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Carson Top? How To!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BigO, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. BigO
    Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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    Anyone built the frame for a Carson top? If you have and have any secrets you learned along the way, let me know. Building the top is not a problem. Just thought maybe some might have some helpful tips they wouldn't mind passing along. Thanks!! Oh Yeah....It's going on my 39 Chevy Ex-Couped!!!
     
  2. old beet
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    Watched a guy in a shop in Oregon start a top. Layed wax paper all around the rear area, from 1/4 windows back. Put several layers of fiberglass mesh on the paper, ended up with a perfect mold for the rear of the top. Yes he trimed it down to the rite size to fit the top. Sure made it easy to install the finished top!.............OLDBEET
     
  3. BigO
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    Thanks for the info.!!!
     
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  4. ninosdad
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    Just finished a carso for a '39 La Salle coupe. I have a pretty complete photo log if you wouldl like to see it I can send you the link. We used conduit and angle stock rather than a wooden header...a lot of work Mine is at the upohlsterer right now to be covered with the Haartz cloth
     
  5. hotrod--willys
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    Hello Big O. Check out my 1936 Willys Phaeton build. I did a carson type top on my car. if you have questions post them to me.
     
  6. This thread is from 06! Let's hope he has almost finished it!
     
  7. hotrod--willys
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    Wow. I need to get my glasses cleaned.
     
  8. check the build on tyler durbens shoebox from a couple of years ago!
     

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