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Hot Rods Home made roadster roofs or tops

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olds vroom, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. olds vroom
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    I'm considering making a convertable top for my roadster . That being said most of the body on my car is hand built so a off the shelf frame probably won't work so I would like to see pics of ones you guys may have done.
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    post pics of your ride
     
  3. olds vroom
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  4. 3banjos
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    Anything to hide those seats has got to be good.
     

  5. ROADSTER1927
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    I made my own on my 1927 roadster but I do not have pics in my IPad , I will post them tomorrow. Gary
     
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  7. volvobrynk
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    I have a small thing for this car, although I prefere if it had a better finish, aka. less RR.

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  8. Gearhead Graphics
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    Finished out that coupe/seadan could be killer!.
    Vroom, as for your top. I made a few skeletons out of conduit bent over some old rims. really not that hard to get the frame, then have someone stitch up a cloth
     
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  9. olds vroom
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    Ok almost 3 years later I’ve finally gotten around to experiment with a removable roof . I really hadn’t needed one till I got caught in the rain so here is the frame so far.[​IMG]


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  10. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Looks like a good start looking forward to talking to you at Syracuse. I am going to be hand building a model A and would love to get some ideas from your build. Did you do a build thread on here? Hobo Jim
     
  11. dana barlow
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    Not really any harder to make it fold down. I did a folding top tech ,years back on how to build one. That "patterg2003"Glenn, in post #6 left you a link too.
     

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  12. olds vroom
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    Jim I’ll look forward to seeing you there we will be parked in Indian village in the shade. No I didn’t post any build thread but I have a ton of pictures and will answer any questions you have. As for my roof I think I will try covering it tomorrow or this weekend


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  13. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Cool I will stop by Indian village thanks I will be driving my 56 in my avitar my 37 is still in primer.
     
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  15. Morrisman
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    I built this out of 1” flat bar, got some local guys to make the cover. It doesn’t fold, but looks like it might. ;)

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  16. Gman0046
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    The only problem I've seen with "home made"tops is they usually look home made.
     
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  17. iafraser39
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    Here's mine, completely home made. There are some things you need to consider.
    A zip out back window will mitigate the flap at highway speeds. Also consider
    padding the big area between the windshield and first top bow.
     
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    from Warmland

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  19. Strange, but I'm digging it.....Just when you've thought you've seen it all.
     
  20. olds vroom
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    Well most of the rest of the car is home made so it should fit right in.


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  21. Joe McGlynn
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    I actually like a number of things about that car too. I'm not big on "flaunting rust", but the shape of the frame and body has nice lines, and the curved bones are a clever touch. Clean the rust off, fab a better gas tank to replace the gas can, maybe a track nose or chopped radiator/grill so it's not uphill from the cowl, and lower the engine and the lines would be killer.

    I like the lift up top idea in general. Here are a couple of others:

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  22. Morrisman
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    I have no problem with something I have made myself looking like I made it myself.
     
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  23. olds vroom
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  24. patsurf
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    that is WONDERFULLY done buddy!!!!-good on you...
     
  25. olds vroom
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    Thank you Patsurf , after an initial road test all is holding together . I’m sure it will need a little tweaking but so far so good. The inside isn’t as pretty yet but this was my first attempt.


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  27. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    That looks really nice great idea with boat shrink wrap! Hobo Jim
     
  28. olds vroom
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  29. olds vroom
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    More road testing, 55-65 is as fast as I want to go with the roof on I think


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