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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TUCK66, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TUCK66
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    found this in the high desert ca.
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    gonna need alot of help from you guys on this one!!!!
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    IMG952431.jpg trying to post pics for this hope it works,just brought this home last sunday
     
  2. Bombs Away
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    I like everything but how they cut the top above the windshield. Seems like it should have been cut straight and more of the header used to build the Carson Top. But still cool looking!
     
  3. skoh73
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    Join the 52-56 Ford Owner's Social Group. Tons of info and great folks!
     
  4. Don's Hot Rods
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    It has promise, but the windshield is the biggest detraction, and not nuts about the rear bumper treatment. The Cad tailights for front turn signals are also not too cool, but yes, it can be saved. Needs to not be a taildragger IMO, but evenly low all around.

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  5. rat pup
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    good start, jus needs alil change here an there
     
  6. TUCK66
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    update on the 54 Crestline
     
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    Stripped it and getting it ready for the Augustine to do the Carson top.
     
  16. Cruiser
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    You have a good start to make a cool ride, but unless you correct the front window header it'll never look right. The header needs to be redone to look like a convertible header and then a Carson style top.

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  17. TUCK66
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    Finished top with the glass back window. Augustine is a master upholster in the Inland Empire. I myself would recommend him for any top quality restoration or custom upholstery work. PM me if you would like to get in touch with Augustine for an estimate. His work is top notch and his prices are unbeatable.
     
  18. TUCK66
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    Top almost finished, headliner going in!!![​IMG]
     
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  19. Cruiser
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    How about a picture of the header from the front now that the top is done, looks nice from the rear.

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  20. With some paint and the bumpers chromed might bbe a cool ride. I might have done a white top, but thats my opinion , and you know what they say about those ha-ha
     
  21. spinner
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    it nice to see the progress that you are making. keep up the good work .
     
  22. resqd37Zep
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    Looks like you're off to a great start already. This one was done by HAMB'r twenty Gallons who now lives in Norco. It's has a lift off top and a matching trailer for the top to ride in. If you get in a jam and need a little help look him up. He's a great guy and does excellent work. Best of luck to ya!
     

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  23. TUCK66
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    For sure...after seeing the top in the white pad I almost changed my mind but I'm low budget so I just went for it.....thanx for all the input...
     
  24. TUCK66
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    Thanks to all for your input and thanks 37 zep...i will look for twenty gallon here in norco...awesome job on the caddy i have been following it....incredible fab work...
     
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  26. nickk
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    i can totally dig what you did with that top, and I personally like the tail dragger look, just clean up the car and paint it and ride
     
  27. Jalopy Joker
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    so, what can you tell us about your ride that we can not see in the pics? next big challenge will be getting the windshield installed.
     
  28. TUCK66
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    Well it was a four door that was converted to two so ive been re-sculpting the rear doors and etch primed and poly primed the rear 1\4's as for the windshield i think lexan for now but i want glass but that will be a challenge any suggestions on that one?????
     
  29. czuch
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    Nice job.
    Did anyone else notice the only guy flyin the flag is a Hoodlum?
    Thats fantastic.
     

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