The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stanlow69, Jan 7, 2019.
I`ll try and post more often than I have. This is from the same ^^^^ issue.
If you read the article, Marian Cottles did the top and interior from Sacramento. But in the same issue this add appears which I posted above already.
An add also from the same issue.
And another add for padded tops from that same 1950 issue. The Ayala`s.
There was a tribute car to Joe`s that was built and featured in the May of 94 issue in Custom Rodder. I misplaced my issue. It was gold with a white top. Built by Rod Powel ? Jimmy Z did the top and interior. Had a good construction picture of it in the article as well. Where is the car now?
Rod's tribute, the Eagle One: (photos from Rik Hoving's archive)
Great post, thanks. BigO
Plastering is cheaper than tuck pointing , large windows pose a burglary and vandalism threat, You do what's necessary to survive !!
This is from an add in the 1949 Motor Trend. Vol 1 No 1.
A Barris add from the same magazine. It was also mentioned in the magazine as well. But no mention of the padded top.
Also mentioned in the same magazine. The car was made from a 2dr sedan Even done back in 1949.
Question, when was the first 49 Mercury chopped. Look at the add from the September issue of Motor Trend
This is a repost from page one. Also from the same issue.
Lets jump to February of 1952 Motor Trend. A Chavez top.
A couple more scans which shows off the top more.
Trying to organize my magazines that are laying about.
I thought this was an interesting article that appeared in a magazine called Custom Pictorial. Dated 1965.
From September of 51, Motor Trend.
From the same issue. And if you live in the Midwest, you do this. I will be going by Missouri Valley this Saturday.
From a 1950 Motor Trend article. Topless. Then featured in July 1951 Motor Trend. Who is Chavez?
A couple other scans as well.
More on this car later. This car is on the list of My Favorite Top 10 Customs.
Mitchell Nebraska isn't too far away. Maybe should go see if Springer Jones is still around.
Mitchell is all the way across the state of Nebraska(near Scottsbluff) and dang near to Colorado. ----But then the car went to either Davenport or Burlington Iowa, shortly after that. Both located on The Mississippi River. And it sat on a used carlot. Then gain, I am working on a 40 Merc 4-dr convertible(stock) right now for a guy who used to live in Scottsbluff up until a few years ago.
Similar car, but not a match in Burlington: https://www.customcarchronicle.com/...customs/westergard-custom-found/#.Xad9TuhKiUl
I first saw pic`s of that car a few years ago at the Greenfield Iowa swapmeet wanting info on the car. Didn`t meet Larry then(the booth with a single aluminum intake looking for a mate to it) But last year In Indy`s Custom Car Revival, I met Larry May while talking To Russ Eslinger from Illinois, the current owner of the Merc of Zaro Ford. Who bought it in 1953. More pic`s to come. That I took. Remember, I`m a custom car nut who loves the history. I also took pics of Larrys pictures with my camera from his album as well as from Russ`s.
This is the first time I saw The Merc of Zaro. Salina Leadsleds.
@stanlow69 Here's an article from my 'scans' album it's not a Carson top but how to build your own top from a kit.
from CAR CRAFT Jan. '57.
@Speed Gems Thanks for the post.
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