a regular 4 door merc.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

I know I'll get killed on here for saying this, but I have a ton of pics of that Merc, not really too into it. I mean its definately nice, just the rear door tops are the reason I wouldnt want to chop a 4 dr. My big reason for wanting a carson top is I am trying to grab a 51 2 dr and would like to have the roof/rear window section of the 49 for it. Maybe just fulltime convertable? Or Ill get my white painters tarp out and use the pateneted "Carson Tarp" if it rains lol.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

It has been done before ,here's one(not the best ) but would give you an idea of what it would look like.

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Old 10-20-2006, 01:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

Yeah, no doubt. I have seen a ton of 4 drs done with one, but my question was if anyone knows how much they are (or ballpark) for a Merc. I just saw the link to Winfields page, so I will order the catalog, if anyone knows on here tho....just a figure, gimme a shout. I know its not the best styling idea, but I could really use alot of the sheetmetal off this 4 dr for another Merc, and it would make life alot easier.

Anywho, this one caught my eye. I have heard its a piece from a few ppl, looks cool to me. I have seen it up on ebay etc...never mentioned it was a 4 dr lol (short door) I think its pretty awesome and definately catches the eye. Besides...clear nite? Highway driving? No top? Thats got to be cool, even if it has 2 too many gates.

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Old 10-20-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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More pics...







( I think 4-door Carson topped Mercs can be very cool.If the lines flow they flow and it doensn't matter if two or four doors.)
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:17 AM   #9
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

this was my first merc, if it wasnt raining my friends and i were crusing. on occaction we did get wet. the top cost me 700 thru a guy i know. i know someone else that has them, i have the number somewhere, pm me and ill find it for ya there both local to me but i never followed up on the price for the other one, i need one for my ladies merc, she wants a convert. chopped fordoors wiht the roof still on just dont look right to me. but thats just me
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:29 AM   #10
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

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kick that idea to the curb. I have never seen a 4 door merc with the top wacked off that looked good. I have seen chopped 4 door mercs that were cool, and as always, there is nothing wrong with a regular 4 door merc.
I disagree.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:32 AM   #11
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

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this was my first merc, if it wasnt raining my friends and i were crusing. on occaction we did get wet. the top cost me 700 thru a guy i know. i know someone else that has them, i have the number somewhere, pm me and ill find it for ya there both local to me but i never followed up on the price for the other one, i need one for my ladies merc, she wants a convert. chopped fordoors wiht the roof still on just dont look right to me. but thats just me
Looks like we had the same thought.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:33 AM   #12
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

If your looking for a top. I have a fiberglass Winfield on my side yard I want to get rid of. I can make you a deal or possible trade.
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:26 AM   #13
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

...I just have this thing for "late model" cars with no side glass.... the blue one and the black one look pretty cool, but no side glass...

a full set of glass in any chopped car is what seperates the men from the boys.
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #14
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Default Re: 49-51 Merc carson tops??

my ladies merc is gonna get the full treatment, no short cuts hard top glass all functional and i have to make it a suicide the doors for her while im at it because i want to eliminate the rear doors, which she likes cause there suicide,i dont like the stubbieness of the front doors on a fordoor. i might strech the front and relocate the rear farther back and not have a post in the middle i think would look ok though just dont like that short door!
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