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  1. stanlow69
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    I`ll try and post more often than I have. This is from the same ^^^^ issue. 2019-10-13_203956.jpg 2019-10-13_204219.jpg 2019-10-13_204332.jpg
     
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    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. Scan0874.jpg
     
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    An add also from the same issue. 2019-10-13_205334.jpg
     
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    And another add for padded tops from that same 1950 issue. The Ayala`s. 2019-10-13_205929.jpg
     
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    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? 2019-10-13_203956.jpg
     
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  7. Great post, thanks. BigO
     
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    Plastering is cheaper than tuck pointing , large windows pose a burglary and vandalism threat, You do what's necessary to survive !!
     
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    This is from an add in the 1949 Motor Trend. Vol 1 No 1. 2019-10-14_221838.jpg
     
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    A Barris add from the same magazine. It was also mentioned in the magazine as well. But no mention of the padded top. 2019-10-14_222657.jpg 2019-10-14_222909.jpg 2019-10-14_223022.jpg
     
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    Also mentioned in the same magazine. The car was made from a 2dr sedan Even done back in 1949. 2019-10-14_223611.jpg
     
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    Question, when was the first 49 Mercury chopped. Look at the add from the September issue of Motor Trend 2019-10-14_224155.jpg as well.
     
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    This is a repost from page one. Also from the same issue. Scan0853.jpg
     
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    Lets jump to February of 1952 Motor Trend. A Chavez top. 2019-10-14_225514.jpg
     
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    Trying to organize my magazines that are laying about. 2019-10-16_000026.jpg 2019-10-16_000147.jpg I thought this was an interesting article that appeared in a magazine called Custom Pictorial. Dated 1965.
     
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    From September of 51, Motor Trend. 2019-10-16_003105.jpg 2019-10-16_003415.jpg
     
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    From the same issue. And if you live in the Midwest, you do this. I will be going by Missouri Valley this Saturday. 2019-10-16_003939.jpg @54delray
     
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    From a 1950 Motor Trend article. Topless. Then featured in July 1951 Motor Trend. Who is Chavez? 2019-10-16_005848.jpg 2019-10-16_010227.jpg 2019-10-16_010336.jpg 2019-10-16_010445.jpg
     
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    A couple other scans as well. 2019-10-16_011517.jpg 2019-10-16_011720.jpg
     
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    More on this car later. This car is on the list of My Favorite Top 10 Customs. Scan0827.jpg
     
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    Mitchell Nebraska isn't too far away. Maybe should go see if Springer Jones is still around.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    This is the first time I saw The Merc of Zaro. Salina Leadsleds. 2019-10-18_202425.jpg
     
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    @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. img112.jpg img114.jpg img113.jpg img115.jpg img116.jpg img117.jpg
     
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