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Old 11-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #141
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I too hope to meet you one day sir.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:26 PM   #142
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5 gold stars my friend!
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:56 PM   #143
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This is an awesome build. I met a guy today who worked for Amos Carson in the late '40s. I told him people are still big fans of Carson tops, he was suprised as hell that i knew what he was talking about. haha
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #144
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You definitely one motivated person. WOW!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:50 PM   #145
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Great work... but the rear bow needs to come down!

The padding will soften it, but not lower it.







Rik, do you know what model the hub caps came off of on the Korean Custom ? I would like to find a set... thanks Rob
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:19 AM   #146
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lookin good. keepin an eye on this one. do you have any further back pics of the grill area as it is now? ...keep it up and keep the updates coming!
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #147
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This is an awesome build. I met a guy today who worked for Amos Carson in the late '40s. I told him people are still big fans of Carson tops, he was suprised as hell that i knew what he was talking about. haha
wow! any chance he has some old pics or anything he could share with us!?

thanks for all the kind words everyone. and yeah im definitely a motivated person. i wish there were more hours in the day to do this stuff.

tonight we (my pal Leo) got the car up to primer. there is still lots of work to do before any color goes on the car so dont expect the next update to show a painted car. now come all the small details that we find in primer, getting all the jambs; doors, hood & trunk real nice and clean plus the complete car will be block sanded as flat as possible. ill perhaps test fit the trim and bumpers too. so it looks really close but its not there yet.





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Old 11-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #148
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Coming along nicely!! Love the top!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #149
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Any shots of your door latch setup?
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:46 AM   #150
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Looking good! Are you going to use the stock side trim? Or will you find something else cool to put on her?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:59 AM   #151
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thanks!

towaholic look at post #91.

super it will be the stock trim front to back with the clean front spear not the "custom" one.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #152
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Thanks for sharing this special build, it is fast becoming one of the "new" classics. I am so impressed with all your touches and excellent skilled work. ~Sololobo~
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #153
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did u use the original beauty rings for your headlights to the fender or are they hayden buckets? really like your look,some stick out to far. can u show how u did it?
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:05 PM   #154
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Yaril, any chance this will make it to Daytona for the Turkey Run? I'm contemplating a Carson for my Caddy. Thanks man, you're the best...
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:27 PM   #155
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did u use the original beauty rings for your headlights to the fender or are they hayden buckets? really like your look,some stick out to far. can u show how u did it?
look up my tech post. i did the same thing on my 51 Buick.

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Yaril, any chance this will make it to Daytona for the Turkey Run? I'm contemplating a Carson for my Caddy. Thanks man, you're the best...
TRR is the short term goal. that will hopefully be my test drive / shake down. top will be unfinished and car might be in base coat no clear. but yeah im doing my best to make it!

tires arrived so the old white walls were removed, rims were sanded, epoxied and painted in single stage to match. new 6.70-15 Firestone's mounted and balanced.



so the body is now ready to be installed my pal Leo sprayed a redish guide coat. the brakes are 80% complete and the front suspension is buttoned down. so the rest of the build will happen with the body on. we needed to do this so that all the gaps can be finalized.



got a couple parts back from my local chrome shop (not impressed one bit). car is taking shape now. mocking up some parts on the car to trailer it out to a local meet just to show it off a bit. we need the time away from the shop, its been none stop and will continue to be none stop!



we wrapped up tonight by spraying the dash and its parts in the maroon color, this time in base coat clear coat. also cleared the 51 Buick taillights and resprayed the 4 inner fender wells in white again base coat clear coat.

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Old 11-06-2010, 09:55 AM   #156
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Perfect!!!!!!!!!.............I love the top thanks for taking the time and pics for us. This has helped me out with some questions I have for my top I am building. I am curious to see it when covered.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #157
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cars looking great, question though, what's the reason for clear coating the taillight lenses? thanks, jerseymike
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:59 PM   #158
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Nice work man,looks great!
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #159
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Thank you for all the documentation - lots to learn from
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:42 PM   #160
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Yet another awesome Inspiring build on the Hamb...... I love you, haha
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