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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cgc1958, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Thanks!
    Thanks, glad you like it!
    Thank you!
    Thank you & thanks for the link!
    True, there is always more to do!
    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Yep! IMG_2164.jpg IMG_2165.JPG IMG_2166.JPG IMG_2167.JPG IMG_2188.JPG
     
  2. Pufff
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    Love the top! Well done. Been tossing the idea around of either a chopped Carson top or removable hard top for my 35 rdstr.
     
  3. Pewsplace
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    Lots of metal shaping talent is obvious in this top…. Great work!
     
  4. Beautiful work.

    That back window is pure sex.
     
  5. 32Stoker
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    Love the work!
    What kind of windshield is going on the car?
     
  6. Cyclone Kevin
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    I was kinda curious about this myself????
     
  7. cgc1958
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    Cool, thanks!
    Thank you!
    Thanks!
    Thanks! We are actually going to make the window frame so it that it has the look that we want, then cut down glass to fit.
    (See above) We didn't want to be constrained by another window frame, this way it will be exactly what we want.

    Here are more progress pics:
    IMG_2347.JPG IMG_2350.JPG IMG_2351.JPG IMG_2352.JPG IMG_2354.JPG IMG_2355.JPG IMG_2356.jpg IMG_2357.JPG IMG_2358.JPG IMG_2359.JPG
     
  8. el Roach
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    WOW great work.
     
  9. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    Here are a IMG_2378.JPG IMG_2386.jpg few more pics:
     
  10. Killer work. Is the plan to run the top semi permanently with it only being removed on occasion or is it designed to be taken off and on regularly?

    Wasn't there a thread on here about Carson style tops for 32-34 fords recently? Thought I remembered seeing it not long ago. Anyone remember that?
     
  11. cgc1958
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    Hi Ron,
    Thanks! His plan is to take it off regularly.

    Here is some more progress:
    (Excuse my crooked picture taking.)
    IMG_2384.jpg
     
  12. cgc1958
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    Here are more pics: IMG_2430.JPG IMG_2434.JPG IMG_2447.JPG IMG_2450.JPG IMG_2451.JPG IMG_2454.jpg IMG_2456.JPG
     

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  13. Stogy
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    You sure reinventing the wheel on this one...the door opening to the posts has my eyes going funny and its all good. I know there is forward vision beyond my scope of view and I am enjoying the meandering path to completion. Forge on Metal Sculptors...;)
     
  14. Keep up the good work, this is badass!
     
  15. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    Here are more progress pics: IMG_2502.jpg IMG_2518.jpg IMG_2519.jpg IMG_2520.jpg IMG_2525.JPG IMG_2527.JPG IMG_2531.jpg IMG_2536.JPG
     
  16. hfh
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    In the end, you didn't save much of the top that your customer brought you. Would it have been easier to start with nothing or was the old top helpful. I do love the shapes that you have created. I'm sure you've worked very hard to get it right. Thanks for sharing the ups and downs of your progress.
     
  17. cgc1958
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    Thank you! That's a good question. In some ways yes and in other ways no.
     
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    Incredible work!.....and it takes some major stones to be doing it so close to that awesome paint.
     
  20. 392
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    Top notch fabrication, truly spot on.
     
  21. Blue One
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    I'm curious to see the top finished with windshield and what is done for a windshield once the top is taken off.
    Also curious to see how much time would be taken to make the transition.
     
  22. sloppy jalopies
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    thought it was too much at first... now cat's ass !
     
  23. Blue One
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    I suspect that if it's too much work that it may be one of those removable things that never get removed. ;)
     
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  24. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
    Thank you!
    I will post some pics showing the glass etc. The windshield glass is removed, then the top is removed.
    That way it is easier to deal with.
    Glad you like it!
    We will see.....

    Here are more pics:
    IMG_2629.JPG IMG_2846.jpg IMG_2863.JPG IMG_3884.jpg IMG_3887.jpg IMG_3902.jpg IMG_3904.jpg IMG_3905.jpg IMG_2873.JPG IMG_2910.jpg IMG_2911.jpg IMG_2913.jpg IMG_2928.JPG IMG_2939.JPG IMG_2943.JPG IMG_2945.JPG
     
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  25. dana barlow
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    Nice work,impressed with workmenship. If it'd been me,I would of had a taller windshield opening,but looks good.
     
  26. thirtytwo
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    Technically it went from a 5w coupe to a roadster to a 3w coupe, incredible work
     
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  27. cgc1958
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    Thanks! He preferred "fashion" over function. It's actually easier to see than it looks.
     
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  28. cgc1958
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    Thanks!
     
  29. Stogy
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    Hows that Starson Top going to attach? Curious minds want to know...:rolleyes:.
    My apologies if I missed that detail.

    Maybe that is the next installment...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_top

    St = Steel...:D
     

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