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Features The Chopped Convertible

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. edcodesign
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    I dig em !
     

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  2. 'Mo
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    Swedish Stude...

    (Roffe Sunberg photo, via CCC)
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  3. 'Mo
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    Ex-coupe, 5" chop, electric folding top.

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  4. 'Mo
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  5. 'Mo
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    Bill Hines did the folding top mechanism for Steve Lininger's beautiful Shoebox Ford.
    (Note the signature Joe Bailon grille work.)

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  6. 'Mo
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    This beauty was in the HAMB classifieds a few years ago.

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  7. 'Mo
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    Rich King's '40 Merc, with padded folding top...

    (from HotRod Hotline)
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  8. SicSpeed
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    All these cars look great. The blue Shoebox is fantastic.
    For me a Hot Rods first duty is function.
    A Customs first duty is the look. Pleasing to its owner.
    Nothing beats a Carson.
    So this one will get one fairly soon after a few other details are sorted.
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  9. T&A Flathead
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    Slowly working on a chopped '48 Ford.
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    And a pic I have saved.
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  10. SicSpeed
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  11. martin tidwell
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    I have a 51 Merc four door I'm thinking of doing that to.
     
  12. Gotgas
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    I love the functional top that Rob Ida did on this '50 Mercury convertible.

    (it has a McCullough blown flathead, too.)

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  13. DSC00029.JPG DCP_1984.JPG DSC00322.JPG DSC00323.JPG Here's a couple shots of my convert at Bonneville or on the way.
     
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  14. Special Ed
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    Tony Miller's '40, built and top chop by Don Dillard.
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  15. martin tidwell
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  16. CadMad
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    I’m halfway through the build of my custom Packard and the Brain power required to engineer it to all fold away is immense. I used the roof mech from a Saab aero which has a pleasing flow. 40B91BE8-9980-4A9A-BA45-020942710C73.jpeg 787C3A2E-8B67-4391-974A-7A911DA07A44.jpeg 08AB0CEE-2258-452C-B2C3-DA7BB799D456.jpeg C54638B3-C13E-41E7-A720-8B31B56E3B0C.jpeg
     
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  17. Fellow HAMBer and good friend JimG's 54:cool:
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  18. 50Fraud
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    When we started this build, Don and I agreed that it would be neat to do a folding top. After he chopped a real folding top, he changed his mind. Knowing how challenging it was to get this "Carson-type" top right, I think it was the right decision -- to build a folding top that had this exact shape would have been a real feat. From the rear:
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  19. My 41' convertible with a chopped ,folding top. IMG_0815.JPG IMG_0822_2.JPG
     
  20. Thanks, The guy that chopped & painted the car didn't get it right. I found a book at Borders on chopping a 41' convertible and re did it myself!
     
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